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The Saltaire History Club

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

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

The Saltaire History Club will soon have a new website!

 

Meeting Dates for 2020

The Saltaire History Club meets quarterly from 7pm to 9pm on the following dates, subject to confirmation due to coronavirus issues.

5 March 2020
4 June 2020 - if possible* September TBA*
December TBA*

*If possible: Covid19 social distancing restrictions

Information about each meeting is released around 3 to 4 weeks before the meeting is due to take place.

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Meeting venue and parking

History Club meetings are usually held in the Learning Resource Centre, Exhibition Building of Shipley College.

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

A convenient central car park is on the junction of Victoria Road and Caroline Street. GPS postcode: BD18 3JS.

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Contacting the Saltaire History Club via email

Les Brook, Chair
E: lesbrook@saltairevillage.info

General:
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POSTER & MEETING ARCHIVE

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5 MARCH 2020

Exploring Salt's Dining Room
Plus: A tour of the building

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7 MARCH 2019

The Bradford Warriors:
The Fight for the Vote

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6 JUNE 2019

Saltaire Set in Stone
AGM - All Welcome

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5 SEPTEMBER 2019

Undercliffe Cemetery
and the Bradford Worthies

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5 DECEMBER 2019

From Mill to Moors
Connections between Salts Mill and the
Yorkshire Dales

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8 MARCH 2018

A Street Study / The Saltaire Rose Show
From Exhibition Road to Baker Street

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7 JUNE 2018

 Everything was wanting except the patients!
Saltaire - the inspiration for Marki?

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6 SEPTEMBER 2018

Using Saltaire's heritage in Primary education
Titus Salt and his sons - a farming heritage?

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13 DECEMBER 2018

Edward Renard, artist and art master at the
Saltaire School of Art

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9 MARCH 2017

Manningham: Past & Present
Bradford's Jews & Germans

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8 JUNE 2017

 Titus Salt, Jnr. and his correspondence with
Andrew Carnegie and other contemporaries.
The Secret Tunnels of Saltaire

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7 SEPTEMBER 2017

Using Saltaire's heritage in Primary education
Titus Salt and his sons - a farming heritage?

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7 DECEMBER 2017

Saltaire set in stone
Archive aquisitions & Christmas Quiz

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3 MARCH 2016

Letters of James Roberts 1914-19
Exploration of Saltaire Archive

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2 JUNE 2016

Forgotten Corners of Milner Field
Milner Field Farm - then and now

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8 SEPTEMBER 2016

Wool: A Story of the West Riding

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1 DECEMBER 2016

Saltaire Research: What's New?
Plus: Christmas Quiz

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12 MARCH 2015

Caroline Salt
Also: Future structure of the club

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4 JUNE 2015

Victoria Hall in WW1
Also: Towards the end of textile
production at Salts Mill

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10 SEPTEMBER 2015

WW1 - Musical Beds
West Riding: Wool, Saltaire & the BBC

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3 DECEMBER 2015

Tino Valdi: From Salts Mill to Eurovision
Plus: Christmas Quiz

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6 MARCH 2014

Coal Mining & Brick Making in
North Bradford

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5 JUNE 2014

Managing a World Heritage Site &
Lessons from the Past

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4 SEPTEMBER 2014

Baildon's Response to the Great War
The finger points at YOU!

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4 DECEMBER 2014

Stories & Songs from WW1
Plus the Christmas Quiz

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14 FEBRUARY 2013

Exceptional journeys to work
Saltaire by Numbers - 1911 census

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6 JUNE 2013

Adam Broadbent
Also: Bradford Bills at Marki, Warsaw

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5 SEPTEMBER 2013

Saltaire's WWI
Commemoration Plans

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5 DECEMBER 2013

The Aesthetics of Utopia
Also, Cloth and History

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1 MARCH 2012

WW1 - Sacrifices & Commemorations

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7 JUNE 2012

One Photo - Many Changes
and The Salts' Dayton Venture

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18 OCTOBER 2012

Saltaire's future: What do you think of
the feasibility study for a
Water Turbine in Saltaire?

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29 NOVEMBER 2012

William Fry, from Station Master to
Secretary of the Salt charities
Plus Christmas Quiz

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1 DECEMBER 2011

Bradford's Pioneering Women
Also: the Christmas Quiz

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22 SEPTEMBER 2011

Stop Press!! Two NEW books on Saltaire
Milner Field - The Lost Country House
Also: A Penny For Going

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3 MARCH 2011

Joseph Wright: From t'Mill to
t'Dreaming Spires
Also: Saltaire 1877: A Church Divided

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16 JUNE 2011

Sir Titus Salt and the Orphans of Hull
Also: The Royal Yorkshire Jubilee
Exhibition of 1887

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4 MARCH 2010

Disease, Heath and Safety in Saltaire

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17 JUNE 2010

The Land Acquisitions of Titus Salt
and Roberts Era at the Mill

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30 SEPTEMBER 2010

Shipley Glen, Its Past and Future
and Shipley Caught on Camera

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9 DECEMBER 2010

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal
and the Christmas Quiz

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5 MARCH 2009

Reflections of a Principal -
& - Ann Moss - 19th Century Poet

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18 JUNE 2009

Celebrating 150 years of Saltaire Church -
& - The Whitlams... Who are they?

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1 OCTOBER 2009

The Golden Age of Postcards

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10 DEC 2009

Saltaire's Model Public Park

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31 JAN 2008

Salts Mill Remembered - Stanley King
and Frank Senior recall the
final decades of production

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17 APRIL 2008

From Baildon Moor to Saltaire -
A Walk Through History
Plus: Lost Mansions of the Salts

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26 JUNE 2008

The 1883 Exam Papers of
Salts School,
Also: A Time In Our Lives
Also: The Buildings of Saltaire -
An architect's perspective

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11 DECEMBER 2008

David Weber introduces his new film,
"The Story of Saltaire",
plus a Christmas Quiz!

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6 DECEMBER 2007

Djihabs and Gymslips
Also: Medina Griffiths - Modern Miss
and Headmistress Extraordinaire

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17 May 2007

I was born in Saltaire in June 1917...

Talk by Bert Thornton

"I was born in the village at number 15 Shirley Street in June 1917.  My father’s family were from Shipley.  My great grandfather lived in Saltaire Road, Regent Street. A census showed that he was a Mill Manager, with connections to Dixon’s Mill, standing on the bank of the River Aire. Victoria Road was then known as Dixon’s Lane which ran down from the old Turnpike Road, running from Kendal, now Saltaire Road. At that time there were stepping stones across the river leading to Baildon ...

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