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Saltaire Village World Heritage Site
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Number 57 September 2007

In this issue

OUR WORLD HERITAGE SITE OFFICER
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Plus
POETRY PRIZE
WINNERS
Plus
ALL OUR USUAL
UNUSUALS

Headlines

ONE BIG EXHIBITION
VILLAGE HOMES ARE ART HOUSES
Ten Saltaire Village houses will welcome visitors inside to view the work of more than fifty artists over two consecutive weekends 8/9th & 15/16th this month as Open Houses becomes, for the first time, a prominent feature of  the Festival's Art Trail.  Exhibition co-ordinator David Worsley, who first publicised the idea in the Sentinel back in April, says   "It’s a delight for the senses, a treat for architectural heritage lovers and a unique chance to experience an acknowledged record of social history.”
Other Arts Trail events are an Exhibition at Shipley College and, on Sept. 15/16, a Craft Fair in Victoria Hall. A free  brochure is available with details of all these as well as locations and opening times for all ten ‘Open Houses’:
M. 07802 44578 W. www.saltaireartstrail.co.uk

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'TALES', THE BOOK LAUNCH
Saltairy TalesFollowing the tremendous two year success of his musical Saltairy Tales,  Eddie Lawler enhances this year's festival with the launch of the Tales in book form, illustrated with Deborah M Lawson's beautiful watercolours. Eddie will be giving his verse tales ("Some true, some with a pinch of  Salt",) a musical send-off  at the Half Moon Café in Roberts Park on
Monday, Sept. 10th at 6.45 pm.
Admission will cost £3, but this is redeemable from the price of a copy of the book. The event is one of a series of Twilight Talks at the cafe.

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DRAMATIC YARN UNRAVELS OF THE BLACK THREAD

Margaret Muir's third novel, The Black Thread, tells the story of a desperate journey along the Leeds and Liverpool canal in the 1890's

Margaret, who grew up in Leeds but now lives in Tasmania, told the Sentinel... More >>

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RECORD ATTENDANCE FOR ARCHIVE OPENING
By Roger Clarke

Record attendances of over four hundred at the Archive Exhibition have rewarded the efforts of Julie Woodward and her staff at the Shipley College Resource Centre. A major attraction was the film of the Works Trip to Blackpool in 1953... More >>

Regular Features

Saltaire people: INTRODUCING CRAIG McHUGH, SALTAIRE'S NEW WORLD HERITAGE SITE OFFICER
By Roger Clarke

Craigh McHugh, Saltaire's Heritage Site OfficerIt was good to meet Craig McHugh and talk with him about his career and his new job with Bradford Metropolitan District Council. 28-year-old Craig has been in post since June, and has already been spending time in the Village to find out about his new patch. Until he applied for this post, he had never been to Saltaire... More >>

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The Saltaire Sentinel: JOHN NICHOLSON POETRY PRIZE

John Nicholson, Saltaire poetJohn Nicholson (1790-1843)  “The Airedale Poet”, died  tragically on the bank of the river, close to what is now Victoria Road.
The Sentinel picture of Nicholson is an electronic adaptation of the engraving by W.O.Geller.

THE ENTRIES:

CANAL WALK…
a haiku sequence    
by Bruce Barnes

IN THE CRADLE OF THE RIVER AIRE 
by Gaye Gerrard

TITUS STREET
by Val Woolley

HOPE HILL 
by Michael Burgess

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Sentinel Readers

Nothing in this section this month.

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Local History

SALTS MILL- THE SILVER YEARS

Over the past 6 months, this column has featured the early years of Jonathan and Maggie Silver’s re-development of Salts Mill. This month, with the help of John Collins, we look back at the situation which existed immediately before they bought the Mill. More >>

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Announcements

WORLD PREMIERE SHARES BILL WITH  PRIESTLEY

Bradford playwright Chris Grogan (nee Murdoch) will be in most illustrious company  when the world premiere of her Bitter & Twisted shares a double bill with J.B.Priestley's Mother's Day, in Victoria Hall on Thursday Sept 13th   (6.45pm). The two works, which share the theme of  mothers conspired against by their families, will be presented by local players watson:theatre . Tickets cost £8 (£6 concessions).  Irene Lofthouse, who founded the company six  months ago, says “We have strong links with local new writers, and are particularly interested in finding older people who write, perform or want to get involved in some other way”.

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CHURCH IS IMPORTANT VENUE
Saltaire United Reformed Church will, as always, be hosting a variety of events:  As well as the Fete with Stalls in the grounds , there will be opportunities to hear the excellent organ played by experts, a lunchtime concert by the Doric String Quartet (1pm.Wed.12th) and, throughout the Festival, an exhibition, called Light and Life, by Ilkley Camera Club.      

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MUSIC GIG GETS IN THE SPIRIT
The now established music night “rpm@yoyo” at the Yo Yo Bar & Restaurant, Rosse Street, off Saltaire Road, Shipley, will be part of this year’s Saltaire Festival. The event, which is usually on the first Thursday of each month,  will feature live music on four consecutive nights from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th. Each night is from 7.30pm until midnight (Friday until 2am)  Free entry. Up to date info on what’s on etc can be found at www.myspace.com/rpmatyoyo

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SALTAIRE HISTORY CLUB
7.00 p.m. Thursday Sept 20th
Resource Centre, SHIPLEY COLLEGE, EXHIBITION ROAD
Join us on Sir Titus’ birthday to learn more about the history of our World Heritage Site.
"Building Jerusalems" a lecture by Alan Petford of Leeds University
"The Saltaire Conversazione" a brief history by Roger Clarke
The Club meetings are informal gatherings over light refreshments. All welcome!        
Further information from Dave Shaw, tel 07736 408339, email daveshaw@saltairevillage.info

 

 

 

 

 

Headlines
Regular Features
Sentinel Readers
Local History
Announcements
Wheelie Bin Cartoon
Events for your Diary
Travel
Cricket
Societies & Clubs
Where to get the Sentinel

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Deadline for October edition:
20th September

Wheelie Bin Cartoon, September 2007
Events for your diary

BRACKEN HALL COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE
Glen Road, Baildon, Shipley 
Friday Sept. 7th 
Walk to Esholt and back

(10.5 miles)
Meet Bracken Hall 10.30am
Packed lunch required.
Bat Talk and Walk
Meet Bracken Hall 7pm

For news of other activities:
01274 584140

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DAVID FORD'S SALTAIRE BOOKSHOP
Open from late August
GRAND OPENING
September 8th 10am – 4pm
Open Tues. -Sat.
Late opening Thurs. till 8 New and second hand books
T. 01274 594377
E. davidford14@btinternet.com
THE LATEST PLACE TO PICK UP YOUR Sentinel

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FESTIVAL POETRY FREE
Nick Toczek, Gerard Benson and the Beehive Poets will host an 'open mic' session for anyone brave enough to recite, chant or say their piece in 
Victoria Hall at 6.30pm on Monday, Sept. 10th.

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Carnival Parade &
Musical Event

starts at Shipley College car park 
at 1pm Friday September 14th

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 POLICE &
COMMUNITY POINT
CONTACT SALTAIRE

are based at the entrance to Salts Mill. People who live round and about are welcome to come and talk about any community issues, whether they are for the attention of the Police or the Council, on Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm.  
e-mail: contactsaltaire@yahoo.co.uk

 

Travel

SALTAIRE VILLAGE
SOCIETY TRAVEL

NEW PROGRAMME AVAILABLE
OF DAY AND SHORT BREAKS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Information and Bookings:
01943 870228

 

Cricket

No cricket news this month.

 

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:
5th Charlie Bhowmick
People
19th Music for Your Pleasure
A Presentation by the Bradford Recorded Music Society
Tel. 01274 591745

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Kirkgate Studios & Workshops
Not for Profit Organisation
Art & Craft Classes
Everything from Life Drawing to Pottery or use our studio space and internet access
absolutely free.
Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.45pm
(Thursday 1pm – 4.45pm)
01274 598928

Pick up your Saltaire Sentinel

Pick up a paper copy of The Sentinel from the following outlets

SALTS MILL
First Opened 1853  and still
Open Every Day
Attractions include
SALT’S DINER
SALTAIRE HISTORY EXHIBITION
1853 Gallery
ADMISSION FREE
01274-531163

VICTORIA TEAROOMS
8 Victoria Road
Open Daily
01274-823092
SALTAIRE
NEWSAGENTS
9 Victoria Road

PETER RANDALL
Gentleman’s Hairdresser
AND MORE !
205, Bingley Road
01274 – 597140

The SPA
21 Titus Street
Savouries, Frozen Food,
Groceries, Sweets, Etc.
Mon-Sat 8.30am - 10pm
Sunday   10am – 10pm
01274- 826534

SALTAIRE BOOKSHOP
New & Secondhand Books
Bingley Road
Saltaire
01274 594377

 

 

 


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