West Riding World Weaving Heritage

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:

Only £0.99!

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