Adopt a Box today!

Thanks to all who have contributed already to the “Adopt a Box” scheme launched on 25th August.   Saltaire Stories invites local businesses, residents, individuals, families and community groups to support the Saltaire Archive by becoming adopters.

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A business breakfast at Salts Mill was a very pleasant way to launch the scheme

Each box in the Archive holds items ranging from private papers of the Salt and Roberts families to personal collections donated by people who lived in the village and/or worked in the Mill.

The Archive is owned by Shipley College, in trust for the community. Volunteer archivists care for thousands of documents, images and artefacts (further details on the Saltaire Archive page of this website).

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Original documents are among the Archive’s treasures

This year, thanks to Heritage Lottery funding for the Saltaire Stories project, archive consultants have worked alongside the volunteers.

Saltaire Stories aims to secure further Heritage Lottery funding to get key aspects of the Archive accessible on line.

You can help to make the Archive accessible to people wanting to learn about Saltaire’s heritage – with your gift recorded for all time!

Adopters will receive an ‘adoption certificate’ and have their name(s) entered in a special ledger to be retained in the Archive.

A minimum contribution of £100 for each box is needed to reach the target of £14,000.  Several contributors can club together for a box if they wish.

To become an adopter, please download the letter and form adopt-a-box.

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