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Sometimes The Show Can’t Go On

An announcement from Lucienne de Ville, cabaret artiste and Salts Walks guide: with regret but with hope too, the gig at the Sambuca Shipley at the end of March will take place at a later date to be announced. There will be musica and mangiare at the Old Dog & Gun, something to look forward to.
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Toilet Roll Hoarding – Is There A Cure?

The British are bricking it if the crush to snatch a four pack in Shipley today is anything to go by. There could be a solution. Most older people, ironically those most vulnerable to the coronavirus, will remember these tough and scratchy wipes. I say put them back on the shelves and see a return to sensible shopping.

NB Usefully doubles up as tracing paper to keep the kids occupied when the schools shut.

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Thanks for reminding me about using it as tracing paper - made me smile.

My grandparents were still buying Izal in the 90s. My Dad remembers using newspaper, cut into squares and tied together with string then hung on a nail in the outside toilet.

I remember those! My grandad from Idle, who went to Saltiare school, used to have boxes of them under the bed. With bottles of Canada Dry & Golden Treacle! 💖

Cracked me up about the bronco advert! Talk about sexist and stereotyping!🤣

Used this at school in the 70's and 80's

I remember using it at school and at home along with the Shipley times when we ran out 😂

Me too, raised on izal! 😉

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A Future For Shipley Hospital?

Until the 1960s patients with highly infectious diseases such as diphtheria were isolated in specialist hospitals. The Bradford Fever Hospital opened in 1872 with a very generous donation of £5k from Titus Salt, the equivalent of £570k today. Titus and Caroline Salt had known the heartbreak these diseases wreak. Just over 20 years earlier they had lost two infant children within a few weeks of each other to Scarlet Fever; Whitlam was aged 4 and Mary was only 2 years of age.

These hospitals were dotted throughout the area. There was the Heaton Royds Smallpox Hospital (Shipley & Windhill) and the 1884 Shipley Fever Hospital that opened in 1884 at Stoney Ridge with 10 beds.

So now the urgent need for specialist facilities raises the question of whether Shipley Hospital should be put to good use again.

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1. Ann Kowalczyk née Jennings, matron of Shipley Fever Hospital, and colleagues.
2. The former lonely road to Stoney Ridge.
3. Bradford Fever Hospital, Leeds Road.
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A Future For Shipley Hospital?

Until the 1960s patients with highly infectious diseases such as diphtheria were isolated in specialist hospitals.  The Bradford Fever Hospital opened in 1872 with a very generous donation of £5k from Titus Salt, the equivalent of £570k today.  Titus and Caroline Salt had known the heartbreak these diseases wreak.  Just over 20 years earlier they had lost two infant children within a few weeks of each other to Scarlet Fever; Whitlam was aged 4 and Mary was only 2 years of age.

These hospitals were dotted throughout the area.  There was the Heaton Royds Smallpox Hospital (Shipley & Windhill) and the 1884 Shipley Fever Hospital that opened in 1884 at Stoney Ridge with 10 beds.

So now the urgent need for specialist facilities raises the question of whether Shipley Hospital should be put to good use again.

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1. Ann Kowalczyk née Jennings, matron of Shipley Fever Hospital, and colleagues.
2. The former lonely road to Stoney Ridge.
3. Bradford Fever Hospital, Leeds Road.Image attachmentImage attachment

New York, Paris, London & Bradford

Charles E Flower’s paintings were as instantly recognisable in the early 20th century as Vettriano’s are today. Reproduced on postcards, used to send the text messages of their day, they were big business. In this competitive market, Flower’s distinctive and ubiquitous art was hugely popular.

Charles Edwin Flower (1871-1951) was a prolific painter, graphic artist, illustrator & wood engraver. He travelled in North and South America, Europe and throughout England, painting as he went.

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1. Parish Church (Bradford Cathedral)
2. Manningham Park Gateway
3. Bradford Town Hall
4. Luna Park, New York
5. Tower of London

Iconic Bradford images by Flower included the Post Office and Forster Square.
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Wreckage at Grade 1 Listed Saltaire United Reformed Church

This beautiful Italianate building is currently closed whilst structural experts and insurance assessors report on the damage from falling masonry. Fortunately, there was no-one in the church when a portion of the ceiling broke away recently and smashed the solid oak pews below.

The sound would have been enough to awaken the dead. Sir Titus Salt was laid to rest with several members of his family in the mausoleum on the south side of the nave; fortunately, their section of the church remained undisturbed.

The land and church, opened just over 160 years ago, cost Titus the equivalent of more than £1.6m today. A devout and generous man, he would have financed the repairs. Let’s hope that the insurers follow the example that he set.

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1 - 3. Damage to the interior of the church

Two of the thousands of photographs over the years featuring the church:-

4. 1953 windy day marriage of Joy Southorn to Jack Swales of Gargrave
5. Herr & Frau Klingenberger from Germany with granddaughter Barbara Mila from Shipley
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Beautiful building, hope it gets the TLC it deserves. They should create a crowd funding page to cover costs.

Absolutely devastated 😯we are due to get married here in August. I hope gets the love that it needs its such a gorgeous church xx

I hope the Church will recover from the damage very soon. I visited Saltaire last year as part of my trip in England. Such a beautiful town!

AVH Wedding Cars at this iconic building, it makes a beautiful backdrop for weddings held there.

Page 314 Cudworth's Round Bradford , please keep us informed of any developments / funding

These historical church buildings don’t look after themselves folks. Contrary to popular belief churches do not get government money to keep their buildings well maintained. Often the money to keep them going comes from dwindling congregations who struggle to keep up with very costly maintenance. If people want to keep these beautiful buildings for their community that often means helping the church community with their financial burdens.

Sad to see hope they get repaired its a beautiful church had my wedding there and attended many more x hope the insurance does cover it ..😢

Thats terrible wish i could help in some sort of way xx

Oh how awful we were married there 13 years ago and our 2 girls were baptized there too. I really hope that the insurance company honours the repairs. It is a very special place

Beautiful building. Such a shame, hope the damage is soon repaired! 😓

So sad ! The church is a lighthouse in the community sharing the good news to all. I really hope it is sorted and the church restored to its splendor. Good there was no one inside the building during the incident . So where are the Sunday services meeting for the moment ? We have enjoyed the Sunday services many time in the church.

It's a beautiful church and so sad to see that this has happened. Hopefully insurance will cover the repairs 😥

Very sad news indeed 😢😢 hope they manage to fix it really quickly

Such a special and beautiful church. I hope repairs are sorted v soon

On my last visit I looked up at the ornate ceiling and thought “that’s a lot to maintain”, Church roofs are always an issue but the force of the rain we have had always finds a way into old buildings.

Oh my gosh! It's alot worse than I imagined. My hubbys gran told me about it. Such a shame when they've just got it all fixed & looking nice again. Stupid wind! 😔

Aww gosh, I photographed a wedding there a couple of years ago, hope it gets the attention it deserves. Such a beautiful church

That’s dreadful, I sang the messiah with a Bradford choral society there some years back, it’s a beautiful building. How’s it come to this? I thought it was well used!!😥

Aww my good friend Jim Duncan would be sad to see this 🙁 The great saltaire Sentinel would have a special edition for this !

Oh no! Did this happen during all this stormy weather we've had recently? I've not seen anything about it until now. How sad.

This is so sad had many school carol services there when I was at THE Salt Grammar school on Victoria Road.

Very sad news hope it's fixed soon

That is a good lump.of ceiling is it water Ingress that has caused this ? or just lack of maintenance over the years ?

What is the matter with certain people such a beautiful place it deserves to be restored back to its original glory

Oh no how awful x hope it gets sorted soon!

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Aug 172016
 
Great Canal Journeys - Saltaire - With Timothy West & Prunella Scales

This Channel 4 programme featuring Saltaire, located on the Leeds Liverpool canal is expected to be broadcast this autumn (2016). UPDATE – Bit earlier than we expected – it was broadcast 31st August 2016 on Channel 4. Link at the bottom of the page. In May Saltaire tour guide and historian Maria Glot was delighted …[Click Here To Read More]

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Aug 172016
 

Some of the barges and the boat people that navigated the Leeds Liverpool canal during the time of Titus Salt. 1861 Name of Boat 1. Hoboara – The Industry Of Shipley….. Occupants:  Joseph Illingworth, married aged 34 years – master of canal barge, born in Holbeck, Leeds Thomas Mason, unmarried aged 35  – mate on canal barge, …[Click Here To Read More]

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Apr 222016
 
SALTS WALKS & TALKS MAKING HISTORY FOR 20 YEARS

Saltaire’s favourite historian, Clive Woods, and Maria Glot guided for the first time as “Salts Walks” on 10 April 1996 from Anne and Roger Heald’s Saltaire Gift & Visitor Centre on Victoria Road. This inspired venture later became Saltaire’s first networked tourist information centre and ran until 2006. That first guided walk on that Sunday …[Click Here To Read More]

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May 012015
 
BBC Countryfile Visit Saltaire

See Maria and Saltaire on Countryfile on BBC1 Sunday 17th May 2015. Watch it Here. The main Saltaire coverage starts 20 minutes in, again after 34.30 and some fantastic archive footage of Shipley Glen and the Tramway from 49 minutes. The Countryfile team came to Saltaire and was entranced by the Rules of the Village. Countryfile …[Click Here To Read More]

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Feb 082015
 

Model Villages with Dates, Founder and Industry. From Fulneck Pudsey Leeds in 1742 to Welwyn Garden City New Town in 1919.   Village Founded Founder Industry  Fulneck Pudsey Leeds 1742  Moravian Settlement  Religion/Education   Cromford Derbyshire  1771  Richard Arkwright 1771-1858   Textiles  Style Cheshire 1784  Strutts & Greg  Textile Mill   New Lanark Scotland  c.1800  Robert Owen 1771-1858  …[Click Here To Read More]

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