Click to watch the 3 minute highlights – Saltaire again features on TV – This time in the first episode of a brand new series, Britain By Barge – Then & Now, Bill Oddie and Pete Waterman embark on an epic journey on the Leeds Liverpool Canal through Saltaire where they encounter our very own …[Click Here To Read More]
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Lost memorial found and rescued. Titus had a black Labrador, Puck, of whom he was very fond. Puck lived at Crow Nest mansion, Lightcliffe, where he enjoyed family life with the Salts and the run of the extensive grounds.Beloved by Titus, Puck died on 27 September 1876 just three months before his master. As a …[Click Here To Read More]
This Channel 4 programme featuring Saltaire, located on the Leeds Liverpool canal is expected to be broadcast this autumn (2016). UPDATE – Bit earlier than we expected – it was broadcast 31st August 2016 on Channel 4. Link at the bottom of the page. In May Saltaire tour guide and historian Maria Glot was delighted …[Click Here To Read More]
Some of the barges and the boat people that navigated the Leeds Liverpool canal during the time of Titus Salt. 1861 Name of Boat 1. Hoboara – The Industry Of Shipley….. Occupants: Joseph Illingworth, married aged 34 years – master of canal barge, born in Holbeck, Leeds Thomas Mason, unmarried aged 35 – mate on canal barge, …[Click Here To Read More]
Saltaire’s favourite historian, Clive Woods, and Maria Glot guided for the first time as “Salts Walks” on 10 April 1996 from Anne and Roger Heald’s Saltaire Gift & Visitor Centre on Victoria Road. This inspired venture later became Saltaire’s first networked tourist information centre and ran until 2006. That first guided walk on that Sunday …[Click Here To Read More]
The Saltaire Experience costume guided tour of Saltaire including the fascinating history of Salts Mill brought to life with a lot of laughs along the way by the Salts Talkers is now included in the Great Rail Journeys ‘The Industrial Revolution 2016’ Tour. We look forward to welcoming all those on the Tour, we think …[Click Here To Read More]
See Maria and Saltaire on Countryfile on BBC1 Sunday 17th May 2015. Watch it Here. The main Saltaire coverage starts 20 minutes in, again after 34.30 and some fantastic archive footage of Shipley Glen and the Tramway from 49 minutes. The Countryfile team came to Saltaire and was entranced by the Rules of the Village. Countryfile …[Click Here To Read More]
Model Villages with Dates, Founder and Industry. From Fulneck Pudsey Leeds in 1742 to Welwyn Garden City New Town in 1919. Village Founded Founder Industry Fulneck Pudsey Leeds 1742 Moravian Settlement Religion/Education Cromford Derbyshire 1771 Richard Arkwright 1771-1858 Textiles Style Cheshire 1784 Strutts & Greg Textile Mill New Lanark Scotland c.1800 Robert Owen 1771-1858 …[Click Here To Read More]
by Edward Stanners – 1980 Managing Director of Salts Mill One of the most interesting aspects of running a business is that decisions often have quite unintended consequences, often for the better. So, when Maria Glot approached me on behalf of Bradford Met to see if we would support tourism in Saltaire, I had little …[Click Here To Read More]