Saturday 15th October – The Great War Remembered

Local History – The First World War

For the past two years we as a nation have been commemorating the centenary of the First World War and The Great War, many will have watched the Somme commemorations earlier this year. Closer to home a number of smaller events have been held in the village such as, cemetery walks and our own service to remember the first day of the Somme, these local events have been well supported. Afterwards I tend to meet a number of people who wish they had known earlier or were going to attend but for whatever reason the information did not reach them.

So this is an advance warning of a date to add to your diary, on Saturday 15th October two separate graveside services of remembrance will be held in the village for two servicemen who died just a week apart and who were both buried in their own community.

William Sharp lived on Ladysmith Road and was a casualty of the Somme, having been wounded at the front line he returned to England where he died in Huddersfield War Hospital on the 17th October 1916. He was buried at Ambler Thorn Methodist (New) Burial Ground. A service will be held at 10.45 am in this cemetery which is situated at the entrance of Shibden Head Lane. Please meet at 10.30 am and it is recommended that sturdy footwear is worn as this cemetery is somewhat neglected.

William Herbert Hodgson was a mechanic/navigator in the Royal Naval Air Service and drowned off the coast of Kent following a seaplane accident on the 12th October 1916. He lived at South Bank and his funeral was described in the Halifax Courier as a “Striking Queensbury spectacle”, as his coffin was carried into Queensbury Cemetery hundreds of onlookers packed the cemetery. The service for William Herbert Hodgson to be held at his grave in Queensbury Cemetery will start at 11.45am.

These services, organised by myself and Friends of Queensbury Cemetery, are a great opportunity to hear more about local history and of the men from Queensbury who fought in the First World War, both services will feature a detailed talk on the men followed by the service of remembrance, musical support will be provided by the Scout band who will play hymns from the original service of William Hodgson, finally those attending are welcome to bring wreaths/flowers to lay at the gravesides.

Andrew Mitchell

Queensbury the Great War Remembered

Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group

On Wednesday 23rd March 2016, members of the QCP Afternoon Walking Group had a very nice walk following part of the “Railway Children Walk” This started on the outskirts of Haworth and went to Oakworth and back to Haworth.

Penyghent – Sunday 12th July 2015 with Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group

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On Sunday 12th July 2015, members of the Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group are going for a walk in the Yorkshire Dales. We are joining people who are preparing for their trek in Sri Lanka in November. Their trek is in support of Marie Curie, and this Dales walk is not a fund raising event. The walk will commence at the small hamlet of Helwith Bridge, then up a track to the slopes of Penyghent. Then the climb to the summit of Penyghent for fantastic all round views. Then we have the descent via Hull Pot, a vast hole in the ground. Followed by a walk down the track into Horton in Ribblesdale where there are toilets a café and pubs. After a break we follow the River Ribble using paths at its side, then back to our starting point, where we may visit the Helwith Bridge Inn for a well-earned soft drink or something stronger for the none drivers. We use car share for the journey to keep the cost down. Final details of the start time have yet to be arranged, but it will be somewhere in the region of 8 to 9.00 am. We will arrive back in Queensbury between 5.00 to 6.00 pm. Further details can be obtained from Stuart Walker 078 1520 1650. Why not join us and see what we do? All welcome. 9.5 miles with 530 metres of ascent. All of the climb is in the first 3 miles.preparing for their trek in Sri Lanka in November. Their trek is in support of Marie Curie, and this Dales walk is not a fund raising event. The walk will commence at the small hamlet of Helwith Bridge, then up a track to the slopes of Penyghent. Then the climb to the summit of Penyghent for fantastic all round views. Then we have the descent via Hull Pot, a vast hole in the ground. Followed by a walk down the track into Horton in Ribblesdale where there are toilets a café and pubs. After a break we follow the River Ribble using paths at its side, then back to our starting point, where we may visit the Helwith Bridge Inn for a well-earned soft drink or something stronger for the none drivers. We use car share for the journey to keep the cost down. Final details of the start time have yet to be arranged, but it will be somewhere in the region of 8 to 9.00 am. We will arrive back in Queensbury between 5.00 to 6.00 pm. Further details can be obtained from Stuart Walker 078 1520 1650. Why not join us and see what we do? All welcome. 9.5 miles with 530 metres of ascent. All of the climb is in the first 3 miles.preparing for their trek in Sri Lanka in November. Their trek is in support of Marie Curie, and this Dales walk is not a fund raising event. The walk will commence at the small hamlet of Helwith Bridge, then up a track to the slopes of Penyghent. Then the climb to the summit of Penyghent for fantastic all round views. Then we have the descent via Hull Pot, a vast hole in the ground. Followed by a walk down the track into Horton in Ribblesdale where there are toilets a café and pubs. After a break we follow the River Ribble using paths at its side, then back to our starting point, where we may visit the Helwith Bridge Inn for a well-earned soft drink or something stronger for the none drivers. We use car share for the journey to keep the cost down. Final details of the start time have yet to be arranged, but it will be somewhere in the region of 8 to 9.00 am. We will arrive back in Queensbury between 5.00 to 6.00 pm. Further details can be obtained from Stuart Walker 078 1520 1650. Why not join us and see what we do? All welcome. 9.5 miles with 530 metres of ascent. All of the climb is in the first 3 miles.On Sunday 12th July 2015, members of the Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group are going for a walk in the Yorkshire Dales. We are joining people who are preparing for their trek in Sri Lanka in November. Their trek is in support of Marie Curie, and this Dales walk is not a fund raising event.

The walk will commence at the small hamlet of Helwith Bridge, then up a track to the slopes of Penyghent. Then the climb to the summit of Penyghent for fantastic all round views.

Then we have the descent via Hull Pot, a vast hole in the ground. Followed by a walk down the track into Horton in Ribblesdale where there are toilets a café and pubs.

After a break we follow the River Ribble using paths at its side, then back to our starting point, where we may visit the Helwith Bridge Inn for a well-earned soft drink or something stronger for the none drivers.

We use car share for the journey to keep the cost down.

We will meet near the Ford Hill News Agent at 9.00 am. Using as few cars as possible we will travel to Helwith Bridge. We will arrive back in Queensbury between 5.00 to 6.00 pm.

Further details can be obtained from Stuart Walker 078 1520 1650.

Why not join us and see what we do? All welcome even if you do not have a car. We just need to know numbers in advance so we have enough cars.

The walk is 9.5 miles, with 530 metres of ascent. All of the climb is in the first 3 miles.

 

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DNA and Dog Poo – Cllr Lynda Cromie

Hi Stuart,

This is a scheme I am hopefully trying to introduce in Queensbury.

Lynda

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Queensbury Community Programme Walking Groups

10429332_10152854636415854_6815506188203952595_nQueensbury Community Programme hosts two walking groups every week.

The afternoon group meet at Victoria Hall at 1.00 pm every Wednesday. The group will walk up to 4 miles during the session. After the walk we usually call for a drink and a cake. This walk is suitable for the less able but reasonably fit people, who are unable to climb steep hills. We car share and travel to surrounding areas such as Shelf, Northowram, Sowerby Bridge, Denholme, Cullingworth, Haworth, Bingley and Shipley. In 2014 we completed a total of 164 miles over 47 walks.

The evening group meet at The Waggoner’s car park, Ford Hill, Queensbury at 6.30 pm every Wednesday. The group will walk up to 8 miles during the session. These walks are suitable for the more able who can climb steep hills. During the winter period we walk local roads, mainly the side roads and wear reflective jackets. On lighter evenings we travel to surrounding areas as above and we do walk at weekends. We completed total of 338 miles over 54 walks during 2014, these walks have included:

Simon’s Seat

Cracoe and Rylestone Ridge

Penyghent

Pendle Hill

Gargrave

Tour de France

Ingleborough

Grassington

Skipton

Bolton Abbey

Wycoller

Malham

The groups have combined for the following:

Visit to Halifax Minster

Visit to the Copper Dragon Brewery Skipton

Christmas Lunch at The Shears, Paris Gates, Halifax

Christmas Dinner at The Raggalds, Queensbury

I am Stuart Walker the leader of both groups, I have a wealth of walking experience having completed many local walks too numerous to list. A number of long distance trails have been completed including, The West Highland Way, (Twice), Cumbria Way, Cumberland Way, Dales Way, Cleveland Way and of course the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks several times.

During 2014 I have walked over 600 miles during 125 walks. I carry a first aid kit and am a qualified first aider. Before a walk route is decided I consult several weather forecasts to ensure that full advantage is taken of the terrain, for example in windy weather the walk will be in the lee of a hill.

There is an administration fee of £10 for the year which runs from August to July. The walks are part of Queensbury Community Programme and are overseen by Bradford College.

For more information contact Stuart on 078 1520 1650 or leave a message on one of the contact forms on this site. This will only be seen by myself.

 

 

 

 

 

Queensbury War Memorial Refurbishment – Cllr Lynda Cromie

Subject: Queensbury War Memorial

Good afternoon councillors, Dave Elcock was attending to request from a Queensbury ward member relating to the War Memorial in Queensbury.

As Dave is currently off work I am dealing with the matter on his behalf. I have contacted a specials contractor and agreed works to include degreasing and power washing the memorial paving and plaques and re-lettering the column and name plaques. The council’s builders will also re-point open joints in the paving.

Although the contractor plans to clean the memorial and start on the lettering to the column they have advised that the complete works i.e. the lettering to the name plaques is unlikely to be done before Remembrance Sunday.

I thought you would appreciate been advised of this information in advance, but pleased be assured that the works to re-letter the names will be carried out as soon as they are able to programme the works.

Kind Regards

David Cansfield

Area Parks Manager (Bradford West)

Sport & Leisure Services

Tel: 01274 431564.

Lister Park Depot, North Park Road, Bradford, BD9 4NR

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Department of Environment & Sport

David,

That’s great.

Thank you.

Kind regards Paul n Lynda