World Heritage Weekend at Saltaire Village
Outdoor Event, Sat 22 - Sun 23 Apr 2017, free entry
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In the latter years of the 19th century Saltaire, the River Aire, the Leeds Liverpool Canal and nearby Shipley Glen became a popular place for day trippers. Families from Bradford came by tram and walked down through Saltaire village for fresh air, beautiful scenery and, of course the funicular tramway taking Victorian pleasure seekers up to the amusements and fairground rides on the Glen. The Shipley Glen Tramway is still working and will be kept busy over the World Heritage Weekend.
This year Saltaire Stories will tell you the story of these leisure activities with a Guided Trail between the United Reformed Church in Saltaire and Bracken Hall Countryside centre on Shipley Glen from 10am on Saturday and Sunday. You can start the tour from either end and will be guided along the trail. Expert guides will be stationed at key points of interest along the way to give you the stories of past and recent history.– including the canal, river Aire, Roberts Park and the Glen.
The guided trail is free. No need to book, just turn up between 10am and 4pm at the church or Bracken Hall. Shipley Glen Tramway museum will be open from 10am and the first tram up/down at 11am. If you have the original fare of 11/2d (in old coins) you can travel free, if not the return adult fare is £2 with concessions for children. For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other activities during the weekend include:
-An historical archive exhibition (with paying café) in the basement of the United Reformed Church (free)
-Free access to the canal boat ‘the Kennet’ moored at Victoria Road, Saltaire canal bridge.
-Other activities for all the family to enjoy in Roberts Park
- Salts Walks - costumed guided walks 11am and 2pm from the Visitor Information Centre (small charge applied)
|Sat 22 - Sun 23 Apr 2017|
- World Heritage Weekend
- Children welcome