Saturday 27th January 2018 ko 14.00
West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division
SALTS 2 (Pleasance 53 59)
BRITANNIA SPORTS 0
With an honourable mention to Salts 4th’s 4 Horton FC 1 on the adjacent pitch!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In Englands green & pleasant Land.
Blake. “And did those feet in ancient time”
Maybe when William Blake wrote what eventually became the hymn “Jerusalem he had Bradford in mind. The area was famous for being the wool capital of the world and the Industrial Revolution saw rapid expansion and industrialisation. The city grew unchecked during the early 19th century and that growth came without any thought to workers rights, or or the lives they led in or out of the workplace. The result was terrible living conditions with horrifying mortality and morbidity figures among the dark Satanic Mills but local mill owner Titus Salt chose to do something about it.