Monday, 10 January 2011
Heritage Trail 8 - Albert Terrace
'Retrace your steps to the railway bridge then turn right down Albert Terrace...' Albert Terrace is one of the oldest streets in Saltaire and still retains its original setts (cobbles). Some of the houses along here are three storeys high and were originally intended as shared lodgings for young single workers, but they apparently preferred lodging with families so, before long, these too became family homes. Overlooking the railway, church and open countryside, they have a very pleasant aspect.
When I set out to take these Heritage Trail photos I decided that, even though I wanted to give a sense of the history of Saltaire, I would not deliberately avoid evidence of modern 'clutter' - so I didn't try to find angles that excluded all cars, litterbins, streetlights and so on. Hence there's a wheelie bin right in the middle here!.....But it would have been a better photo without it, so I think I should have gone and pushed it round the corner after all!
[Taken from just past the railway symbol on the street plan]