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Number 44, August 2006

WE SEE THINGS FROM A SALTAIRE POINT OF VIEW

In this issue
LADY SALT IN SALTAIRE
Plus
MYSTERY OF MOVING MARKS IN TARMAC
 Plus
 ALL OUR USUAL UNUSUALS

Headlines

BABY JACK
STOP PRESS: AUG.1st

Weighing in at 7lbs, 12oz, Jack Oliver Lockwood is the newly born son of Elizabeth and Lee and grandson of celebrated local webdesigner Pamela Reynolds. Very best wishes to all from the Sentinel.

[Note from the webmaster: Thank you very much for this mention - I don't know about "celebrated" but I'm definitely celebrating. Baby Jack is beautiful. Thank you Lizzie and Lee.]

CENTURIES ON SHOW ARCHIVE ALIVE WITH OLD FRIENDS
Saltaire history as you've never seen it before!!
That is the Saltaire Archive, which is open to the public until August 18th, as described by Roger Clarke.
How many Sentinel readers know about the treasures which are housed in Shipley College, and which are available for YOU to see?
The Saltaire Archive is open to the public in the College's
Exhibition Road building... Read more>>

SEEING THE STORY IN ART AND EVENTS
Pictures from the extensive and impressive Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art, will be on exhibition at Saltaire Methodist Church from September 8th to October 22nd. The collection, begun in the 1960s, consists of over forty original works. Read more>>

SALTAIRE BANDSTAND 2006
The successful first season of musical events (this century) in Roberts Park, comes to a close this month.
Sundays at 2.30pm
AUGUST
6th Scott MacNeal
20th Classical Cafe
Nick Watts (piano) & Scott Clifford (flute)

[Note from the webmaster: You can read reports on this event by following this link.]

The Saltaire Sentinel  JOHN NICHOLSON POETRY PRIZE

Now in its fourth year, our Prize, named after the most famous local exponent of the art, continues to encourage the reading and writing of poetry. Entries are invited and accepted throughout the year.
Poems may be of any length but must be written by a Saltaire Sentinel reader and have Saltaire and/or Airedale as a theme. John Nicholson (1790-1843)  “The Airedale Poet”, died  tragically on the bank of the river, close to what is now Victoria Road.

The prize itself is publication in our September issue (which now involves appearance on the worldwide web) and, by arrangementwith the proprietors, display of work in the Saltaire Tourist Information and Gift Centre.

The closing date for entries for this year’s prize is August 20th. The Sentinel picture of John Nicholson is an electronic adaptation of the engraving by W.O.Geller.

NO FEAR OF RELEGATION AFTER POINTS HAUL

Geoff Porter, Saltaire Cricket Club's Secretary, said the First XI would be in confident mood as they turned out against Farsley in their last league home match of the season, following a convincing victory over Pudsey St Lawrence... Read more>>

Regular Features

Through the Saltaire Keyhole with The Shipley and Saltaire Times
August 1879
Researched by Clive Woods
Read more >

Roger Clarke's Saltaire people
This month: HATTIE TOWNSEND
Read more>

Village on-line
The Saltaire Village Website, designed and maintained by Pamela Reynolds,  boasts over ten thousand hits in one week; and 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 features include: Saltaire Shopping, Roger Clarke’s tourist tips, FREE Classified Ads, Discussion forum and Links to all the other imporant sites of local interest.
www.saltairevillage.info

Sentinel Readers

60 YEARS AGO
Last month we received an e-mail from Louisa Irving in Auckland, New Zealand seeking information which would help her organise a super celebration over there for the anniversary of her grandparents' wedding, which took place in Bradford – with the reception in Saltaire – in 1946. Roger Clarke was quick on the case and came up with the following to share with Sentinel readers: Read more>>

Local History

Roger Clarke's History of Victoria Road

No.8 was a grocer's until the 1890s when it became a baker's. It traded as Beanland's at the turn of the century and then Davidson's until the 1960s. Read more>>

"BLAST FROM THE PAST"
Lady Caroline Salt (right) is one of the famous people featured in photographs in the exhibition of local archive material. [You might need to ask about John Nicholson but, as regular readers know, the Sentinel makes sure he is not forgotten.]
IF you want a "blast from the past" or Reminiscence Therapy, you'll get it all from the Shipley College Resource Centre. If you are coming from a distance, phone them beforehand on 01274 327225/6 to make sure they are available to receive you. SALTAIRE ARCHIVE OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 18th. Tuesday – Friday, 10.30 am – 3 pm.

60 YEARS AGO
Read what life was like in Saltaire. >>

TARMAC MYSTERY
On the promenade in Robert's Park, near Sir Titus' statue, can be seen marks in the tarmac which, from their size and shape, clearly mark the site of the old bandstand. How strange, then, that their position does not (quite) seem to correspond with old photographs. Presumably, the bandstand was moved at some time before its final demise.

 

Contact: The Editor
Email saltairesentinel@btinternet.com
Deadline for September issue:
20 August.

APOLOGIES
Tim Rowbotham (story below) is also one of several people who, having being good enough to give an interview for Saltaire people is still waiting to see it in print. Sorry, folks, there is rather a queue.You are all filed but not forgotten; so please be patient. On the same subject, apologies to Ronnie Smith, whose name suffered a typing error in last month's article. Ed.
Events for your diary

MORECAMBE REMINDER
The annual walk across Morecambe Bay, organised by Shipley Support Group for Manorlands, will take place on Sunday, September 3rd . This year's event, which was given early, extensive promotion in these pages, has already attracted more participants than usual. Nevertheless, there is still time to get involved by ringing Amy Booth on 01535 273979 or Peter Chamberlain on 01274 583769. The walk, which sets out from Arnside for Kent's Bank at 12.30pm, will as usual be under the experienced leadership of Queen's Guide Cedric Robinson.  Last year walkers raised three thousand pounds for the Sue Ryder hospice in Oxenhope.

TIM'S TALK ABOUT TOOLS
Tim Rowbotham is due to give a talk on Antique Tools, as part of the Saltaire Festival, in the Half Moon Cafe, Roberts Park, on Monday, September 11th at 6.45pm. Tim is well known to many Sentinel readers for the ironmonger's shop on Bradford Road where he has been the proprietor since 1998. His expertise in the trade which is also his hobby,  benefits many of us.
He is actually a water microbiologist by profession, and had a number of papers published in international journals between 1980 and 1998, making something of a reputation for himself with his ground-breaking research into Legionnaire's disease.

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

Saltaire Cricket Fixtures

SALTAIRE CRICKET CLUB
FIRST XI IN ROBERTS PARK
Sat. 5th: v Farsley

Travel

SALTAIRE  VILLAGE SOCIETY TRAVEL
THE SPA EXPRESS
STEAM TRAIN FROM SCARBOROUGH TO YORK
Tuesday, August 22nd
Adult £35  Child £27
VALKENBURG, COLOGNE AND ACHEN CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Departing Monday, December 4th for five days.
ONLY £199 Insurance £21, Single supp. £60
DAY TRIPS AND SHORT BREAKS
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

New excursions added weekly
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:
16th - Neil Aitkenhead
Exploring Antartica by Boat ski
and Dog sledge
30th - Eric Foster
Rubbish?
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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