Saltaire Memorabilia Found in Kettering


A couple who have never heard of Saltaire paid a visit to the village recently after discovering a 130 year old commemorative walking cane when clearing out their cupboards.

Elaine Moring and Karl Woodbridge found the 1879 silver handled cane at their 20 year old flat in Kettering, Northampton. It was presented to the then Saltaire Band which went on to become the present day Hammonds Saltaire Band

There is an inscription on the cane which reads: “Presented by the members of Saltaire Brass Band, Sir Titus Salt and Sons and Company, to Joseph Scott, Military outfitter, for the efficient manner in which he executed the uniform dress of the band. Made by Joseph Paley, Bandmaster. Dated 24th May, 1879.”

The couple searched the internet, emailed historian Dave Shaw and have now given the cane to Shipley College Resource Centre.

Elaine and Karl are pictured handing over the cane to band chairman John Myles and Julie Woodward from the Resource Centre.

Darran West