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Behind The Street Names


Which Street?

Horley Street (From Brewster Road to Towkay Leong Sin Nam’s shop – towards North)

Who was Horley?

The late Reverend William Edward Horley, MBE, was one of the great educationists of the Methodist Mission. He was born in 1870 and died in 1931. He founded schools and did church and educational work in Perak and Selangor for 37 years.

The ACS, Ipoh and the MBS, Kuala Lumpur were the schools he started. On his death, at the graveside, the Bishop of Singapore, the Right Reverend B.C. Roberts paid a generous tribute to his memory.

The following is one passage from the Bishop’s address. “For 37 years William Edward Horley spent himself in passionate devotion to the social and spiritual welfare of the people of this country. His zeal did not go without recognition and he gained a public distinction which many men might covet, but far more precious to him must have been the confidence of the hundreds of simple souls which he won, and the personal friendships which he made by his cheerful and sympathetic nature. But he was more than a good comrade and kindly humanitarian. He had an exceptionally clever vision of God, and the witness whom he bore was never obscure or half hearted or compromising.”

Apart from the street, there are also schools, buildings and sports houses named after the great educationist.

What is Horley Street most popular for?

  • Flea market on Sundays
  • Vicinity to Public Pusing Seafood Restaurant (popularly known as Mun Choong)

Source: www.ipohworld.org