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Denys Salt
Remembering Denys Salt

22 December 2014. Today, we heard that Denys Salt, the great grandson of Sir Titus Salt, had died. His health had been frail recently and he had been readmitted to hospital on Saturday. A friend stayed with him until midnight when he fell asleep. He died in the early hours of 21st December.

Dave Shaw, a long-time friend of Denys writes: "Denys who was 96, was a lovely, wonderful man, as all who met him here in Saltaire will testify. He was, effectively, the Salt family historian and had encouraged the learning of Saltaire history for more than 50 years. His loss will be keenly felt by many.
A very sad start to Christmas week, but a life to be greatly celebrated, not least for the example Denys set us all."

Remembering Denys Salt >

Bradford Council
Bradford Council Consultation
Memorials in Bradford's countryside and parks

Dear All

We have been asked by the Council’s Countryside and Rights of Way Service to circulate this link to a survey about memorials in Bradford’s countryside and parks. Please feel free to share it with anyone who you think may be interested. The closing date is 23rd January 2015.

If you have any queries or require any further information, please contact Danny Jackson, Countryside and Rights of Way Manager at

Link to Memorial Consulation:
Closing date: Friday 23 January 2015

Kind regards,

Shipley Area Co-ordinator's Office
Shipley Town Hall, Kirkgate, Shipley BD18 3EJ
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Environment and Sport

What is the Memorial consultation about?

We are looking at how people remember their loved ones in the countryside sites, woodlands and parks that we manage and would like to clarify our policy to outline what the approach will be.

There are many ways that people wish to commemorate a loved one in places that were special to them. The usual way is to install a bench or plant a tree. Current practice is that, up to date, most of these requests have been accommodated when we have been asked. In some places, however, especially the more natural countryside sites, people have told us that they find too many memorials intrusive and that they detract from the setting. The same issue can arise in parks and woodlands where there are a large number benches already in situ. There is a need, therefore, for us to be clear about where we will allow additional memorials (outside of cemeteries and crematoria), and where they will be limited. More >

Winter Wonderland Comedy Show, 2014
Victoria Hall: The Winter Wonderland Comedy Show
Friday 19th December 2014
Doors Open 7pm

Don’t Tell Titus Presents: The Winter Wonderland Comedy Show In association with Comedy Cult Classics

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Don’t miss this fun alternative to the traditional Christmas party, with festive food and five great comedy acts, including: Scott Bennet, AFC Baggy, Sean Morley, Jonny Pelham and Rivka Uttley

Tickets £20 each – Includes festive mini banquet (served 7:15pm – 8pm)
Discounts available for Groups & Titus VIPs (please contact Don’t Tell Titus for details)
Priority seating for Titus VIPs
Tickets available from Don’t tell Titus, 6-7 Victoria Road, Saltaire BD18 3LA
Tel: 01274 595 633
For more information, visit

Withnail and I
Victoria Hall Movie Nights - Withnail & I (Cert 15)
Saturday 13th December 2014
Doors open 7pm - Film starts 7.30pm

Our third in the series of three iconic films. Withnail and the seemingly 'I' live on a diet of booze, pills and fags in their cancerous Camden flat, until a cold comfort Lakeland cottage is offered for their use. Beautifully scripted, indecent, honest and truthful, it's a true original.

Licensed bar and snacks available. Tickets: £5 per person

Tickets available from the venue or by post (£1 per order). To book your tickets, call us on 01274 327305 or call into the venue to see us. We can accept payment by cash or credit/debit card.

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Christmas Spirit with Papercrowned
Christmas Spirit with Papercrowned

It's December! That can only mean one thing - the countdown to Christmas. Saltaire blogger, Natalie, helps us get festive. More >

Bradford Chorale: Sing Noel
Victoria Hall, Sat 29 Nov

Bradford Chorale conducted by Jonathan Eyre with organist Alexander Woodrow

Sing Noel: A Christmas Celetration with Carols for All
Saturday 20th December 2014, 7.00 at
Northcliffe Church, Bradford Road, Shipley, BD18 3ED

Tickets from 01274 594659 or from Choir Members.  Price £8.
Refreshments and Mince Pies following the concert.

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Friends of the Strays of Greece Charity Ball
Victoria Hall, Sat 29 Nov

Enjoy a three-course meal, auction, raffle, photobooth, magician, DJ and more! A great evening to enjoy whilst at the same time raising vital funds to help our four-legged friends. You can find out more about the work of this charity at

Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start.

Tickets £25 per person and are available by contacting Emma at:

Saltaire Christmas Lights: Switch on

Victoria Hall, Saltaire
30 November at 4pm.
Free entrance

There will also be various stalls selling a number of different goodies and crafts, and Christmas carols by the tree. You can also get some up to date information on what else is happening in the community.

Saltaire Living Advent Calendar

The Saltaire Living Advent Calendar, coming soon. Follow on Facebook and on this website.

See its history: 2006 to 2013

Saltaire World Heritage Management Plan 2014

Following a public consultation, The Management Plan for the Saltaire World Heritage Site has been revised.

Saltaire Management Plan, 2014

Saltaire Management Plan, 2014 (Acrobat file for download)

Saltaire Management Plan, Appendix (Acrobat file for download)

More information and additional documents >

Peace & Crafts Fair
Victoria Hall, Saturday 22 November 2014

As ever it will be a great day with lovely food, music and masses of ethical Christmas presents to buy – don’t miss it!
We also have a special Singing for Peace workshop during the morning of the Fair led by Ana Hayrabedian , Musical Director of Bradford Voices. A chance to learn some seasonal songs for peace with a fun, inspiring tutor. 10am – noon. £7 waged, £6 conc. (includes Fair entrance). Contact to book your place.


Movie Night at Victoria Hall

Friday 21 November at 7pm. £5

Guillermo del Toro’s beautiful and haunting fantasy-drama set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War details the strange journeys of an imaginative young girl who may be the mythical princess of an underground kingdom.

More >

Santa's Specials on the Shipley Glen Tramway

OK, it's that time of year again & we are getting ready to welcome Santa.

We will be open on 6/7th, 13/14th, 20/21st December.

No need to book, just turn up on the day. The wait is usually not more than about 10min. The trip Will take around 45 minutes in all.


Remembering Norman Gregory, killed in action, 12 May 1917.

Read more about Norman Gregory.

The Saltaire Remembrance installation is now in place on the railings outside Salt Building in Victoria Road. It will remain there until 30th November. Thanks to Colin and Maree Coates, Eddie Lawler and Shipley College.

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WW1: The Saltaire Story
Colin Coates has researched the stories of WW1 Soldiers. On Saltaire's Roll of Honour, there are, in total, the names of 556 soldiers. Four hundred and thirty-five men survived; one hundred and twenty-one men died.

The WW1 War Diary & Snippets is an ongoing project. The WW1 Diary is updated each Friday; the Snippets section, as and when.

Website links:

TwitterWe tweet news about this project on @SaltaireWebsite and @WW1Saltaire

The Shipley WW1 Project
There is also a Shipley research project managed by Richard Coomber.
TwitterTwitter: @WW1Shipley
WW1 Exhibition and Event
Bradford's Response to War, Autumn 1914
Exhibition in the Banqueting Chamber, City Hall, Bradford
Remembrance Day, 9 November 2014 More>

Then in Ilkley at 3pm there will be a staged production presented jointly by Bradford Civic Society and Ilkley Playhouse.  Five participants, directed by Moira Ferguson, will present poetry and prose linked by a narrator.  This production was given during the Ilkley Literature Festival to very good reviews. More >

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery Presents
Nine New Graduates
13TH Nov – 25th Jan 2015

Unleashing youthful energy, fresh ideas and innovative creations, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery is delighted to introduce Nine New Graduates buzzing on our radar this year.

WW1 Concert Party, Saltaire
Saltaire Management Plan: Have your say
Added: 16 September 2014

Bradford Council's public consultation on Saltaire's Management Plan continues until 6 October. The documents can be downloaded from this website. You can comment online. More

WW1 Concert Party, Saltaire
WW1 Concert Party

Caroline Club, Caroline Street, Saltaire
Friday 17th October at 7.30pm
Saturday 18 October at 2pm

Featuring famous and forgotten songs, news items and poems from the Great War. Performed by talented local people.

Admission £7
Concessions for seniors, juniors and those in appropriate costumer £5.

Tickets on sale at Caroline Club
or reserve by email:

Download the poster to advertise this event >

Saltaire Brewery
Saltaire Beer Festival: 12 - 13th September
It’s going to be bigger and better than ever. A celebration of real ale and craft brewing. We use our connections to source over 40 beers from around the country. All beers are served from hand pumps from our chilled cellars. Find out more by visiting the Saltaire Brewery website >
Saltaire URC
Public Consultation Event: 10th September 2014
2pm and 7pm at Caroline Social Club in Saltaire

World Heritage Site Management Plan for Saltaire

Added to website: 29 August 2014

Helen Thornton, World Heritage Officer writes:
Dear resident,
I am writing to you to invite you to a Consultation Event for the new World Heritage Site Management Plan for Saltaire. More >

Saltaire URC
Saltaire Management Plan: available for public consultation
Added to website: 8 August 2014

The Management Plan for the Saltaire World Heritage Site has been revised and updated and is available for public consultation, writes Helen Thornton, Saltaire World Heritage Officer.

Anyone wanting to see the draft plan and comment about it has until 6 October and should visit Bradford Council's consultation webpage at or

A public consultation event will be held in Saltaire on 10 September 2014. Further details of this will be advertised shortly. More >

Saltaire URC
Hattie Townsend's WW1 drama: Not about Heroes
Performance dates: 13th and 14th September 2014
Added to website: 1 August 2014

Not for Heroes, is a promenade play performed on the streets of Saltaire. The audience will enter the war-weary world of 1919 to meet survivors of the Great War, whose lives are by no means universally tragic, but often funny and sometimes outrageous. The characters share their fascinating experiences and provide insights into the future. More about the play and where to get tickets>

Saltaire URC
Bradford Council Parks win Green Flag Awards
Added to website: 31 July 2014

Bradford Council parks have won Green Flag Awards, it was announced recently.

Lister Park, Manningham, Peel Park, Bolton Road, Roberts Park, Saltaire, Harold Park, Low Moor, St Ives Estate, Bingley, and Central Park, Haworth, have all received the prestigious award. More >

Saltaire URC
Contemplation in the URC
Added: 31 July 2014

The Saltaire URC will be open for quiet meditation, reflection and prayer on Monday 4th August, 10 to 4pm to mark the Centenary of the start of WW1.

Colin Coates' research on the soldiers of Saltaire who served in the war will be available to read, and various loaned mementoes.

Saltaire Trip Boat
The Saltaire Trip Boat
Added: 26 July 2014

The Saltaire Trip Boat is located at the bottom of Victoria Road, adjacent to The Boat House restaurant and Roberts Park. The boat is available for private parties. Please speak to the Skipper, or phone 07944 550 488.
Each return trip lasts 30 mintues
All seats: £4.00
School holidays: 7 days a week from 11 - 5pm
Term time: Thursday to Sunday from 11 - 4.30pm (other days dependent on the weather)

Saltaire Family Wedding
Added: July 2014

The contributor's grandparents lived in Saltaire on Shirley Street from the 1940's to the late 80's and are both in the photo. (Sent via email, 7 May 2014). People have been in touch identify some of the folk in the photograph. Updates coming soon.
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Saltaire Trip Boat
Saltaire Stories Update
Added: 26 July 2014

Saltaire World Heritage Education Association  
Saltaire Stories: Past, Present & Future

Saltaire World Heritage Education Association (SWHEA) has been set up as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation to increase the public benefits which flow  from being a World Heritage Site.

  • to encourage better understanding of Saltaire’s distinctive heritage among  young and adult learners and tourists. More >
The Saltaire Sentinel
Added: 30 June 2014

The Saltaire Sentinel, founded in 2003, is a monthly newsheet, produced in the heart of Saltaire and edited by James Duncan.

The July edition is available to download freely from this website, and paper copies are available from various local outlets. Local participation, news and opinion is welcomed.

Link to The Saltaire Sentinel >

Shipley Shopping - follow on Facebook
Added: 30 June 2014

Meryle Holland owner of the craft shop, Tuliptoppers, Commerical Road, Shipley, has started a Facebook page dedicated to Shipley news, events and local business. Photographer, Geoff Tynan, photographs the frontage of local shops free of charge. Locals are delighted to have this opportunity to promote their businesses and events. Get involved.

Nick Wright's musical tribute to Titus Salt
The Lighthouse CodeA guitar teacher, singer-songwriter from Bradford was inspired to compose a song about Sir Titus Salt after visiting the Leeds Bradford airport, which has an area dedicated to Titus.

Listen to the song. More>

Geoff Tynan's Photo Walks

Geoff Tynan offers photographic walks for anyone who has a compact, bridge or DSLR camera and wants to learn how to use it more creatively. More >

Rev. Paul Breeze

The saddest news... Rev. Paul Breeze, died on 20 January 2014, following heart surgery. A Thanksgiving service for Paul will be held at Trinity Chuch, Rawdon on Monday, 3rd February at 1.30pm. More >

The "Saltaire & District History" channel on YouTube

Local resident, Michael De Greasley has created a YouTube channel dedicated to Saltaire. More >

World Heritage Weekend
Art Exhibition 26/27 April 2014

We are holding an art exhibition which could include paintings, prints photographs, or sculpture which relate to the theme of Saltaire Stories: past, present and future. More >
Living Advent Calendar
CSaltaire Living Advent Calendar, by Saltaire Inspired. Follow online >

More about the calendar >

Ghosts of Saltaire
Ghosts of Saltaire

New novel for young adults and older ones! See book on Amazon
Hero nomination for Saltaire History Club
Saltaire resident and local historian, Maggie Smith, has nominated the Saltaire History Club for a Community Hero award. The history club was founded by Dave Shaw and the first meeting took place at Shipley College, September 2007. It meets four times a year at various locations in Saltaire and attracts a wide audience who enjoy well researched and presented talks.
More >
Shipley College, building plans
Shipley College has an exciting opportunity to create additional accommodation for our students. Consultation on 17 Feb. See plans.
More >
New business inclusions

Welcome to Justine Putman, who has an osteopathy practice in Shipley.

Welcome to acupuncturist, Louise Percival of Saltaire.

Riverside Court website
Les Brook writes: We've just effected a major revision of

Appeal for artists & makers
Applications are now open for artists and makers wishing to take part in the next Saltaire Makers’ Fair Festival Special on 13-14 September 2014. The fair is part of Saltaire Festival which brings together music, performance and art to create a vibrant atmosphere throughout Saltaire. More >

Saltaire Stories: Past, Present & Future

Saltaire Stories desperately needs to raise £30,000 by Spring 2014 as matching funds for a major grant application. Donations large or small are welcome to help put this exciting new project on the map regionally, nationally and internationally. More >

Do you know someone who lives within the Shipley Constituency who is an ‘unsung hero’ for the voluntary work they do within the local community? Or do you know of a small group who have worked together to make a real difference in your community? If so, please nominate them for a Community Award. More >

Saltaire Winter Bandstand
Free music concerts every month from October to May 2014. More >
Switch on: Sun 1st Dec
Saltaire Xmas LightsFrom 4 pm: join in the festivities at Victoria Hall, Saltaire. Children's choir, plus the Hall Royd Brass Band and gift / craft stalls. Free mulled wine or juice and community information.
World Heritage Weekender
Rev Paul Breeze
The World Heritage Site of Saltaire is hosting its 4th annual celebration of International Sites and Monuments Day on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April 2014. Colin Coates's Quiz, plus programme>
Remembering Paul Breeze Rev Paul Breeze
The March edition of the Saltaire Sentinel pays tribute Rev Paul Breeze. Acrobat file >
World Heritage Weekend, 2014
The Lighthouse CodeThe World Heritage Site of Saltaire, is hosting its 4th annual celebration of International Sites & Monuments Day with activities and exhibitions on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th April 2014. Greenside Alpacas will be visiting again – this time in the grounds of the United Reformed Church.  Come and see the animals with the wool that built Saltaire! 
More >

The Lighthouse Code
The Lighthouse CodeSaltaire author, Flinty Maguire's new book is now available on Amazon. The Lighthouse Code is the second in the series of Ellie Booton's Journal.

Flinty on Amazon >
Flinty on Twitter >

Shipley ConnectedCome and have your say! Saturday 25 January 2014, Shipley College, Exhibition Road.
Drop in between 10 - 2.30pm. Air your ideas and concerns on: Traffic | Trees | Land & buildings | Play spaces - whatever!

Free community lunch. children's play area. Book your place >

C Salt & Lacewater Vintage
A wonderful NEW vintage shop has opened at 30 Caroline Street. More >
Simon Sugden @ The Waterside
The Waterside Restaurant in Shipley will play host to local photographer, Simon Sugden in a pop-up gallery on 10 December, 6 to 9.30pm.
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