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.

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