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Saltaire - Victorian Model Town, Then and Now
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Saltaire Factory School pre-1910

Saltaire Factory School pre-1910, known today as Shipley College Salt Building. As an employer of children working in his mills Sir Titus Salt was required by law to ensure that they attended school regularly. However, he was not required to provide a school for them but built this school in 1868. In 1870 over 1,000 children attended the school, most worked part time at the mill and attended school part time. Boys were housed in the wing to the right of the picture and girls in that to the left. The middle section of the building was a mixed infant school

Image courtesy of Shipley College