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Welcome

In 1953, TitusFocal Salt, then years old, The Local is a53FREE monthly moved his wool business from the centre door-to-door publication. of Bradford to his new model village distributed inthe Apperley on the banks of River Aire.Bridge, He was prompted to do this because of the Greengates, Idle, Thackley, rising death rate affecting Bradford’s Calverley, Baildon and Bingley workforce. This was a decision he made in 1848, 8,500 when, asreadership Mayor of Bradford, with perthere area occurred a Cholera outbreak that killed per month. Advertising rates 480 people. start from just £20 per month!

Deciding on the area he wanted, he appointed Lockwood & Mawson Architects, who had just finished building Town Hall andto The “A great costBradford effective way Wool Exchange. Work started on his new mill advertise locally.” Idle Travel. and homes for the workers in 1851. Titus Salt laid down strict conditions for people moving into the housesfor in the new “The Local Focal works me!” village, there were to be no public houses, and Frederick at The Rose Florist. he banned clothes lines but made alternative arrangements for ‘wash day’ – he built a huge wash house and incorporated drying facilities For further details about advertiswith constant hot water and hot piping to dry the clothes! ing in The Local Focal please call For their entertainment he built the us on 01274 420091. wonderful Victoria Hall, with a ballroom and many rooms for meetings. The hospital he built was well equipped and still functions-to this day. Schools for pupils of all ages were They’re everywhere you Closing Date: 24th June / 5thbuilt July 2010 and a college - which again is stillwant a hive of business activity. He also a wonderful your tobuilt be!

church with its dome and churches for all denominations. One of the buildings meant for 800 Sunday School pupils was demolished to make way for a car park! Lockwood and Mawson, the architects, used an Italian influence in all of their buildings, which, coupled with the new Yorkshire stone mined locally, produced a beautiful picture. One of the main features is the main chimney, modelled on the Santa Maria Gloriosa Church in Venice. To ensure the health of his workforce, Titus built Roberts Park, to provide an area for them to enjoy fresh air, sunshine and exercise, and it contained a cricket club, a cricket pitch and pavilion and an arboretum of beautiful trees that still stand proudly today. There is only one name for this architectural masterpiece...Saltaire! Unfortunately, after the death of Sir Titus in December 1876, funding for the park started to dry up, leading to its

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deterioration and it became neglected a disgrace - when suddenly out of the blue LOTTERY MONEY! And behold, plans we soon underway to give the park a makeo costing millions. On completion of the work, a celebration was held on Saturday May22 this year, where The Lord Mayor officially opened the new band stand. People turn in their thousands to be entertained by v bands including The Titus Salt New Scho Group! He would have been very happy proud to see his beloved park restored to former glory and enjoyed by so many.

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The Launch of the

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The Baildon in Bloom Committee is currently busy planning the next Wacky Scarecrow Walk for Saturday 11th September, and would like to invite members of the public to send in their application forms as soon as possible. The forms are now available in most shops around the village.

mean feat when you have so many people and scarecrows to contend with! There will be no set theme as anything goes, so please put your thinking caps on and have a go. The children will love it, as they did last year, and you never know you may even win a Silver Cup – presented for the ‘Best Scarecrow on the Walk’.

This booking system worked really well last year and was a great help to the organisers who try to make sure everything runs smoothly, no

See if you can spot one of the many celebrity scarecrows such as Mr Ringo Straw

Last year saw a record number of scarecrows, 220 in tota, so let’s see if this year there can be even more! I have ordered the sunshine for the day already, for there is nothing worse than looking at a wet scarecrow!

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Coxon’s Kitchen Deli and Cookware in Saltaire are Changing their Name! Watch This Space for Details of This Exciting Change... However, they should still be first on your list for all of those hard to find ingredients, cheeses, wines, anti pasti, breads and gluten free products. Don’t forget... If it’s in your recipe, you’ll find it at Coxon’s!

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How Clean is Your Oven? Spring is the perfect time for homeowners to get their house in order and this usually includes the one job that is constantly overlooked... the over-worked oven! Even the most enthusiastic of Spring cleaners find donning rubber gloves and tackling the oven one of the most loathed household chores, and if people are not thorough with their oven cleaning, fat and food can cause future problems which could result in an oven fire and it’s also a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and germs. This is where Ovenu comes to the rescue! Owner, Richard Greenwood, runs the local franchise of Ovenu, the UK’s most prestigious oven cleaning company, and his is a true family business as four of his team of six oven

cleaning technicians are members of his family. Richard said: “People don’t realise that the more you use your oven the more debris and grease starts to build up and this can affect its efficiency. Remnants of food could still be lurking in the oven, hiding behind the panels, behind the fan cover or even dribbling over the heating elements in those hard to reach places.” The whole Ovenu process takes around three hours and leaves the oven, hob and exterior in immaculate condition. So call Richard today to arrange for that most hated cleaning job to be taken care of so that you don’t have to! For further information Call Richard on Tel: 0800 140 9800 or log onto www.ovenu.co.uk

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Pickles Delicatessen at Towngate Rooms in Baildon Two years ago, Louise Pickles from Baildon, started a petition campaign amongst the local residents of the village to save Towngate Rooms. Built in 1912 and a much loved historical building, Towngate Rooms has seen many changes over the years and was mainly known as the Liberal Club, as is carved in stone on the front of the building. The local council wanted to sell the building, which had stood empty for many years and had fallen into a state of disrepair, but Louise had other plans and approached Bradford Council with a view to taking over the lease and transforming it into the wonderful Pickles Delicatessen it has now become. It has taken two years to see the project through to fruition and Louise would like to acknowledge the support she has received throughout from the residents of Baildon, BizFizz, and local MP for Shipley, Philip Davies and the local Councillors, especially John

Cole, who really pushed everything along. Pickles is a new chapter in Louise’s life, having been a nurse for 22 years, but with a passion for good food and cooking, she always knew that she would love to open her own deli style eatery, offering the best cheeses, breads, homemade quiches and cakes, and this is exactly what she has done. After ten weeks of hard slog, Pickles Delicatessen opened its doors to the public on Monday 26th April, with mouth watering displays of locally sourced fayre and good wholesome treats. Louise gets her free range chicken and eggs from Harrogate, her meats from Pately Bridge, a lady in Baildon is baking her scrumptious cupcakes, another lady in Gilstead bakes her tea loaves and her tea is from Taylors’ of Harrogate! The decor and furniture has also been very carefully thought out, as the one primary thought that Louise had was to retain the buildings original character and she has created a beautiful, rustic feel with recycled oak furniture, wooden floors and

giant comfy sofas, making excellent use of the space on each of the two floors, with the deli downstairs and a spacious lounge and eating area upstairs. Upstairs you can while away the time with a snack, a meal, a coffee and homemade cake or a lovely healthy choice from the menu. Then wander downstairs to purchase your favourite cheeses, pickles and homemade cakes and pastries, taking a little bit of Pickles home with you! Baildon has always been the kind of friendly village that attracts visitors on a daily basis, with its abundance of fabulous shops and being home to the Glen Tramway, however, now there is another very good reason to visit more often...Pickles Delicatessen and Louise’s hospitality will not disappoint, I can guarantee you of that! Hours of Opening Monday to Wednesday 9.30am to 5.30pm Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 7.00pm Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm

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In 1953, Titus Salt, then 53 years old, moved his wool business from the centre of Bradford to his new model village on the banks of the River Aire. He was prompted to do this because of the rising death rate affecting Bradford’s workforce. This was a decision he made in 1848, when, as Mayor of Bradford, there occurred a Cholera outbreak that killed 480 people. Deciding on the area he wanted, he appointed Lockwood & Mawson Architects, who had just finished building Bradford Town Hall and The Wool Exchange. Work started on his new mill and homes for the workers in 1851. Titus Salt laid down strict conditions for people moving into the houses in the new village, there were to be no public houses, and he banned clothes lines but made alternative arrangements for ‘wash day’ – he built a huge wash house and incorporated drying facilities with constant hot water and hot piping to dry the clothes! For their entertainment he built the wonderful Victoria Hall, with a ballroom and many rooms for meetings. The hospital he built was well equipped and still functions to this day. Schools for pupils of all ages were built and a college - which again is still a hive of activity. He also built a wonderful

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church with its dome and churches for all denominations. One of the buildings meant for 800 Sunday School pupils was demolished to make way for a car park! Lockwood and Mawson, the architects, used an Italian influence in all of their buildings, which, coupled with the new Yorkshire stone mined locally, produced a beautiful picture. One of the main features is the main chimney, modelled on the Santa Maria Gloriosa Church in Venice. To ensure the health of his workforce, Titus built Roberts Park, to provide an area for them to enjoy fresh air, sunshine and exercise, and it contained a cricket club, a cricket pitch and pavilion and an arboretum of beautiful trees that still stand proudly today. There is only one name for this architectural masterpiece...Saltaire! Unfortunately, after the death of Sir Titus in December 1876, funding for the park started to dry up, leading to its

deterioration and it became neglected and a disgrace - when suddenly out of the blue came LOTTERY MONEY! And behold, plans were soon underway to give the park a makeover costing millions. On completion of the work, a celebration was held on Saturday May22nd this year, where The Lord Mayor officially opened the new band stand. People turned up in their thousands to be entertained by various bands including The Titus Salt New School Jazz Group! He would have been very happy and proud to see his beloved park restored to its former glory and enjoyed by so many.


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s spring approaches, our field workers are busy picking purple sprouting broccoli (psb) for the veg boxes. They’re picking through a field once a week to keep on top of the crop, but will step this up as we go into April, when psb becomes desperate to go to seed. We’ll need to give up in late April, so intend to make the most of psb while it’s here. 30 years ago, exotic-looking psb was the standard, widely available broccoli, before the meteoric rise of green (calabrese) broccoli. But over the last few years, psb has enjoyed a revival and is one of the few ‘trendy’ vegetables that really lives up to the hype. A good source of folic acid, calcium, fibre, vitamin A, iron and packed with vitamin C, psb is a great choice healthwise. It’s also easy to cook; simply boil, steam or stir fry. The secret is to avoid the flower becoming mushy before the stem is tender. Try bunching it loosely with a rubber band and standing it upright in an inch of boiling water, asparagus-style. And don’t just eat the flowers and stems, the leaf is tasty too. Leave on the broccoli spear for cooking, or experiment by using it as an alternative green, wilted

down into stews, soups and curries. So find some psb and try out Jane Baxter’s new recipes this month. Look out for these and more in her upcoming Riverford cook book, hitting the shops this spring.

psb with anchovies by Jane Baxter Instructions: Cook the psb in salted boiling water for 5 mins. Meanwhile, chop the anchovy fillets. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the garlic and chilli for 1 min. Before the garlic browns, add the anchovies, remove from the heat and mash with a wooden spoon until they have almost completely disintegrated. Drain the psb and add to the anchovy pan. Mix well and cook over a low heat for a further 10 mins, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately. a great side dish with grilled fish or lamb

Serves 4 500g psb, trimmed 5-6 anchovy fillets 2 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced ½ red chilli, seeded and chopped


psb with mustard and tarragon hollandaise by Jane Baxter Instructions: Blanch the psb for a few minutes until just cooked. Refresh in cold water. To make the hollandaise, melt the butter slowly in a pan, then remove from the heat. Whisk the egg yolks with the lemon juice and cayenne in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until thick. Add the melted butter a little at a time until it has all been incorporated. Stir in the mustard and herbs and adjust the seasoning. Heat a griddle pan (or barbecue) until very hot and griddle the broccoli, turning until slightly charred. Arrange on a serving dish and drizzle over the hollandaise.

Serves 4 400g psb For the hollandaise: 250g unsalted butter 3 egg yolks juice of one lemon pinch cayenne pepper 1 dsp grain mustard 1 tsp tarragon, chopped 1 tsp chives, chopped

spicy psb pasta sauce by Jane Baxter Instructions: Toss the breadcrumbs in 2 tsp olive oil and spread on a baking tray. Bake in a hot oven for about 5 mins until golden. Warm 2 tbsp olive oil in a shallow pan and add the psb and cauliflower. Stir and leave to cook until the edges brown slightly. Season and stir gently. Soak, rinse and dry the capers then roughly chop and add to the vegetables. Stir carefully. Once the psb and cauliflower are just tender, add a drizzle of olive oil and scatter with the chopped anchovy, garlic, fennel seeds and chilli flakes. Toss well to mix. Cook for 2 more mins and add the parsley and olives. Sprinkle with the toasted breadcrumbs and serve with pasta. Serves 4 50g fresh breadcrumbs 75ml olive oil 300g psb, broken into florets 300g cauliflower, broken into florets 1 tbsp capers 4-6 anchovy fillets (optional) 6 cloves garlic, chopped ½ tsp fennel seeds pinch dried chilli flakes 1 tbsp parsley, chopped 4 tbsp black olives, chopped

what you might find in your vegbox this month potatoes, carrots, onions, purple sprouting broccoli, Jerusalem artichokes, spring greens, leeks, kale, cauliflower, mushrooms

about the box scheme Guy Watson began farming at Riverford in Devon over 20 years ago. He was an organic vegbox pioneer, giving customers the freshest possible seasonal fruit and veg at a fair price to customers and growers. Many of our customers are as passionate about the business as he is; no-one wanted the business to be largescale. Guy teamed up with ‘sister’ farms who shared his passion and wanted to re-build the connection between grower and consumer. River Nene was the first sister farm in 2005. From Sacrewell Lodge Farm near Peterborough, we deliver to homes throughout the east of England. River Swale followed in 2007, from Home Farm in North Yorkshire. River Swale supplies

veg boxes across Yorkshire and the North East. Riverford at Norton has since opened, delivering organic veg to homes around the Hampshire area. Working as a family of farms means we can maintain our commitment to low food miles, local employment and the support of local farmers and keep a close link between grower and consumer.

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For more recipes and to join our box scheme visit: www.riverford.co.uk, www.rivernene.co.uk and www.riverswale.co.uk.


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