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Saltaire Village World Heritage Site
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Number 52 April 2007

In this issue

TRAMWAY SPECIAL
Plus
STUDIOS CELEBRATE

Plus  ALL OUR USUAL
UNUSUALS

 

Headlines

GALLERIES  GALORE
HOMES REQUIRED FOR ART TRAIL

Saltaire Arts TrailHave you ever wanted to decorate your house with the finest quality art and craft from around Yorkshire? This could be your chance. The Saltaire Festival Arts Group is wanting to expand its programme and we need your help, writes DAVID WORSLEY. Read more Go!

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ARCHITECTS ON SHORTLIST

Rance Booth and Smith ArchitectsThe stunning four storey Atrium at the University of Bradford, designed by Saltaire based chartered architects Rance Booth & Smith, has been short listed in the Design & Innovation category of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Read more Go!

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SOCIETY SURVEY SHOWS TRAFFIC TOP CONCERN

Other matters mentioned included street maintenance, anti-social behaviour, tourism, local shops and the upkeep of Roberts Park. SVS Chair Elaine Gilligan said afterwards... Read more Go!

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SHIPLEY GLEN TRAMWAY

Built by local entrepreneur Sam Wilson, Shipley Glen Tramway opened on May 18th 1895. It still runs most Sundays and Bank Holiday afternoons throughout the year, thanks entirely to a loyal band of volunteers. As the Tramway, having recently been granted a hundred and twenty-five year lease,  launches a publicity campaign to attract much needed recruits... Read more Go!

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SALTS WALKS

Salts WalksGuided tours of the Village set out from ‘Magic Number Three’ in Victoria Road (Presently at No.3 but soon removing to No.2) on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, including Bank Holiday weekends.
Prices: Adults £3, Children, aged 12 and under, £2.50
There is no need to book. However, in order to be considerate to our tour guides who are available every weekend, walks take place only if the people wishing to take part are willing and able to raise a minimum of £15. Walks take approximately an hour.

For more information and to book a group walk on-line follow this link Go!

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FABULOUS FAMILY EASTER EGG HUNT
Easter Egg Hunt 2007Find the clues hidden in Roberts Park to claim your free Easter Egg! This fabulous event, organised by the Friends of Roberts Park and Bradford Council, is on Saturday April 7th Collect your clues from noon to 2 p.m. There’s free chocolate for every child!

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STUDIOS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS
By Julia Horbury - Community Arts Manager, Kirkgate Studios & Workshops.                               

Kirkgate Studios & Workshops, the not for profit organisation based in Shipley, offers a wide range of art and craft courses as well as free use of their studios for people who are wanting to develop a skill by themselves. Read more Go!

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Regular Features

Roger Clarke’s Saltaire people
TIM ROWBOTHAM

Tim Rowbotham owns and runs the ironmonger’s on Bradford Road, Shipley.  Since Luty’s, opposite Gordon Terrace, closed down Tim’s shop is the closest for Saltaire residents. It’s a shop with bags of character – just like its owner. 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. You will need to join the Forum to do this - it's just a simple email which allows you to log on.” – Pamela Reynolds
Most of the content of the Sentinel appears on the site, much of it supplemented by photographs and/or textual detail.  www.saltairevillage.info

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POLICE SURGERY
PC Richard Beaumont and PCSO Joanne Holland will hold a Police Surgery at Saltaire Contact Point, Salts Mill, Victoria Road between 9.30am and 11.30am on  
Monday April 23rd. Please feel free to drop in for a chat.

See the list of future Police Surgery dates. Go!

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Sentinel Readers

PRAISE FOR OUR WHEELIE

Wheelie bin“A grateful and avid reader” writes from Lanzarote:
Huge congratulations on reaching fifty editions, wishing you many, many more. My abiding favourite feature of the Sentinel has to be World Heritage Wheelie and he may be interested to hear that although his sun kissed cousins in Lanza hang around in mobs on street corners and demand to be emptied daily they are still much maligned and under appreciated. We know this from a local news sheet which we received recently which headlines this simple story: One morning, two neighbours meet each other coming out of their homes. They greet each other and comment:
“How dirty the street is!”
“Well, yes, it’s more than two days that the containers are not emptied.”
“Sh…! And when they come to empty them they leave rests of rubbish lying all around and the containers so that you can’t go near them because they’re full of residues.”
“You won’t believe how many flies there will be when the heat comes.”
I bet there are still no flies on our World Heritage Wheelie!

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Local History

SALTS MILL - THE SILVER YEARS

Salts MillSecond installment of the continuing story

It is twenty years since the late Jonathan Silver bought Salts Mill. Roger Clarke got the true story of those years from Maggie Silver. Last month we learned that one of Jonathan’s original aims was to make the Mill into the northernmost part of the Victoria and Albert Museum... Read more Go!

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Deadline for May edition:
20th April

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Events for your diary

SALTAIRE UNITED
REFORMED CHURCH

Saturday April 28th 2007
7.30 p.m.
RENAISSANCE VOICES

Chamber Choir and Soloists
Present A CONCERT OF
Renaissance and Baroque C
HORAL MUSIC From England,
Italy, Germany and France
Including Items by Dowland,
Byrd, Tallis, Victoria, Purcell,
Handel, Desprez, Gesualdo,
Palestrina, Monteverdi, J. S. Bach  
Conductor: Paul Hudson
Director: David Young
Tickets £5 & £4 concessions
Interval Refreshments
For further information:
David Young 01298 85541 or
R Birkinshaw 01274 673047
Read more Go!   

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BRACKEN HALL COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE
Glen Road, Baildon, Shipley
Activities this month:
Wednesdays 4th & 11th
 
Wild Wednesday:
Childrens’ environmental activities
2-4pm.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Free.
Thursdays 5th & 12th
Nature Detective:  
A half-day of wildlife activities
for 8–12 year old children.
Small charge.
Places are limited and must be pre-booked.
01274 584140

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Guided Walk
Rodley and back
(9 miles)
Friday, April 20th
Meet at Bracken Hall Countryside Centreat
at 10.30am.
Alongside the Leeds and Liverpool
canal to Rodley.
We return to Shipley by bus
and return to Bracken Hall
along the canal and through
Shipley Glen
Bus fare and packed lunch required.

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Cricket

The First Ball of the Season
SALTAIRE CRICKET CLUB
v
WOODLANDS
Saturday, April 21st in
Roberts Park
is The Sentinel

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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,
July 8th  leaving Arnside at 11.30am under the expert leadership of
Queen's Guide
Cedric Robinson MBE.
Places are limited to 200, so an entry form and
number are necessary:
01535 273979

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Travel

SALTAIRE  VILLAGE SOCIETY TRAVEL
NEW PROGRAMME AVAILABLE
OF DAY AND SHORT BREAKS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
LONDON Explorer – inc
“Duck Tour on the Thames”

3 days £159
Departs Apr 6th
HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND
The Highlander Hotel

6 days £242
Departs Apr 29th 
SCARBOROUGH
The Royal Hotel

5 days £199
Departs Apr 30th
LONDON Explorer – inc
Tussauds,
Planet Hollywood, Eye

2 days £109
Departs May 5th 
TORQUAY
Lansdowne Hotel 

 5 days £169
Departs May 14th
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:
4th April James Macaskie
 Family History
18th April John Holroyd  
India (Part 1)
Tel. 01274 591745

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