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Titus Salt relied heavily on the 1774 Leeds Liverpool Canal to carry raw materials to Saltaire and his finished products to the ports. It was a hard life for the Shipley boatmen, who were fined regularly for their children’s non-attendance at school.
“This Island’s Mine” - a performance on the “Ribble”, a barge on the canal
Friday 17th September at 6pm & 8pm at Dockfield, Shipley
Saturday 18th September at 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm by Salts Mill.
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Peter Metcalf

Donna Langley - in case it’s of interest (event/photos).

A group of Bradford tradespeople and entrepreneurs got the Leeds Liverpool started. John Hustler and Abraham Balme (my grt x5 grandfather) took the original bill to parliament to cut the canal in 1770. Bet they never envisaged how it would end up mainly used for leisure now. Some lovely areas on the canal

The Saltaire Festival 2021. Why did nobody warn us it would be this good? If you couldn’t make it today, see you in Saltaire tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

Saltaire Festivals.
The first Saltaire Festival in 1887 celebrated Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, opened by Princess Beatrice at the Art and Science School. The modern festival, run by volunteers, began in 2003, 150 years after Titus Salt created what would become a World Heritage Site. Greatly missed in 2020, it’s back. The Saltaire 2021 welcomes everyone to the Open Gardens, yards and ‘Pop Ups’ on Saturday September 11th. Visit the must see ‘Felt Festival’ in Salts Mill. Dance to the GT Big Band in Victoria Hall, and pick up unique gift at the Makers Fair 18th & 19th Sept. Full list of events:
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Salts Mill Workers trip to Malham 1849.
In the footsteps of Titus Salt, who took 2,000 of his Bradford mill hands on the first works trip of its kind in 1849 on special trains from the Midland Railway Station to Bell Busk Station, which had been open less than three weeks. Bell Busk station was a location in “Another Man’s Poison” starring Bette Davis who wanted to know if the station was for sale.
Whilst 500 of the mill workers on the trip braved the 5 mile hike from Bell Busk to Malham Cove for a picnic, Titus Salt’s eldest offspring William Henry and rich friends scoffed “a sumptuous tea and elegant desert” at the Roebuck coaching Inn in Malham village.
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I remember that station as a child!

Most interesting; nice pictures of old Malham

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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

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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