Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Heritage Trail 22 - Salts Mill
'Continue along Victoria Road, past the row of shops, to complete your tour where it began...'
And here we are, back where we began, by the railway bridge opposite Salts Mill. This huge Mill was the key to Sir Titus Salt's vision to relocate all his textile mills from the city of Bradford to a healthier purpose-built site, along with a surrounding village where his workers could enjoy a good quality of life. I have written extensively about Salts Mill in previous posts so please click the label below for more information.
I hope you've enjoyed this 'virtual tour' of the Saltaire Heritage Trail. It's taken us a long time to complete; well done for keeping up. At least it was only me that had to wrap up in six layers of warm clothes! Save your real visit for a day when the sun shines and Saltaire looks at its honeyed best. Even though black and white photography suits the gritty industrial feel of the area, on a winter's day the light doesn't really make for great photos. It's been an interesting project for me and an educational one too, and (woo-hoo) it filled up nearly all of January with photos! (It's quite hard at this time of year to find inspiration and motivation to get out there taking pictures.) I'll leave you now to do a bit of browsing and shopping in Salts Mill (you can click the link) - part of the surprising place that is the World Heritage Site of Saltaire.
[No 1 on the street plan]