View Full Version : Salts Mill, Bradford, June 2011

12-06-2011, 11:34 AM
This popped up on the satnav when we were in the area and i suggested we should check it out.

I thought it was gonna be like an old mill museum but its just shops and stuff. Interesting history though. It was built by Titus Salt in the 1800's and emplyed thousands of people. It had its own church as well.

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Got told off by the security man for going up and down in the old fashioned lift lol

12-06-2011, 12:11 PM
Saltaire is a cracking place! Glad you checked it out :thumb

12-06-2011, 12:19 PM
Church was quite interesting but there was a big bus parked in front so couldnt get any good shots.

I want to go back to bradford for some proper derelict milly goodness

12-06-2011, 12:32 PM
The brewery produces a fine ale or two, too :thumb Having a beer festival 16th/17th September :p

12-06-2011, 12:35 PM
BREWERY?!?!!? Where?! :(

12-06-2011, 01:04 PM
that last shots brill! :)

12-06-2011, 01:28 PM

12-06-2011, 01:32 PM
Is that even anywhere near the mill?

Where is Shipley Dodgems in relation to this because i realised i was sort of in shipley?

12-06-2011, 02:18 PM
Aye, Saltaire's a great place. Love the architecture. I've not had a chance to get into the church both times I've been, but I was very disappointed the Mill's not been turned into a museum or anything..and I had some saltaire ale at an ale festival before. Good stuff!

12-06-2011, 02:34 PM
ah you managed to get down the pics are good , tramways is not far from where you were and your to young to go to the brewery just yet hahahah :) maybe next year

12-06-2011, 02:43 PM
Your never too young for a brewery haha. Didnt really have much time here but i would have liked to explore the streets nearby

12-06-2011, 03:38 PM
Brewery isn't actually in Saltaire, it's in Dockfield. They just chose the name 'Saltaire' to help with marketing me thinks.

Tram starts here

Dodgems are at the top of the tramway

12-06-2011, 03:39 PM
Aww damn so i was like a 5min walk from them?

That sucks i would have went and had a look

12-06-2011, 03:41 PM
Yea they're well close! Give us a shout if you go down again, I live really close

12-06-2011, 03:44 PM
Yea they're well close! Give us a shout if you go down again, I live really close

Theres loads to see around there . I'll be back.... When i can drive, which should be around christmas time providing i have my insurance sorted by then. If i got the train its three hours, three changes and a lot of money so its not really worth it.

12-06-2011, 03:52 PM
Just use the tram :D

12-06-2011, 04:46 PM
Yeah i know, i think he thought i was stalking him haha

14-06-2011, 12:45 PM
Saltaire is fab! great shots young Sir! :thumb

14-06-2011, 01:47 PM
Church was quite interesting but there was a big bus parked in front so couldnt get any good shots.

I want to go back to bradford for some proper derelict milly goodness

If you do Krypton let me know, if I like you and you can be trusted then you can always crash on me couch, I should be moved to the centre of Bradford in the next 3 weeks

20-06-2011, 04:01 PM
Myself and joybee were in Saltaire Saturday just gone :thumb We went with the intention of shooting the Mill from the River Aire side, and It didn't disappoint :D

Saltair is a Victorian model village, and was founded by Sir Titus Salt in 1853. The Mill stands between the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the River Aire.

Full history etc here.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltaire

I really enjoyed my time here. It certainly is a unique place to visit, and deffo on the cards to do so again :thumb

Here's a few shots from the day. Hope you enjoy.

Starting with a stroll on the Canal, and the chav section.


The contrast between degeneration and regeneration.




Beautifully restored canal side living.



Approaching the massive Salts Mill.





And the point of the whole stroll. The view from the river Aire. Beautiful surroundings.



The United Reformed Church., where Titus Salt is interred.


And just to go off tangent....... This is what greeted me whilst answering the call of nature at the nearby Salts Sports Club :lol:

Original Duckett Urinals from the 1930's............ Who would have thought it.



Was a good day :thumb

PS: Sorry for hijacking your post Krypton :lol:

crippletron 3000
20-06-2011, 04:33 PM
Church was quite interesting but there was a big bus parked in front so couldnt get any good shots.

You should have said, I could have text jesus to shift it :D

20-06-2011, 04:39 PM
fantastic pics silent hill :)

20-06-2011, 10:10 PM
Good stuff Mr Hill as ever! Ashley Lane Wharf was a half decent explore until they bricked it up, had a couple of boats in there!

20-06-2011, 10:46 PM
It's a shame about the Wharf mate, but I was really impressed overall with whats gone on in the area :thumb

21-06-2011, 08:27 AM
Yea it's good, shame they can't transfer some of that enthusiasm over to Bradford Center!

21-06-2011, 08:36 AM
Nice pics SH, i didnt see that derelict mill though?! Must have been further down

21-06-2011, 09:18 AM
Saltaire - always gorgeous - great sets of pictures! :thumb

21-06-2011, 09:41 AM
Cheers peeps. Love the area :thumb

21-06-2011, 10:53 PM
I used to go here with family on the way to Lincoln from Cumbria, we would have a great burger and chips in the top floor cafe and wander the David Hockney paintings before setting off again. A lovely building, if your in the area it is a great place to visit.