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Quick intro to Saltaire
Saltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill, known as Salts Mill and this village on the River Aire. Designed by architects, Lockwood and Mawson, Salts Mill was opened on Sir Titus Salt's 50th birthday, 20 September 1853. In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Saltaire is not a monument. People live here - so it is open all the time!
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More about UNESCO, plus the Nomination File, which was Saltaire's submission to UNESCO to be considered for World Heritage Status. The file contains detailed info about Saltaire's history and architecture, plus interesting images. More >
This website is run by volunteers The Saltaire Village website came online in 2006 and is the only interactive website of Saltaire which relies on the input of the local community. Currently top of Google listings, we get more than 20k unique visitors every month. We have tourist info, history, news - everything you need to know about Saltaire!
Ads on the website & the editor
The ads cover some of the running costs. The website is edited by Pamela Reynolds (who writes as Flinty Maguire) and run with the help of volunteers. Questions, news, opinion, articles and images are welcomed. Local business can get in touch.
Salt & Silver Event
Saturday September 5th 11.30 am, Salts Mill
Salts Mill celebrate the third edition of Salt & Silver, Jim Greenhalf's account of the two formative personalities in the life of this remarkable building. More >
Saltaire Myths & Saltaire Stories
It's great when people tell stories to bring Saltaire to life for visitors and school children, but unless those stories are sourced, don't assume they're part of Saltaire's history. Have you heard of any of these?
Bach St Luke Passion – Open Rehearsal, 6 Oct.
Singers – please do join us for our Open Rehearsal Tuesday 6th October 2015, at Northcliffe Methodist Church, Bradford Road, Shipley, 19.30-21.30.
This open rehearsal is the first in our preparation for our concert on Saturday 16th April 2016 at Bradford Cathedral.
For further details, ring 01274 591644 or email email@example.com
Get into the mood for the September Saltaire Festival with
Michael de Greasley's film: Saltaire Festival 2014
For information on this year's Saltaire Festival go to www.saltairefestival.co.uk
So much hard work goes on behind the scenes. Let's hope for great weather.
World War 1: The Saltaire Story
We honour our soldiers. Follow Colin Coates's research as Saltaire's WW1 story unfolds.
April - September 10.00 - 17.00
October - March 10.00 - 16.00.
Saltaire VIChas been listed as a finalist in the White Rose Tourism Awards for VIC of the Year.
The awards take place in October so fingers crossed!
Saltaire became a World Heritage Site in 2001, giving it the same status as the pyramids! The Nomination Document explains why Saltaire deserved this status. More>
Need a place to stay?
We advertise local rooms, apartments and cottages. More >
History Club Meeting
All welcome. The meetings are held in Saltaire Methodist Church, 7 – 9 pm. The next meeting: Thursday 10 September 2015. More >
Historian, Colin Coates, has written about the women, found on the 1891 census, who worked in the mills. More >
The Saltaire Sentinel
The Saltaire Sentinel was established in January 2003 by local resident, James Duncan. It is a monthly news sheet and local news, snippets and stories are welcomed. The deadline for submission is the 20th of each month.
Paper copies are available from various outlets around the village, and the Sentinel is also available online from this website. Back copies of the Sentinel are available from 2006.
Contact the Editor, James Duncan
Read The Saltaire Sentinel
This website is run by volunteers. We do our best! The information may be inaccurate or out of date.
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