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Salt and Silver: A Story of Hope Paperback – 1 Dec 1998

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  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Bradford Arts, Museums and Libraries Service; 2nd Revised edition edition (Dec. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0907734529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0907734529
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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The story of the 19th century philanthropist who built Saltaire and the 1980s entrepreneur who brought it back to life.

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Well written story of two men of very different character, born in different centuries and united only by their devotion to Salts Mill in Saltaire a national treasure in a village of historic importance which everyone should visit. Be warned it is free admission but you won't be able to resist the goodies within and will certainly want to return.
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Salt & Silver: A Story of Hope

Indeed it is ~ a story of hope! In this remarkable double biography, Jim Greenhalf, writer, newsman and poet, carries the reader on a journey through time over a period of almost 200 years. From the birth of Sir Titus Salt in 1803 to the death of Jonathan Silver in 1997, the story evolves of two exceptional men, their vision and drive to bring work and prosperity to Saltaire, a small corner of industrial Yorkshire.
Dipping into Salt and Silver is like a visit to Salts Mill, where the action takes place; both leave you uplifted and inspired by the dynamism which created it. Each chapter opens with a photograph of a mill door, taking the reader on a walk through the mill; a thoughtful piece of design. The stories of Sir Titus Salt, 'the textile tycoon who built Salts Mill, and Jonathan Silver, his 20th Century counterpart who rescued this amazing place from oblivion', are neatly interwoven with references to the social climate of the times.
From the beginning, the humanness of both the subjects and writer is apparent, and the punchy newsman's prose is punctuated by the poet's love of a well turned phrase. The attention to detail is fascinating, not fastidious. Salt and Silver were extraordinary entrepreneurs, gifted with insight, vision and skills to fuel the generation and regeneration of Saltaire. Jim Greenhalf has his own share of insight and vision which he uses to breathe life into his subject, to make you care about the outcome.
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I love to buy 2nd hand books for their value and a sence of sharing other peoples love of the subject. The book was in great condition as described and real value for money.
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Second hand but in good condition. A very interesting read and full of historical facts.
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