• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Saltaire Coursework.

Extracts from this document...


Saltaire Coursework 1 Why was Saltaire built? (10) Living conditions in industrial towns at this time were really outrageous for many, and disease was able to spread swiftly in the unsanitary, unhealthy conditions which were a common characteristic of many of the industrial towns of this era. Cholera outbreaks in 1832 and 1844 killed many and reflected a disregard for the laws of health and cleanliness. Work conditions at this time were also poor. Thousands of children from seven to fourteen years were compulsory to work from six o'clock in the morning to seven o'clock in the evening with no more than a half an hour break. Machines were also sometimes hazardous so workers could get injured or even die. Wages were so poor in mills that workers could just afford to pay the rent on their accommodation leaving them with barely anything else for other necessities. A classic example of a industrial city with pitiable surroundings in this period was Bradford in the North of England. One man who wanted to bring to an end all these conditions was Titus Salt who was born in 1803 and raised up in Bradford. Titus was the eldest of seven children. Titus had at one time thought of becoming a doctor however changed his mind after leaving school and went to work in Wakefield, working with a wool stapler. ...read more.


The Saltaire mill was built in Shipley because it had advantages such as having a railway, canal and road which could be used to import and export goods as well as getting people in and out of the village. The canal could also have been used to bring in coal supply. Titus wanted to build Saltaire in the location where it was because the workers would be healthier because of the cleaner air, they would be happier because they had good and affordable accommodation in the village which meant they would not have to pay a lot to travel work, they would be always sober on the job because there were no public houses in the village. All these reasons above would result in the workforce being more productive which would mean they make more items and get Titus more profits. Another reason why Saltaire was built was because if Salt made one large mill instead of having 5 smaller mills it would mean he would only have to pay for one set of bills instead of five which would reduce tax bill. As Salt was Mayor of Bradford earlier he saw how drunkenness, filth and poverty could effect their lives. He didn't want this to happen to his workers so he banned pubs in his village and he provided them with free housing so they didn't live on the street and get diseases. ...read more.


(5) I think Saltaire was a substantial achievement for a number of reasons. It was one of the most important mills and village in the world at the time and it was proved when it was named as a world heritage site. Another key factor in my decision is that it is still here today. We are lucky however as it looked as if it would be destroyed as it was not kept up with and funded until 1987 when a man called Jonathan Silver bought it for an estimated �1,000,000. He restored parts of the village and his childhood friend and artist David Hockney added a gallery to the village. Now there are full time restorations going on throughout the village which means people must still want it there. I also think it is a great achievement because since Saltaire there have been many model villages e.g. Bournville. The village has changed with the times but the actual layout of the village has not so people believe it should be kept like when it was first built. It must be a very important achievement because many tourists visit the village every year and buy gifts from the souvenir shops so they will never forget the great feat. The village also won the Europe Nostra award in 1996. However today's generations are not that impressed by the great work by Salt as there is now graffiti and vandalism in the village. Marcin Milde ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. Comparison and contrast between Night by Elie Wiesel and Life is beautiful by Robert ...

    Schlomo also had contacts with some Hungarian policemen, who tried to help him. For example when Elie says "Someone is knocking at the sealed window, one that faced outside. It was only after the war that I found out who had knocked that night.

  2. Saltaire is an industrial model village. Founded in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt

    and this was what Owen's family were, Quakers. Cadbury and Owen being Quakers were one of the many reasons for improving the worker's surroundings. A church was also built in Port Sunlight by Lever. This tells us that religion was incredibly important in a model village in the nineteenth century.

  1. Titus Salt and Saltaire.

    The site that he chose was that in Shipley, which was near the River Aire, hence the name Saltaire. It was also near a railway, canal and roads. This was the ideal sit for Titus to build on. Trading would be very easy, but that not near the dirty cities of Leeds and Bradford.

  2. Stoke Bruerne: Canal lives

    The model was a recreation of the museum and shows miniature versions of the narrow boats. Although this model could be used as evidence, the size of the model was too small to gain any real evidence. Other evidence includes pictures in the museum of the people on the canals.

  1. From the evidence you have studied how useful are the range of building in ...

    The location of the mill itself was originally in the country side away from the pollution of Bradford. This was because Salt believed that the pollution was causing the people heath problems, which showed that Titus Salt valued and believed that people should have better health.

  2. Irish Coursework

    Also it was painted by a Protestant artist so this could infer that it was painted to make the Catholics look bad. Although this source is unreliable we can still use it as it tells us that in 1641, already the Irish and the British hated each other and it all started with violence.

  1. Do you think Lumsdale was a successful choice for the site of these mills?

    When turnpike routes were invented, Arkwright would have been able to use them straight away to get the output of his Cromford factories across the country as a turnpike route ran close to Cromford and there was no need to transport any goods long distances up steep hills by packhorse.

  2. The History of Bradford. How Undercliffe Cemetery display the values of the Victorians.

    to The Behrens family, they had decided to include everybody?s name that was in their family implying that they were all buried together. This grave brings out a feature of the cemetery that supports that family values were an important element in the Victorian life.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work