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KATH LIBBERT JEWELLERY
‘Curiouser and Curiouser’ – New British Graduates

An exhibition of intriguing collections from the UK’s best new jewellery talent 13th November  2008 – 30th January 2009.
Playful, surreal and, occasionally, unsettling, these quirky new collections include oversized castings of baby teeth turned into rings and necklaces, ‘batty bunnies’ masquerading as brooches and an army of ants escaping with precious jewels. More >>

COUNCIL WANTS TO AXE VICTORIA ROAD TREES
Information on what's going on with the trees on the junction of Victoria Road and Saltaire Road. More >>
BARRY CLATWORTHY: A TRIBUTE
Barry Clatworthy of Withernsea
Webmaster: A tribute to my father, Barry Clatworthy, who died on 18 October 2008. Any friends of Barry, feel free to contact me. Tribute >>
THE SALTAIRE FESTIVAL 2008
FINAL WEEKEND 21 - 22 SEPT
The Final Weekend of the FestivalDownload the weekend programme for the Saltaire festival's finale.
DISMAY ABOUT THE BOATHOUSE - FIRST OWNERS SPEAK OUT
The Boathouse, September 2008My wife and I were devastated to hear the news of the fire at Saltaire Boathouse. We bought it off the mill when it was very run down and was still just a boathouse. I repaired the rowing boats, (23) with the help of many local friends and started serving cups of tea. More >>
Added: 19 September 2008
FUTURE VINTAGE: SALTAIRE'S FIRST EVER CATWALK FASHION SHOW
Future Vintage Fashion ShowOn 20 September, the final Saturday of the festival, Rose & Brown is hosting Saltaire’s first ever catwalk fashion show in Victoria Hall, Saltaire.  Entitled ‘Future Vintage’ it brings together wonderful vintage pieces from every era with collections from local fashion designers, many of whom use vintage textiles, therefore adding an extra twist to the ‘future vintage’ concept. More >>
Added: 2 September 2008
ROBERTS PARK - WHAT'S GOING ON?
Following the successful bid for lottery funds by Bradford Council and Hilary Taylor Landscape Associates, and a spate of tree felling, it seems that the park has now been left to grow weeds. There's no additional information posted in the new information point in Roberts Park, apart from the old news that they've got the money. The Friends of Roberts Park have informed this website that there plans for a park bandstand have been drawn up by Hilary Taylor Landscape Associates (HTLA), and are exhibited in the Half Moon Cafe in Roberts Park. More information >>
Added: 26 August 2008
THE WHISPERERS
The WhisperersWhat are these ghostly characters trying to tell us? Book now to see Hattie Townsend's intriguing new play. Hattie's plays have become a integral part of the annual Saltaire Festival which runs from 11th to the 21st September.
More about The Whisperers >>

Quick Festival Guide (Acrobat file) >>
Added: 19 August 2008
TUDOR MUSIC IN SALTAIRE
The York WaitsThe York Waits present a concert of Tudor music and recitation at the United Reformed Church in Saltaire as part of the Saltaire Festival. Children studying the Tudors will find this great fun.
More >>
Added 19 August 2008

NOW AND THEN, JEWELLERY EXHIBITION
Forget-me-not brooch, c. 1850Now and Then is another stunning jewellery exhibition by local renowned jeweller, Kath Libbert, in collaboration with Susan Rumfitt, of BBC's Antiques Roadshow fame. The exhibition is called:Now & Then - Antique Meets Contemporary, and runs from 17th July - 28th September 2008. Full details >>
Added 11 July 2008

SALTAIRE ARCHIVE, - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, 15 July - 15 August
Sir Titus Salt, founder of SaltaireThe Saltaire Archive is made up of historical documents, photographs, maps and plans, books and much more, all housed in The Resource Centre in Shipley College. During the summer it is open to the public during the week, 10am – 3pm, Tuesday - Friday.
If you have a long journey to make, please telephone beforehand to ensure the archive is open. Upon arrival, report to the Exhibition Building Reception. Shipley College, Exhibition Road, Saltaire, BD18 3JW. Tel. 01274 327225/6
Admission is £1.00 to help contribute to the upkeep of Archive.
Added: 1 July 2008
ON-LINE QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT SALTAIRE
Questionnaire!You are invited to fill in the questionnaire of Fran Garrett, who is researching the impact resulting from Saltaire becoming a World Heritage Site. Fran made contact with the people of Saltaire through the History Club and the Saltaire website. She would be grateful if people (local or otherwise) would spare the time to answer questions on how they feel about Saltaire. She's giving us full licence to be as honest as we care to be!
Added 16 July 2008. Questionnaire redundant 7 August 2008
20 MPH SPEED LIMIT PROPOSED FOR THE WHOLE OF SALTAIRE
After a year of consultation with the council on Saltaire's chronic traffic problems, it has been proposed that a 20 mph speed limit should be imposed on the whole of Saltaire. More >>
Added 4 July 2008
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME AND FASHION FAIR
Saturday 5 July, Victoria Hall, from 9.30 am - 4 pm.
Dear Rose & Brown friends,
I'm so looking forward to our third Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair which is next Saturday (5 July). Set in the beautiful Victoria Hall in Saltaire it starts at 9.30am and you have until 4pm to enjoy 25 stalls of vintage loveliness. More >>
Added: 1 July 2008
SALTS TENNIS CLUB OPEN DAY - SUNDAY 29 JUNE
Salts Tennis Club Open DaySalts Tennis Club is holding an open day on Sunday 29
th June from 1 to 5pm, and hopes the Wimbledon fever will be in full swing and a number of budding tennis stars will come and have a go.  On the day, free coaching will be available from LTA qualified coaches, and everyone is welcome, “kids, bring your mum and dad with you and have a go” says Gul Rashid the club’s coach. More >>
NEW IMAGES ADDED TO WEBSITE
Field near Dowley GapLocal resident, Geoff Tynan shares some of his photographs with us. Geoff has also created a poignant poster for Shipley Glen Tramway.

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A new yet old, present yet past, spooky poster for the Shipley Glen Tramway, designed by Geoff Tynan. More >

SALTS TENNIS CLUB PRODUCES STARS OF THE FUTURE
Laura CowleyLocal tennis leader Laura Cowley (17) from Salts Tennis Club has been invited by the Lawn Tennis Association to attend this year’s Wimbledon Championships to assist with Junior and Short-tennis play days. More >>
HISTORY CLUB WITH VERY INTERESTING BILL!
History Club, 26 June 2008Next meeting on Thursday 26 June 2008. Meetings are held in the Exhibition Building of Shipley College, Exhibition Road from 7 - 9 pm. ALL WELCOME & FREE!

“THE BUILDINGS OF SALTAIRE - AN ARCHITECT'S PERSPECTIVE" by Tim Smith
and “A TIME IN OUR LIVES" by Greg Thomson
also "THE 1883 EXAM PAPERS OF SALTS SCHOOLS"
More info and history club poster >>

SALTS TENNIS CLUB STRIKE AGAIN
The start of the 2008 Tennis season saw a dramatic David v Goliath contest between Salts and Ilkley, who are one of Yorkshire’s premier tennis clubs. For the first time ever, Salts beat Ilkley on their home ground. This was a double whammy for Ilkley, as both clubs had been nominated for the coveted ‘Club of the Year’ award in 2007, and Salts Tennis got the nod. Salts were nominated by the YLTA because of their successful Affordable For All junior coaching and summer camp programmes. More >>
Added: 13 June 2008
GREAT GRANDSON OF SIR TITUS CELEBRATES 90TH BIRTHDAY
Denys and Eva SaltDenys Salt, the great grandson of Sir Titus, celebrated his 90th birthday on 4 May 2008. Denys, who lives in Graz in Austria with is wife, Eva, shared the day with his family and friends, including Dave and Ann Shaw, founders of the Saltaire History Club. More >>
LOTTERY MONEY INTENDS CONTEMPORARY BANDSTAND IN ROBERTS PARK
Roberts Park has recently been awarded a grant of £3.2 million by the Lottery. Hilary Taylor Landscape Architects, intend to replace the bandstand lost many years ago, with a contempory design. You can contribute to this discussion by email or by attending a workshop. More >>
SALTAIRE VILLAGE SOCIETY, E-BULLETIN, APRIL 2008
To keep you in touch with what the Society is involved in (amongst other things): “Saltaire Bypass” proposals – SVS is involved in lobbying and monitoring developments. The Regional Transport Board recently decided NOT to endorse a scheme to improve roads in Shipley and Saltaire. More >>
DO WE REALLY NEED ANOTHER CAFÉ-BAR AT 14 VICTORIA ROAD?
There is another planning application for another café-bar on Victoria Road. Massarella's at 14 Victoria Road currently operates as a café-gallery has applied to become a café-bar. Dispite being opposite and backing on to residential housing, very few of the neighbouring houses were actually directly informed of the application by the Council. More >>
RADIO: SHIPLEY CORNER
Eddie Lawler on radio Shipley Corner 6.30 to 7 on Monday May 19th.  Eddie will be speaking on the latest news from Sustainable Saltaire, and introducing his Festival project, the Bronte musical "Bells". More >>
SALTAIRE BOATHOUSE - COUNCIL HAVE NO PLANS TO SAVE HISTORIC BUILDING
Boathouse - after the fireEddie Lawler, secretary of the Saltaire Village Society contacted Saltaire's World Heritage Officer, Craig McHugh, to enquire what plans had been made to protect the historic Boathouse, which suffered a fire on 11 April 2008 and is now empty and fire damaged. More >>
BRADFORD COUNCIL BREAKS OWN RULES
Eddie Lawler, secretary of the Saltaire Village Society warns that residents are heading for confrontation with Bradford Council, if proper consultation is not adhered to. On 23 April 2008, Jane Hughes of the Area Panel at Shipley Town hall brought two men from EAT (Envionmental Action Trust, a local social enterprise) to the Square on Caroline Street.  They have lots of bright ideas which will be circulated to local residents which were, of course "subject to funding". More >>
SALTS TENNIS CLUB OPEN DAY
Sunday 4th May from 1 - 5 pm.
Salts Sports AssociationSalts Tennis Club is holding its second open day on Sunday 4th May from 1 to 5pm. Free coaching will be available from LTA qualified coaches, and everyone is welcome. “Kids, bring your mum and dad with you and have a go” says Gul Rashid the club’s coach. More >>
GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE, MARTIN LOVE WANTS YOUR VOTE
Martin Love, Green Party
I am delighted to be standing for re-election as a Shipley councillor on May 1st. It has been a privilege to represent the area in which I live, and where I was born, since 2002, and I would welcome the opportunity to continue... More >>
SALTAIRE TOUR GUIDE ON TV
Roger Clarke on Locks and Quays, Series 3, episode 3.Local historian and tour guide, Roger Clarke, appeared last week on Locks and Quays, a television programme, screened on ITV and produced by Centini. The series charts the progress made by Matthew Corbett (ex Sooty and Sweep puppeteer) along the canals of England. In the third programme of this series, Matthew's trip along the Leeds to Liverpool canal ended in Saltaire where he met Roger Clarke to find out about Saltaire's past and how the village is fairing today.

Missed the programme? Watch it on-line. Read Roger's interview. More >>

PACE TO TAKE OVER FRENCH RIVAL
Shareholders of Pace Micro Technology plc have given the go-ahead for a £63m take-over of its French rival, Royal Philips Electronics.The move was approved at a meeting on 16 April 2008 at the Pace headquarters in Salts Mill. The takeover is expected to be completed on 21 April and will put Pace among the world's top three designers and producers of set top boxes for digital television.

IMPORTANT MEETING FOR RAIL USERS
The Aire Valley Rail Users Group is holding its annual meeting at 2pm on Saturday 19 April, at Saltaire Methodist Church, Saltaire Road.
Chief Inspector Dave Oram, of British Transport Police, will give a presentation and a question and answer session.
Tim Calow, chairman of AVRUG, said "Demand for rail travel continues to grow and we will continue to campaign for further investment in our rail services. Investment in the rail services can attract extra passengers who will leave their cars at home. This can ease pressure on the already congested road system."

DENYS SALT TAKES HAZEL BLEARS TO TASK
Denys SaltDenys Salt, the great grandson of Sir Titus Salt has written to Hazel Blears following her comments to the Fabian Society, quoted in the Daily Telegraph (4 April 2008) which undermined the philanthropic drive of Sir Titus Salt, founder of Saltaire. More>>

...AND SO DOES DAVE SHAW!
How will commentators judge Hazel Blears in 150 years, he asks. More >>

Added:7 April 2008

FROM SETTLE TO SALTAIRE
Hattie Townsend meets the party from the train.On Thursday, 10 April, over 40 tourism businesses and Tourist Information staff from along the Settle Carlisle Railway enjoyed a trip to Saltaire in Yorkshire. The trip was arranged by David Allison of Tracks North for the Settle Carlisle Enterprise Network (SCENe), to provide an insight into Saltaire as a tourist destination. More >>

Added 15 April 2008

TREE FELLING IN SALTAIRE - MORE LIKE A RAID
On Sunday March 30th two trees were felled on Victoria Road. Local residents had no warning or explanation and were told by the team felling the trees that the work was to be paid for by a council grant. The stumps were left in situ. More info >>

Added:7 April 2008

NEWS TO SHARE ON THE RADIO?
The radio show, SHIPLEY CORNER broadcast by Shipley Community Radio goes on air every two weeks and welcomes input from people with news on local issues, organizations and events. In the past the show has covered the Saltaire Festival, the Reed Museum at Victoria Hall and the annual Day of Dance. More info>>
SPOOKY HISTORY CLUB MEETING
History Club poster, 17 April 2008The next meeting of the history club is to be held on 17 April at 7.00 pm in Exhibition Building of Shipley College, Exhibition Road. Meetings are open to all - and the only expense you'll incur is 50p for a cuppa. It's a double bill: a talk by Mike Lawson: From Baildon Moor to Saltaire - A Walk Through History; and Lost Mansions of the Salts, by Tish Lawson. The history of Milner Field is very spooky... More info and larger poster >>
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOUSE OF ROSE & BROWN
House of Rose and Brown, 1st birthdayFor those who like to shop from home, or for those days when it's too wet to step outside, we will be launching our ONLINE BOUTIQUE by the 1st of June! You'll soon be able to buy vintage and handmade treasures from our website www.roseandbrown.co.uk. Your chance to get your Rose & Brown fix without leaving the house! More info>>
FIRE NEAR THE MILL
Fire on 24 March 2008, Caroline StreetA garage at the east end of Caroline Street, just below Wycliffe Primary was on fire on Monday 24 March 2008. Clouds of black smoke drifted over Shipley and flames were seen engulfing one side of the building. Fire engines attended promptly and put out the fire in minutes, saving the building from serious damage.
LEAD STRIPPED FROM TITUS SALT'S MAUSOLEUM
Sir Titus Salt's mausoleumLead has been stripped from Sir Titus Salt's mausoleum for the third time in four months. This latest attack took place on Saturday night, 8 March.. More >>
YORKSHIRE WIND ORCHESTRA
Yorkshire Wind OrchestraThe Yorkshire Wind Orchestra will be performing a family friendly afternoon Spring charity concert at The Victoria Hall, Saltaire on Sunday 6th April. More >>
ACTORS WANTED!
Schooling Miss MarthaThis year’s Saltaire Festival is presenting a new play set in the “model village” of the 1860s, where the realities and loyalties were far more complex than previously suggested. We are looking for actors to fill the following roles: More >>

FAMILY EASTER EGG HUNT IN ROBERTS PARK, SATURDAY 22 MARCH
Easter Egg Hunt, Roberts Park, Saltaire, Sat. 22 March 12 - 2 pm. Free entry.
Free Cadbury's Easter eggs were given to children after they had successfully completed the hunt for clues scattered around Roberts Park. The word "Easter" was scrambled, so there was no cheating involved - you had to get the letters in the right boxes. At 12.30 ish the weather was almost blizzard conditions, but then the snow stopped, the sun came out and the fun could commence. Great fun was had by all.

SPEED LIMIT PETITION HANDED OVER
A petition of nearly 500 signatures calling for a 20 mph speed limit through Saltaire Village was handed over to Bradford Council by Martyn Love, Shipley councillor for the Green Party. More >>
THE RESTORATION OF ROBERTS PARK - EVERYTHING EXPLAINED
If you've been into Roberts Park recently you'll have seen how many trees have been felled. It's a shocking sight, though there is rhyme and reason behind it. Jane Travis of HTLA, the architectural consultants charged with restoration of Roberts Park if the bid to win lottery money is successful, explains what's happening and why. More >>

Roberts Park restoration plans and background information is now indexed.
Go to index>>

BY-PASS THREAT!
Mark Taylor-Batty of the Saltaire Village Society has compiled the facts of the Saltaire bypass propsal which signals disaster for Saltaire.
There's also useful info on Saltaire's World Heritage status and UNESCO. Follow this link >>
BRADFORD FESTIVAL CHORAL SOCIETY - COME & SING MESSIAH
Come and Sing MessiahDust off your singing voices and sing the Messiah. Bradford Festival Choral Society are hosting another popular Come and Sing event on Saturday 1st March 2008. The event, which is being held at the United Reformed Church in the heart of the famous Saltaire village, is open to singers of all ages and experience. More >>
THE EARTH QUAKES IN SALTAIRE
An earthquake lasting 10 seconds and measuring 5.3 magnitude at its epicentre near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire was felt in Saltaire on 27 February just before 0100 GMT. Only very sound sleepers would have missed the deep rumbling as beds and wardrobes shook. An earthquake of magnitude five or thereabouts, will occur roughly every 10 to 20 years in the UK. The largest earthquake to strike the UK was about 60 miles off the east coast of England and had a magnitude of 6.1.
YOUR DISTRICT 2026 - SHAPE YOUR FUTURE!
Bradford District has a growing population; this is anticipated to grow by 109,700 to 594,300 by 2029.  The Council and its partners need to plan for this growth in terms of providing homes, jobs, healthcare, education, shops and open spaces to cater for the needs of this growing population. If you have an interest in shaping the future planning of the district, you are invited to attend one of the following “Special Neighbourhood Forums”  to discuss the issues and give us your views. You can book on-line >>
Vintage Home and Fashion FairVINTAGE HOME AND FASHION FAIR
The House of Rose & Brown have organised 3 more, all hosted in Victoria Hall. The first one is on 23 February. Not to be missed for anyone who loves a good rummage! More >>
COMMUNITY WEIGHT LOSS AND WELLNESS CLUB
Communityb Weight Loss and Wellness ClubStarts: Tuesday 19th February Victoria Hall in Saltaire at 7.30pm and then on a weekly basis. Friendly support and advice on how to get into the BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE! No membership fee, free introduction. More >>

What else is on at Victoria Hall? >>

THE NORTH LODGE IS NEARLY READY
The North Lodge at the Gilstead end of Milners Field is well on its way to be put up for rent by its owners The Hartley Property Trust some time in early February 2008, writes Peter Bottomley. More >>
TEXTILE INSTALLATION AT SALTAIRE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Three textile pieces are to be installed at Saltaire United Reformed Church on 10 February 2008 for one month. The installation is part of a PhD research study on viewer perceptions... More >>
VALENTINE ART EXHIBITION
9th and 10th February
Showing the work of artists, Paula Dunn and Steve Simpson and will raise money for the Candlelighters charity for children diagnosed with leukaemia. The exhibition is in the reception area of Saltaire Orthodontics, 4 Victoria Road, Saltaire. More >>
SERIOUS ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT - Police seek witnesses
Students from Shipley College were involved in a serious RTA on Monday 28 January which left one of the passengers of the Astra critically injured. A male student from the college had tried to get into the car as it drove along Exhibition Road. He has since been arrested. Police are seeking witnesses. Please call PC Philip Day on (01535) 617047 or 0845 606060.
Added 28 January 2008

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