Sunday, 31 July 2011
Saltaire's archive of photos, documents and memorabilia is usually opened to the public once a year and this year it's from 1st to 12th August (presumably including the weekend, though the poster doesn't specify.) It would be well worth a visit if you're in the area. There is a permanent display in Salts Mill but it shows only a fraction of what is stored. There are new treasures arriving all the time too. Our local paper's write-up promises the 1897 diary of one of the village residents.
I like the poster. The main picture shows the Saltaire boathouse and the pleasure steamer that used to give people short rides on the river. The school may be Saltaire's factory school or the primary school on Albert Road, then there is the old postcard of Salt's Mill (you can recognise the New Mill's chimney) and finally Sir Titus Salt himself - with a splendid beard!