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Added to website:27 February 2017
MYTH: Saltaire streets had a strict hierarchy

Historian, Colin Coates writes: One myth that I come across when I speak to people is that in Saltaire “the workers streets had strict hierarchy.” Those who peddled this myth will tell you the houses in Albert Road, were occupied exclusively by managers and “professional” people.

Albert Road was built in 1866 and as you can see from information taken from 1871 census, there was no hierarchy as to the occupants.

House No
Present day
house No
Occupation of
Head of house
1
1
Cashier in factory
2
3
Drawing Overlooker
3
5
Unemployed wool sorter
4
7
Independent Minister
5
9
Office Inland Revenue
6
11
Supervisor Inland Revenue
7
13
Stone merchant
8
15
Not in employment
9
17
Not in employment
10
19
Stone labourer
11
21
Iron merchant
12
23
School Teacher
13
25
Registrar
14
27
Yeast dealer
15
29
Mechanic fitter
16
31
Blacksmith
17
33
Mechanic fitter
18
35
Piece examiner
19
37
Iron turner
20
39
Commission agent
21
41
Housekeeper
22
43
Cotton warp dresser
23
42
Housekeeper
24
47
Stone mason
25
49
Loom overlooker
26
51
Mechanic fitter
27
53
Warp dresser
28
55
Wool sorter
29
57
Machine fitter
30
59
Wool sorter
31
61
Weaver
32
63
Dressmaker
33
65
Boot maker
34
67
Warehouseman
35
69
Not in employment
36
71
Combing overlooker
37
73
Commercial clerk
38
75
Commission agent
39
77
Wool combing manager
 
 
 
   

 
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