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Saltaire history as you've never seen it before!! That is the Saltaire Archive, which is open to the public until August 18th, as described by Roger Clarke.

How many Sentinel readers know about the treasures which are housed in Shipley College, and which are available for YOU to see? The Saltaire Archive is open to the public in the College's Exhibition Road building, four days a week (Tuesday to Friday) from 10.30am to 3pm. Staff at Reception in the foyer will give you a warm welcome and direct you to the Resource Centre.

There will be video recordings of the various TV productions about Saltaire and Milner Field, plus historic cine footage of the Mill workers' trip to Blackpool in the 1950s, when a procession of trains was hired; steam locomotives decorated accordingly. If you were working in the Mill or living in the Village at the time, you will be sure to pick out some familiar faces. There are also Victorian photos from "before your time". Maps, plans, books and historical documents are there for you to examine.

If you want as much time as you need to browse, take this opportunity to view the Archive while the College students are on holiday.

Saltaire Archive open to Public until August 18th, Tuesday - Friday, 10 am to 3 pm. Historical documents, maps, plans, books, photos etc. Call at Exhibition Reception, Shipley College, Exhibition Rd. Saltaire. Tel. 01274 327225/6. [Wise to check first if travelling from distance].

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