Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Detail of Saltaire's Victoria Hall
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A close-up view of Saltaire's Italianate Victoria Hall and its tower. You can see the elaborate Corinthian columns and all manner of carved faces and detailing. It seems no expense was spared on what was one of the centrepieces of Sir Titus Salt's model village - the Saltaire Club and Institute. Completed in 1871, it provided leisure and learning facilities for Saltaire's residents and the workers at Salt's Mill. For more information and views of this magnificent building, please see here or click the Victoria Hall label below.
There are community events, concerts and fairs most weekends in the Victoria Hall. I've been asked to mention one coming up soon: the Rawfest Natural Living Festival, 'Yorkshire's finest natural, organic and raw fair'. It's on Sunday 3 July from 10.00am - 4.30pm. Sounds good: lots of stalls of food & drinks, natural beauty products, natural cleaning products, organic gardening and some children's activities. I think many of us are keen to avoid nasty chemicals and artificial ingredients; this is a chance to learn more and to sample some products. Click the link for more info.