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Local Shipley Man Makes Good.

From humble origins, living in a back to back Shipley house on Wilmer Road, the sculptor J.H. Cawthra (1886 -1971) was a student of Salts Art School in Saltaire and Leeds College of Art. Joseph created the statue of Britannia looking down at Piccadilly Circus. To think his father wanted him to go into the wool trade!
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Where was/is Wilmer Road?

Very interesting and fascinating. Thanks for sharing. 😊

Kath Spillane

Unlike the class of 1925 there were no times table at Saltaire Primary School today. The delightful pupils of Year 3 wanted to know about how the buildings have been used since Titus Salt built his model village. Happy to oblige.

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1. Maria Glot, socially distanced from the teacher and children.
2. A lesson in Saltaire School 95 years ago.
3. School Hall, Saltaire Primary School.
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Unlike the class of 1925 there were no times table at Saltaire Primary School today.  The delightful pupils of Year 3 wanted to know about how the buildings have been used since Titus Salt built his model village.  Happy to oblige.

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1.  Maria Glot, socially distanced from the teacher and children.
2.  A lesson in Saltaire School 95 years ago.
3.  School Hall, Saltaire Primary School.Image attachmentImage attachment

On this day in 1917 the Shipley Times reported that filthy minded people were stealing and defacing books and newspapers in Saltaire Library in Victoria Hall. It closed in 1993 since when villagers have had to walk to Shipley Library to scribble in the margins.

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Article in the Shipley Times 28 September 1917. With thanks to Richard Coomber www.shipleyww1.org.uk

Photographs of Saltaire Library in Victoria Hall, aka the Institute

Grade II* Listed 1871 Victoria Hall, a T-plan building (T for Titus).
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I used to go there every Saturday morning as a child to the library loved it

Always went there with my Dad on a Saturday afternoon. Just me and him. Lovely memories.

Inspired by a recent lesson from millworker Mrs Ellin Dooley at St Luke’s School, Fagley Lane Bradford, a trip to Saltaire by several families whose children wanted to find the homes that their Victorian alter egos had lived in. ... See MoreSee Less

It was back to school again for Saltaire’s Mrs Dooley. The wonderful pupils of Byron School Bradford enchanted this common mill worker, graduate of the school of hard knocks. Seen here with her thinking cap on. ... See MoreSee Less

It was back to school again for Saltaire’s Mrs Dooley.  The wonderful pupils of Byron School Bradford enchanted this common mill worker, graduate of the school of hard knocks.  Seen here with her thinking cap on.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Ace Mrs Dooley, sorry to have missed this...join you next time! 🤗🌻

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Aug 172016
 
Great Canal Journeys - Saltaire - With Timothy West & Prunella Scales

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]

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Aug 172016
 

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]

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Apr 222016
 
SALTS WALKS & TALKS MAKING HISTORY FOR 20 YEARS

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]

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BBC Countryfile Visit Saltaire

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]

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Feb 082015
 

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]

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