Friday, September 13, 2013

A fellow 'trekkie' and bog spotter! - On holiday Saltaire, West Yorkshire

12th September

Yesterday I received a notification for a blog that I have been following. It's one that I have taken a keen interest in over the past year as it's by a fellow Trekinetic user, and I referred to her blog when I went on a recent holiday and got plenty of useful tips on travelling especially flying with my K2 (no please don't think I am the next Harry Potter and whizz around on my K-2 like a broomstick)!!

The blog I have been following is:

http://mnel.wordpress.com/

BUNDU BASHING AND OTHER WHEELCHAIR ADVENTURES.

Just imagine my delight when I contacted Michele and she said I could share her posts about accessible loos!

Now to learn how to reblog!! But for now I will try the copy and paste route


It was a holiday here in the UK on Monday and we went out for the day with a couple of great friends.  We had a lot of choice but decided on Saltaire in West Yorkshire because I have just finished reading an amazing book on the cotton mills in Lancashire and wanted to see this World Heritage Site first hand.  It turned out to be a wonderful day and seeing the mill buildings was amazing and worth the trip.
As always when I am out and about I like to ‘check out’ the facilities and report back in case you ever land up in the same place and on this occasion I was not disappointed because it turned out to be the BIGGEST disabled toilet I have EVER been into!  You can definitely swing the proverbial cat around in here; in fact, you could host a large party in this toilet – it was clean as well which is always a great plus point for me!  No problems at all turning around in my wheelchair; how often have I got stuck on the basin or a dustbin and had to spend ages manoeuvring around and eventually having to back out of the room at the same time trying to open the door – you know what I’m talking about because no doubt it has happened to you too!
Seriously, this picture cannot do it any justice because I have taken it from the corner of the room as far back as possible and cannot even get half of the room into the picture….
See how small the basin and toilet are in comparison to the window!  This is a typical huge window in a cotton mill and I am pleased that these buildings are protected and cannot have them replaced with those dreadful modern plastic units.
I can definitely recommend spending a penny here! :-)
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