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Herbert Henry Asquith: Blue Plaque Unveiling and Talk

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Morley Town Hall

Queen Street

Morley

Leeds

LS27 9DY

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The Leeds Civic Society with support from Morley Town Council and Morley Community Archives have announced that a Blue Plaque will be unveiled at Morley Town Hall.

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, generally known as H. H. Asquith, was a British statesman and Liberal Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.

Asquith was born in Morley the younger son of Joseph Dixon Asquith and his wife Emily.

Both Asquith's parents came from families associated with the Yorkshire wool trade. Dixon Asquith inherited the Gillroyd Mill Company, founded by his father. Emily's father, William Willans, ran a successful wool trading business in Huddersfield.

In August 1914, Asquith took Great Britain and the British Empire into the First World War. In 1915, his government was vigorously attacked for a shortage of munitions and the failure of the Gallipoli Campaign. He formed a coalition government with other parties, but failed to satisfy critics. As a result, he was forced to resign in December 1916, and he never regained power.

Meeting at Morley Town Hall at 11am, the Blue Plaque will be unveiled at 11.15am followed by a talk in the Large Banqueting Room by Dr Clive McManus.

Light refreshments will be served.

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