SALTAIRE

 

LIVING CONDITIONS

In Saltaire, the housing was very good which were given to workers. They had gardens and toilets outside which were cleaned and emptied regularly. The houses were carefully graded according to the worker's occupation and the rent varied in the size and quality of the accommodation.

The workers houses had living rooms, kitchens and upstairs two bedrooms. The supervisor's houses had a scullery (kitchen), living room, three bedrooms and a front garden. Managers, designers and wool buyers had the best houses.

LEISURE

Sir Titus Salt had restricted a lot of leisure activities that normally caused trouble between workers. He gave money to clubs such as cricket clubs, fishing clubs and gardening societies. The institute building held concert a concert hall, a lecture theatre, a library, a school of art and classrooms. They also had reading rooms, chess and draughts rooms, smoking rooms, billiard rooms and gyms. This was a success because membership was cheap and soon the institute had over a thousand people.

Sir Titus Salt gave work to the unemployed only if they agreed to obey the rules. They got a quality way of life.