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A practice run today for Salts guided walks as Saltaire is gearing up to welcome visitors back to our unique World Heritage Site. Buildings are being spruced up, pavements relaid and a smartened, much needed facility will re-open for the call of nature. ... See MoreSee Less

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Excellent news Maria xx

Tenancy Agreement and other Saltaire Memorabilia.
Rules of the village as found on the tenancy agreement. Violators of the said rules could have been recorded in the quality stationery embossed with Sir Titus Salt Bart and Sons, blank now but quite a few pages torn out.
Examples of built in cupboard and original T shaped handles found in some of the Saltaire houses.
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Gosh, only one week's notice :-(

Domestic stained glass.
You can only marvel at the superb examples of 1930’s stained glass found all over the World Heritage Site of Saltaire.
Not the original style of Titus Salt, but true individuality of the new 1930’s owners. Perfect examples of Street Art.
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Love the windows, all different

Year upon year Shipley never lets us down with its spectacular blossom displays generating well being and sunshine in its market square. ... See MoreSee Less

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That cherry tree on the corner has been there well over 40 years- I used to sit under it about this time of year after anti natal classes for my husband to come and meet me. It was beautiful then too

It’s so nice to see the colours of spring taking us out of the gloomy winter and pandemic. It gives us all hope again.

Lady Bective, a supporter of the Bradford woollen industry, published 6,000 pamphlets promoting its products. A friend to Saltaire, she dined at Salts Mill in 1881 and as a patron she attended the 1882 Conversazione in Victoria Hall. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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