Sunday, 16 January 2011
Heritage Trail 14 - Saltaire Road
'At the top of Albert Road, turn left and use the zebra crossing to cross Saltaire Road...' and be careful because that is often busy too, though early on a Sunday morning it is eerily quiet. (Malyss, Jack and all the rest of you who think we drive on the wrong side of the road here, we will hang on to you at this point, in case you forget which way to look at the crossing!)
The houses opposite were some of the later houses to be built as part of Sir Titus Salt's masterplan for Saltaire, completed in 1868. The streets are called Jane Street and Dove Street. Jane and Dove were Sir Titus's daughters-in-law. The building just creeping into the left of the picture is 1 Albert Road, the largest house in the village, now a bank and originally the home of Salt's Mill's chief cashier.
The alley on the right is at the back of a row of shops called Gordon Terrace that we will visit tomorrow.
[Streets named on street plan]