Friday, 17 September 2010

Children's event

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.)

8 comments:

  1. Nice choice of colour for this scene; for a second I thought, "How strange, posting an old photo!"

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  2. A great way to educate the kids about history of their local area.

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  3. I am headed to a towns annual celebration to cover bathtub races, a fun sounding event for me.

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  4. Bet the kids enjoyed it, although I suspect the original kids would have looked like 'scruffy tykes' rather than the clean whites these have.

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  5. Sounds lovely! Makes me think of the E.F. Benson books and Lucia's Elizabethan festival.

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  6. Your processing if very fitting for this event. :)

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  7. Oh I love how it looks so authentic with the sepia you used! ~Lili

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  8. Well done, Jenny... an event to make you smile, captured in style.

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