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Number 40, April 2006 - Headlines

PLENTY IN THE PARK
CHOCOLATE, CONCERTS AND CRICKET
For all the plans for major renovation, grants applied for and rumours of grants, the story of Roberts Park remains one of local people – determined to enjoy the park and providing hard graft to accompany the vision. This uplifting scenario will be celebrated... Read more>

FIRE SERVICE TO STRIKE UP THE BAND IN CHURCH
When the Band of the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service visit Saltaire United Reformed Church in concert on Sunday, April 30th, aficionados of the genre will recognise home grown Hall Royd talent...
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WE'RE ON THE WEB
One of the brightest front page stories we have carried recently concerned the new village website set up by Pamela Reynolds (address below). This is a really great community resource with which the Sentinel is pleased to be involved. In fact, it is already possible....
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LABYRINTH SPELT RIGHT THIS TIME
It is a tribute to the discretion of Sentinel readers, and the esteem in which they hold the editor, that not one has pointed out a spelling error which glared boldly from this very front page column...
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Regular Features

Barlo & Shaw’s A to Z of Saltaire street names
This month: WHITLAM STREET
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Through the Saltaire Keyhole with The Shipley and Saltaire Times
April 12th 1879, researched by Clive Woods.
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Roger Clarke's Saltaire people
This month: THE MORRIS FAMILY: JAYFORT SECURITY SERVICES
What is it about Saltaire which attracts family businesses? First the Salts, then the Silvers, and now the Morrises. Jeff, aged 62, Stephen 40, Christopher 28 and Nikky 26 are three generations of the Morris family who own and run Jayfort Security Services.
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NOTES ON 'FOLK'
At Roger's request, a distinguished guest editor, Mr. Robin Silver, was involved with the above piece. It is worth clarifying though, that every Saltaire people is suitably authenticated. If you are interviewed, some of what you say may not be printed, but nothing that you don't will. Please be patient; there is a waiting list for publication.

Local history

When the only bar on VICTORIA ROAD was a Temperance Bar - but when exactly was that? Previous research, matching readers' recollections, shows the famous Vimto outlet at No.1 as Holmes' sweetshop during the 1950s. Previous research, matching readers' recollections, shows the famous Vimto outlet at No.1 as Holmes' sweetshop during the 1950s. A receipt, which you can see in this month's Sentinel, signed S Holmes, is clearly dated 1931 – although the shop is supposed to be Young's Confectioners until at least 1938.COME ON, READERS – Someone out there must know something ! Click here to see receipt.

CAN YOU HELP TO FILL IN THE GAPS?
Roger Clarke's History of Victoria Road is a regular feature on this page. If you recall more about any of the shops, with their names and approximate dates of changes – you can help the Sentinel to record recent history for future generations. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Events for your diary

MORECAMBE WALK IN AID OF MANORLANDS
The annual walk across Morecambe Bay organised by Shipley Support Group for Manorlands Hospice will take place this year on Sunday, September 3rd, leaving Arnside at 12.30pm and crossing the Bay, under the expert leadership of Queen's Guide Cedric Robinson, to Kent's Bank. Anyone interested in taking part is invited to contact Amy Booth 01535 273979 or Peter Chamberlain 01274 583769. Last year's event raised £3000 for the Sue Ryder hospice.

JIVE NO MORE
The Modern Jive classes, promoted recently in these pages as to take place on Monday evenings, have ceased due to lack of interest.

NICHOLSON POETRY PRIZE
To encourage the reading and, more specifically, writing of poetry locally. ALL Sentinel readers are eligible to participate, the only stipulation being...
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Sentinel readers...

THANK YOU To Betty Hall and Betty and Kenneth Julian, who recently shared their recollections about shopping, particularly the Mill Shop, with Roger.

A LOOK AROUND THE 'OUSES
Mr. Arthur Paxton, whose work "deals with the repair of medieval and later church buildings", was disappointed on a recent visit to our Village to discover that while many of the houses looked Victorian enough from the outside ( plastic windows the exception) , all of those he investigated internally showed extensive signs of alteration. Mr. Paxton's question to Sentinel readers is: "Would it be possible to find out...
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Societies and Clubs

PROMOTE YOUR
SOCIETY/ CLUB/ GROUP
FREE OF CHARGE

SHIPLEY ROTARY CLUB
Meets for lunch with a guest speaker
Every Tuesday
12.30 – 2 pm
 Lower Hall,  Otley Road.
New Members Welcome
contact Arthur Smith
01535  270615

SHIPLEY RETIRED MEN’S FORUM
Alternate Wednesdays  Shipley Library 10.15am
Speakers this month:
12th    Mr D Metcalf

Harrison Clocks – The Story of Longitude
26th   Mr C Freeman
3 Cities and a Wedding 
Australian Trip
Tel. 01274 591745

AIREDALE ANTIQUE COLLECTORS SOCIETY
Meets on the first Tuesday
of each month in
Shipley Library at 7.30 pm.
New Members Welcome

 


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