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Saltaire Congregational Church - a New Church for a New Town

Saltaire Village Today

After Titus Salt died his family carried on running the mill but they sold it in 1892. Almost 100 years later, Jonathan Silver bought the mill, and his family still run it today, as a gallery for the work of Bradford born artist David Hockney, a bookshop, cafe and other businesses that help 'regenerate' the building and Saltaire 'village'. 
Salts Mill, Saltaire
Salts Mill, Saltaire
When Titus Salt began building his village it was at least a ten minute walk to the nearest town of Shipley so he provided plenty of shops for his workers. In 1870 there was a choice of six grocers in the village. By the 1890s there was a demand for even more shops as the population of the area grew and people from Bradford came to Saltaire and nearby Shipley Glen on day trips from Bradford on the tram. 
Black and white photo of Gordon Terrace, Saltaire
Gordon Terrace, Saltaire
Photo of Shops in Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire
Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire