We're back! Sorry about a severe lack of Saltaire over the last few days but Tripod was retooling-and now I have repointed the referrer more of you may be able to find us
The URL of this page is now: http://members.lycos.co.uk/saltaire/index.html
Saltaire Bookfair 2nd March 2002 more details later.
Saltaire - UNESCO World Heritage site
UNESCO on Saltaire
Saltaire joins Vienna,the Villa d'Este, the Jungfrau,Tsodilo, a Mies van der Rohe villa and Samarkand on the world stage.
See our world heritage page
This is the result of long campaign initiated at the grass roots by the Saltaire Village Society.
Read how the story was carried in the media:
BBC Bradford on-line
Hockney applauds Saltaire
The Bradford Telegraph and Argus reported Thursday 27th December 2001:
that David Hockney has responded to the award of UNESCO World Heritage Status
"In a fax sent exclusively to the Telegraph & Argus
from his studio near Los Angeles (David) Hockney said:
"I am delighted that Saltaire has received this
Hockney went on to pay tribute to Jonathan Silver:
"He knew there was a harmony in the
architecture, very rare indeed for industrial areas,
"`Practical' men, it was thought, put beauty a few
pegs down on their list.
"Obviously Sir Titus Salt didn't, nor did Jonathan
Silver. A big lesson for today.''
The story quoted here was by Ian Lewis of the T&A
Eagle Intermedia's Saltaire World Heritage Page
The Guardian's Jonathan Jones on
My Parents (1977) by David Hockney.
NEW Saltaire Tourist Initiative
Saltaire Tourist Information Centre
has now launched its own website.
New Book about Saltaire
Salt and Saltaire
Tempus Publications Limited
ISBN 0 7524 1630 8
At one bound this becomes a must have book about Saltaire (along with The Piroisms Press edition of Holroyd's Saltaire and its founder,The Official Guide to Saltaire,( both advertised on this page)Jack Reynold's The Great Paternalist, Jim Greenhalf's Salt and Silver and Balgarnie's Sir Titus Salt.
Illustrated, courtesy of Shipley College and the Salt family, with many previously unpublished photos
A review will appear later on these pages.
Bradford Historical and Antiquarian Society website including an ongoing project to put much of the Bradford Antiquary on-line and an Historical Forum where you can ask questions about Bradford history.
DalesBus will run winter service
Following a bad summer for the Dales a bus service will now be run throughout the winter. Theservice which calls at Bradford, Leeds and Guiseley will offer walkers the opportunity to travel to the dales without their cars.
For the time table see the Dalesbus website
Links to Local Information pages throughout the UK
Saltaire - easy to visit by PUBLIC TRANSPORT
for links to bus and rail time tables see our transport page
NEW on this Site:
Webcams in the North of England.
FIVE new Webcams!
Saltaire People - Abraham Wildman - Poet, politician and, surprisingly Saltaire pensioner.
Reviews of recently published Local History books on our Review page
NEW - Shipley History Society website
Recently published The essential book for understanding 19th C Saltaire and the village's first guidebook 1873 Saltaire and its Founder, Sir Titus Salt,Bart by Abraham Holroyd xvi + 92 pp, 2 illustrations a facsimile of the 3rd edition 10cm x 16cm
only £6.95 (7.70GBP inc shipping).
This book is the source of all accounts of Saltaire down to the present day.
On this site new Abraham Holroyd page - the life and times of the Saltaire poet, publisher, bookseller and antiquarian.
- Saltaire in January
Art in Saltaire -STAGES new Hockney exhibitionNOW OPEN at 1853 Gallery Salts Mill
New guide book to Saltaire - Saltaire History and Regeneration
by Clive Woods
Now Available. includes first publication of a formal studio portrait of Sir Titus Salt, Bart never before seen in public. Price - by personal application to the Tourist Information Centre £2.00
by post £2.75(2.75GBP) address:Tourist Information Centre,
2 Victoria Rd, Saltaire, SHIPLEY BD18 3LA, UK
tel:(01274) 774993 fax:(01274) 774464
international tel: + 44 1274 774993 international fax: + 44 1274 774464
A treasury of Yorkshire Links plus news of Yorkshire
Did your ancestors live in Saltaire between 1871 and 1891? - The Saltaire Village Society can supply you with a certificate detailing your ancestor's address. (Small fee payable) Pass the details directly to the society via the Tourist Information Centre: Telephone: 01274(international +44 1274) 774993
David Boocock reports that his excellent Bradford Timeline Site has moved to: www.bradfordtimeline.freeserve.co.uk
The Bradford Antiquary on this site. The journal of the Bradford Historical and Antiquarian Society described this site as "An excellent site, incredibly thorough" in a review of local history resources by local librarian Pete Walker