Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008



Check out the first communication:

From: Dave Shaw To: johareny@aol.comSent: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 5:00 amSubject: Saltaire Reunion - Greetings from the UK
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Hi there, and greetings from the UK. I caught sight of your announcement of a planned reunion in early September, and wish you well - I hope it's a great success.

I'm interested in the origins of Saltaire on Fire Island - why was that name given to the community there?

I'm a founder member of Saltaire History Club in Yorkshire, UK. Saltaire in the UK is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that you can learn more about at . There is even discussion on its Chatboard about links with Fire Island's Saltaire, but we have never succeeded in establishing contact with any of you folk.

I strongly suspect that "Saltaire" on Fire Island was named because of a connection with Saltaire in UK - possibly by workers attached to some of the State-side ventures of Salts Mill in the 1890s. Do you have records of such information?

We'd dearly love to make contact with someone who knows about the origins of Saltaire, Fire Island.

Look forward to hearing from you, and, again, best wishes with your planned reunion.

Best regards
Dave (Shaw).

Editors note: hey all you Saltaire USA folk: we now have contact. Please send Dave Shaw whatever you may have that you think may interest our British Cousins. And I am sure Dave can answer any questions you may have about the Olde Original Saltaire in Bradford, UK

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