SALTAIRE is preparing for two days of events celebrating its heritage and the day to day lives of its residents.

The annual Saltaire World Heritage Weekend starts on Saturday, and this year’s event looks at how the lives of its residents have changed in the 160 years since it was built.

Staff at the Shipley Glen Tramway will be dressed in Victorian costume, and passengers who can show a pre decimal 1d and 1/2d coins can ride for free on the day.

There will be events at Roberts Park, including a Victorian fancy dress parade between noon and 2pm on Sunday and Alpacas from 10am to 2pm the same day, Brackenhall Countryside Centre and the Exhibition Centre of Shipley College.

To prepare for the event, pupils at Saltaire Primary School have created artwork themed around the village’s past, and it will be on display at Saltaire United Reform Church on both days of the festival.

Heritage walks have also been planned for both days.

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