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The Royal Visit to Bradford

The visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Saltaire, near Bradford, where their Royal Highnesses were the guests of Mr. Titus Salt, at Milner Field, his mansion in the Aire Valley or Airedale, came to an end last Saturday. The Prince and Princess, on the Friday, went to Bradford to open the new Technical School, which has been built at a cost of 30,000, and which was described in our last week's publication, accompanied by a number of Illustrations of the town and neighbourhood, including Sir Titus Salt's great factory village of Saltaire. The municipality and whole population of Bradford, joined by thousands of people from other towns of the West Riding, met their Royal Highnesses with a hearty Yorkshire welcome; and no cost had been spared in the way of decoration. There were eight or nine triumphal arches on the road from Saltaire, at Lister Park, and through the town of Bradford, to the Technical School, hundreds of flags and banners and Venetian masts with pennons gay. The Prince and Princess, with their host and hostess of Saltaire and a company of distinguished guests, set forth at half-past eleven o'clock, favoured with the finest weather. The Royal party, who were escorted by the 2nd West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry, reached the point dividing the Shipley district from Bradford a few minutes before twelve o'clock. In the carriages accompanying the Prince and Princess from Saltaire were the High Sheriff of Yorkshire (Sir Henry D. Ingilby) and Lady lngilby, the Lord Lieutenant (Earl Fitzwilliam) and Countess Fitzwilliam, the Earl and Countess of Bective and Lady Olivia Taylour, Lieutenant-Colonel Clarke, Lady Suffield, the Hon. and Rev. P. Yorke Savile. Sir Philip Cunliffe-Owen, Mr. Christopher Sykes, M.P., Mr. and Mrs. Titus Salt, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Salt, Mr. George Salt, Mr. Charles Stead (chairman of the Shipley Local Board) and Mrs. and Miss Stead.
SOURCE: The Illustrated London News, July 1, 1882, p.10

Royal entrance to Bradford