Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Heritage Trail 2 - Victoria Road


'Continue downhill along Victoria Road...' Victoria Road is the main thoroughfare through Saltaire, north to south.  Looking north from the railway bridge, you can see on the right the administrative block of Salts Mill, now home to Pace plc, a company that makes digital communications technology. On the left is the Mill Building of Shipley College, formerly the Saltaire Dining Hall.  This photo gives a good idea of why Sir Titus Salt relocated his entire business from the overcrowded and insanitary city of Bradford to this greenfield site, where he built his huge mill and the surrounding workers' village.  The fields and moors of Shipley Glen and Baildon still offer a lovely countryside view.  Sir Titus Salt gradually bought up parcels of land so that, at one time, most of what you can see belonged to him.

[At the red star on the street plan]

14 comments:

  1. I love the way that you are posting these in b&w, and also, the links back to previous posts. It's interesting to read back and see the same location from a different angle.

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  2. It certainly does look very peaceful and unhurried in this photograph, Jenny. Your photography is marvellous - such sharply defined outlines. You either have a super-steady hand or were using a tripod?

    Loving the idea of popping by for my daily outing :)

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  3. All you have to do now is keep the project up! Good luck.

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  4. I'm loving the tour. I saw my first ever kingfisher from the bridge at the bottom of that road.....

    Thanks for dropping by my river of stones. The piece of blue sky could well have been the same one you saw - we were on our way to Hull at the time, so it was over Yorkshire!

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  5. I bet the workers loved it moving out of Bradford centre to such a beautiful clean area. Fascinating industrial history

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  6. I like to go on to stroll with you!
    With a little funny thing for the French girl I am: the cars are on the "wrong" side of the streets! Ü
    I KNOW it but ALWAYS forget it!!

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  7. Thank you so much, Jenny, for these photographs and the history info!

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  8. I'm walking with you Jenny - and if you get me, I'm afraid that you get Amy as well.

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  9. Dogs, cats, kids - all welcome. And yes, Malyss, we'd better make sure you look the right way when you cross the roads - don't want you getting run over!

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  10. If we had a Tesco around here, I would definitely buy their Stollen and their Muesli.

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  11. On every tour, there is a guy standing apart from the crowd. He looks like he might not be paying attention (but he is) and he is peeking into windows while the tour guide is pointing elsewhere. I'm that guy on this tour. I'll enjoy it and learn some things, but I am not going to take the test at the end of the tour.

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  12. I like the look of these buildings. Looks like a great area for a walk.

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  13. Again, I like the b&w for this. And the architecture of the buildings is great. Of course the stories to go with the scene is quite interesting :)

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  14. Nice! And I just love the placement of your watermark too. ~Lili

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