Salt’s Mill

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Sir Titus Salt had this huge mill built between 1851 and 1853. He went on to build new homes for the workers, together with an infirmary, schools, meeting halls, shops, churches and parks around the mill in what was a model village, a vast improvement on living conditions at the time. The mill was revived and refurbished in recent decades and became a World Heritage Site. Over several floors, the mill now houses the largest collection of David Hockney works in the world. The setting is very informal with none of the stuffiness encountered in most art galleries. Most impressive is the 'twenty five trees' exhibition and recent impressions of countryside around Hockney's present home in Bridlington,East Yorkshire. There are other shops in the mill as well as bakeries, cafes and pubs in the immediate area to keep everyone amused. The guided book walking tour around the village should not be missed. Best of all, access to the mills galleries and exhibitions is free.

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