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Saltaire Collection Exhibition 21 and 22 September 2019

E1b-080a: Medina Griffiths

This September, find out about Saltaire’s Hidden Heroes and Heroines with activities for all the family and grab the chance to see some of the Saltaire Collection.  The collection does not have a permanent exhibition space, so this is one of the few opportunities for the public to be able to see some fascinating historic artefacts and learn about unsung heroes.

Saltaire Collection and Saltaire History Club are working together this year to tell the stories of unsung Heroes and Heroines.  Sir Titus Salt’s story and influence on the building of Saltaire is well known.  However, there are many others who made their mark on Saltaire and those ‘Saltairians’ who made their mark in public life. This exhibition will give the visitor new information about powerful people who are, nonetheless, unsung.  The exhibition will feature the engineer who designed the vast interior of Salts Mill, the men who built Saltaire, the women who influenced educational provision in Saltaire and others who used their wealth and/or social position for good and worked to make life better in myriad ways for others.

The exhibition will be held on 21 and 22 September in the Salt Building, opposite Victoria Hall, open from 10 am to 4 pm, for the last two days of Saltaire Festival. It includes a chance to see inside one of the original buildings in Saltaire, explore our new web site and ask questions of local historians. You can also be one of the first to use our self-guided tours of Saltaire. and see the village in a different light. There are Children’s activities – Two guided sessions for children to make their hero or heroine trump card will be held each day 11am – 12 and 2 – 3pm.  There will be help-yourself activities for children throughout both days.

If you don’t have chance to visit the exhibition, we will be creating an online version of the exhibition so watch out for our social media (Facebook and twitter) or sign up to our newsletter to find out when the exhibition will start.

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Image: Hidden heroine Medina Griffiths, headmistress of Salt High School for Girls 1876-1886.