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: The Mechanics Institute Movement and the Institute in Bradford

Thursday 2 March at 7.30pm

Tricia Restorick, President of the Bradford Mechanics Institute, will introduce us to the fascinating history of Mechanics Institutes, a hugely successful educational movement with over over 700 in existence by the time Salt's Mill was built.

We'll also consider whether or not the Saltaire Institute and Club (Victoria Hall) was Saltaire's own Mechanics Institute.


Next meeting: Club AGM

Thursday 2 March at 7.30pm

Before the talk on the Mechanics Institute, the Club will hold its 2023 Annual General Meeting.

The Annual General Meeting is a key event in the life of any member organisation so please attend to ensure your Club survives and succeeds.

The AGM papers (PDF) can be downloaded here.

Club and its partners receive £9000+ grant

Heritage Lottery Fund logo
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.
Derwent Valley Mills logo
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Defending heritage

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