Queensbury Walking Group

Around Oxenhope,

A seven mile walk, commencing at Oxenhope Railway Station, up the hill to the Dog and Gun, then onto Thornton Moor Reservoir. To the mast on the moors above Oxenhope. A toilet stop at the Waggon and Horses. Onto Leeshaw Reservoir and back to the station at Oxenhope for a coffee and an ice cream.

For details of the walk click here

Queensbury Community 1940’s Events

Cancelled for 2019

Queensbury 1940’s Event for 2019 has been cancelled. This is due to Richard, the committee chairman leaving our selected venue of the Raggalds. We were in the process of applying for a road closure for Roper Lane, from it’s junction with Green Lane to the old Raggalds School. 

We do not have an alternative venue at this time and the time span to 22 June does not give us enough time to make alternative arrangements.

We plan on resuming the event in June 2020 and will actively seek a suitable venue.

To facilitate the return of the 1940’s to our village, we will in the meantime hold fund raising events for example a 1960’s evening, a tea dance and believe it or not we have been asked to put on a Northern Soul evening. 

Talk: Over the Mountain from Keighley to Queensbury

CLIFFE CASTLE MUSEUM

SAT 16 MAR 2019

Join us on 16 March at 1.30pm for a free talk arranged by the Cliffe Castle Support Group.

The history of the old Great Northern Railway which linked Keighley to Bradford and Halifax. 

The talk will look at the massive engineering challenge to cut through the high level terrain to allow Keighley to be linked with the isolated mill villages of Cullingworth, Denholme and Thornton. It will feature the effect the navvies has on the surrounding villagers life and local constabulary! It will also tell the transformation of the abandoned line back to a popular cycle trail.  

Booking is essential. to book your place please either call in at Cliffe Castle Museum, telephone 01535 618231 or email: Cliffe.Castle@bradford.gov.uk

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