Selected resources

William Cudworth, the outstanding chronicler of Bradford in Victorian times
The Club has collected a list of websites, books, pamphlets, articles and other resources about the history of Saltaire.

We have given as many links to websites and online copies of items as possible, but we take no responsibility for their content or availability.

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The image is of William Cudworth, the outstanding chronicler of Bradford in Victorian times.

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Websites

Saltaire Collection https://www.saltairecollection.org/ 

The website records the items in the archive based in Saltaire, including many useful articles.
 



Saltaire Village Website https://saltairevillage.info/

Hosts a significant archive of historical material including many free downloads and in-depth research by local historians. Key sections for researchers include:

Social History https://saltairevillage.info/saltaire_history.html

Saltaire Journals https://saltairevillage.info/saltairejournals.html

Yorkshire Industrial Heritage https://yorkshire.u08.eu

 


Core resources

Balgarnie, Robert. Balgarnie’s Salt, with commentary and additions by Barlo & Shaw 2003

The original (Balgarnie, Rev R Sir Titus Salt, Baronet: His Life and its Lessons 1877) is available from SaltaireVillage.info https://saltairevillage.info/saltaire_history_0002_balgarnies_salt.html
 



Firth, Gary. Salt and Saltaire. 2002
 



Greenhalf, Jim. Salt and Silver: A Story of Hope 1998
 



Holroyd, Abraham. A Life of Sir Titus Salt Bart. With an account of Saltaire in Airedale. 1871



Jackson, Neil; Lintonbon, J; Staples, Bryony. Saltaire: The Making of a Model Town. 2010
 



King, David. The Second Lord of Saltaire: The Family History of Sir James Roberts Bart. JP LLD. The Saltaire Journal Vol 1, No 5. Mar 2012
 



Koditschek, T. Class formation and Urban industrial society Bradford 1750-1850. 1990
 



Lee-Van den Daele Richard and Beale R David. Milner Field The Lost Country House of Titus Salt Jnr. 2nd edition 2013
 


 

Reynolds Jack. The Great Paternalist: Titus Salt and the growth of 19th Century Bradford. 1983
 



Smith, Maggie and Coates, Colin. Salt’s Mill The Owners and Managers 1853 to 1986. 2016
 



Styles, John. Titus Salt and Saltaire: industry and virtue. 1990

Available from Academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/16317225/Titus_Salt_and_Saltaire_Industry_and_Virtue
 

Watson, Ian. The Land Acquisitions of Titus Salt in Shipley and Baildon. 2011.

Available free from the Saltaire Collection website: https://www.saltairecollection.org/wp-content/uploads/THE-LAND-ACQUISITIONS-OF-TITUS-SALT-IW-2018.pdf
 


Video and historical images

British Film Institute. Workforce Leaving Salt's Works in Saltaire. 1900

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-workforce-leaving-salts-works-in-saltaire-1900-1900-online
 



Yorkshire Film Archive. Easter on Shipley Glen. 1912

http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/easter-shipley-glen-1912
 



Hall, Eric. This Wonderful Creation. 1976

Available on the Saltaire Village website:

https://saltairevillage.info/saltaire_history_0066_Wonderful_Creation_Eric_Hall_1976_film.html
 


 

De Greasley, Michael. The Water Mills of Shipley. 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISP_B78aJQg

 


 

Britain from Above Aerial Photography including Saltaire in the 20th century

https://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search?keywords=EPW024515&country=global&year=all

 



Heritage listings

Historic England Listings for Saltaire

Available from https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/results/?searchType=NHLE+Simple&search=Saltaire
 


 

Saltaire World Heritage Listing

Available from https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1028/

Includes details of the listing including original nomination and evaluation documentation from 2001 onwards

 


Selected articles

The Bradford Observer was a newspaper published between 1834 and 1901. Digital versions of the newspapers are available online but usually you have to pay. As there is payment involved, the Club does not want to recommend any particular website, but doing a web search for 'Bradford Observer' will find these pay-for-access sites. You may be able to get free access to the same sites through your local library.



Inauguration of the works at Saltaire. Bradford Observer, 22nd Sep 1853
 



Report of the committee on the moral condition of Bradford. Bradford Observer, 7th Mar 1850
 



Titus Salts' electioneering before the General Election at which he was elected one of Bradford's MPs. Bradford Observer, 21st Apr, 22nd Apr and 5th May 1859
 



History of Crow Nest (Titus Salt’s home)

Available from Crow Nest Golf https://www.crownestgolf.co.uk/welcome/our-history/
 


Dewhirst, Robert. Saltaire. Town Planning Review, July 1960, Vol 31 No.2

Available for free on the Liverpool University Press website: https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.31.2.d123q46810014113
 



Druiff, Rose. Saltaire, pioneer factory village. Town and Country Planning, May 1965
 



Hampshire, William. The Water Mills of Shipley. 2000

Available from SaltaireVillage.info  https://saltairevillage.info/saltaire_history_0009_WaterMills_of_Shipley_Bill_Hampshire.pdf
 


 

Opening of the mill at Saltaire. Illustrated London News, 1 Oct 1853
 



Powell, Ken. Phenomenal monument at risk: crisis at Saltaire Country Life, 20 Mar 1986
 



Powell, Ken. The threat to Saltaire: road proposals for a West Yorkshire village Country Life, 20 Sep 1984
 



Powell, Ken. Mill into Museum. The Daily Telegraph, Jul 1987.
 



Saltaire and its founder. The Graphic, 13 Jan 1877
 



Saltaire Alpaca Mills near Bradford. The Builder, 19 Aug 1854

Available for free on the Internet Archive website: https://archive.org/details/gri_33125006201921/page/n833/mode/2up?q=alpaca+mills
 

National and regional resources

Family history records


FreeBMD https://www.freebmd.org.uk/
 



Bradford Metropolitan District Council (Saltaire pages) https://www.bradford.gov.uk/site-navigation?l1=1181&l2=9295
 



Ancestry https://www.ancestry.co.uk/
 



Find my Past https://www.findmypast.co.uk/
 



Family Search https://www.familysearch.org/en/
 



Bradford Family History Society https://www.bradfordfhs.org.uk/
 



Ancestry UK trade directories https://www.bradfordfhs.org.uk/research-bradford-trade-directories
 


Maps


National Library of Scotland https://maps.nls.uk/
 

 

Newspapers

 

British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
 


 

Find My Past https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search/british-newspapers
 


 

 

Bradford and District


The Bradford Antiquary (Papers from issues of) http://www.bradfordhistorical.org.uk/antiquary.html
 



Yorkshire Industrial Heritage https://yorkshire.u08.eu
 



Bradford Museums - Aerial photographic images including Saltaire in the C20th https://photos.bradfordmuseums.org
 



Bradford Industrial Museum https://www.bradfordmuseums.org/venues/bradford-industrial-museum
 



West Yorkshire Archive https://www.wyjs.org.uk/archive-service/
 


Other resources

Alderton, W E. Salt and Saltaire. 1988
 

Allsop, Benjamin. The late Sir Titus Salt.... a brief resume of his life and works; an account of the funeral 1878.
 

Binney, Marcus, Fitzgerald, Ron, Langenbach, Randolph and Powell, Kenneth, Satanic Mills: Industrial Architecture in the Pennines 1978

Available from Conservation Tech https://www.conservationtech.com/RL's%20resume&%20pub's/RL-publications/Milltowns/1979-Satanic-Mills/SATANIC-MILLS-recognized.pdf
 

Binns, Sheila. The Aesthetics of Utopia: Saltaire, Akroydon and Bedford Park. 2013.
 

Bolton, S and JRG. Two lives. Converge. 1938.
 

Bretton, R. Sir Titus Salt. Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, 1970.

Available from the Halifax Antiqurian Society
 

Briggs, A. ‘Victorian Cities: A brilliant and absorbing history of their development’ 1990.
 

Burke's Peerage and Baronetage (106th ed.) Salt of Saltaire. 107th Edition. 2003.
 

Burnley, James. Sir Titus Salt and George Moore. 1885
 

Campbell Bradley, Ian (1987) Titus Salt: The Enlightened Entrepreneur. History Today 37
 

Cattell, Alan. Sir Titus Salt and Sons A Farming Legacy. 2017.
 

Clarke, Roger. “A Look into the Past: Why Saltaire Is on a Par with the Pyramids”, Prosider Guide. Shipley, Saltaire, Bradford, Prosider Media Publishing, 2008.
 

Clarke, Roger. A Penny for Going: A History of Saltaire and its Regeneration told through its shops. 2011.

Available free from: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uzpnm9k34jjtqr2/A%20Penny%20for%20Going.pdf?dl=0
 

Cudworth, William: Round about Bradford: A Series of Sketches (descriptive and Semi-historical) of Forty-two Places Within Six Miles of Bradford (1876).

Available for free from Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Round_about_Bradford.html?id=WYplB17WoHYC&redir_esc=y
 

Daniels, Stephen. Moral order and the industrial environment...1780 -1880. Univ. of London, PhD Thesis

Download a free PDF of the thesis
 

Dawson, K. Saltaire Mills. 1990.
 


Earland, E and Earland, CP. The post offices of the industrial village of Saltaire in the West Riding of Yorkshire. 1995.
 



Fairbairn, William. On the Application of Cast and Wrought Iron to Building Purposes, Fourth Edition, with Additions. 2019.

Available for free from Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ak4OAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
 

Feather, James. The Salt Grammar School, 1868 – 1968. 1968.
 

Hogg, James. The Salts and the discovery of Alpaca in Fortunes Made in Business: A Series of Original Sketches, Volume I 1901?

Available for free on the Internet Archve website: https://ia800904.us.archive.org/35/items/fortunesmadeinbu02londuoft/fortunesmadeinbu02londuoft.pdf
 

Hole, James. The homes of the working classes, with suggestions for their improvement. Includes FAI Bradford and Saltaire with plans of cottages. 1866.

Available free at Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bffWQ4k_Q4kC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
 

Holloway, Julia Bolton. Sir James Roberts, first baronet (1848–1935). Oxford Dictionary of Biography.

View the Oxford Dictionary of Biography website: https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-94265?mediaType=Article
 

Horsman, Maurice. The story of Saltaire Victorian village. 1983.
 

Iredale, J.A. and P.A. Townhill. At home with Sir Titus Salt In Dalesman, April 1975.
 

James, John. History of the Worsted Manufacture in England 1857.

Available for free on the Internet Archve website: https://ia800200.us.archive.org/24/items/historyofworsted00jame/historyofworsted00jame_bw.pdf
 

James, John. The History of Bradford and its Parish 1866.

Available for free from the Internet Archive website: https://ia802606.us.archive.org/4/items/continuationand00jamegoog/continuationand00jamegoog.pdf
 

Jenkins, V. Saltaire United Reformed Church 150 Year Anniversary. 2009.
 

Jowitt, J.A. The labouring classes & the Salt Experiment 1979.
 

Ketchell, Christopher. Sir Titus Salt, 1803 - 1876. Hull College, 1993
 

Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (1990). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage.
 

Laybourn, Keith. The emergence of the working class demand for political independence and the rejection of the 'Salt Ideal'. 1979
 

Lonsdale, Bertha. Saltaire Methodist Church, 1868 – 1968
 

Oxley, Cyril. Salt of Saltaire. Bradford Bystander, April 1972
 

Palmer, S A. Saltaire Guide. 1996
 

Palmer, Simon. Saltaire: a picture book.. Salts Estates, 1995..
 

Preston, J. Sermons by an Artist. 1888.
 

Quinn, Patsy. Run of the Mill. A History of Saltaire Cricket Club. 1997.
 

Richards, J.M. Sir Titus Salt or the Lord of Saltaire. Architectural Review Jul - Dec 1936
 

Robinson, Alfred. An interesting study of two great public benefactors whose lives ran parallel.(Sir Titus Salt & Edward Ackroyd). 1967.
 

Robinson, Alfred H. Statues of Bradford: Sir Titus Salt. Bradford Bystander, Nov. 1974
 

Saltaire Cricket Club. Saltaire Cricket Club, 1869 - 1969: souvenir centenary booklet. 1969.
 

Saltaire United Reformed Church. A history. 1980
 

Salts (Saltaire) Ltd. Saltaire 1853-1924. 1924.
 

Shapley, O. Broadcasting. A Life. The Autobiography of Olive Shapley. 1996.
 

Sharp, Dorothy. Education in Shipley & Saltaire,1800 – 1900. Bradford Libraries, 1984.
 

Suddards, R W (editor). Titus of Salts. 1976.
 

Suddards, Roger. Sir Titus Salt; his life and times. 1976
 

Tattam, Audrey. Saltaire born and bred. 1983.
 

Tattam, Audrey. Sir Titus Salt. 1982
 

Turner, Joseph Horsfall. Historical notes of Shipley, Saltaire... 1901.
 

Waddington, James and others. Flowers From The Glen: The Poetical Remains of James Waddington of Saltaire. 1862.
 

Waddington-Feather, John. A century of model-village schooling: The Salt Grammar School 1868-1968 (1968)
 

Watson, Ian. The Land Acquisitions of Titus Salt in Shipley and Baildon. 2011.
 

Weber, Barlo and Shaw A. Visitor’s Guide to Saltaire. 2008.
 


Whitrick, Alan and Leak, Michael J. 1d. Up-1/2d Down : The Story of Shipley Glen and its Tramway. 1982
 



Willey, Ann. Glimpses of 150 Years of Methodism at Saltaire Methodist Church 1868-2018 (2018)
 

Woods, C. Saltaire History and Regeneration. 2000.
 


Worley, Zita Marie. [Temperance and the industrial village in] In the Valley of the Moon: Enclosure, Temperance, and the American War on John Barleycorn. 2015.

Available from EScholarship.org https://escholarship.org/uc/item/3tn7q346
 


Yallop, Jacqueline. Dreamstreets: A Journey Through Britain’s Village Utopias. 2015.

 

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