In 1844 Dr. Joseph Fawthrop L.S.A. was living in The Square. The triangular plot of land bounded by High St., Chapel St. and Albert Road used to be called Dr Moor (where Moor St .gets its name) and The Square was situated in this area. Dr Fawthrop was said to be the first resident doctor in the village.
THE ISOLATION HOSPITAL
The hospital on Long Lane, now divided into dwellings known as The Balcony, was built in the days when infectious diseases were still a major medical problem. On 24th June, 1882, a deputation was sent to meet John Foster and son to see about buying a field in Long Lane for such a hospital, but it was unsuccessful. In April, 1893, however, the same people agreed to buy land from George Ambler for £280 and a hospital with about 20 beds was built by the Local Board and opened the same year.
Queensbury had three distinct names; up to 1702 it was known as CAUSE-WAY-END (Causeway End): then in 1702 it was re-named QUEENSHEAD, after the coaching inn in the reign of Queen Anne; and then in 1863 it was renamed QUEENSBURY.
The Queensbury History Society was founded in 1985 by a group who originally met at Queensbury School for a Community History Class for retired people between autumn 1984 and summer 1985.
A HISTORY OF LITTLEMOOR PARK
This Park was formerly owned by the Foster family and a fine mansion once stood in the grounds, known to locals as” Littlemoor Castle”, and as the photographs show, it does resemble one.
The Queensbury History Society next meeting is Friday 5th July at 2pm in the community room of The Victoria Hall, Queensbury. Speaker Donald Metcalfe on The Eden Project. £1 charge for non members, selection of Archives displayed.
The following has been submitted to the Telegraph & Argus.
On behalf of Queensbury History Society I would like to thank the people of Queensbury and everyone else who supported our recent exhibition at The Victoria Hall. A special thanks to those who brought photos and articles for us to copy, we are all grateful you took the time as we got some special photos to share and if we didn’t have time to display them all rest assured they are valued. To those who promised photos, please don’t forget as they are truly appreciated.
The feedback on the content was marvellous but the criticism was that we didn’t run it on the Sunday and publicity was poor, lots of people disappointed.
However we hope to exhibit again with more advance notice and taking in the weekend.
Contact numbers:-Mrs Sheila Thornton (Archivist) 01274882479 email@example.com or Mrs Hazel Pearson (secretary) 01274882726 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can send photos to either email, or phone us and we will copy them.
Another request was that we put them on the internet and we will in the next couple of weeks start putting photos and articles on the Queensbury Village Website www.queensbury-village.co.uk.
Hazel Pearson (secretary)