The Queensbury History Society

This year is special for Queensbury in the fact that our unloved and forgotten War Memorial has been improved by a plan, formed by a committee of villagers and carried out by Bradford Council to remove the ugly bus stop and improve the immediate area.

To commemorate the 100 yr anniversary of the Armistice for WW1 The Queensbury History Society plan to honour the 153 men, (known to date, research is ongoing to ascertain if there are others), who died from Queensbury throughout the Great War.

To do this we will place a named knitted poppy installed on a background (villagers have knitted poppies) on the Memorial prior to the 11th November (Thursday 8th Nov. proposed)

Also 153 stemmed poppies in the new planters at the memorial. In addition purple poppies will be planted along the red to remember the 16 million animals ( eight million Horses died) who also served, all knitted by the Fox club Purlers (the out of school knitting club at Foxhill school  Fox club ages 8-10yrs).The pupils have knitted all the heads and some of the stems.

We will also mount a display of research about Queensbury in the Great War, the soldiers (not just the ones who died) compiled over many years by Mrs Sheila Thornton (Archivist History Society) and joining us will be Andrew Mitchell (Military War Historian) who will display his research alongside.

This will be in the Lady Chapel and the entrance to the Parish Church 9th-12th November.

Andrew will also guide Grave tours which will be held in the local cemeteries and these will be lit with a candle. Walks will last approx one and a half hours

Dates for your diary

27th Oct Sat.  Queensbury cemetery walk. Meet Parish Church gates 10.30.

November

Saturday 3rd  Queensbury cemetery walk. Meet Parish Church gates 10.30.

Friday 9th      History display. Parish Church 10.00 – 12.00.

Union Croft Cemetery walk. Meet Union Croft church gates 14.30.

Candle Service and Act of Remembrance. Meet at Parish Church 18.30, walk down to the cemetery for a service commencing around 19.00. Final candle lighting, wreath laying and the sounding of the last post. Refreshments afterwards in the church and a short talk on the fallen.

Sat 10th    History Display. Parish Church 10.00- 13.00 and 17.00-19.00.

Queensbury cemetery walk. Meet Parish Church gates 10.30 and 13.00.

Sun 11th History display. After remembrance service, the Parish Church will be open until 16.00.

Sat 24th   Queensbury Cemetery walk. Meet Parish Church gates 10.30>

 

QUEENSBURY CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

                                                                            

 

To be held at Holy Trinity Parish Church on

8th and 9th December 2018

The Queensbury Christmas Tree Festival has been held several times over the last few years and has been a very popular community event, enjoyed by adults and children alike.  In the past we have had some wonderful trees and Christmas displays arranged by local schools, organisations and businesses.  Some have reflected the interests of the group and displayed publicity materials whilst others have been more traditionally decorated.  If you feel that you can be involved we would be delighted to hear from you.

Christmas trees can be set up in Church Friday 7th December between 4pm – 7pm

Trees can be taken down on Monday 10th December between 3pm – 4pm or 6pm – 7pm.  Please see Margaret if neither is convenient to arrange a mutually convenient time in advance.

You can contact us by telephone – 01274 813466

email – margaretdenison@yahoo.co.uk

Alternatively complete the attached form and send it to Margaret Denison.

Your interest is very much appreciated.

The Friends of Queensbury Parish Church

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I would like to display a tree at the Festival

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I will/will not be putting lights on the tree (spaces with electricity points nearby are limited).

Please send to Margaret Denison, 5 Red Delph Gardens, Queensbury, Bradford

BD13 2JU

Queensbury Afternoon Walking Group’s Visit to Littlemoor Park Wednesday 3 October 2018

Members of the Queensbury Community Programme afternoon walking group made a visit to Littlemoor Park, Queensbury on Wednesday 3 October 2018. Here they met with Jim Hancox and Carolyn Jowett, both members of “Friends of Littlemoor Park.

A tour around the park with locations of the stables, Littlemoor Castle, swimming pool, walled garden were talked about.

A very interesting visit, it is such a beautiful asset to the village.

Many thanks to Jim and Carolyn.

Queensbury Walking Group and Friends at Settle – Attamire Scar – Catrigg Foss and Stainforth Force