Monday, 11 April 2011
Things are definitely getting a bit more cheerful round here - colour is bursting onto the scene in swathes of daffodils and early blossom, with fresh green buds on the trees. And then everything seems a bit more bearable, don't you think?
I can never decide which season brings out the best in Saltaire's lovely Victorian church. In winter, snow can lighten up the stone work, autumn brings wonderful colour to the beech trees around it, summer means lots of visitors and fetes, with all the colour and life that brings. And in the spring, a host of golden daffodils certainly has impact.... the church becomes the backdrop instead of the main focus.
Talking of visitors and fetes, next weekend April 15-18 sees festivities in Saltaire to mark International World Heritage Day - raising awareness of our history and the efforts needed to protect and preserve our heritage worldwide. It's the first time this has been marked in Saltaire since the village and mill was granted World Heritage Site status in 2001. Full information and a programme of events is available on the Saltaire Village Website. I hope to bring you more news later!