"Saltaire - model town" Saltaire by Elliz

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Saltaire is a purpose-built "model" Victorian industrial village, next to Shipley and just to the north of the centre of Bradford in West Yorkshire's Bronte Country.
The village itself was built in the nineteenth century by the Victorian philanthropist Sir Titus Salt, to provide self-contained living space for the workers at his woollen mills, and a welcome alternative to the then dark satanic mills of the cities of nearby Bradford and Leeds.

Today Salts Mill has been converted by the late Jonathan Silver into the "1853 Gallery" which houses a collection of the works of the famous artist, David Hockney (who was of course born in nearby Bradford ).

Other buildings in the village have now been similarly transformed into shops, licensed restaurants and pubs.

First time I ever heard about window taxes!

  • Last visit to Saltaire: Feb 2006
  • Intro Written Feb 21, 2006
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