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Number 50, February 2007

The Saltaire Sentinel - 50th Edition

In this issue

SALTAIRY FIVE - O
We celebrate our fiftieth issue with a
Special Feature, telling you 50 THINGS
you never knew about the  Sentinel.
Plus
GREAT COMPETITION
Spot the 50 Things.
Plus
ALL OUR USUAL UNUSUALS

Headlines

TITUS AND THE LAW
DRAMATIC DISPUTE COMES TO LIGHT

HISTORIANS TO INVESTIGATE TENNESSEE CONNECTION
DAVE SHAW Reports:

At the next meeting of the Saltaire History Club, in  the Shipley College Resource Centre, Exhibition Building, Exhibition Road, on Thursday, February 25th, Mr.Philip Barlo(w), of Barlo & Shaw, will be introducing a rare, and interesting, late 19th century American publication... Read more Go!

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DIVA SEEKS DATA
DIVA is a new database, developed by the Library, Council,  CVS and Resource Centre in Bradford, together with various other partners, with funding from the Bradford Health Authority, Neighbourhood Renewal and Cnet. It provides a useful network service for local voluntary organisations. Neighbourhood groups, sports clubs, and many other organisations can access publicity, for recruitment etc, be aware of each other and make sure they are consulted in important decision making. More information can be had from Diva Database Admin, Bradford Libraries, Archives and Information Service, 4th Floor, Central Library, Princess Way, BD1 1NN. Tel: 01274 433656
Sue Leach

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT to all contributors

Saltaire Village websiteAs regular readers will be aware, the contents of this newspaper appear on the Saltaire Village Website at the discretion of Pamela Reynolds, who designed and maintains the site. An agreement has now been reached whereby all items submitted to the website will be deemed equally accessible to the newspaper without further permission.

It is hoped that this will both facilitate and encourage easier and wider promotion of local events and other initiatives.

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ADVERTISING POLICY
The few businesses which enjoy regular advertising in these pages do so as they all serve as outlets for the newspaper. This is an important aspect of the community initiative. Space in the Sentinel is not for sale. Other commercial concerns will occasionally be promoted, by way of a feature, where an item of news, which in any case would be of interest to the community, is involved: The opening of a new establishment like Magic Number Three and the Backyard Competition, sponsored by Rance Booth & Smith, are examples.
Clubs, societies and similar organisations are invited to submit calendars of events which will be included as and when appropriate, free of charge.

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Regular Features

Roger Clarke’s Saltaire people
JOHN HOLROYD

John Holroyd of Saltaire, West YorkshireExamples of work by John Holroyd are all around us: on advertising for many of the Village businesses and on tourist items in the local gift shops. The son of a teacher of woodwork, metalwork and technical drawing, (Tom Holroyd, who died in1976, taught at Salts Grammar School during the 1960s and early 70s), it is not surprising that John’s work is meticulous in its detail... Read more Go!

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JOHN 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 the theme of  Saltaire and/or Airedale. Read more Go!

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Village Website
Features include: Saltaire Shopping, Roger Clarke’s tourist tips, FREE Classified Ads, Interactive Chat Board and Links to other important sites of local interest.
There is also an Events Calendar. “You are welcome to post things in the calendar yourself,” says Pamela, “You will need to join the Forum to do this - it's just a simple email which allows you to log on.”
The site carries numerous photographs, many of which supplement Sentinel stories.
www.saltairevillage.info

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Sentinel Readers

JOHN NUTT writes from Aldershot:
I was delighted to read in the Sentinel (July 2006) about Ronnie Smith, who worked at Firth’s Bakers in Victoria Road, Saltaire. But I was saddened to hear of its closure in 1988 due to loss of trade, largely from Salts Mill.
I was an apprentice baker at Firth’s from 1965-68 and remember Ronnie very well. I have some very happy memories of all the workers in the bakery. Please could you pass on my best wishes and fondest memories to Ronnie and his family. My grandma moved from what was Regent Street (now demolished) to Titus Street.
Do any readers have any memories of Regent Street?

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50 - Celebrating Our Fiftieth Issue - 50

“The Sentinel is great – I am sure it is a wonderful way of informing the Saltaire community of what is going on now, what will go on in the future and also what went on in the past.”  CAROLINE MOORE

“The Sentinel is a lifeline for us [now] we are in Austria.”  DENYS and EVA SALT

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Local History

SALTS MILL
First Opened 1853, re-opened 1987 by the late Jonathan Silver and still open every day. It is twenty years since the late Jonathan Silver bought Salts Mill; an event which is generally – and quite justifiably – regarded as the most important moment in the history of the Village since Sir Titus... Read more Go!

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SHOPKEEPERS PHOTOGRAPHED
Peter Randall, Gents HairdresserRoger Clarke and Pamela Reynolds have been busy with the dreaded digital camera recently, hurriedly collecting photographs of shopkeepers at work. 
This strange activity is, it seems, in aid of Roger’s

forthcoming book, A Penny for Going, a detailed history of local businesses... Read more Go!

 

 

WHATEVER IT IS
SAY IT IN THE Sentinel!

Email saltairesentinel@btinternet.com
OR use the contact form Go!
Deadline for March edition: 20th February

Pick up your Saltaire Sentinel
Events for your diary

SALTAIRE HISTORY CLUB
7 – 9 pm Thurs Feb.22nd  
Resource Centre, Shipley College,
EXHIBITION ROAD, SALTAIRE
All welcome

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ARE YOU IN FASHION?
Find out by coming to the
FAIRTRADE FASHION SHOW
St. Peter’s Church,
Moorhead Lane
Wed. February 28th
at 6.30pm.
You will be amazed at the range of Fairtrade and Organic cotton clothing on display.
Browse and buy.
A glass of Fairtrade wine or juice is included with refreshments.
Adults £5 Children 50p
Tickets from
584775 or  589775

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Macmillan Cancer Support
Information morning
Thursday 29 March at Shipley Baptist Church
An opportunity to learn more about Macmillan Cancer

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COME DANCING
Qualified dance teacher
Hazel Robertson
is planning to offer a variety of new dance classes at Victoria Hall in 2007, which she hopes the local community will support and enjoy. For further details contact:
HazelVRobertson@aol.com
or phone (mobile) 07967 612178

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Travel

SALTAIRE VILLAGE SOCIETY TRAVEL
NEW  PROGRAMME  AVAILABLE
OF  DAY  AND  SHORT  BREAKS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
INCLUDES:
 SCENIC DURHAM & NORTHUMBERLAND
HALLGARTH MANOR HOTEL
4 days £129
Departs Feb 19th
LONDON SHOPPER staying at STRAND PALACE HOTEL
2 days £79
Departs Feb 24th
CHESTER SHOPPER staying at HOLIDAY INN
2 days £59
Departs Feb 24th
LONDON FAMILY HISTORY VISIT
3 days £139
Departs March 6th
LLANDUDNO – The Great Great Britain Break
THE QUEEN’S HOTEL
5 days £189
Departs Mar 12th
Information and Bookings: 598392

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Societies and clubs

PROMOTE YOUR
SOCIETY/ CLUB/ GROUP
FREE OF CHARGE

SHIPLEY ROTARY CLUB
Lunch with a guest speaker
Every Tuesday
12.30 – 2 pm
 Lower Hall,  Otley Road.
If you would like to serve your community and enjoy fellowship with like minded people, contact
01535  270615

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SHIPLEY RETIRED MEN’S FORUM
Alternate Wednesdays
Shipley Library, 10.15am
Speakers this month:
7th February: John Holroyd
South African Steam Safari Part Two
21st February: Gill Lindsay  
New Zealand –
Since We’re So Close
Tel. 01274 591745

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