Shipley College Celebrates World Heritage Day

A unique collection of memorabilia associated with one of Yorkshire’s most famous industrialists will be on display at Shipley College as part of Saltaire’s World Heritage Day celebrations. A selection of artefacts and images from the Saltaire Archive will be on display at the college, which is based in the UNESCO world heritage site of Saltaire, the village built by the wool baron Sir Titus Salt, on 16th-18th April 2011. The exhibition will include pieces of the dinner service used at the Salts Mill opening in 1853 as featured on the Antiques Roadshow, pictures from the Salt Family Collection and images from Saltaire village and the community. The community’s involvement in the World Heritage Day celebrations has been organised by a new group called Saltaire Learning and as part of this Shipley College is hosting a variety of events in its Salt Rock Café in Salt Building. These include the Saltaire Archive display, a ‘What Titus Did For Us’ multimedia presentation and a history club talk, ‘The Changing Faces of Saltaire’s Waterfronts’. The full archive collection is exhibited every summer and includes family portraits, dinner menus, photographs of royal visits, news-cuttings, maps and plans of Saltaire, Shipley and Bradford, documents and papers relating to Sir Titus Salt and Salts Mill and artefacts including tools and cloth from the mill. Julie Woodward, collator of the Saltaire Archive, said: “The archive has developed and grown over the years and we endeavour to make it as publicly accessible as possible. Being a part of these celebrations means the public will catch a glimpse of some fantastic historic pieces. “We look forward to welcoming people from across Yorkshire to Saltaire to see the small scale exhibition, and join in the celebrations by attending the variety of talks and activities being held throughout the weekend.” Nav Chohan, Principal of Shipley College, said: “It is fantastic for the college to play an important role in the celebrations for World Heritage Day as part of our ongoing involvement with the local community in Saltaire.” To find out more about the Saltaire Archive contact Julie Woodward by email on resource@shipley.ac.uk or call 01274 327225. To find out more about Shipley College, visit www.shipley.ac.uk or call 01274 327222. Full details of Saltaire’s World Heritage Day celebrations can be found at www.saltairevillage.info. To find out more about Saltaire Learning contact learning@saltairevillage.info. ENDS Issued on behalf of Shipley College by Adessi For more information contact Laura Coyne at Adessi on Tel: (0113) 256 9999 Fax: (0113) 256 9989 Email: laura.coyne@adessi.co.uk

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