Saltaire History Club – The Saltaire Rose Show, 8th March

Hi all, did you know Saltaire’s very own version of the Chelsea Flower Show ran in Roberts Park for nearly thirty years, between 1903 to 1928?

The horticulturally inclined, history and heritage buffs of all kinds and even just the plain curious might enjoy finding out the full details at the Saltaire History Club meeting on Thursday 8th March from 7-9pm. The meeting venue is the Resource Center at Shipley College on Exhibition Road, everyone is welcome and the event is FREE to attend.

You can email Colin for more information at

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Telegraph and Argus Article – Roberts Park Cannon Restoration

The Telegraph and Argus recently covered the ongoing efforts by Bradford Council and the Friends of Roberts Park to restore original period features to Roberts Park.

For many years two naval cannons were included in the park and stood by the bandstand as a central feature. Unfortunately these original cannons were sadly melted down for scrap during the Second World War. The good news is that plans are now underway to replace these using period cannons taken from Bradford Industrial Museum. These are of the similar type to those that stood originally in the park, and were originally manufactured at a iron works in Low Moor and thus have a strong connection to the Bradford area.

For interested readers the linked article describes the ongoing restoration process in some detail.

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Announcing World Heritage Day 2018!

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URGENT: Change of Meeting Venue: 10th January, 7pm

Hi all, due to last minute circumstances beyond our control we no longer have access to the Park Lodge. We have thus had to change the venue for this Wednesday’s Friends of Roberts Park Meeting. We will still be meeting at 7pm, but now at Lesley Brook’s house instead since Lesley has very kindly offered to host our meeting. All welcome to attend!

Since we’d rather not post Lesley’s address publicly and openly on the big bad internet, please email or send a text to 07870 490550 for full venue details if you plan to attend. Apologies for any inconvenience!

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Friends of Roberts Park Meeting, 10th January 7pm

Hi Everyone.
Just a quick reminder that we have one of our regular FoRP group meetings arranged for the 10th January (next Wednesday). This will begin at 7pm in the Roberts Park Lodge. For those who may not have been before, the Park Lodge is the building adjacent to the rear entrance of the park near the adventure playground.Please note this is a change from the previously advertised date! We are now meeting on the 10th not the 11th of January.

The main purpose of this meeting will be a post Christmas catchup, and to look ahead and begin the planning for this year’s World Heritage Weekend Event in April.
Hope to see you all then.
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