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Meeting: Thursday 6 March 2014, 7 - 9pm

Coal Mining & Brick Making
in North Bradford

Venue: Saltaire Methodist Church
Saltaire Road
Post code for Sat Navs is BD18 3HJ

History Club, March 2014

Dear History Club Members, Hi. The next meeting of our Saltaire History Club is this Thursday 6 March, 7 – 9 PM, at Saltaire Methodist Church, Saltaire Road (Post Code for SATNAV BD18 3HJ). Parking advice can be given for those unfamiliar with the locality & who need to arrive by car.

Two complementary topics will feature in our programme, with presentations by recognised authorities in their specialised fields. Mineral deposits in our locality will be a new subject for our Club members to learn about - our first speaker is Tony Woods with a talk entitled “Industry, Family & Society: Fyfe’s of Shipley, 1850-1930”. The Fyfes were part of a rising middle class in Shipley involved in coal and lime kiln workings, brickworks and, later, a coal business. Our second speaker is Derek Barker with a talk entitled “Hard & Soft Beds: the archaeology of coal-mining and brick-making in north Bradford”.

Tony & Derek are well-known for their joint researches in these fields, having published in more than one journal, including the Bradford Antiquary. Our meeting provides a rare opportunity for us to learn about subjects that must have featured heavily in our local Saltaire history.

Entry is, as always, free to all – please come along & bring a friend!

Hope you can make it!
Best wishes
Dave (Shaw), for Saltaire History Club



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