On Saturday we headed off to Saltaire near Bradford for the afternoon.I have posted about this former mill workers village before, but hey its so lovely its deserving of another mention. The wonderfully named textile factory owner ‘Sir Titus Salt’ designed and built Saltaire for his workers in the 1800s. The location was inspired.Away from the crowded and unhealthy conditions of Bradford , yet close to railway and canal links, Saltaire was built next to the river Aire and benefited from a church, a school, allotments to grow food,pleasant greens and squares, a hospital and even a large park. Many of the buildings were designed in a classical style , influenced by the italian Renaissance. For the times, Titus Salts workforce were very fortunate indeed. Today the village is a UNESCO World heritage site and Salts Mill houses several shops including Salts Book and Poster store & All terrain Cycles, as well as a huge David Hockney Art exhibition. On Victoria road there are several fab independant shops and cafes.
I was super excited to sample a sumptious slice of cake from the 1940’s & 50’s Style patisserie that is Jeanettes Cakery on Bingley rd, but unfortunately it was closed. 😦 A quick check on facebook showed that the owners are tieing the knot this weekend.So congrats to them. 🙂 I will return!!
I took a few photos of our amble round Saltaire.Enjoy….and visit soon.:)
10 thoughts on “Saltaire Saturday.”
Looks lovely! I spied the little antique shop too!
That was a very cute little vintage shop. Some pretty china in there. 🙂
I’ve never been to Saltaire but I’d love to go some time – it looks a brilliant place and I’m sure I could run up a huge spend in that bookshop! It looks a lovely day out – just a shame you didn’t get that cake, hehe!
The book shop in the mill is huge and very well set out. I enjoyed it in there. I think i will return to buy Chrissie presents and visit the cake shop. 😉
Love discovering new places to visit! Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂
Its an interesting place and loads of nice shops. Hope you visit one day. 🙂
What a lovely place!
I wonder what would happen if businesses valued their employees in the same way today?
It would be an interesting experiment! Xx
Saltire is definitely on my list of places to visit and I’ll be hunting out that cake shop too now! X
You’d love Saltaire. It has a heritage trail you can walk round and Roberts park too. I know, i need to visit that cake shop.Hopefully next time!