World Heritage Weekend

World Heritage Weekend 2017: ‘People’s Stories’

Click here for the full programme: 2017 WH WEEKEND PROGRAMME

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017

Since 2011, Saltaire has held its own World Heritage Weekend. The focus this year will be on exploring past and present stories of day-to-day lives within the historic village of WHW front cover 2017Saltaire and its environs. Victorian promenades will be re-enacted within Roberts Park (dressing up encouraged!). Other key attractions will be a brass band, craft workshop and the live alpacas.

Saltaire Primary School will present an exhibition of the children’s study of Victorian cross-stitch needlework (known as samplers), in Saltaire United Reformed Church.

There will be an exhibition of People’s Stories from the Saltaire Archive in Shipley College, including an audio collection of spoken stories of life in Saltaire.

Shipley Glen’s rich history will be made accessible to visitors and the wider community through walks and hands-on activities centred on Bracken Hall.

Follow the Story Explorer trail, answering questions at each location to gain ink stamps on the Weekender publicity leaflet. There will be a reward for collecting stamps. The ink-stamp competition encourages you to explore the whole area of Saltaire Village and up Shipley Glen to the Bracken Hall Countryside Centre.

World Heritage Weekend 2017 will be delivered in partnership with Friends of Roberts Park, the Canal and River Trust, Shipley Glen Tramway, Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, Baildon ‘Walkers are Welcome’, Saltaire Archive and Shipley College, Higher Coach Road Community Group and Bradford Community Broadcasting.

The Weekender will be distributed house-to-house in Saltaire, Hirst Wood, Baildon and the immediate neighbourhood.

For a preview of the full programme, click on the link above.