Meeting: Thursday 30th September 2010
Saltaire Methodist Church
Saltaire Road, Saltaire, 7 – 9 pm.
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The Glen Tramway - Its Past and Future
by Richard Freeman
Saltaire Caught on Camera
by Ian Egglestone
[Poster image: courtesy of Geoff Tynan]
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Greetings, both to our regulars, and to those newcomers receiving their first round-robin email about our Club. Hope you had a good summer, enjoyed the Saltaire Festival, & are now ready for our next History Club meeting.
The meeting features two very topical presentations. New films on Saltaire are always popular and Club member Ian Egglestone has produced a DVD which is now selling well. The film “Saltaire Caught on Camera” is a 12-chapter compilation based on original film footage of Saltaire events. It features original footage of a street party, the 1953 works outing to Blackpool, the re-opening of the railway station, etc. Ian will be introducing clips from the DVD, and explaining their origins. Copies of his film will be on sale.
“The Past & Future of the Glen Tramway”, by Richard Freeman is the second of our presentations on the night. The Tramway, despite its everlasting popularity, has had to struggle to survive in changing circumstances, not least the increasingly stringent demands of health & safety.
There is, however, good news to report, and long-standing tramway enthusiast Richard will be giving us an informed account not only of the tramway's past but also its future.
The meeting will have the usual form, with the two talks separated by a tea break, during which we will all have chance to catch up on the latest history findings, or just chat to friends. We’ll also have the usual goodies for sale – Saltaire history books, CDs etc.
Our meeting will be held 7 – 9 pm, in what is, for the Club, a new home – the very attractive Saltaire Methodist Church, Saltaire Rd.
We very much look forward to seeing you on the 30th.