Saltaire Village, World Heritage Site
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Welcome to the Saltaire Village Website
Quick intro to Saltaire
UNESCOSaltaire 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.

How to get here and what to do
Saltaire is a village where people live. Salts Mill is free to enter and is open every day except Christmas, Boxing day, and New Year's Day.
How to get here, where to park and what to do >

About this website
The Saltaire Village website came online in 2006. It is edited by Pamela Reynolds, also known as author, Flinty Maguire, and run with the help of volunteers. Questions, news, opinion, articles and images are welcomed. We include local businesses in our directory free of charge.

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All about Saltaire
Salts Mill, the Village and Saltaire attractions

Saltaire is a village where people live. You don't have to book to come here and Salts Mill is free to enter and is open every day of the year except Christmas and New Year's Day. More about Saltaire >
Where to eat
Saltaire has a choice of of cafés and restaurants. More >
Holiday accommodation
We advertise local rooms, apartments and cottages. More >
Visitor Info Centre
Visitor Information Centre
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Victoria Hall BD18 3JS.
Tel: 01274 433678
Saltaire, World Heritage Site


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 >

Take a virtual tour of Saltaire

Virtual Exploration of Saltaire

If you can't get here in person, you can be a virtual explorer of Saltaire with Google's new World Wonders Project. Explore!

Saltaire Research & Social History
WW1 - The Saltaire Story
WW1 The Saltaire Story
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Researched by Colin Coates

Reel Lives: Women who worked in the mills
WW1 The Saltaire Story
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Researched by Colin Coates and inspired by the Cloth & Memory exhibition in Salts Mill, by British artist, Caren Garfen.

Biographies of the 108 women connected with Saltaire who worked in mills. More >

Saltaire History Club

The Saltaire History Club meets every quarter and is free for all to attend. Not dry and dusty at all!
VENUE: Usually, the meetings will be held at the Learning Resource Centre at Shipley College in Exhibition Road, 7 – 9 pm on the following Thursday evenings. However, please check the poster. The March meeting will be held in MIll Building on Victoria Road.

Next meeting dates are:

5 March 2020
4 June 2020

More info >

WW2 - The Roll of Honour
WW1 The Saltaire Story
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Researched by Colin Coates

This section is to honour the men and women who lived in Saltaire and served their country in World War Two. There are fewer entries here than in World War One, but each and every one of them should be remembered with pride. More >

Mill Workers
WW1 The Saltaire Story
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Researched by Colin Coates

Saltaire Mill operated from 1853 until 1986, and in that time it was home to thousands of workers. Few records exist as to who these workers were. The censuses from 1861 to 1911 show the workers' occupations but they do not show where they worked. More >

Saltaire Social History

We welcome social history. Please get in touch if you have a story to tell in connection with Saltaire.

Saltaire's Social History: A collection of stories


Dip into Saltaire's history

This Wonderful Creation, 1976
A tour of Saltaire and an account of Saltaire's history and purpose, filmed by Eric Hall in 1976.

This Wonderful Creation, 1976. A film by Eric Hall.

This Wonderful Creation, 1976, by Eric Hall, is a film curated by the Yorkshire Film Archive. The YFA collects and preserves non-fiction film since the 1890s, which show Yorkshire's rich and varied lifestyles, industries and culture. Many of the films are available to watch, free of charge via the YFA's website.

More about the film >

Victoria Hall for events, hire & weddings

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Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair, next dates

21 & 22 September
30 November

Venue: Victoria Hall, Saltaire, BD18 3JS
9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

More Events at Victoria Hall

Victoria Hall, Saltaire

Visit Victoria Hall's website for further events >

Getting married?
Victoria Hall is a beautiful venue for weddings >


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