Saturday, 5 November 2011
Had a really interesting evening at the Caroline Street Social Club last Tuesday at the 'Saltaire Connected' event. Organised by the Saltaire Village Society, it was an opportunity for those involved with groups and events in and around Saltaire to get together and share information. Each group had a few minutes to say a little about their work and interests and then there was plenty of time to circulate, chat, gather information and make contacts. It's amazing how much is going on in this small area - and wonderful to see the range of interests people have and how passionate and committed people are, both to their particular activity and to the village as a community. Most encouraging.
I was fortunate to be able to take this photo of Mrs Ellin Dooley having a friendly chat with an alpaca. Mrs Dooley is one of the costumed guides who takes tour groups around Saltaire on 'Salts Walks'. A down-to-earth character with a large family and a generous nature, she always has lots of gossip to share. She is played by Maria Glot, who lives in Saltaire and has been involved in tourism for many years. Maria's in-depth knowledge and her fund of facts and anecdotes really brings Saltaire's history to life.