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Meeting: 13 December 2018

All welcome and it's free!

Saltaire History Club, 10 Sept 2015

The Yorkshire Union of Artists

A talk about Edward Renard, artist and art master at the Saltaire School of Art, the Yorkshire Jubilee exhibition of 1887 (the Hermit's Cell), the formation of the Yorkshire Union of Artists as a result of the Exhibition and its first President William Powell Frith whose painting 'The Railway Station' was a great success.

By Tish Lawson

Plus the FABULOUS Christmas Quiz by quiz master extraordinaire, Colin Coates.

Resource Centre, Saltaire Archive Room
Shipley College
Exhibition Road,
BD18 3JW

[See below for parking]

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The Saltaire History Club is free to attend and everyone is welcome.


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About the History Club

Saltaire History Club meets quarterly (7 – 9pm) at the Resource Centre of Shipley College, Exhibition Rd, Saltaire (Post Code BD18 3JW)

The Saltaire History Club was established in September 2006 to further the knowledge and awareness of the history of the village.

Meetings are free & open to all, and typically include two talks relating to Saltaire history, news of recent research findings, acquisitions, etc. Refreshments served.

Dates of Meetings in 2018 (all on Thursday evenings)
8 March, 7 June, 6 September, 13 December

In addition to its quarterly meetings, Saltaire History Club, its Committee & its Members are involved in Saltaire history research and publishing; archival studies and acquisitions; and community issues. It also acts as a forum for those wanting to learn more of their family histories.

1. Research and Publishing
2. Acquisitions for Saltaire Archives
3. Accreditation of Tour Guides
4. Protecting Saltaire’s Heritage.

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Meeting Dates for 2018

VENUE: The meetings will be held at the Learning Resource Centre at Shipley College in Exhibition Road, 7 – 9 pm on the following Thursday evenings:

8 March
7 June
6 September
13 December

Information about each meeting is released around 3 to 4 weeks before the meeting is due to take place. Any changes to date or venue will be posted here and on Twitter.


Meeting venue and parking

Resource Centre, Saltaire Archive Room
Shipley College
Exhibition Road,
BD18 3JW

Saltaire History Club meets quarterly (7 – 9pm) at the Resource Centre of Shipley College, Exhibition Rd, Saltaire. A convenient central car park is on the junction of Victoria Road and Caroline Street. GPS postcode: BD18 3JS.

Archive and posters

History Club poster, Dec 2009See the posters and read about the meetings, which began in September 2006.

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Contacting the Saltaire History Club


Colin Coates:
M: 07515 120432

Research tools

If you are researching Saltaire, we have provided a list of links and recommended books, etc, to help you. You are welcome to contact us and if we can help, we will try.
If you can recommend a research source or book, please let us know and we will include it here.

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The Saltaire Journal

The Belwarp logo is the adopted logo of the Saltaire History ClubThe Saltaire History Club encourages new research about Saltaire and is able to publish suitable material through the Saltaire Journals. If you are actively involved in researching an aspect of Saltaire history, or you have a special area of expertise, please contact us.


History articles and news

Relevant news, contributions and notes on Saltaire's history and research. Please feel free to contribute your memories of Saltaire. More >






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