Trip to Saltaire on Saturday 3rd June 2017

Our trip to Saltaire on Saturday 3rd June was really, really good.

We stopped at the lovely village of Knaresborough on the way there, which had loads of interesting shops and cafes to explore.

Saltaire itself is a purpose built village, constructed in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt for his mill workers. His theory was that if the workers had somewhere nice to live away from the industrial city of Bradford they would work harder.

There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the 3 storey mill to explore. The mill holds one of the largest collections of David Hockney’s art as well as a restaurant, antiques, handmade jewellery, clothes and homeware shops. All free and all very interesting to wander round.

There is also plenty of green spaces and waterways to explore – you can even have a sail on the canal in a barge. Something for everyone.

The weather was exceptionally good. Sunny and warm although the rain did come just as we were getting on the bus for the return journey home.

A great time was had by all – thanks to everyone involved.