Saltaire - Victorian Model Town, Then and Now

Teachers' Notes

Saltaire, West Yorkshire is an outstanding and well preserved example of a mid-19th Century industrial town and is now a World Heritage Site. The layout and architecture of Saltaire reflects mid-19th Century philanthropic paternalism, as well as the important role played by the textile industry in economic and social development
In the four short videos (made by media students at the University of Bradford) an actor playing the part of Sir Titus Salt takes viewers on a guided tour around the town that he created and shows them where people lived, worked and prayed.

Activities and discussion ideas focus on the main themes of work, living conditions and leisure, using downloadable census information, historical and contemporary sources and images to compare 'Saltaire then and now'.

Check the links below to find the new Saltaire Stories website!

Curriculum Links:

KS2 History/Geography
KS3 History/ Geography

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