A timeless view along the Leed - Liverpool Canal at Shipley Wharf.
A timeless view along the Leed and Liverpool Canal at Shipley Wharf.
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Canal View at Shipley Wharf

At the end of the 19th century the view along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal would probably be a lot more smoggy, with smoke coming from the chimneys and more narrow boats going about the serious business of transporting goods for sale. Otherwise it may well have looked much like this.

On a business trip with a colleague, we found ourselves staying in Shipley, right opposite the Shipley Wharf. A summer’s evening offered a great opportunity for a walk along the canal to Saltaire and back.

Windows at Saltaire Mill reflected in the Leeds - Liverpool Canal.© 2013 hairy1travels.com

Windows at Saltaire Mill reflected in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
© 2013 hairy1travels.com

In the mid-19th century Sir Titus Salt developed the area, to consolidate his textile production, by establishing Saltaire Mill, with a village to house his workers. His legacy, now offices and a museum next to the River Aire makes an interesting spot to walk and research.

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