The history of Saltwell Park, from its beginnings as part of the Ravensworths’ estate, to William Wailes and Saltwell Towers, to becoming a public space. Plus the Victorian tradition of benefactors.
What You’ll Hear
- 1:40: William Wailes and the Towers
- 2:13: The back story to the park
- 3:16: The People’s Park
- 4:04: Victorian benefactors
- 4:40: Shipley Art Gallery
Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by a blog featured in my Time Pieces History Project on Saltwell Park, and a post I wrote about the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead.