Monday, 18 January 2010

George Street, Saltaire

George Street in Saltaire is one of the longest streets in the village. It stretches south to north, with the main Bradford to Keighley road at the top end (just behind me as I took this photo.) A little way down it is bisected by Saltaire Road, which was the old turnpike to Leeds. Right at the bottom, George Street ends by the railway line, opening onto Albert Terrace, with Saltaire's URC church across the railway. (You can see the church tower).

I have taken several photos along George Street. Have a look at 25 June and 16 July - and for a street plan of Saltaire village look at 23 June. Because it grew in length as the village expanded up the hillside, the oldest houses, dating back to 1854, are at the bottom, in the heart of the village, whereas the houses in this photo were built around 1868.

The street was named after Sir Titus Salt's second son, George (1833-1913), who worked at the mill before marrying and retiring to London in the mid 1880s.

6 comments:

  1. There is a wonderful symmetry about the village - I have noticed it in so many of your photographs.

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  2. It looks very much the solid northern village, and no doubt had a great community in those streets.

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  3. It looks like a very nice street. I like all the green shrubbery in everyone's front yard. Do they all compete to see who can have the best?

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  4. Beautiful Street !! Would love to take walk someday !!

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  5. Clueless - yes, there's actually an annual competition for the best garden!

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  6. I love the view down George Street and this is a great capture with so few cars - helps the viewer focus on the good stuff!

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