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)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lecture on August 18

Big Lecture Set for the Village Hall Saturday August 18 at Noon:

 "Tradition and Transition: Six People Who Shaped Saltaire in the
1950s and 1960s; An Explication by Jim O'Hare

 In the Baby Boom years Saltaire grew from a sleepy village of
110 cottages in 1954 to a village with twice as many homes by
1969. Who were the people who brought Saltaire into the second
half of the Twentieth Century? Who were the people that linked
it to its past?
 This is not a nostalgia trip but a look at the Village in
transition by highlighting six personalities that link
Saltaire's earliest traditions to the Village that prospered for
the rest of the Twentieth Century."


Jennee Thompson said...

I just stumbled on your blog and it is very neat. I like all things history related.

Anonymous said...

How can there be no comments. Also, if Captain Al, Norma, Uncle Pete are half of the six (oops, is that a Ludlow) then who are the others?

Where are the slides for this talk?

How come there is no youtube of ATTORNEY JAMES O'HARE giving this talk? Lets get on with these important details!

Billy Poteat said...

What a thrill it was to attend this presentation and return to dear old Saltaire for the first time in 56 years. Jimmy did a fantastic job with the presentation. Was so much fun meeting him and the world famous Beaver who was so wonderful to come into the City to pick my me and my wife and take us to Bay SHore and Saltaire and return us later. jimmy came over the ferry with it adn on the way we all spoke with Chuckie Foster.

For those who ahven't been in so long as me, so much is as I remember it and so much not. The biggest difference I saw was 1. the greatly increased number of homes and 2. the tremendous growth of the vegeattion, making some cottages almost hidden its so high adn thick and oh yeah one more thing that would ahve Captn Al rolling over -- a complete female crew on the ferry!!! But I must say they were easier on the eyes than ole Al!!! LOL

Thanks again to Robert and jimmy for "forcing" me to come -- a grand memory for the fading years.