We are regular visitors to Saltaire, a Victorian village built by Sir Titus Salt to house the workers for his massive stone textile mill. On Saturday, today and tomorrow it’s Saltaire Art Trail. A host of artists and makers display their stuff, mainly in houses around the village. It is an excellent excuse to wander round the World Heritage Site and a change to visit the interiors of quite a few of the terrace cottages.
The exhibitions and events are divers. Our favourite was 11 William Henry Street, where there was live art including a very junior tea brewer making imaginary tea for visitors accompanied by free-hand singing – not to be missed.
Some places spilled out into their garden:
It was a fine sunny day, if a bit chilly (doh, two days running now, frosts in the morning – come on it’s May for Goodness Sake! Very bad for my potatoes). We had a good chat to a working sign-writer with his junior apprentice and in Vic Hall a letter-press printer. Jane also had a chat with a tab rug maker Chrissie Freeth a fellow Friend of the Heritage Crafts Association
The Lions outside Victoria Hall had been bombed:
And as a special bonus I picked up a George V or VI beer mug, certified one pint in The West Riding of Yorkshire: