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The Saltaire Sentinel
Saltaire Village World Heritage Site
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Number 53 May 2007

In this issue

Cheese,Cheese,Cheese
FARMERS’ MARKET
comes to town
Plus
SALTY IN A FLAP

Plus
SALTAIR, OHIO
(No, it’s not a misprint)
Plus
ALL OUR USUAL
UNUSUALS

Headlines

RESISTANCE TO ROAD
SOCIETY WILL FIGHT BYPASS PLANS
Saltaire Village Society (SVS) holds its Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm on Monday, May 21st in the Glen Room of Victoria Hall. Following the well attended meeting two months ago and the encouraging response to its survey of residents' views and ideas for its future, the Society is fighting fit – and possibly just in time. Read more Go!

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BUILT IN TRIGGER POINTS COME TO LIGHT AT LAST
Although not many of us may have heard of it, the contents of the Saltaire Environmental Capacity Study are very much to the point of everyone’s concerns about the Village’s future, writes Roger Clarke. The Atkins Heritage Group were commissioned by Bradford Council to investigate how far the Village is able to accommodate change... Read more Go!

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BANDSTAND IS BACK
Building on last year’s successful experience, The Half-Moon Steering Group, representing organisations interested in the protection and renewal of Roberts Park, are offering music every Sunday in summer... Read more Go!

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SALTAIRE CHANSONNIER LAUNCHES BAILDON SKY ROCKET
Baildon Sky RocketEddie Lawler launches his new CD "The Baildon Sky Rocket" in the Half Moon, Roberts Park on Sunday May 20th , at 2.30pm. Admission will be free, there will be a bar and soft drinks and all profits will go to support the Half Moon. Read more Go!

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REDUCE YOUR FOOD MILES AT THE FARMERS' MARKET
“Your Market Needs You!” says Kevin Good
To all those culinary folk out there who enjoy having their taste buds tickled, why not trundle down to your local Farmers' Market? As well as many of the regular stalls such as cheeses... Read more Go!

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FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN EVENT - WALKERS TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE
By Charlotte Stern (Community Fundraiser: Bradford, Calderdale & Huddersfield)

Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual walking event in Bradford, the Shipley Stride, takes place on May 20th. Last year, nine hundred participants raised £25,000 by completing the five and a half mile circular walk... Read more Go!

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PARAKEET SALTY IN A FLAP
Written by Peter Bottomley

ParakeetSaltaire is used to welcoming visitors from all over the world, but Salty the parakeet must be one of the most unusual. He (or she) has recently been seen flying around the village. This bird, or another one like it, has also been seen in Harden, Cottingley and Nab Wood. Read more Go!

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WHO LIKES SALSA?
Qualified dance teacher Hazel Robertson is planning to start a beginners’ course in Salsa in the near future, which she hopes the local community will support and enjoy. No dates have been fixed yet, but if there is enough interest the classes will be held in Victoria Hall. For further details contact:
HazelVRobertson@aol.com (mobile) 07967 612178

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Kirkgate Studios & Workshops
Not for Profit Organisation
Art & Craft Classes
Everything from Life Drawing to Pottery and lots more in between! Or use our studio space and internet access absolutely free.
Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.45pm
(Thursday 1pm – 4.45pm)
Call: 01274 598928
Or visit www.ksandw.org.uk

Regular Features

Roger Clarke’s Saltaire people
EDDIE LAWLER

Eddie LawlerEddie’s links with Saltaire go back a long way. His great-grandfather Ned was an overlooker in the Mill, walking each day from his home in Wisbey to put in twelve hours before walking home again. Eddie himself has never stopped putting his energies into Saltaire. He has been a member of the Village Society since 1987, as treasurer for a while and now as acting secretary. He is a tour guide and works one of the allotments at the rear of the United Reformed Church. Full interview with Eddie Lawler coming soon...

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VILLAGE WEBSITE INVESTIGATES SALTAIR OHIO
By Pamela Reynolds

The Saltair MysteryThis is something we're still working on - and it's the BEST game of Cluedo ever! Steve Page from Cincinnati got in touch with us via the Chat Board on this website. His parents live in Saltair, Ohio... Go!

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Sentinel Readers

OAK TREE OWNER SOUGHT
Dr. Richard Howells, Reader in Culture and Creative Industries, King’s College is trying to track down the owner of the former Oak Tree Studio framing service, which was until a couple of years ago above Osboldiston’s on Fox’s Corner at Shipley. If you have any information, please get in touch with the Sentinel and we will pass your message on.

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AFFORDABLE COUNSELING
Heather Senior has set up a counseling service in Saltaire, working from her home in Rhodes Street. She is very keen to make the service affordable to everyone. Prices range from just £10 to £20.
Heather, who spent seven years training, has already dealt with many issues like depression, bereavement, changes and loss, low self esteem and relationship problems.
Email: heather.senior@talk21.com
(mobile): 0790 999 20965

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Local History

SALTS MILL - THE SILVER YEARS

Salts MillIt is twenty years since Jonathan Silver bought Salts Mill; Roger Clarke got the true story of those years from Maggie Silver.

Last month we learned how the mercurial Jonathan with his extraordinary energy put together the best in goods, service and the arts to create a unique attraction for visitors. He was a hard headed businessman, always on the lookout for a bargain. He had always had a lot of commercial... Read more Go!

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20th May

Pick up your Saltaire Sentinel
Events for your diary

AIRE VALLEY SINGERS
THREE CENTURIES OF CHORAL PART SONGS

St. Paul’s Church,
Kirkgate, Shipley
Saturday, May 12th 7.30 pm
Tickets: £6 (£5 conc.)
01274 563736 or 01484 717473

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SALTAIRE BANDSTAND
May 27th Hulafrau
(Electro-pop)
June 23rd
Cool Connexion (Jazz )   

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BRACKEN HALL COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE
Glen Road, Baildon, Shipley
Activities this month:
Sunday 13th
Museums & Galleries Month Activity Day
Activities 1pm – 5pm
Wednesday 30th
Wild Wednesday: Children's environmental activities 2-4pm.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
Thursday 31st
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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POLICE SURGERY
With PC Richard Beaumont and PCSO Joanne Holland at the Contact Point, Salts Mill,
Thursday May 31st
9.30-11.30am

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St. Paul’s Church
Kirkgate, Shipley

Garden Party and Table Top Sale Saturday, June 16th 10.30am-4pm
Bargains, entertainment, afternoon teas, games,
tombola, book stalls.
Refreshments all day.
Tables £10
in advance only.
01274 595416

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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.
There may still be a
few places left.
Entry form needed:
01535 273979

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CRICKET
SEVEN Sentinel BALL POINTS
Despite losing their first match of the season by 56 runs to Woodlands, on April 21st , Saltaire Cricket Club picked up seven points towards their challenge for the JCT600 Bradford Cricket League. Club Secretary Geoffrey Porter said Saltaire gave a “creditable performance,” which “augers well for the season.”
W/lands 238 for 8 SCC 182

SPONSORSHIP
Every year since 2003, the ball for the first match at Roberts Park has been sponsored by the Sentinel. Why not follow our example and sponsor a ball (or even a match)? Needless to say, mention in this paper is part of the publicity you will receive.

FIXTURES
First team home matches this month are against East Bierley on 12th and Bradford and Bingley on 28th (Bank Holiday Monday), both starting at 1.30pm.

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GUIDED WALKS
Dawn Chorus (3 miles)
Saturday, May 12th

Meet at Bracken Hall
Countyside Centre, at 4.30am.
An early morning wander and listen around Shipley Glen and Baildon Moor. Bring along a breakfast snack and binoculars if you have them.

Hawksworth Spring Woods
(7 ½ miles) Friday,
May 18th

Meet at Bracken Hall at 10.30am.
A walk over Baildon Moor to Hawksworth Spring Woods.
Returning via Baildon and
Baildon Bank.
Packed lunch required.

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Travel

SALTAIRE VILLAGE SOCIETY TRAVEL
NEW PROGRAMME AVAILABLE
OF DAY AND SHORT BREAKS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Includes:
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
2 days £129
Dep.May 25th
TORQUAY Lansdowne Hotel
5 days £169
Departs May 14th
EASTBOURNE Claremont Hotel
8 days £329
Dep.May 19th
TENBY Clarence House Hotel
5 days £229 Dep.
May 21st
Beautiful Cornwall
The Queen’s Hotel PENZANCE

5 days £259
Departs May 24th
5 days £289
Departs Aug 16th
Information and Bookings:
01943 870228

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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

Meetings are every other Wednesday
in Shipley Library
at 10.15am
Speakers this month:
2nd Anne Dixon
Recycling
16th Shabana Kosar
Fire Safety at Home (W.Y Fire Service)
30th Robert Boyce
Community Work
Tel. 01274 591745


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