Saltaire Festival children's event this year was even more charming than usual. Since the park has had a makeover this year, they decided to re-enact the original opening of Saltaire Park in 1871. (It wasn't called Roberts Park until 1920 when the then owner of Salts and Saltaire, Sir James Roberts, gifted the park to Bradford Corporation.) Schoolchildren from the three local primary schools, dressed in Victorian costume, paraded through the village to the park. There followed an afternoon of entertainment - singing and dancing - in front of invited guests, including Sir Titus Salt himself and his immediate family - and the present day Lord and Lady Mayoress of Bradford.
(The buildings in the background are the Stables and the tower of Saltaire United Reformed Church.)