By: JohnnyTomorrow

May 14 2012

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Category: Photography


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This is a shot from our recent charity walk along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. This was taken on day 1 of 4 as we left Leeds and entered the small village of Saltaire in west Yorkshire.

Saltaire was founded in 1851 and is the legacy of a local Mill owner, Titus Salt, who, appalled by the slum conditions his workforce were living in embarked in a scheme to build and entire village for them including stone houses, shops, hospitals, bath houses, a concert hall, post offices, a school and churches.

Titus died in 1876 and is buried in a mausoleum next to the church.

His mill, seen in the picture, straddles the canal which was used to transport raw materials to and from it.

2 comments on “Saltaire”

  1. What a truly noble man Mr. Salt was!

  2. Beautiful shot, great use of lines and angles.

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