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Number 43, July 2006

IT’S NOT THE PAPER PEOPLE BUY,
IT’S THE PAPER BY THE  PEOPLE

In this issue
SALTAIRE LADS CAUGHT NAPPING
Plus - MP FOLLOWS EDITOR'S EXAMPLE
Plus - LINE DANCERS LIVEN UP  PROMENADE
Plus - ENCHANTED EVENING AT MAGIC NO.3
Plus - LOTS WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE
Plus - ALL OUR USUAL UNUSUALS

Headlines

BACKYARD  BLOOMING BIG PRIZE FOR THE BEST
Local, award winning architects Rance Booth and Smith are once again organising – and sponsoring – the Saltaire Backyard Competition.
The judge this year will be landscape architect Helen Taylor who, we are really informed (as a handy hint for Sentinel readers) will be looking for yards which "in her opinion, successfully create an attractive and useful space to residents and contribute to the Village as a whole." The competition is open to all Saltaire residents  with backyards in the Conservation area as well as Rhodes Street, Maddocks Street, and Baker Street. Judging will take place in late July and all winners will be notified shortly afterwards.

1st prize £60 and a cup, 2nd prize £30, 3rd prize £20 Entry forms available from Rance Booth and Smith, 11 Victoria Road, Saltaire. Closing date for entries: 21 July 2006.

CLEAN-UP RATHER A MESS
Last month's 'Saltaire Village Clean-Up' was described by Eddie Lawler, whose house in Caroline Street overlooked the siting of a skip,  as having gone  "grotesquely wrong", resulting in a "public orgy of pollution". Eddie quickly informed the Council's Cleansing  Dept.
that the skip, which arrived on Saturday, June 24th , "was filled by mid-morning and surrounded by further junk by noon.
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SALTAIRY TALES 2006
Building on one of the most successful events of last year's Festival, Saltairy Tales 2006 promises to be a smart show, with similar personnel, and better quality sound and projection. The show, which has already secured part funding from Arts Council England, is expected to be a sell out.
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AS IF BY MAGIC, A NEW CHAPTER OPENS IN THE HISTORY OF VICTORIA ROAD
Number three Victoria Road was thronged with eager guests on the evening of June 29th for the Grand Opening of the aptly named Magic Number Three – and none were disappointed or had reason to question the advertising which had enticed them to "the surprising new store at the heart of Saltaire village." Both inside and out, the appearance of the venue is a credit to its World Heritage location and is sure to be appreciated by residents and visitors alike.
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HIGHEST APPROVAL FOR PROMENADE CONCERTS
The SALTAIRE BANDSTAND held its second of six summer events on Sunday, June 25th in Roberts Park, reports Eddie Lawler. Guests were the Creek Valley Western Dancers who displayed their skills on the promenade in front of Sir Titus Salt's statue. He looked a little toffee nosed on the affair ..... Read more>>

Regular Features

Through the Saltaire Keyhole with The Shipley and Saltaire Times- July 1879
Researched by Clive Woods
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Roger Clarke's Saltaire people
This month: LES and RONNINE SMITH
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What's new on www.saltairevillage.info
UNWANTED BOWLS ONLINE

The Saltaire Village Website, designed and maintained by Pamela Reynolds,  boasts over ten thousand hits in one week; and there is clear evidence that the interest aroused is international. Most of the contents of the Sentinel  can be found on the site, which also provides a quick and easy way to contact the newspaper. Other news this month includes:
Saltaire Shopping, is now online, providing the local community with a "tabletop" to show and sell their wares.
Roger Clarke’s tourist tips are being developed with more walks which people will be able to download and print.
A Business Card page is being introduced for local people who want to recommend their business services. 
– as is a FREE Classified Ads area for people to post things like “unwanted lead crystal fruit bowl” . 
The Village website has a range of other attractions including a discussion forum and links to other sites of local interest.

Sentinel Readers
"Old Bradfordian in exile"
Sentinel  reader, Robert Welbourn, was recently inspired by Roger Clarke's series to e-mail, from his home in America, a fascinating contribution.
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Local History

Roger Clarke's History of Victoria Road
Read a little on the history of No. 3 Victoria Road, now "The Magic Number 3".

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.

Email: James Duncan, Editor of The Saltaire Sentinel

 

Events for your diary

SALTAIRE BANDSTAND 2006 
Every second Sunday at 2.30pm
JULY 9th - Gypsy Rock Band
JULY 23rd  - Hall Royd Brass Band

MP ON WAY TO THE FORUM
Local MP Philip Davies will be the guest of Shipley Retired Men's Forum on Wednesday, August 6th , with the promise of a 'Westminster Update'.
The Forum, which meets every other week at 10.15 am in Shipley Library, is always keen to welcome new members. Details can be had by ringing 591745.
Mr Davies will be in illustrious company as his name is added to the list of speakers which includes the editor of the Saltaire Sentinel, who was there, well ahead of him, in January 2004.

JOHN NICHOLSON POETRY PRIZE
To encourage the reading and writing of  poetry. ALL Sentinel readers are eligible to participate, the only stipulation being the theme of  Saltaire and/or Airedale. The best will be published in these pages in September. Poems are accepted throughout the year.
Closing date for entries for this year’s prize is August 20th

SALTAIRY TALES 2006
There will be an Open Dress Rehearsal in Victoria Hall;  admission £2 on the door) on Tuesday 12th September and Festival performances on Thursday 14th and Friday  15th, all at 7.30pm.  Festival performances cost £6 and £3 and tickets will be on sale at Saltaire Tourist Information from around the third week in August.
You can reserve tickets by email right now from eddie@eddielawler.co.uk
Meanwhile Eddie is hard at work recording his third CD (working title To The Moors) at a Bradford studio, and the programme is on target for issue late 2006. 

SHIPLEY GLEN TRAMWAY
Opened May 18th 1895
Now a Registered Charity
OPERATING TIMES
July:
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

Saltaire Cricket Fixtures

SALTAIRE CRICKET CLUB
FIRST XI IN ROBERTS PARK
Sat. 8th :  v  Brighouse
Sat. 23rd :  v  East Bierley
Sat. August 5th :  v  Farsley

     

Travel

Saltaire Village Society Travel
MIDWEEK SPECIAL
 LITTLECOTE HOUSE HISTORIC HOTEL, BERKS.
Departure: Mon, July 24th  5 days
Only £279
SAALBACH in the GLEMM VALLEY
Departure: Sat, August 12th  9 days  £449
DAY TRIPS AND SHORT BREAKS
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
For More Information and Bookings:
01274  598392

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:
5th - Brian Jordan
Gramaphone Memories of Dance Band Years
19th - Geoffrey Queen
Uphill All The Way (Snowdon Mountain Rly)
New Members Welcome
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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