Saturday, January 18, 2014

Salts Mill

Salts Mill
Saltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.
It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill and this village on the River Aire.

Sir Titus Salt had a vision of creating a community that would house the workers as well as give them good working conditions.  He built parks, infirmaries, housing, church, social hall, eating building for his workers.  He manufactured worsted wool and even imported alpaca wool from Peru.   It was a perfect location because the mill was close to the Leeds Liverpool Canal and the railroad station.



Photograph of Workers Leaving Salts Mill in the early 1950s

Just across the street from the Salt Mill, 750 the mill workers could lunch here.
The dome building in the back is the Congregational Church that Titus Salt built for the people.
Railroad Station (Metro Station)

27 foot long picture of 25 Trees in three different seasons by David Hockney


Old barber chair

Old bench and cupboard

Elder Wilson taking a rest on an old bench

Old school desk

The Silver Family has a collection of their pottery on display.


This was constructed from tin.  The home had expensive elegant items for the home. 
It also had several antique dishes and housewares on display.

Candles hanging to dry attached a top and bottom by twos

The hiking store had this HUGE backpack 

 This HUGE chair was also on display.

This is a sign in the café.  Children are the same everywhere.

Some of the old machinery are here and there in the art galleries, café and shops.


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