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WW2: The Saltaire Story
Researched by Colin Coates
Introduction to WW2: The Saltaire Story

Colin Coates writes: Originally from Peterlee in north England, I located to Saltaire in 2011 and became interested with the fascinating history of the Village and its people. In 2019, I left Saltaire to live in Hervey Bay, Australia. However, my research continues.

Using information from local Rolls of Honour, online resources such as and CWCG, newspaper cuttings from the Shipley Times and

There are two zones to the WW2 Saltaire Story: the WW2 Roll of Honour, and the monthly WW2 Diary, documenting Saltaire life during the war. I'm also helped by relatives of the soldiers, who contribute extra information and photographs.

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have questions or can contribute information.

Colin Coates


Life in WW2 Saltaire: 1939 | 1940 | 1941


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