A SALTAIRE landmark is looking to boost its international appeal with a website after holding an action-packed series of events to mark 30 years since it was transformed by a businessman.

Salts Mill has celebrated the milestone of businessman Jonathan Silver buying the site with a number of exhibitions, events and even a beer commission.

Mr Silver died from cancer in 1997, but not before he had transformed the mill into rented and commercial units and an art gallery. This included creating the sites’s 1853 gallery devoted to Bradford artist, David Hockney’s, work.

Now the site hopes to broaden its appeal after it launched an online shop, selling its stock including paintings, postcards and books, to the world.

Zoe Silver, of Salts Mill, looked back on an action-packed 2017 for the site.

She said: “We get visitors to the mill from all over the world.

“We launched our online shop this year, and we get orders from China and all over the world. It gives us a new platform.

“I can’t believe all of the stuff we have done this year. I feel like we have done it properly.

“It has been hard work for all of the staff at the mill, who have put so much into it. We have 100 people working for us.

“David Hockney’s 80th birthday was a big part of our 30th anniversary celebrations.

“It’s so busy here, there is so much going on. Our 30th anniversary was a big milestone. It’s amazing and absolutely unbelievable what has happened here over the last 30 years.”

The mill’s milestone was supported by the 80th birthdays of both Mr Hockney in July and Leeds-born poet Tony Harrison, in April.

Punters could also say cheers to the milestone with a beer.

Art, Love+Life, which is still on sale, was created by Saltaire Brewery after being commissioned by Salts Mill, and featured Californian hops.

This year’s festivities at Salts Mill also included an exhibition capturing the final days of the working mill era in Saltaire.

From Salt to Silver, held in the roof space at the site in September and October, featured the work of photographer Ian Beesley and poet Ian McMillan.

Mr Beesley took a number of pictures in the weaving mill at Salts Mill for 18 months from February 1985. He was then asked to take new pictures this year to mark the mill’s 30th anniversary.

Meanwhile, artist Kitty North closed the celebrations of the mill’s rebirth with Daring to Dream.