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Collaborating with local schools and heritage organisations

[Saltaire Collection Education Officer] Rachel’s vision, dedication, hard work and ability to bring people together to make the event a success was exemplary. She chaired meetings and succeeded to get the best cooperation from those present.

Unsung Heroes of Bradford City Fire, 1985 workshop

Rachel [Saltaire Collection Education Officer] has brought “leadership, experience and enthusiasm to the work we’ve been doing… it is a fantastic collaborative effort that could have an impact on the city’s memory of the fire in a positive way”

Unsung Heroes of Bradford City Fire, 1985 primary school workshop

The workshop was very well planned and had a clear structure. There was a good balance between adult input for information and learning activities for the children to complete which enabled the children to remain engaged. The adults leading the session were enthusiastic, passionate and had a secure knowledge of the subject matter they were delivering….The focus of unsung heroes was very powerful, and really made children challenge their understanding of what a hero is. Information about local residents who helped in the fire were very inspiring and gave children the opportunity to really understand how the community pulled together. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop;  it provided   lots of  information, was interesting and engaging and really helped children understand and learn about local history

Continuing Professional Development event held with Historic England on embedding local heritage into the curriculum

“Multitude of ideas on cross-curricular links”

“The best training I’ve been on in ages…!”

“Loads of suggested ideas, resources, practical demonstration in the form of a historical walk – inspiring!”

GCSE English Language Creative Writing workshop

Resources were tailored really well to then needs of the students.  Lovely interactive part with the use of the media clip to engage the students.

Unsung Heroes of Bradford City Fire, 1985 workshop

Fabulous expertise, workshop very carefully thought through and very professionally delivered.

Research into Victorian town planning

Just a short note to thank you for your help with my archival research into Victorian approaches to town planning. Your knowledge of Saltaire is inspiring and you also provided some valuable resources to support my research. Thank you for all your help.

Visits to our exhibitions

 ‘Absolutely fantastic insight into the varied characters and times of the wonderful Saltaire Village’.

‘Excellent – shame it gets hidden away’

‘This is an amazing resource – so glad I got to see it’

Wonderful, look forward to seeing more when it is digitised’

‘Just simply splendid’

‘A fascinating insight’

‘Excellent selection of images’

‘A very moving exhibition – memories of Gramps who lived in Saltaire in the early 1900’a


An enquiry from Stromness

[Stromness RNLI 150 years celebration (The Orkney’s- the First Lifeboat was purchased, in part, through the generosity of Sir Titus Salt – as were those in Hull and Scarborough)]

Thank you so much for your information about Saltaire Archive and for the items you were able to send to include on our exhibition information boards. The images are particularly helpful for the display, but we also now know much more about our early benefactor.

Research into Saltaire

I Just wanted to email and say thank you for posting me the Saltaire booklet, I received it yesterday. I also wanted to thank you for letting me come and visit the archives a few weeks ago, my dissertation tutor was very impressed with all the information I had got from visiting, it has been very helpful for my research and for formulating ideas.

A-level studies

Thank you so much for your time last Thursday and for the excellent information sent in your e-mail. Both are invaluable to my teaching of the A Level students here at school and I feel very fortunate that you came along last week. There’s a goldmine of information for my students and I don’t feel completely qualified enough to do it justice (whilst keeping it within the confines of the curriculum’s scheme of work) but I will do my very best.

Going forward, you will no doubt hear from me again and you may well hear from one or two of my students should they choose to do their Independent Investigation (mini dissertation) on  Saltaire.

Local history for primary schools

I just wanted to say how useful and informative it was for us to visit Saltaire archive and see all the materials that relate to the history of the local area. Thank you for the time you took to explain many aspects of the archive. The requirements of the National Curriculum state that our children should develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of local history and understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources. The copies of your archive materials will be invaluable in enabling them to do so.

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