A 1950s picnic, alpacas in the park and a Victorian fancy dress parade were just some of the highlights of a two-day heritage festival in Saltaire this weekend.

The event which attracted crowds and sunshine was organised to celebrate the village's heritage and the day to day lives of its residents.

It started on Saturday with a look at how the lives of its villagers have changed in the 160 years since it was built by Titus Salt and its neighbours living in the Higher Coach Road estate also got in on the act, throwing a 1950s picnic in the style of an outdoor living room to mark 50 years since their riverside-community was built.

Ruth Bartlett from Higher Coach Road Residents Group said their contribution to the weekend drew in visitors from as far as Halifax to find out about Saltaire's other model village. "It's the first time we've ever been included in the Saltaire programme but we wanted to show we are part of its heritage too!"

Staff at the Shipley Glen Tramway also dressed up in Victorian costume with passengers who could show a pre decimal 1d and 1/2d coins riding for free and on Sunday there were events at Roberts Park,including a Victorian fancy dress parade and the chance to meet alpacas.

Pupils at Saltaire Primary School also created artwork themed around the village’s past and it was on display at Saltaire United Reform Church on both days of the festival.