Part 2 of our video tour of Saltaire Why did Saltaire come about? Why move into and out of Bradford? Historian Maria Glot explains with the help of special guest Mrs Ellin Dooley who worked for Titus Salt. Part 2 : Titus Salt Factory Owner Moves From Bradford To Saltaire < Video Tour Part 1
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Part one of our video tour of Saltaire. Titus Salt founded the mill and model village at Saltaire, now a world heritage site. Titus is often considered a great entrepreneur but did luck have a part to play? Historian Maria Glot delves into how it all started in part 1 of this series of short …[Click Here To Read More]
Not able to visit Saltaire? Be sure to check out our series of short videos, to be informed and entertained until visits resume to Saltaire World Heritage Site. Beginning with this trailer. Tap into a taster of things to come. Video Tour Part 1 >
Click to watch the 3 minute highlights – Saltaire again features on TV – This time in the first episode of a brand new series, Britain By Barge – Then & Now, Bill Oddie and Pete Waterman embark on an epic journey on the Leeds Liverpool Canal through Saltaire where they encounter our very own …[Click Here To Read More]
Lost memorial found and rescued. Titus had a black Labrador, Puck, of whom he was very fond. Puck lived at Crow Nest mansion, Lightcliffe, where he enjoyed family life with the Salts and the run of the extensive grounds.Beloved by Titus, Puck died on 27 September 1876 just three months before his master. As a …[Click Here To Read More]
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]
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]
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]