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Saltford and Kelston Lock, early 1900s (from tinted postcard).

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20th Century (page 2)

On this page you can see images of the river that has always been so much of Saltford life together with aerial photographs of Saltford where you can see how Saltford once looked before many of today's houses were built.

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20th Century Saltford page 2
(River, Aerial Views)

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River

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The River Avon by Saltford Brass Mill, 1900.


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Mead Lane and River Avon, 1900.


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The weir, Saltford, 1905.
The white wording on the building at the end
of the weir reads "SHEPPARD'S BOATS".


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Saltford with Kelston Lock (right), 1900s.


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View from The Outlook, The Shallows, Saltford 1907.
The Brass Mill is in the centre of the picture.


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Saltford Regatta 1908 - Ambrose Challenge Cup
Junior-Senior Fours:
Bow S D Withers, 2 W H Thatcher-Gale, 3 C E Gardener, Str J F Holloway.
Courtesy of Keynsham and Saltford Local History Society.


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View from Homefield (above The Outlook), Saltford 1909. Note the stone wall along the side of the road that no longer exists.


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Saltford Lock (by the Jolly Sailor PH), 1910.


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Bristol Ariel Rowing Club event at Saltford Regatta, 1910.

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Bristol Ariel Rowing Club event at Saltford Regatta, 1910
(looking upstream).

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Clifton Boathouse, Saltford Regatta, c.1910.

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Programme (cover) from the 1914 Saltford Regatta.
Courtesy of Keynsham and Saltford Local History Society.


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Kelston Lock and Sheppard's Boat
Hire and Tea Room, Saltford, 1910s.


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Saltford Regatta, c.1915.
Courtesy of Keynsham and Saltford Local History Society.


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Saltford postcard showing two steam trains
(one in the station), 1915.


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Saltford Lock (by the Jolly Sailor PH), 1919, by S J Loxton.
Courtesy of Keynsham and Saltford Local History Society.


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Spion Kop overlooking the River Avon and Lansdown Hill, c.1920.




1924: "...finest scenery to be found on the Avon"

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This advert from the 1924 edition of the Tourist Guide to Bath was accompanied by the following text:-

BOATING
The Saltford Boating Station about five miles from Bath is a delightfully situated retreat amongst the finest scenery to be found on the Avon, it is easily reached by train, or by tram to Newton Globe Inn and a pretty country walk through the fields by the river. Thousands of visitors are catered for annually at Sheppard's Tea Rooms and Boating station.

Acknowledgements/Information Sources
Bath Record Office (2017)




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1930 Saltford Lock, by the Jolly Sailor pub.


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Saltford Regatta spectators, summer 1932.

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Saltford Regatta - race by Clifton Boathouse, June 1932.

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Rowing in the Jamaica Cup at the Saltford Regatta, mid 1930s.


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Kelston Lock (and Weir) and Sheppard's Boat
Hire and Tea Room, Saltford, 1934.


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January 1940:
View across the river from The Outlook, The Shallows.


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January 1940:
View across the river to Kelston station
(on RH side, closed in 1948).


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1940: Kelston Lock.


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1962: Sheppard's Boat House by Kelston Lock.


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1974: Clifton Boathouse, Saltford


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Boxing Day, 1978: Kelston Brass Mill from Saltford Lock


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July 1978: Saltford Brass Mill and Cabin Cruisers


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Aerial Views

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July 1934: Bath sewage works at Saltford (from west looking east).
Swineford Lock is top left corner of the photograph and the Bristol to Bath A431 runs above the river.
Reproduced by kind permission of Historic England.


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c.1936: Aerial view of railway station, Saltford Brass Mill and river. Click on photograph to open larger version
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1962: Aerial view of The Glen and Uplands Road behind. Click on photograph to open larger version (opens in new window). Saltford Environment Group


c.1968 aerial photgraphs of Saltford

These six aerial photographs taken in the late 1960s (c.1968) were copied by Saltford Environment Group in April 2016 from originals held at the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton. They are from Historic England's Aerofilms collection.

You can click on each photograph to open a larger version (each opens in new window).

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1. Viewed from south: Beech Rd/ManorRd/A4 crossroads (click on photograph for larger version).
Reproduced by kind permission of Historic England


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2. Saltford viewed from west (click on photograph for larger version).
Reproduced by kind permission of Historic England


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3. Saltford viewed from SW, Grange Rd in foreground (click on photograph for larger version).
Reproduced by kind permission of Historic England


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4. Saltford viewed from NE, St Mary's on right, closed LMS railway that became Sustrans cycleway bottom left (click on photograph for larger version).
Reproduced by kind permission of Historic England


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5. Viewed from south: A4 road through Saltford in foreground (click on photograph for larger version).
Reproduced by kind permission of Historic England

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6. Saltford viewed from east, River Avon and The Shallows in foreground (click on photograph for larger version).
Reproduced by kind permission of Historic England


1969 aerial photograph of The Shallows and Kelston Lock by Malcolm Guthrie

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1969: Aerial view of The Shallows and Kelston Lock, Saltford. Photograph taken by Malcolm Guthrie. Click on photograph to open larger version
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1972 aerial photographs of Saltford by Malcolm Guthrie

These high quality aerial photographs were taken by Saltford resident Malcolm Guthrie in a Cessna 144. Click on each photograph to open a larger more detailed version (each opens in new window).

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Saltford Tunnel from the north (click on photograph for larger version).
By Malcolm Guthrie Saltford Environment Group


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Saltford Tunnel from the south (click on photograph for larger version).
By Malcolm Guthrie Saltford Environment Group


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North side of Saltford (click on photograph for larger version).
By Malcolm Guthrie Saltford Environment Group


2000 aerial photograph of Saltford

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Aerial view of Saltford from west to east. Saltford School & school field is
in the centre of the photograph (click on photograph for larger version).

Saltford Environment Group


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On page 3 you can find People, WW I & II, &
Miscellaneous items of interest >>


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