Saltaire: a UNESCO World Heritage Site

This week we spent a couple of days in and around the village of Saltaire in Yorkshire.  I will be blogging about the village in later posts, but for now, here is a taster of what it is like today inside Salts Mill.

This is my offering for this week’s Thursday Doors. I do hope you like the pictures.

Blue and Orange Door

Blue and Yellow Door ©HelenBushe

 

Orange Doors in Salts Mill, Saltaire UNESCO site Yorkshire

Orange Doors ©HelenBushe

 

Sir Titus Salt Saltaire salts Mill

Sir Titus Salt ©HelenBushe

 

 The name of the village is a combination of the founder’s surname and the name of the river. Salt moved his business (five separate mills) from Bradford to this site near Shipley to arrange his workers and to site his large textile mill by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the railway.- wikipedia


20 Comments

Jean Reinhardt · July 8, 2016 at 00:24

Fabulous doors, Saltaire looks like a very interesting place.

    HMB · July 8, 2016 at 07:43

    Thanks Jean. It’s one of the most inspirational places I’ve ever been.

lizmcqueensart · July 7, 2016 at 20:26

Thank you for this. We spent an enjoyable afternoon there when we visited our son in the UK a couple of years ago. Truly an amazing collection of art. A fascinating building too. Something we really miss in South Africa. I enjoy your photos, don’t stop.

    HMB · July 7, 2016 at 20:33

    Oh thanks Liz. I’m sorting out pics of the big vases in the downstairs shop/gallery right now. It’s great to “speak” to someone who knows what a wonderful place it is. I get goosebumps each time I walk in. And all those Hockneys!!!!!
    Did you walk around the village too.?

Marga Demmers · July 7, 2016 at 18:54

The first one is just like a Mondrian painting. And I love the story of the village.

    HMB · July 7, 2016 at 19:18

    Thanks Marga

    HMB · July 7, 2016 at 23:01

    Mondrian again!

Arkenaten · July 7, 2016 at 17:52

And I lived ”down the road” in Chester and had never heard of this. We even did 18/19th century economic and industrial history for O levels!
Perhaps my history teacher, Mr. Eldridge never heard of it either!

    HMB · July 7, 2016 at 23:00

    It was a working mill until 1986. Then derelict , then bought by the Silver family and restored to what it is today. It’s one of the most exciting places I’ve been to. Good job Sir Titus Salt didn’t come up in a question in your O levels!

Norm 2.0 · July 7, 2016 at 17:15

I’d never heard of this either – and my education continues thanks to Thursday Doors 🙂
That first door is awfully pretty, plus bonus point for hanging on a rail. Thanks for sharing this.

moondustwriter · July 7, 2016 at 16:18

fine photos thanks for also sharing about the mill

    HMB · July 7, 2016 at 16:25

    Thank you. I was captivated by both the village and the mill. Want to revisit soon.

Becky B · July 7, 2016 at 15:38

Somewhere I’ve been meaning to go to for years and years . . . . . .these doors are brilliant. i think the red is my favourite!

Laurie Graves · July 7, 2016 at 14:59

Very interesting! I’d never heard of this place.

    HMB · July 7, 2016 at 15:29

    I can’t believe I’ve never been before. It was a working mill though until 1986. The Victorian village is fabulous.

      Laurie Graves · July 7, 2016 at 15:32

      It is my understanding that some Victorian industrialists set up villages for the workers. I recently read a bio of Beatrix Potter, and it seems to me that her grandparents did a similar thing.

        HMB · July 7, 2016 at 15:33

        Didn’t know about the Beatrix Potter one. Must Google.

          Laurie Graves · July 7, 2016 at 15:58

          I don’t think it exists today. Rather, when her grandparents ran the factory.

          HMB · July 7, 2016 at 16:04

          I’d like to read about it in any case. Thanks for info.

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