During this years "Otley Victorian Fayre" Emma and I had a hog roast from one of the many food stalls dotted around.
it was delicious, beautifully roasted pork in a large soft breadcake with sage and onion stuffing and apple sauce to add yourself.
The cost of the sandwich was £3.50 which is about average.
The bridge over the River Wharfe at Otley is becoming a lovers lock bridge. Popular in different parts of Europe (I have seen them in Holland, Poland, Russia, Hungary and Paris) A couple will write their names or initials on a lock, attach it to the bridge, kiss each other then throw the key into the river. This will mean they are to stay together forever.
The Wharfedale press printing machine revolutionised the printing industry. The first machine was built in 1865 and it became so popular that other firms throughout the country copied the principle on which it was built.
A statue of the original Wharfedale press stands by the River Wharfe.
One of the original presses is at The Otley Museum.