Lockdown photos of Saltaire and Salt’s Mill

During lockdown I have been tweeting my photos of Saltaire which is within walking distance of home and hence a regular focus of my photography. In response to requests from a number of people I have selected my favourite shots of those taken recently of the mill and the village. I use a variety of lenses and occasionally revert to old fashioned film (which is as refreshing as casting aside digital music for the sound of vinyl albums).

Also on this blog… my photos of Salt’s Mill from 1986

The VISIT BRADFORD and Saltaire Village websites provide background information about Saltaire and its attractions.

Thanks for visiting my blog, the content of which is mainly – although not exclusively – about Bradford City AFC. I am interested in local history and in particular industrial, sporting and railway history but you will also find content about my favourite band, The Stranglers. The menu above gives access to content published in the BCAFC matchday programme, features on local history as well as my reviews of sundry sports books that have local coverage.

I have unearthed other old photographs that I took of Bradford as well as my travels in the Soviet bloc around this time and will upload those also on an ad hoc basis. For something else completely different, you can find my photographs of the DPRK from this link.

Refer to the menu above for links to other blog features.

I tweet photos from @jpdewhirst many of which feature Saltaire. Once lockdown is over I am looking forward to taking photographs further afield. For now I can’t exactly complain at what is on my doorstep and from that perspective at least it is not onerous to comply with the lockdown requirement of remaining local. (I suspect that many people have rediscovered the fact that the Bradford district has much to offer a photography enthusiast, as highlighted on the VISIT BRADFORD website.)

*** Details of my new book (2020) in collaboration with George Chilvers: Wool City Rivals – A History in Colour which tells the story of the rivalry of Bradford City and Bradford Park Avenue in the Football League, 1908-70. Copies of my other books in the bantamspast History Revisited series can be purchased in the Salts Mill bookshop when it reopens after lockdown.

New Mill by the River Aire
New Mill by night, 27th January 2021