Historical records matching Samuel Morley, MP
About Samuel Morley, MP
SAMUEL, MORLEY was the son of John Morley, who as head of the Morley hosiery firm went from Sneinton to London to take charge of that end of the business, and when the son became the head he enormously developed its operations, and among other ways one was to have a factory in Sneinton, Notts. Cropper's Factory in Manvers Street was purchased in 1866, and fitted up at a cost of £27,000, and in 1874 it was burnt to the ground. It was however, restored and extended, and now employs over five hundred bands. Handel Street Factory was another extension, bought in 1879, and employing three hundred and fifty persons. A statue of Mr. Morley stands in Parliament Street, placed their by public subscription, on which he is justly described as "Merchant, Philanthropist, Member of Parliament, Friend of Children, Social Reformer, Christian Citizen." He died in 1886, aged seventy-seven. One of his sons is the Rt. Hon. Arnold Morley, who was iu 1880 to 188u M.P. for Nottingham along with Col. Seely, and 1885 to 1895 for East Nottingham, of which Sneinton forms a part. --------------------
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