Friday, 14 January 2011
Heritage Trail 12 - Albert Road
'Continue along Caroline Street to the junction with Albert Road. Here turn left uphill....' Albert Road forms the western boundary of Saltaire village and originally looked onto open countryside. Now it overlooks the newer Hirst Wood estate and Saltaire Primary School. At the northern (lower) end of Albert Road you pass a row of overlookers' cottages but at either end of the road - as shown in my photo - there are some grander terraces and semis, originally home to the company's executives, teachers and the church minister. They still make very attractive, good-sized family homes - solid stone with slate roofs, and lovely high-ceilinged rooms.
[Photo taken near the Primary School marked on the street plan]