2022

SE1338 : Octopus - Aire Sculpture Trail

taken 2 years ago, near to Saltaire, Bradford, England

Octopus - Aire Sculpture Trail
Octopus - Aire Sculpture Trail
Octopus sculpture by Mick Kirkby-Geddes at Saltaire
Saltaire Village, World Heritage Site :: SE1337

Saltaire is a Victorian model village on the outskirts of Bradford, by the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal The village takes its name from Titus Salt, a Victorian textile magnate and philanthropist who built a mill and a village to house his workers.

In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (LinkExternal link for a site plan of Saltaire showing the overall layout and the boundaries of the UNESCO World Heritage Site). The vast majority of buildings in the village have been individually designated as listed buildings by English Heritage.

Aire Sculpture Trail :: SE1438

The Aire Sculpture Trail runs from the Victoria Road bridge over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Saltaire to Baildon Bridge, which carries the A6038 over the River Aire. It consists of sculptures made by Mick Kirkby Geddes based on ideas from pupils at Wycliffe Primary School Shipley. The trail of 15 sculptures was officially opened on 25 May 2013.

Aire Sculpture Trail :: SE1438

The Aire Sculpture Trail is a collaborative project undertaken by a number of bodies with the encouragement of "Hive" the local community arts organization in Shipley. The sculptures which are arranged along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and River Aire were designed and made by children at Wycliffe Primary School under the direction of the metalwork sculptor Mick Kirkby Geddes.


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Richard Croft   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 25 February, 2022   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 March, 2024
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1394 3817 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.3757N 1:47.3783W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1393 3817
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