Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Blue street signs

There is an ongoing project in Saltaire to replace the standard black and white street signs throughout the village with distinctive Prussian blue and white ones. These are similar in style to the originals installed by Sir Titus Salt. (The new ones appear to be plastic whereas the originals were metal. Presumably they rusted eventually, so there are none left.) The idea for the project came from the late Clive Woods, a founder member of Saltaire Village Society, and is endorsed by the World Heritage Site Management Plan. The signs are funded by individual donations of £98.00 each. The purchaser receives a miniature replica of 'their' sign. There are still a handful of signs 'up for grabs' and the Village Society hopes the project will be completed by the end of 2010. (To sponsor a sign contact Molly Kenyon mkenyon@freeuk.com)

5 comments:

  1. You didn't mention if you have sponsored one? Sounds like a fun idea.

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  2. Wonderful photograph. I love the climbing tree, the glimpse of the red door and last but not least the blue signs. Great shot.

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  3. What a beautiful tree! It looks like it is hugging the building.

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  4. Not sure if it is a tree as such - I think it's a very old creeper. I'll go back and take a photo of it when it has leaves, and try and identify it.

    And no, sadly I haven't sponsored a sign - I don't have £98.00 to splurge!

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  5. A gorgeous picture! And those signs look quite elegant.

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