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Meeting: Thursday 8 Sept 2016

All welcome and it's free!

Saltaire History Club

‘WOOL: A Story of the West Riding’
Saltaire voices on the air in 1938

Fact or fiction? Find out what happened when the
BBC came to Salt’s Mill in 1938

A talk by Christine Verguson

Please note, new venue
Resource Centre, Saltaire Archive Room
Shipley College
Exhibition Road, Salltaire


Christine Verguson will be looking at the content of the BBC radio programme and the people involved; how it was made and the reactions to it, as well as discussing its authenticity. 

About Christine Verguson

A ‘comer-in' to Yorkshire, Christine lives in Lindley, Huddersfield. Having started her career in the Local Studies and Archives department of Huddersfield Central Library, Christine spent 30 years at the BBC in Leeds as librarian, researcher and journalist before leaving to become a research student at the University of Huddersfield.  After completing her doctorate on the history of the BBC in Yorkshire between 1945 and 1990, Christine has been free to pursue her interests in local history while continuing her researches into broadcasting history.  
In 2015 she was awarded a special prize by the Yorkshire Society for an essay on the wartime broadcasting of William Holt of Todmorden and in 2016 received an award from the British Association for Local History for her article ‘All Huddersfield’: Our town on the wireless in the 1920s’ which appeared in the Huddersfield Local History Society Journal. She is Publicity Officer for that Society and is also a member of the Lindley History Research Group. Having grown up just up the road from Port Sunlight, she is particularly interested in the history of planned and factory villages and feels that tonight’s event will give her the opportunity to find out more about Saltaire.


A note about the venue:

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.

Note from Dave Shaw

Dear History Club Members, Hi. The next meeting of Saltaire History Club is on Thurs 8 Sep, 7 – 9 PM, in the Resource Centre of Shipley College’s Exhibition Rd building (Post Code BD18 3JW – see end of message for further directions).

The evening’s talk will be: WOOL: A Story of the West Riding - Saltaire Voices on the Air in 1938 by Dr. Christine Verguson.

Christine spent 30 years at the BBC in Leeds as librarian, researcher and journalist before taking her doctorate at the University of Huddersfield, researching the history of the BBC in Yorkshire between 1945 and 1990.

In addition to Christine’s talk, we will spend time looking at other aspects of Saltaire life in 1938, a year that proved to be an interesting period in Saltaire’s ongoing history.

All welcome (and it’s still free)!

Hope very much that you can join us for what promises to be an enjoyable meeting.

Best wishes
Dave (Shaw) for Saltaire History Club




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