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photoblog image A Yorkshire Weekend - Saltaire 5/7

A Yorkshire Weekend - Saltaire 5/7

This is the United Reformed Church at Saltaire. 

The church, built in 1859, is a unique example of Italianate religious architecture. It boasts many architecturally and historically important features and has been described as a classic "Cathedral of Congregationalism" To preserve Saltaire's United Reformed Church as both a living church and a priceless piece of our heritage, some £ 650,000 has recently been raised for repairs and renovation. These renovations, which have now been completed, have included re-slating one side of the roof and repairing the other, strengthening the foundations at the West end of the church and extensive repairs to the church tower.

I'm not the most adept and active handyman but I was quite pleased with the new gate I have built for my garden and am showing it off.  It only took three months from start to finish (!) and I suppose I might get round to painting the gatepost some time next year :)  You can see it here if you so wish  http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/266225.htm    Have a nice weekend if you are not looking in again until Monday. Sadly the old bench in my front garden continues to require refurbishment.

 

 

 

A Yorkshire Weekend - Saltaire 5/7

This is the United Reformed Church at Saltaire. 

The church, built in 1859, is a unique example of Italianate religious architecture. It boasts many architecturally and historically important features and has been described as a classic "Cathedral of Congregationalism" To preserve Saltaire's United Reformed Church as both a living church and a priceless piece of our heritage, some £ 650,000 has recently been raised for repairs and renovation. These renovations, which have now been completed, have included re-slating one side of the roof and repairing the other, strengthening the foundations at the West end of the church and extensive repairs to the church tower.

I'm not the most adept and active handyman but I was quite pleased with the new gate I have built for my garden and am showing it off.  It only took three months from start to finish (!) and I suppose I might get round to painting the gatepost some time next year :)  You can see it here if you so wish  http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/266225.htm    Have a nice weekend if you are not looking in again until Monday. Sadly the old bench in my front garden continues to require refurbishment.

 

 

 

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Dec 2009, 00:28
Lovely shot, Brian.

The building looks like the Bandstand in a park, after it got grandiose ideas about itself.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. It is quite nice inside as well, I am showing a shot of that tomorrow.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 4 Dec 2009, 07:02
Magnificent church Brian and the gate aint 1/2 bad smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Dec 2009, 09:26
Lovely gate Brian. Now get on with your bench!
Brian Walbey: I'll do my bench when you have finished yours Chris smile
Looks like a very nice building. But I have to admit that I find it difficult to come to terms with such figures for restoration.
Brian Walbey: It is a nice building Sheila, inside as well. Yes restoration sums these days even for simple jobs are mind blowing sometimes.
Fine capture of this beautiful building.
You did a great job with your gate Brian!
Enjoy your weekend.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
This is a lovely picture, Oh!... and your gate is not bad either smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda.
I think your handicraft puts to shame another contributor to this site, who offends our eyes with his shameful bench.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, but my bencg still needs renovating as well.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Dec 2009, 18:00
Pleased to hear that this striking building has been refurbished; it is fabulous.

Your gate looks, too. I'm not going to make any rude remarks about it in case you take a fence smile
Brian Walbey: Lol at your pun Alan, "a fence" indeed smile The building is very striking inside, next year I will be showing a few more pictures of it.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 4 Dec 2009, 18:19
Lovely looking building and intersting info Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy.
Nice shot!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment.
Nice looking building..I like the lamp-post in the foreground too Brian.
The gate looks good...and are you competing with the benches?
Brian Walbey: My own bench still needs renovating sadly Ron. It is a great building inside and out.
nice shot.
So happy when they spend time and money on these things.
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.

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