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14.The Vision of Titus Salt
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1853

Explore the way philanthropic mill-owners tackled the problems and divisions of the early industrial Britain. (7 mins)

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1. Britain hosts a Great Exhibition - but prosperity came at a price.
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2. A Bradford mill owner, Titus Salt, resolves to transform the grim landscape of industrial Britain.
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3. Salt's vision made real: the model industrial village of Saltaire in South Yorkshire.
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4. Salt's vision was controlling and patriarchal - but it offered a divided nation hope.

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The opening sequence of the module was shot in Queen Street Mill in Burnley, which despite being quite hard to find is a real treat.

The working steam engine is a boffin's delight - but it's the weaving shed that's truly awe-inspiring. Imagine this place in its heyday, with all the looms working!


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The second half of the module was shot at Salt's Mill in Saltaire, which is in West Yorkshire (not South Yorkshire as I mistakenly said in the video!). It's impressive, although nothing is left of the mill interiors - it's now a gallery space, dedicated to the work of David Hockney.

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