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Shipley, town (1991 pop. 28,815), West Yorkshire, N England, on the Aire River. Of its varied industries, light engineering and the manufacture of woolens and worsteds are the most important. Within the district is Saltaire, a model village founded by Titus Salt in 1853 for the manufacture of alpaca.

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