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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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Oct 152014
 
Welcome To Our Patron

A totally upsetting start to Christmas Week with the news that sadly our first patron Denys Salt has passed away. An amazing man who was totally supportive of Salts Walks. He will be greatly missed. read more here   We welcomed 96 year old Denys Salt as our Patron.  We will always endeavour to do …[Click Here To Read More]

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Oct 142014
 
The WI Charity Calendar

Buy the WI Charity Calendar for just £5, Enjoy Saltaire year round, Support young families through the Home Start charity. To order please email the WI here. Only £5. Now available from Walk In Style in Saltaire 34 Bingley Road, Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 4RU                   …[Click Here To Read More]

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Aug 062014
 
Not About Heroes

Not About Heroes, is a promenade play performed on the streets of Saltaire. The audience will enter the war-weary world of 1919 to meet survivors of the Great War, whose lives are by no means universally tragic, but often funny and sometimes outrageous. Based on real people who lived & worked in Saltaire, the characters …[Click Here To Read More]

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Oct 262013
 

Salts Walks were recently invited to assist Titus Salt School with a project on dyeing. I was very impressed by this school initiative which was the brainchild of Heather Graham, Creative and Community Projects Manager and Claire Welles-Smith from the Fabric of Bradford Project, founded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and based at HIVE in …[Click Here To Read More]

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Oct 252013
 
Architecture

Bradford Mill owner Sir Titus Salt, left the stench of Bradford and moved his mills to a ‘greenfield site, 4 miles north of Bradford. The first building he created  was the mill,

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