Chargement de l'audio en cours


Mode édition



Titus Salt: fun facts
Activity 5

Titus Salt: fun facts


Sir Titus Salt pioneered the use of alpaca wool. He presented Prince Albert a sample of his unique, high-quality material, which Albert then passed on to Queen Victoria, who set a nationwide trend by wearing it – you can’t beat a bit of royal advertising!


When Salt died, he had accumulated a fortune worth a staggering £450,000,000, making him one of the richest men in Britain at the time.


The Stone Lions which can be found near Victoria Hall in Saltaire were originally intended for Nelson’s Column in London.

Victoria Hall in Saltaire, England.


As well as being made a Baronet by Queen Victoria, Salt was briefly a Member of Parliament and was the Mayor of Bradford for a short period.

Palace of Westminster, London.


The fame of Saltaire went well beyond the constraints of West Yorkshire and Charles Dickens himself penned an article titled “The great Yorkshire Llama” – a nod to Salt’s use of alpaca wool.

Charles Dickens.


Salt was an intensely private man, and there are few written records of his life and words – it is also said that upon his death, Titus Salt instructed his family to gather, and burn records relating to his life.

The Royal Family, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1846.


Building work on the final house in Saltaire was completed in 1876 – Salt died later that year.
Voir les réponses

Read the different anecdotes.

Workbook p. 82

Classify them into these categories:

the outside world

his work

his personality

Find a logical order and justify your choice.

Let's talk this out!

Voir les réponses

Share your findings with your classmates.

What was the most striking anecdote about Titus Salt? Why?

Sum up the importance of Titus Salt in the Industrial Age.

Useful vocabulary: What I found surprising was... I couldn’t have imagined that... It’s really astonishing that...

Over to you!

A responsible industrialist

Let’s use what you have learnt in and / or !

In 2001, Saltaire was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. As the mayor of Saltaire, you wish to honour Titus Salt with a statue in front of the town hall. Write and deliver a speech presenting your project to the inhabitants.

Enregistreur audio
Connectez-vous pour ajouter des favoris

Pour pouvoir ajouter ou retrouver des favoris, nous devons les lier à votre compte.Et c’est gratuit !

Livre du professeur

Pour pouvoir consulter le livre du professeur, vous devez être connecté avec un compte professeur et avoir validé votre adresse email académique.

Votre avis nous intéresse !
Recommanderiez-vous notre site web à un(e) collègue ?

Peu probable
Très probable

Cliquez sur le score que vous voulez donner.