Morley Heritgage Centre on the move

Morley Heritage Centre is moving. (d610b403)
Morley Heritage Centre is moving. (d610b403)

Morley’s Heritage Centre on Albion Street has closed its doors – but regular visitors shouldn’t worry as it will be re-opening just a few doors away.

Peter Aldred, 80, transformed the empty shop on Albion Street with his 55 year-old collection of local historical artefacts and photographs in the summer last year.

Since then he has been inundated with visitors, ideas and requests.

But its Albion Street home was a temporary one and volunteers found out last Wednesday that they have to move to new premises.

The centre will be opening again this Tuesday, February 4, just around the corner at the former pound shop on Queen Street.

But this again is it a temporary solution to the valuable community asset’s hope of finding a permanent home.

Morley Heritage Centre is a space for the display of local history artefacts, photographs and stories. Designed to open up local history to residents of Morley and the surrounding area, as well as to those visiting the area.

Morley and Outwood MP, Ed Balls, who has supported the Morley Heritage Centre since its opening in the town centre said: “Peter has worked so hard to get the Heritage Centre up and running and it’s really disappointing that the collection will now need to move.

“What we really need is a permanent home for Peter’s collection.

“Together with Coun Neil Dawson, I met with Peter last Friday and we have put together a plan of action to get him and the heritage centre committee the help they desperately need.”