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Saltaire Village World Heritage Site
Saltaire Sentinel
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Number 41, May 2006

Headlines

GRANT FOR GROUND
WELL WATERED WICKET IS REWARD
Our local cricket club is one of the first to benefit from the Government's £9.4m Community Club Development Programme – monies pledged to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), targeted at upgrading cricket facilities. Saltaire CC was identified as a club deserving support because of the strength of their junior cricket development programme. The conditional grant offer amounts to over £35,000.
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SEARCH ENGINE PUTS Sentinel TOP OF ITS LIST
AT LEAST IF IT'S INVALID PUDDING YOU WANT
There was (a respectable modicum of) excitement in the editor's office during the preparation of this issue. Researching a follow-up to Roger Clarke's recent piece on Cookery Classes (see page 2), I decided to ask the internet's most (in)famous oracle Google what it could tell me about "Invalid Pudding". There, at the very top of the list of possible sources of information (regular users wil not be surprised that there were 167,000) was Saltaire Sentinel News, with a very short extract from Roger's original. Read more >

RECYCLE SITE  "END OF ROAD"

The recent opening of the long-awaited recycling site on Exhibition Road was described by Councillor Martin Love (Shipley, Green Party) as "the end of a very long road", although campaigning continues for a bin for plastics. Glass, cans and paper are all accommodated.

Editorial

WE ALL NEED THE LOO
LOCKED UP LAVVY IS BAD FOR BUSINESS
Editorial
OVER THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND, when a jangling till should have been rewarding their admirable efforts, staff at the Tourist Information and Gift Centre were listening instead to a barrage of complaints from visitors on a subject familiar enough to Sentinel readers: The public conveniences in Caroline Street car park  -  the only ones we have - whether newly renovated or not (Who can tell?) were firmly locked.
While her fury may have been misdirected, the disappointment of the lady who had driven from Birmingham with her disabled husband needs to be noted – as just one example. The reputation of this particular World Heritage Site is suffering seriously.
It is an embarassing subject !

Regular Features
Barlo & Shaw’s A to Z of Saltaire street names
This month: WILLIAM HENRY STREET
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Through the Saltaire Keyhole with The Shipley and Saltaire Times
May 17th  1879
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Special Feature

TO MORECAMBE FOR MANORLANDS
The annual walk across Morecambe Bay organised by Shipley Support Group for Manorlands Hospice will take place this year on Sunday, September 3rd . The expedition will leave Arnside at 12.30pm and cross the Bay, under the expert leadership of Queen's Guide Cedric Robinson, to Kent's Bank.
To encourage Sentinel readers to take part, we asked our own experienced walker Roger Clarke to tell us about his own experience of crossing the bay the hard way.
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Sentinel Readers

Dr. KITCHINER'S BROTH - OR IS IT?
In March, we carried a piece on Catherine Salt's cookery lessons and asked if readers had any information about Dr Kitchiner's Broth, which featured there. Harry Sheard of Leeds has sent us a recipe for Dr William Kitchiner's Spring Soup, which he found in a book called The Victorian Kitchen... Read more >

BIRTHDAY LIST
Clive Woods celebrated a birthday recently. This newspaper will not, of course, be making public the age of the gentleman, who has noticeably taken up an interest in public transport.
Our highly valued (ie only) regular writer to the editor, Mr Harry Sheard reaches an even greater age on the 10th of this month and has our congratulations and best wishes.
Master Jonathan Starley, who has the distinction of being the first person whose arrival in the world was announced in our pages, will be three years old on the 19th.
Roger Clarke and his wife Bronwyn became grandparents (again) on Easter Day with the birth, in Finland, of a girl called Loru.
The Editor shares the date of his birth with Her Majesty the Queen (Victoria) on May 24th

Local History

Roger Clarke's History of Victoria Road
Back to No.1: Last month we stirred up some confusion as to the dates of  Vimto's Temperance Bar. Roger responds:
I assume that several consecutive owners sold the drink (perhaps under franchise) and used the advertising. Owners' names include Bowan, Holmes, Young, Wilde and Ramsden between 1928 and 1990, according to my updated research. The Vimto sign above the door was in evidence for a long time. I wonder if someone would know when it was removed.

CAN YOU HELP TO FILL THE GAPS?
If you recall more about any of the shops in Victoria Road, you can help the Sentinel to record recent history for future generations. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Events for your diary
DAY OF DANCE
Saturday, May 13th is the twenty-fourth day of dance. This popular event, which has been organised by Louise Eaton twice a year since 1995, has in that time raised £6,500, mainly for Oxfam and Yorkshire CND. The variety offered by the forty-six dance, music and song workshops is so vast that it probably would not be fair to pick out a favourite here.
(Leaflets with full details are still aplenty in the Village).
 As usual, there is also an exciting choice of lively evening events in Victoria Hall. 
Entrance to workshops is by ticket only and booking for evening events is strongly advised. Postal bookings need to have been received by May 6th , but you can contact Louise on 01484 664265 and ask about places still available.

CHOIR CONCERT FOR MALCOLM
Malcom Hudson's fifty years of dedicated service in the choir will be celebrated at St. Paul's Church, Kirkgate, Shipley on Sunday, May 21st. An informal concert of vocal and instrumental music performed by the choir will begin at 3pm. Admission (to include cream tea) is by free ticket, available from choir members or from the Tourist Information and Gift Centre at 2, Victoria Road.

SHIPLEY GLEN TRAMWAY
Opened May 18th 1895
Now a Registered Charity
RIDE FOR 1d
(Yes,ONE OLD PENNY)
Get a commemorative ticket
See the staff dressed as they would have been in 1895
OPERATING TIMES
MAY:
Saturdays 1 – 5 pm
Sundays   12 – 5 pm
01274-589010
Adult  Child/Senr
Single:  50p / 30p
Return:  80p / 50p
Under 3s, wheelchairs, prams and pushchairs FREE
Volunteers welcomed

WELL, FROM NEXT MONTH ANYWAY
Having been first to announce the Saltaire BANDSTAND project, in January, we are  pleased to publish the programme for this season:

June 11th Bradford Grammar School Concert Band
June 25th (tbc)   Classical Café Music
July 9th Gypsy Rock Band
July 23rd Hall Royd Brass
August 6th (tbc) World Music
August 28th (tbc) Big Band Jazz

JOHN NICHOLSON POETRY PRIZE
ALL Sentinel readers are eligible to participate, the only stipulation being the theme of  Saltaire and/or Airedale.
Entries accepted all year round, winner published annually in September.

Saltaire Cricket Fixtures

FIRST XI IN ROBERTS PARK
Sat. 6th May:  v  Hanging Heaton
Sat. 20th May:  v  Pudsey St. Lawrence

Travel

SALTAIRE  VILLAGE SOCIETY TRAVEL
DAY EXCURSION TO NIDD HALL
for an afternoon show and dancing.
Thursday, May 25th. Only £26.95.
Nidd Hall is a jewel of Georgian splendour set in 45 acres of landscaped gardens perched on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. Enjoy a short country coach ride before a 3 course carvery lunch.

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:
10th - Mr D Sinfield

Being an Actor
(Part three)
24th - Ms Angela Crow
Don't Put Your Daughter on the Stage
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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