Saltaire to host annual World Heritage Weekend

Saltaire to host annual World Heritage Weekend

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Saltaire, Bradford’s Council’s World Heritage Site, will host its annual World Heritage Weekend with activities and exhibitions for all the family this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 April).

Most of the activities are free and the theme of the event is an emphasis on the leisure facilities in Saltaire and Shipley Glen which became part of Bradford’s holiday tradition.

On Saturday alpacas will be in Roberts Park, giving visitors the chance to see the animals which provided the wool that made Saltaire.

As well as the alpacas, there will also be countryside craft activities, exhibitions, music, guided walks, canal boats, workshops, demonstrations and tram rides.

There will a number of guided family walks through the beautiful countryside surrounding Saltaire.

The Shipley Glen Tramway will be running and anyone who can present a pre-decimal penny or two halfpennys can ride on the tram for free.

The Saltaire Stories ‘Bradford At Leisure’ archive exhibition takes place at the United Reformed Church in Victoria Road on both days.

Helen Thornton, Bradford Council’s World Heritage Site Officer, said; “We hope as many people as possible will join us to celebrate Saltaire’s place among the elite group of global heritage locations.

“It has a fascinating and unique history which we are keen to share with everyone.”

A programme of events will be available from the Visitor Information Centre and at Victoria Hall in Saltaire, also at www.saltairevillage.info and www.visitbradford.com.

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