Salts Mill, Saltaire.

In 2013 I was commissioned to create a film about the history of Salts Mill.   The mill is in Saltaire, near Bradford, and the village and the mill were built by Sir Titus Salt.  The mill closed in the 1980's and has since become a gallery and retail centre, famous for its exhibitions of work by David Hockney, a friend of the owners.  I wanted to record the stories of people who had worked in the mill, and with the help of the Saltaire History Club and the Saltaire Archive, I tracked down and interviewed seven people and recorded their stories and drawings of the mill.  The film, 'Drawing out the Threads' was shown in the spinning room in the exhibition 'Cloth and Memory 2'.  The film is now on permanent display in the Saltaire History Exhibition at Salts Mill

'Drawing out the Threads'
'Drawing out the Threads'

In 2013 I was commissioned to make a film about the history of Salts Mill, Saltaire, for the exhibition 'Cloth and Memory 2'. This film is now on permanent display at Salts Mill.

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Saltaire Archive
Saltaire Archive

I did a lot of research about the history of Salts Mill at the Saltaire Archive, housed at Shipley College, Saltaire.

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Making 'Drawing out the Threads'
Making 'Drawing out the Threads'

During 2012-13, I interviewed seven people about their memories of Salts Mill, and asked them to draw places they remembered. Val Wooley lived in Saltaire from 1942 - 53 and remembered as a small child, visiting her mother at work in the mill.

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Making 'Drawing out the Threads'
Making 'Drawing out the Threads'

During 2012-13, I interviewed seven people about their memories of Salts Mill, and asked them to draw places they remembered. Frank Senior worked at Salts Mill from 1933 - 1983.

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Making 'Drawing out the Threads'
Making 'Drawing out the Threads'

This is a drawing of a Combing machine, that draws out the thread and puts in the first twist, done by Antoni Janowicz who worked at Salts Mill in 1951 and 1953.

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'Drawing out the Threads'
'Drawing out the Threads'

In 2013 I was commissioned to make a film about the history of Salts Mill, Saltaire, for the exhibition 'Cloth and Memory 2'. This film is now on permanent display at Salts Mill.

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