Saltaire is a great place to visit as it has something for everyone. On first floor is a gallery with lots of faberoony art and artefacts. There is also a vast variety of books on art, fashion, graphics, design etc. K was in his element he is partial to a good book purchase and is always tempted. He is thrifty though and always checks online before he purchases to get the best price. He ordered two books when he got home and I don't know how it happened but two from my selection popped up in his basket. Thanks K. Amazon were very kind and because he is a good customer gave him a £10 voucher. Not bad.
On the second floor Yorkshire Fashion Archive had an exhibition - it was well worth a visit. Not only did they have items of clothing that had been donated they have photographs of the people who owned them wearing them and their story. Goosebump time - well for me anyway - I really enjoy social history and nostalgia.
Does this make you chuckle?
It did me!
This homemade wedding dress from the late 1950's was a pale salmon pink - the lady who made it and wore it said she didn't suit white and that it reminded her of her school blouses so she went for the pink - apparently it was becoming fashionable in the late 50's to wear pink - you learn something new everyday don't you.
Here she is on her Wedding Day - isn't is gorgeous
The lady who made and designed this dress also screen printed the fabric - she was an art student - as Nellie and I said it wouldn't look out of place now.
This happy couple were just about to go on honeymoon to Wales
The dress was really pretty
This outfit looks very 40's but was actually a 1970's piece
BIG collar and looked like crimpoline - nice.
We did partake in a little snackette from the Diner.
There was a great household items section with super stuff but NO PHOTOS so can't share. I can share that a few items were purchased to go in my giveaway which I will post about very soon.
After a good stoll around the mill we venture a little into the village. Houses all in rows with beautiful windows, stately looking lions
and rainbow llamas
Nellie and Belle
Having fun watching a film of David Hockney's latest work which he has created using his i-pad.
We had a great day and as we were walking out I said to the girl's that was great fun, we all stayed together as a family and didn't split up -ha ha said Nellie quick as a flash - that's cos you have the money. Only joking she said.
Why Saltaire twice you may wonder - well the last time we went just K and I we had a fuss - code for argument in the Diner and I had a strop and demanded to be taken home. What was it about - oh just the saga of the dresser top being returned into the house from the garage. Very serious at the time really silly now. Good job we know each other and our quirky ways so well.