Saltaire Village, World Heritage Site




Say no to bullies!
Saltaire Village World Heritage Site
Back button | Home | News & Articles, 2016
News, 2016


2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018


Saltaire Christmas Light Switch On

Sunday 27 November 2016, 4pm til 6.30pm
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire

Magnify Click on image to magnify

Featuring: Christmas carols, elf trail, Christmas craft corner, stalls by community groups and local stores, live music from Hall Royd Brass Band and Reuben and Ruth, the Wurlitzer organ and special guest... SANTA!

FREE glass of mulled cider and a mince pie provided by Cap and Collar, and Edward Street Bakery. First come, first served.

Sue Ryder, Manorlands Hospice: Sultans of Swing Concert

Sunday 27 November 2016 at 2pm
St Peter's Church
Moorhead Lane, Shipley, BD18 4JN

Magnify Click on image to magnify

Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment in support of Manorlands Hospice with local Big Band Group "Sultans of Swing"
"All together now" to sing on arrival frm 1.30 - 2.00pm

Tickets £8 - includes refreshments
St Peter's Church, Moorhead Lane, Shipley, BD18 4JN

For tickets please call Sally on 01274 582987

Open Meeting for Patients at Saltaire Medical Practice
Wednesday 16th November, 6.30pm

You are invited to hear about Wellness Recovery Action Plans – a way to manage your life!

WRAP is a different approach to wellbeing, through individual action planning and support networks. WRAP helps people who want to make a positive change in the way they feel and perform.

 Who can Use WRAP?  The answer is simple…you!    WRAP uses  five key recovery concepts:  

Hope, Personal Responsibility, Education, Self-advocacy and Support.

WRAP is a weekly group where you develop a personal plan to recover and maintain physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.  The eight sessions are followed by a fortnightly support groups.  WRAP will be starting at Saltaire Medical Practice in January. 

Sue Ryder, Manorlands Hospice Quiz Night

Join us for our Quiz Night
Thursday 24th November 2016 at 7pm

Tickets are £7.50 and include Supper/Ice Cream/Soft Drinks
Bring Your Own Wine/Beer
Hosted by Shipley Support Group in aid of Manorlands Hospice
For tickets please call 07793754218 or email:
Or call 07870775714 or email:
St Peter's Church, Moorhead Lane, Shipley, BD18 4JN

Richard Heald & Jonathan Cross
Photography & Art Exhibition

Heart Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre
Bennett Rd, Leeds LS6 3HN

Photography and Art Exhibition
12 October - 22 November
Ridge Room (Second Floor)

Richard Heald is a photographer based in Leeds with strong connections to Saltaire. His photographs in the exhibition include local shots of  Kirkstall Abbey and Saltaire and also seascapes and abstract shots in London.

Jonathan is a graphic artist who builds his works with pen and ink and water-colour and finishes with pastels or crayons.

Please come along and have look
Richard Heald:

The hidden history of Kilnsey Show

12pm, Saturday 17 September
1853 Gallery, Salts Mill
Tickets £5.00, includes refreshments.
Places are limited so please book to avoid disappointment.
Telephone 01274 531163

Magnify Click on image to magnify

Dating back to 1897, Kilnsey Show has gained a reputation and importance far beyond the geographical location and the size of the village, putting it at the very heart of Yorkshire.
It is internationally known for the spectacular Kilnsey Crag Race, where the country’s premier fell runners pit their wits against this explosive and incredibly steep course.
Come and hear about its fascinating history from Jamie Roberts and Victoria Benn, creators of a beautiful new book, Studs and Crooks, which documents the glories and the characters of the show over the past 119 years.

Reflections of a Bygone Era: Sue Ryder concert

Late Summer Concert with Eddie Lawler and Colin Coates
Monday 19 September, 2pm
St Peter's Church, Moorhead Lane, Shipley
Tickets £8, tea and cakes included

Hosted by Manorlands Hospice, Shipley Support Group.

Promote this event. Download the poster. More info >

Quick click on image for magnification.

Age UK, Saltaire, needs volunteers

Age UK shop in Saltaire is calling on local people to sign up as a volunteer to help raise much-needed funds to support the Charity’s work with older people. More >

Saltaire Bandstand
Free concerts throughout the summer

Enjoy free music at the fabulous bandstand in Roberts Park, Saltaire, Sundays 2pm to 4pm.

Plus: Saturday Sunset Dancing 7pm - 9pm with the bandstand in lights.

Admission free at all events.
Donations welcome.

Volunteers urgently required. We need your help to keep the Sunday Bandstand concerts running.

For information on concert dates, the poster and how to volunteer >

Saltaire Arts Trail
28 - 30 May 2016

Art in Unique Spaces

Download the brochure >

Read the brochure online >

Saltaire Arts Trail is a community arts event held annually on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. It offers an imaginative visual arts programme, celebrating the village’s rich heritage, and offering opportunities to both emerging and established artists.

The Arts Trail prides itself in reaching out to new audiences and making art accessible to all by using imaginative venues - the internationally recognised Salts Mill, public buildings, the homes of Saltaire residents and outdoor spaces around Saltaire, to display visual art outside of traditional settings, as well as delivering new exhibitions and commissions.

The Saltaire Arts Trail is new and fresh, with commissioned contemporary artwork and with inclusive activities for all. This year the theme is Be Part of The Art and the programming aims to get the public involved in creating art as well as experiencing it.


Dan Bailey, Saltaire photographer
New TV production: are you interested in living like a poor Victorian?

Are you interested by the Victorian era and would you like to see for yourself how the poor actually lived? Would you like to put yourself to the test to see if you could make ends meet in the 19th Century Britain?

More >

Saltaire World Heritage Site
Saltaire World Heritage Site Forum
Wednesday 3 February 2016
7.00pm to 9.00pm

Saltaire Methodist Church
Saltaire Road
BD18 3HJ


6:45pm Arrival and refreshments
7:00pm Welcome and introductions – Cllr Slater
7:10pm World Heritage Site update – Helen Thornton, World Heritage Site Officer:

• Management Plan
• Victoria Road (including setts scheme)
• Questions – Paula Truman, Shipley Ward Officer will be in the chair

7:30pm Do you need Listed Building Consent? – Helen Thornton

An informative session describing the types of household improvement works (inside and out) which need or do not need Listed Building Consent and/or Planning Permission.
Tips and techniques for looking after your Listed Building.
A chance to ask questions and take away useful literature.
Laura Eastwood, Planning Officer will also be present to answer questions on this topic.

8:15pm Community group updates
8:45pm Any other business and close
9.00pm Close

Contact Shipley Area Co-ordinator's Office on 01274 437146

This agenda has also been published on the Bradford Council website. If you are unable to view this email then please click on the link below:

Drop-in Session Invitation
Budget proposals for Visitor Information Centres

Bradford Council spending has reduced by over £172 million since 2011-12 because of Government cuts, increased demand and rising costs. Council tax has also been increased, without which the cuts would have been even higher – around £180 million.

The Government has said that it will make more cuts to council funding and stop paying councils general grants for local services by 2020. In future the money will have to be found locally through Council tax, business rates and charges.
Bradford Council has already taken decisions that will see further cuts and savings of £27.4 million being made next year. On top of that we will now need to find another £53 million in cuts, savings and additional income in the next two years, rising to £125-£130 million by 2020.
In 2016/17 the council budget proposals include £19,000 which is going to be taken out of the service without closing any Visitor Information Centres.  However the budget proposal for  the following year 2017/18 requires a further £172,000 to be taken out of the budget which would potentially require the closure of Visitor Information Centres.

As part of the Council’s consultation process we are consulting with stakeholders who may be affected by the proposals.  You are invited to feed back any views, suggestions or comments which will be used to inform the council budget decision on 25th February 2016.

A series of drop-in sessions are to be held in January and February, which will enable us to inform you about the budget cuts and give you the opportunity to comment.

The drop-in sessions will be held as follows

26th January 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Saltaire Methodist Church, Saltaire Road, BD18 3HJ

28th January 10.00am – 3.00pm
Visit Bradford VIC, Broadway, Bradford, BD1 1JF

1st February 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Ilkley Town Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley, LS29 8HB

2nd February 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Old White Lion, West Lane Haworth, BD22 8DU

You can also register your comments on

If you require more information please contact:

Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fairs at Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 3JS
On these dates:

Sat 2 April 2016
Sat 4 & Sun 5 June 2016
Sat 17 & Sun 18 September 2016
Sat 3 December 2016

9.30am - 4pm
£3 entry / £2 concessions / £2 in advance

With 40+ stalls of vintage loveliness for you and your home including genuine vintage fashion, such as 1940's tea dresses, 1950's prom gowns, jewellery, accessories, furniture, homewares, vintage vinyl, toys, books, kitchenalia and collectables, all from the 1920's to the 1980's....  Not forgetting wonderful teas from Interlude Tea Room & Emporium,  This is our BIGGEST and most established event - not to be missed!   

Tickets can be bought in advance for £2 from Rose & Brown Vintage.  Call 07985 181120 or email or buy here.   Under 16's in FREE.   Group discounts available.

Caroline & Julian Brown
Rose & Brown Vintage
 Purveyors of the finest vintage events, fashion, homewares & curiosities

Other 2016 events: 
The Great Seaside Vintage Fair (Whitby Pavilion) - 16 & 17 July 2016
The October Seaside Vintage Fair (Whitby Pavilion) - 8 & 9 October 2016

Telephone:  07985 181120
Website:  Twitter:  roseandbrown

Shipley Writers’ Circle is looking for new members

Shipley Writers’ Circle invites local people to participate in a new project, inspired by the message, “Either way, we want you to be happy” posted in the Saltaire Canteen. The group welcomes brand new writers and seasoned authors of every style, genre, age and background.

The first project meeting will be held at The Saltaire Canteen, Victoria Road, Saltaire, on Monday 22 February 2016 at 6.30pm.

The group will create a series of monologues/short stories capturing moments in the lives of the customers and volunteers at the café. These pieces of writing will then be reviewed and workshopped by other group members before being published on the Shipley Writers’ Circle website.  

The aim of the project is to bring writers together and focus on a collaborative project, whilst also raising awareness of venues that try to reduce food waste and poverty.

“Either way, we want you to be happy” will collaborate with the Freedom Writers Group’s “Alice's Adventures in Armley” project as both groups are linked with pay as you feel cafés that serve food which is intercepted and used before it is thrown away. 

Project meetings and workshops will be held once every two months, though members will also have the opportunity to take part in various other workshops and events held by the group. All Shipley Writers’ Circle events are free to attend.

To get in touch, email or visit the website at 

For more information about the Saltaire Canteen, visit:


NEWS: 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

Archived News

The content of this website is archived from 2006. Follow this link for news from other years.


This website is run by volunteers. We do our best! The information may be inaccurate or out of date.

Website designed and maintained by Flinty Maguire
Copyright, 2006 to present
Proud to be hosted by Green ISP