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Online talk: Decoding architectural decoration
In an online talk for the Victorian Society, Sheila Binns will explore architectural decoration by delving into the model villages of Saltaire and Akroydon.
Date and time: Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 19:00 BST
The model villages of Saltaire and Akroydon in West Yorkshire are both full of architectural decoration, which is far more than simply attractive embellishment. It carries messages that were of great importance to their respective patrons.
This talk unravels the messages in these communities and provides a new understanding of architectural decoration. It aims to leave the audience to ponder the meaning of the decoration of their own favourite buildings.