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]