Sunday, 5 June 2011
I is for Information
The Tourist Information Centre in Saltaire closed in 2007. It was privately run by Roger and Anne Heald from their thriving little Gift Shop at 2 Victoria Road (where Magic Number 3 is now) and was a really friendly and homely place, offering a warm welcome to visitors from near and far. When they retired, the business closed down and since then there has been no central place in Saltaire where visitors could get help or information about the village and its history... a sad state of affairs for what is now a World Heritage Site. There has been talk for a while of Bradford Council opening a Visitor Information Centre in the village and on my evening walk the other day I noticed this big blue 'i'...... so it looks like it's happened, hurrah! The Centre is housed in what used to be Sir Titus Salt's private quarters in Salts Mill, at the bottom of Victoria Road; rather appropriate I think. I will make sure I go and visit it soon, and report back further!
(BTW you can see yesterday's window up there - but the sun was fading fast.)