The West Yorkshire village of Saltaire is a favourite place to visit. The elegant old mill has been restored and has lovely cafes and interesting shops and the rows of terraced streets are attractive. On this visit, after the cafe, we crossed the canal and the River Aire into Roberts Park before walking up to Shipley Glen. In a fantastic position overlooking the river, the weir and Salt’s Mill I found this moving memorial bench to Shelley-Marie Armitage.
Shelley-Marie Armitage died tragically at the age of just 31 years. Along with Susan Rushworth and Suzanne Marguerite Blamires, Shelley-Marie Armitage was murdered in 2010. The brutal killer who took the life of these three women was arrested and is now in prison. Shelley-Marie Armitage’s family will, of course, never forget her and this beautifully positioned memorial bench with its simple and poignant quote will touch the hearts of others. I sat with Shelley-Marie Armitage looking over the River Aire for a while lost in thought. When you visit Saltaire perhaps you can do the same.