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Number 54 June 2007

In this issue

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BERT
Plus
ENVIRONMENTAL CAPACITY STUDY
Roger Clarke reports
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KEEP SAFE KEEP WELL
 Neighbourhood Event
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BANDSTAND DATES
Plus
ALL OUR USUAL UNUSUALS

Headlines

JUBILEE  RECEPTION SUCCESS DOWN TO YORKSHIRE GRIT

PACEPACE, now the largest technology company in the country, hosted a  Silver Jubilee Reception to celebrate twenty-five years of success on June 8th at its headquarters in Saltaire. More >>

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SALTAIRE VILLAGE SOCIETY OPEN MEETING
7.30pm. Monday June 18th, Caroline Street Club 
Saltaire Village SocietyThe main item on the agenda will be the proposed route for the Saltaire bypass through the buffer zone and underneath the village, emerging through the       allotments and following the canal to Hirst Wood before heading south to meet the Bingley Road.
ALL WELCOME. SVS this month launched its own website at saltairevillagesociety.wordpress.com/

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SALTAIRE ENVIRONMENTAL CAPACITY STUDY

Last month, Roger Clarke introduced Sentinel readers to the Study, which was still to be presented to the local Project team. Now he reports on the details:
Saltaire provides a home for 1,400 people, 99% of whom were satisfied... More >>

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BERT THORNTON AT NINETY

Bert Thornton celebrates his ninetieth birthday on the 28th of this month. Bert, like his wife Sheila, is well known and much loved locally - for all the right reasons. Many Sentinel readers will join us in wishing him MANY HAPPY RETURNS.

Bert is featured, talking to David Dimbleby, in 'The North: Full Steam Ahead', the fifth in the series 'How We Built Britain', to be shown on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday, July 1st.

Please note: one very kind visitor to the site informed us that Bert's interview may be screened on 1st July, not the 8th as we previously stated. Please tune in to BBC 1 on the 1st!

Read Roger Clarke's Saltaire people Special - Bert Thornton's story

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YO YO IS NEW MUSIC VENUE

YoYo Bar and Restaurant, ShipleyYo Yo Bar & Restaurant, Rosse Street, off Saltaire Road in Shipley is set to host a new music night on the first Thursday of each month... More >>


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BANDSTAND AND HALF MOON
The second musical event of the summer on the SALTAIRE BANDSTAND programme featured Cool Connexion, a jazz quintet from Leeds. Dozens of people of all ages enjoyed the music from their seats or on the lawn – and supported the Half Moon Café staff, who were overworked! On Sunday 10th, jazz guitarist Darren Dutson-Bromley stepped bravely into the breach when the advertised Halifax Chamber Choir had to pull out at short notice. Meanwhile, visitors were able to enjoy an exhibition of paintings, in the café, by local artist David Starley. Music still to come this month will be provided by Aire Valley Singers (17th) and Fairburn Singers with Bonsai Kittens in a double bill (24th), with Hall Royd Brass Band on July 1st. All performances begin at 2.30pm on the site of the old bandstand, above the café, in Roberts Park.

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EXCITEMENT AS SKY ROCKET SOARS
Baildon Sky RocketThere was standing room only at the Half Moon Café in May when Saltaire Songster Eddie Lawler launched his new CD, The Baildon Sky Rocket, with a special performance. As well as presenting the songs, Eddie explained the intriguing story behind the title and the show came to a rousing surround-sound climax as the rocket was heard taking off.

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KIRKGATE SUMMER SCHOOL

Kirkgate Studios & Workshops bring a little creativity to the area this summer with their very own Summer School. The not for profit organisation based in Shipley will be offering a range of art and craft courses including Felt Making, Stained Glass and Modelmaking amongst many others. Places are limited so hurry up to secure yours and enjoy learning a new skill this summer. Phone 01274 598928, e: kirkgate_studios_workshops@hotmail.com or visit www.ksandw.org.uk for more information. All courses will run across six weekends, starting on June 16th . Prices range from £35 - £45 depending on the course. However, there is a £7 concessionary fee set for all courses.

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Regular Features

Roger Clarke’s Saltaire people Special: Bert Thornton

Bert was born at No.15, Shirley Street. When he was just eighteen months old his father died and when his mother remarried Bert was raised by his grandmother, Mary Jane Ridgeway. He attended Albert Road and Saltaire schools and, at thirteen, gained a place... More >>

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VILLAGE WEBSITE
Saltaire Village websiteThere is always plenty to see on the Saltaire Village website, www.saltairevillage.info, which this month has had a bit of a summer facelift with a different colour palette. "I thought it would be nice to reflect the seasons" said Pamela Reynolds, who runs the site. Highlights include:

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Sentinel Readers

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING AT? REVEREND WANTS TO KNOW
Your Community Newspaper received the following email:
My wife and I visited Saltaire on Friday 1st June on a day trip from Ripon, and we were astonished to find that a Tourist Information sign actually led nowhere on a World Heritage Site! It was very hit or miss that we ran across a helpful local map. What are you guys playing at?
Revd. Richard James (Address supplied)
Any Answers? The Sentinel will be pleased to pass them on.

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Local History

SALTS MILL- THE SILVER YEARS
It is twenty years since Jonathan Silver bought Salts Mill; Roger Clarke got the true story of those years from Maggie Silver

David Hockney's painting of Jonathan Silver.In 1995, Jonathan contracted pancreatic cancer. In September of that year he had an eight hour operation, which seemed to be successful. However, eighteen months later the cancer had returned... More >>

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Events for your diary

St. Paul’s Church Kirkgate, Shipley Garden Party and Table Top Sale Saturday, June 16th 10.30am-4pm
Bargains, Music and live entertainment, coffee afternoon teas, burgers, home-made cakes and soups, games, book stalls.
Refreshments all day.
Tables £10 in advance only.
01274 595416

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Cream Tea
to be held at St. Peter's Church, Moorhead Lane
 Tuesday, June 19th
2-4pm

 Various Stalls
Tickets £ 2
Shipley Support Group for Manorlands Hospice

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Guided Walks
Ilkley Moor Crossing

(9 miles)
Via Ancient sheep enclosure. Returning by train
Friday, June 22nd
Meet at Bracken Hall at 10.30am.
Train fare and packed lunch required.

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Don't Miss SALTAIRE VILLAGE FETE
in the grounds of the
United Reformed Church
Saturday 23rd June from 1pm

"It is always a very enjoyable occasion which most of the Village attends, with a Bouncy Castle, Rodeo Bull, Children's games, Line dancing, Swing band, Barbeque, all the usual stalls and, of course, our Café with its delicious home made cakes and sandwiches."
Joyce Poot Saltaire URC

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SPECIAL NEIGHBOURHOOD EVENT
KEEP SAFE KEEP WELL

Older residents are invited to a special neighbourhood event in Victoria Hall on
Wednesday, June 27th
from 2 – 4pm.

You can have basic health checks, get FREE home and fire....
Read more >>

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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ST. PETER'S BOWLING CLUB
Are you interested in
learning to play bowls?
Beginners' Evenings
Tues. & Thurs. at
ST. PETER'S BOWLING CLUB
Fern Hill Road, Shipley
Tel: 593750

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BRACKEN HALL COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE
Glen Road, Baildon, Shipley
For news of
Activities this month:
01274 584140

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Qualified dance teacher
Hazel Robertson is planning to start a beginners’ course in Salsa in the near future.
For further details contact:
HazelVRobertson@aol.com
(mobile) 07967 612178

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SALTAIRE BANDSTAND

See full summer programme of Saltaire Bandstand >>

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POLICE SURGERY
With PC Richard Beaumont and PCSO Joanne Holland at the Contact Point, Salts Mill,
Friday July 6th
9.30-11.30am

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CRICKET

JCT600 Bradford League
Saltaire Cricket Club

in Roberts Park
June
Sat 16th v IDLE
Sun 17th v CLECKHEATON
Sat 23rd (2nd XI)
 v PUDSEY St LAWRENCE
Sat 30th (2nd XI)
 v WOODLANDS
July
Sun 1st Priestley Cup/Shield
THIRD ROUND
Sat 7th v B/LING OLD LN.
All matches begin 1.30pm

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Travel

SALTAIRE VILLAGE SOCIETY TRAVEL
NEW PROGRAMME AVAILABLE
OF DAY AND SHORT BREAKS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Includes:
NEWQUAY- Priory Lodge Hotel
6 days £269 Departs June 22
HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW & Windsor Castle
2 days £139 Dep. July 7
SHANKLIN, Isle of Wight        Ocean View Hotel
8 days £399 Dep July 14
Beautiful Cornwall 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:
13th Alan Thomas
Those I Have Booked

(A Travel Agent's Career)
27th Mrs Lesley Horton
Writing the Crime Novel

Tel. 01274 591745

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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

 


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