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Sights and streets that would have been familiar to Titus Salt when he owned five mills in Bradford and was an eminent powerful dignitary who would have helped lay the foundations of the City. ... See MoreSee Less

Memories of a great bike shop.
The original 1936 Ellis Briggs shop. A Shipley family firm and the oldest UK producer of custom built bikes that raced in the Tour de France & Olympics. In 1952 Ken Russell famously won the Tour of Britain on an Ellis Briggs bike.
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My uncle had Butterfield’s veg and grocery shop on Saltaire road in the 40s/50s and wonder if anyone has any pics of it? I think it stood somewhere opposite Wycliffe Primaru school

Double Take. Great film sets and atmosphere recreated in Saltaire with the filming of Gentleman Jack. Silk top hats and elegant frock coats just like the ones Titus Salt wore. Titus never had the pleasure of showing Anne Lister his mill as it was built years after she died in 1840. However as her wife Ann Walker’s future tenant at Crow Nest mansion Lightcliffe, he would surely have been known to Anne! ... See MoreSee Less

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Gwynne Thompson

Kirsty Marie oooo

On the trail of Shipley pubs of the past.
The Rock Inn on Crag Road, where last orders were called in 1970; the Blue Bell closed its doors in 2001; the Prince of Wales on Saltaire Road was a thorn in the side of Titus Salt & the Canal Tavern had a boat to take tipplers to and fro from the Thackley side. All much missed.
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Cobblers! John Morton’s at 126 Leeds Road, Windhill, Shipley was the place to go for boots and shoes for the walk to Sugden’s on Cragg Road to buy your ale and porter. As for those long johns hung out to dry in full view on Leeds Road, Titus Salt would NOT have approved. ... See MoreSee Less

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May 012015
BBC Countryfile Visit Saltaire

See Maria and Saltaire on Countryfile on BBC1 Sunday 17th May 2015. Watch it Here. The main Saltaire coverage starts 20 minutes in, again after 34.30 and some fantastic archive footage of Shipley Glen and the Tramway from 49 minutes. The Countryfile team came to Saltaire and was entranced by the Rules of the Village. Countryfile …[Click Here To Read More]

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Feb 082015

Model Villages with Dates, Founder and Industry. From Fulneck Pudsey Leeds in 1742 to Welwyn Garden City New Town in 1919.   Village Founded Founder Industry  Fulneck Pudsey Leeds 1742  Moravian Settlement  Religion/Education   Cromford Derbyshire  1771  Richard Arkwright 1771-1858   Textiles  Style Cheshire 1784  Strutts & Greg  Textile Mill   New Lanark Scotland  c.1800  Robert Owen 1771-1858  …[Click Here To Read More]

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Oct 152014
Welcome To Our Patron

A totally upsetting start to Christmas Week with the news that sadly our first patron Denys Salt has passed away. An amazing man who was totally supportive of Salts Walks. He will be greatly missed. read more here   We welcomed 96 year old Denys Salt as our Patron.  We will always endeavour to do …[Click Here To Read More]

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Oct 142014
The WI Charity Calendar

Buy the WI Charity Calendar for just £5, Enjoy Saltaire year round, Support young families through the Home Start charity. To order please email the WI here. Only £5. Now available from Walk In Style in Saltaire 34 Bingley Road, Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 4RU                   …[Click Here To Read More]

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Aug 062014
Not About Heroes

Not About Heroes, is a promenade play performed on the streets of Saltaire. The audience will enter the war-weary world of 1919 to meet survivors of the Great War, whose lives are by no means universally tragic, but often funny and sometimes outrageous. Based on real people who lived & worked in Saltaire, the characters …[Click Here To Read More]

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