Dear History Club Members, Hi. The next meeting of the Saltaire History Club is next Thursday 3 March, at the usual time of 7 – 9 PM.
PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE OF VENUE: The venue (as a trial) is the recently designated Saltaire Archive Room, in the Resource Centre of Shipley College’s Exhibition Rd building (Post Code BD18 3JW)
The Resource Centre is on the second floor, accessible either by stairs or lift. For those travelling to the venue by car there is a Pay & Display Car Park just above the College, or nearby free on-street parking may be available if your fingers are crossed. There will be someone at the entrance to the building to greet & guide those unfamiliar with its layout.
For this meeting there will be just one speaker, at 7pm. - Ian Watson will give a talk, based on new research of the papers kindly made available by the family of Sir James Roberts, entitled: ‘A Textile Magnate in the First World War: The Letters of Sir James Roberts 1914-1919’ .This research of the Roberts era is opening up a new chapter in Saltaire’s wonderful history & we’ll all be learning new things next Thursday.
Following the talk we’ll break for our usual coffee/tea so we can all meet up & chat, & then we’ll have the chance to browse some of the holdings in the Archive Room. The recent designation of this part of the College’s premises is a huge step forward in the management & development of Saltaire’s historical artefacts & documents, & your involvement in its use is encouraged.
Hope very much that you can join us for what promises to be a great evening (and it’s still free!)
Dave (Shaw) for Saltaire History Club