Introducing the Club

Salts Mill and allotments

The Club shares historical information through meetings and events, a Facebook page and group, newsletters, publications, this website and the Saltaire village website.

The Club encourages research by assisting researchers, through our research pages, and by highlighting new work in our social media and publications.

The Club supports the Saltaire Collection by depositing new research in the Collection, by encouraging donations, and through the hard work of many who are active both in the Club and in volunteering at the Collection.

The Club defends Saltaire's heritage by paying close and critical attention to developments in Saltaire, and by taking action where necessary.

Next meeting: Saltaire houses: Built for 19th century workers...still fit to live in?

Thursday 7 December at 7.30pm

Our December Club meeting will be tackling today’s Saltaire housing issues at the same time as exploring the past. We’ll consider the problems of yesterday that Titus Salt set out to solve by creating a planned workers' village.

But we’re also going to confront the challenges of living in that same Victorian village today.

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1872: When Samurai came to Saltaire

1872 saw something unique in Saltaire. The village welcomed a group of Japanese dignitaries, the Iwakura Embassy. And 2023 sees, for the first time, the publication of a comprehensive history of this remarkable event.

Entitled 1872: When samurai came to Saltaire a paper describing the visit has been researched as a joint effort between the Saltaire History Club and Saltaire Collection.

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Club and its partners receive £9000+ grant

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Working in partnership with the Saltaire Collection and Saltaire Festival, the Club has secured over £9000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project designed to deliver wider access to our local heritage.

The project starts in earnest in early 2023 and finishes in mid-year. It will focus on discovering what are the barriers to ethnic minority and disabled people engaging with heritage – and what can be done about it.

Visit other World Heritage Sites

20th anniversary logoIn 2021 Saltaire celebrated 20 years of being inscribed as a World Heritage site. It did so alongside two other British sites Derwent Valley Mills and New Lanark - that represent Britain's unique industrial history.
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Defending heritage

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