Christmas Tree lights switch on this Sunday


Its the Christmas tree lights switch on in Saltaire this Sunday, at the Victoria Hall. There will be the Hall Royd Brass Band playing and a childrens choir.

There will also be various stalls selling a number of different goodies and crafts. Plus, christmas wouldn’t be christmas without some mulled wine (which is free!) or fruit juices. You can also get some up to date information on what else is happening in the community.

Roberts Park to host the Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede

Reindeer Stampede

The Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede, now in its fourth year will take place in Roberts Park at 10am on Sunday 8 December 2014. It is a 5k festive family fun, attracting approximately 300 people.

The entry fees are £12 for adults, £6 for children under 15 and £2.50 for children under 8.

Participants can sign up online at or on the day for an additional £2.
For more details please contact Carl Foster at:

Epilepsy Action
0113 210 8800

The Market is coming to Saltaire


An award-winning Continental Market is set to bring a real International flavour to Exhibition Road in Saltaire. Opening on Friday 20th September, traders from around the world will be resident until Sunday 22nd September 2013. Shoppers of Saltaire will have the opportunity to shop for items from all over the world as our Continental traders travel from all over to bring an array of products typical of their region offering a truly unique experience not to be missed.

Meats of the World will be offering a range of exotic meats from Ostrich, Impala, Crocodile, and wild Boar as Solsolet Partners have some delicious traditional Spanish and Mediterranean tapas. Terroir De France shall also be in Saltaire with their speciality, dry cured sausage coming in a number of flavours including duck and bull.

Coffee Express will be in Saltaire with their delicious Italian coffees from freshly ground coffee beans with a choice of syrups. The Cheese Board shall be offering a great variety of cheeses from around the world, and a selection crackers, jams and chutneys, while our Traditional German Schwenkgrill will be in Saltaire with their delicious Bratwurst Sausage.

A spokesperson for Market Place has expressed their excitement for this event, “Our traders shall be offering Saltaire a selection of flavours from all across the globe as well as some unique crafts and gifts for the whole family. It shall definitely be the place to be!”

Castaneda will be bringing a variety of Native American Handicraft such as traditional dream catchers and musical instruments and hand embroidered linen tops proving to be a great hit at all events. G and G Global Gifts Collection shall be presenting a great selection of wooden furniture, carvings and figurines all Fair Trade and ecologically sourced. Rogowski will be bringing their beautiful metal sculptures, giving the market a unique twist.

If you’re not sure about trying something new, ask for a sample from our friendly traders. Visitors are certain to find something unique and tasty from our Continental Market. Come and join us for a fun family day out with a difference.

Opening hours of the market are:
Friday – Saturday 09:00 to 17:30
Sunday 10:00 to 16:00


For further information, interviews or images please contact: Emma Rhodes at or call 0161 637 2523

Property in Saltaire

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Saltaire Photography Walks

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If you are looking to learn some insights to photography then these walks may be perfect. They are really for anyone who has a compact, bridge, or DSLR camera and would like to learn basic photo techniques and explore the village of Sir Titus Salt. The walks are 3 hours and start at the gates of Saltaire United Reformed Church, there is a charge of £10 per person and maximum group size of 6/7.

During the walk you will be shown the techniques for getting correct exposure, how depth of field is used for creative image making and composition.

If you feel this is something for you then please get in touch with us or Geoff at the website address below.

Some further details;

Starting point Saltaire United Reformed Church
Start time 1pm
Finish time 4pm (not critical)
Price £10
Dates for the summer walks
June 9th 16th 23rd 30th
Places 0 7 7 7
July 3rd 10th 17th 24th
Places 7 7 7 6
August 4th 11th 18th 25th 28th
Places 5 7 7 7 7

Please check website for further information

New Running Group in Saltaire

New running groups are starting in Saltaire on Thursday evenings

If you are interested in trying running or running with others then why not come along?

The first running group is starting 20th January at Greens Health & Fitness, Otley Road, Charlestown at 18.30. The second starts on the 3rd February at Salts Sports club Victoria Road, Saltaire at 19:00 (at bottom of Victoria Road, turn left after the canal bridge and continue on the track ahead).

We welcome runners/joggers of all abilities. There will be coaches and some experienced runners on hand to help with any questions you might have and to generally encourage you to enjoy your running.

Roberts Park Saltaire gets refurbished

Saltaire cricket club is possibly the only cricket club in the country to play in a world heritage site. This winter Roberts Park, the home of Saltaire Cricket Club has undergone a £4.5 million lottery funded refurbishment. The park has recently been returned to its former glory and will be unveiled in an opening ceremony to be held on the 22nd May 2010.

Originally, the Park was to be unveiled around Easter, but due to the freezing weather conditions over the winter this date was put on hold. The work that has been carried out includes the rebuilding of the bandstand and an extensive renovatioon of the half moon cafe. As well as the buildings, the park grounds have also had a makeover, with flowerbeds being replanted and a number of shelters being restored.

Saltaire Festival 2013

From the Sat 14 – Sun 22 Sep 2013, Saltaire will again see the return of the Saltaire Festival. The festival has now been running since 2003 and continues to grow each time. This year is no exception, with many different art and textile exhibitions, lectures, films and markets to enjoy. There should be something for people of all ages to enjoy.

The first festival was organised to commemorate the 150 year anniversary of the opening of the great mill back in 1853. It has now been running for 6 years. For more information and a programme of events visit the Saltaire Festival