This was the last control on my course at Shipley Glen today. These are stationed just in front of the lovely cafe in Roberts Park. The Half Moon Cafe, which I definitely recomend. I did wonder why the Alpacas but it seems that Titus Salt, in 1836, came upon some bales of Alpaca wool in a warehouse in Liverpool and, after taking some samples away to experiment, came back and bought the consignment. Though he was not the first in England to work with the fibre, he was the creator of the lustrous and subsequently fashionable cloth called 'alpaca'. (Wikipedia) You can see some other pictures I took today here.
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