Saltaire Christmas 2017 Events

Hi Everyone, since the festive season is rapidly approaching just a quick reminder about all the various Christmas events taking place in Saltaire over the next few weeks.

  • On the 2nd December we have Christmas Bandstand, a festive-themed concert with a lineup of seasonal favourites taking place at the Roberts Park Bandstand from 2pm onwards, courtesy of the Friends of Roberts Park.
  • On the 3rd December we have the Saltaire 2017 Christmas Lights Switch-On Event at Victoria Hall from 5pm, courtesy of Saltaire Village Society.
  • Shipley Glen Tramway are offering festive tram rides with Santa Claus, on December weekends in the lead-up to Christmas.
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Christmas Bandstand, 2nd December 2-4pm

Hi Everyone! I’d just like to tell you all that the Friends of Roberts Park have decided to have our annual Christmas Bandstand on the 2nd of December 2-4pm this year.

I have organised the band myself this year and I am hoping to make this the biggest Christmas bandstand ever for Roberts Park. This year we have decided to go for a Christmas country rock theme so we have gone all out and booked a band called “Dori and The Outlaws” who have agreed to do a Christmas-themed playlist!

Hopefully, depending on the weather, we will also for the first time ever have a snow machine and even refreshments – including mince pies and alcohol-free mulled wine. As with all our bandstand events it is free to attend with no tickets required (although all donations are gratefully received).

Thanks for reading, and we hope to see everyone on Saturday 2nd December 2-4pm!

Best Regards
Paul Armstead
Friends of Roberts Park Member.

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World War One World Heritage Day – 21st April 2018

Hi everyone. I just wanted to write a short post to give you all some advance notice of an upcoming park event.

As I am sure you will all already be aware, 2018 heralds the huundred-year anniversary of the end of the Great War. The history of Roberts Park itself is closely intertwined with that of the war. This is because during the war the park itself was used as a major marshalling area and parade ground for troops heading off to fight in France.

To mark this centenary FoRP and the Parks Department will be arranging a series of World War One themed events to coincide with this year’s World Heritage Day. A major new permanent addition to the park will also be unveiled during the celebrations!

Full details follow on the poster below.

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Roberts Park Lodge Vandalism

Hello everyone, I have some sad news to report unfortunately.

On the the 30th October the Roberts Park Lodge was vandalised and two windows were smashed. If anyone saw anything, or has any information about this incident can they please pass this information on to the police?

The Friends of Roberts Park

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Defibrillator arrives in Roberts Park

Great news everyone, after an awfully long wait, finally our defibrillator has been installed in Roberts Park!

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everybody who has supported FoRP over the last few years, in particular those who have donated at our bandstand concerts. Without your financial contributions none of this would have been possible!

A big thanks also to SVS, and Saltaire traders, our co-partners in this project.

New Saltaire Defibrillator

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Friends of Roberts Park Meeting, 10th October, 7pm.

Hi Everyone.
Just a quick reminder that we have one of our regular FoRP group meetings arranged for the 10th October (next Tuesday). 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.
The main purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the organisation of next year’s bandstand and the proposed Christmas carol concert.
Hope to see you all then.
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