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Saltaire features on Channel Fives ‘Our Great Yorkshire Life’ this evening at 8.00pm Thursday 6th January 2022, Titus Salt would be pleased. ... See MoreSee Less

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oh wish I'd known. was watching dragons den

Ah fab thk u will share...💜🙏

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Alpacas abound on Day 23 of the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar. The beast that made a fortune for Titus Salt dominates the window at 31 Helen St, home to William Tiffany in 1869, in charge of the entries for “Horses Leaping the Hurdles” and “Donkey Show” at the Floral and Horticultural Show.
Alpacas roaming at 2 Dove Street today, just as they did at Titus Salt’s Crow Nest Mansion, grazing in the grounds. When Queen Victoria wore an alpaca gown she started a fashion that filled the coffers for Titus Salt. Celebrity endorsement! Merry Christmas!
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Day 22 of the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar. In 1894 Catherine, Titus Salt Junior’s widow, chaired a meeting of the Salt Schools Bazaar Project and then took tea provided by Mrs Greaves, Confectioner of 21 Titus Street. Home to Keith Parker 65 years later, fined £3 for speeding along Bradford Road on his motorbike.
Another window at c18 George Street, where declared bankrupt Alfred Haigh, a fish and chip potato dealer, lived in 1927. The home of James Allen fed up to the back teeth with his wife’s reckless spending, he declared publicly in 1952 that he would not pay her debts.
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Day 21 of the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar at 22 Constance Street, home to Jabez Fieldhouse, one of seven children. In 1877 he was taken to Bradford Court by Esther Illingworth, who was awarded 4 shillings a week maintenance for his illegitimate child. Seven years later Jabez and Esther married in Bradford Cathedral. They had eleven children and are buried together in Nab Wood.
At 9 Edward Street there’s another Saltaire cat making mischief no doubt as it prowls around the village, unlike the respectable families of millworkers at No9 - from 1861 the Hawks, Hydes, Parkers and Stirks.
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Day 20 of the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar with a Scandanavian Happy Christmas at 8 Mary Street. Home to Mary Rushworth 14, a spinner, in 1884, Mary had enjoyed a walk with friends, when heading home she fell flat on her face near the park gates. Dr Rutherford the Shipley GP pronounced that “life was extinct” and Mary was carried home to her parents.
44 Ada Street has a window in a house of miracles. It was December 1939, just over a week before Christmas, when’s Maria Atkinson ran from No 44 to a neighbour’s where ten-year-old Doreen Hardy was on fire. Maria threw a coat over her and ran to the Infirmary. The shock was too much. Doreen’s little brother and the baby survived.
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Enjoy reading the little tales. Some gorgeous windows too. Thank you everyone xx❤

I love all the little stories, even though they're often so tragic, thank you 🙂

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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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Apr 222016

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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