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When the textile trade was in decline, William Eastell a manager at Salts Mill in Saltaire, scoured Shipley Glen for premises for a Market Garden and Garden Centre. In 1937 he bought the shop on Kirkgate where the family’s florist business still flourishes.

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1. A good vantage point on Shipley Glen
2. Eastells at Shipley Market in the 1950s
3. Shy young dancer, son Ken Eastell at Salts School, who became a Bradford Guide
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When the textile trade was in decline, William Eastell a manager at Salts Mill in Saltaire, scoured Shipley Glen for premises for a Market Garden and Garden Centre.  In 1937 he bought the shop on Kirkgate where the family’s florist business still flourishes.

Pictures

1.  A good vantage point on Shipley Glen
2.  Eastells at Shipley Market in the 1950s
3.  Shy young dancer, son Ken Eastell at Salts School, who became a Bradford GuideImage attachmentImage attachment

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MY HUSBAND &I RENTED ONE OF HIS PLACES MANY MOONS AGO. THE GARDENS WERE FULL OF BEAUTIFUL ROSES&LOVELY FLOWERS XXXBA

Eastells did my wedding flowers 32 years ago.

Born on this day, the same day as Pierre-August’s Renoir, Viv Swaine also paints. A birthday tribute to a member of the Saltaire Art Group, the fabulous Saltaire WI and former Salts Walks guide; my classmate and a best friend. A very Happy Birthday Viv. ... See MoreSee Less

Chellow Dene Reservoir, lovely beauty spot on the outskirts of Bradford. The area includes a peaceful wooded valley with two reservoirs, which were turned a shocking purple in 1913 with dyes used in textile mills. The reservoir had to be drained of millions of gallons. The suffragettes kept schtum and managed to evade the long arm of the law. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hubby's childhood play area, he took me walking up there once, beautiful

Thomas

Hidden history.
The 1867 Yorkshire Brewery building with its telltale tower (now flats) has survived in Shipley unlike Hammonds Brewery in Bradford whose 2 acre site was bought in 1968 by the Corporation & demolished.
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I never knew it used to be a brewery. I think my uncle had an office there in the 80s. Did there used to be an arcade on the ground floor?

The historic Shipley stocks, are now located in Roberts Park Saltaire near Coach Road. They were originally placed at the top of Shipley market place which was known as Stocks Hill. ... See MoreSee Less

The  historic Shipley stocks, are now located in Roberts Park Saltaire near Coach Road. They were originally placed at the top of Shipley market place which was known as Stocks Hill.Image attachment
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