The Exhibition Building

Exhibition building

Another building for education

Schools of Art and Science established in Victoria Hall (Saltaire Club and Institute) grew so rapidly that more space was needed. Titus Salt Jr. decided to mount a Royal Yorkshire Jubilee exhibition which would pay for the cost of a new building. The exhibition saw grand installations around the village and a royal visit by Princess Beatrice.

The exhibition, although successful in many ways, barely covered its own costs. Nonetheless, Exhibition Building was constructed in 1887 and stands today on a road of the same name. It is another reminder of the Salt family’s strong commitment to education, and in particular the commitment of Titus Jr. who died not long after its completion.

It is held on a long lease by Shipley College, which provides further education for young people and adult learners across the district.

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