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Salts Mill timelines

The story of Salts Mill through time

Discover the history of Salts Mill by travelling along the timeline of newspaper articles, census data, family history and other local information compiled by local historian Colin Coates.

The timelines

Saltaire Historian Colin Coates has researched the history of Salts Mill using material from the British Library, the British National Newspaper Archives, and census returns for the period.

Colin has produced eight timeline documents for Salts Mill, that are each 30 or more pages in length. All have been donated to the Saltaire Collection. 

Extracts of 3 pages for 4 timelines can be downloaded below for your assessment. The full versions provide many details of events at the mill.

If a full version would be useful to your personal research then please get in touch:

B1-267: West view of Salts Mill, late nineteenth century
B1-267: West view of Salts Mill, late nineteenth century



Download the timeline for The Titus Salt years 1853-1876


Download the timeline for the Salt Family and Charles Stead years 1877-1892


Download the timeline for the James Roberts years (Part one) 1893-1903


Download the timeline for the James Roberts years (Part two) 1904-1914


Huge thanks to Colin Coates for enabling the Saltaire Collection to show how such sources can provide real insights into the history of Salts Mill.

The Collection is grateful to the British National Newspaper Archive for permission to display extracts drawn from newspaper images from 1853 and up to and including 1911.

Newspaper images © The British Library Board. All rights reserved. With thanks to The British Newspaper Archive.


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