Morley Town Hall

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jihfadiuh
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Morley Town Hall

Postby jihfadiuh » Sun 15 May, 2016 4:04 pm

I was doing the usual 'tunnels under' search and came accross this - 'Adam Jameson aged 9 recalls a school council visit to the cells at Morley Town Hall and how he managed to catch a glimpse of the now disused underground tunnel to the police station'.

I have found a photo on Leodis showing the old police station on oddfellow street (now demolished) but there is no other mention of a tunnel from the town hall on Leodis or the internet and unable to find much information on the old police station.

Leodis photo id number - 2006728_161629

Does anyone else know of or heard of this tunnel?
jihfadiuh
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Re: Morley Town Hall

Postby jihfadiuh » Sun 15 May, 2016 4:19 pm

There is another photo on Leodis showing the police station on oddfellow street id number - 20021223_8341616
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Re: Morley Town Hall

Postby jonleeds » Mon 20 Jun, 2016 11:06 pm

I'm originally from Morley and on the obligitary tour of the town hall as a school kid back in the 1980s I can recall we were told that there used to be a tunnel which went from the town hall to the police station although we were never shown it. As the town hall has its own magistrates courts and cells I find it a bit strange that such a tunnel would exist, I mean its not as if they were having to try any high profile criminals there that would require transporting out of view from the public - IRA members / Yorkshire ripper etc. I always though it meant the tunnel would lead to the cop shop at the top of Queensway but I guess that a later building circa the 1960's / 70s. Although when Morley used to be its own self-governing town with Morley Corporation running things instead of Leeds City Council who knows what might have gone on... maybe this is where the Kirkstall Abbey Tunnel emerged?!
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Re: Morley Town Hall

Postby volvojack » Tue 21 Jun, 2016 8:47 am

In the late 1950s we used to go up to Morley for the extra half hours drinking time and music on a Sunday (not allowed in Leeds) and I am sure the Police Station was up the street on the left hand side of the Town Hall, where Morrisons Supermarket is now. So why would they need a tunnel and where to ?.


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