Friday, 21 January 2011
Heritage Trail 18 - Victoria Road junction
'Use the puffin crossing (across Saltaire Road) to continue along Victoria Road'..... Are you puffin' yet? Well, we'll soon be back where we started. Be careful here - this is another very busy junction and accident blackspot . Although the Salts Hospital building is on one corner (see yesterday's picture) that's no use as the building hasn't been used as a hospital for years!
Victoria Road is the main thoroughfare through Saltaire and contains all the big public buildings. There are a few houses towards the top, as seen in the photo, and a parade of shops at the bottom near Salts Mill. It is a wide and pleasant street, designed to show the village off at its best.
I know some of you will be ready for a pint of 'Saltaire Blonde' [the local beer named after me ;-) ] so turn right here, down Saltaire Road - Fanny's Ale House is a few hundred yards down on the left, just past the car park .... but don't tell Sir Titus!)
[Junction marked on street plan, beside no 16 the Hospital]