Harron Homes Queensbury – Aerial View – Video Taken on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Harron Homes, Queensbury, on the old Hazelhurst Quarry. Aerial video footage by Gary Brown. See the progress as it happens.

View by using the following links:

http://youtu.be/8RptY_QshM4

View the first flyover published 10 February 2013 at this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX7t-8Yv3v0

View the second flyover published 25 February 2013 at this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLf2OMK1mZE

 

 

 

 

Narrow Boat at Hebden Bridge – Saturday 29 June 2013

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The Walking Group  took a self guided narrow boat cruise on the Rochdale Canal on Saturday 29th June 2013. The boat took 12 passengers, We set off from the Hebden Bridge Marina at 9.30 am. We were escorted through the first lock by the owners and given instruction on how to operate the locks. We travelled towards Todmorden, it was overcast with a cold wind, this soon turned into sunny and warm.

The boat was equipped with cutlery, crockery, a cooker and toilet. So bacon butties were cooked and found to be delicious.

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The cost of boat hire is £145 for the day.

If you wish to take a similar trip the boat hire company details can be found at:

http://www.bronteboathire.co.uk/

 

Morecambe Bay Walk – Sunday 30 June 2013 – Queensbury Walking Group

Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group took part in a walk from Hest Bank to Flookburgh, a 10 mile walk across Morecambe Bay led by Alan Sledmore in aid of Diabetes UK. We met at The Waggoner’s at 8.30 am on Sunday 30 June 2013. We will then travelled the 60 miles to Hest Bank and parked near the Shore Café where we will have time for a drink, a snack and toilet break.

The walk took us through channels, and even deeper and wider channels, it was hard work wading through the knee deep water. Then a climb up Humphrey Head, then a walk to the bus for transport back to the car.

 

 

Information For Walks Led By Alan Sledmore

The Morecambe Bay walks led by experienced guide Alan Sledmore cross the  sands by following the old coach routes. From Hest Bank they are of nine miles in length. The walks cross several  estuary channels, some of which may be fast running and only those of  reasonable fitness should attempt the walk. The walk from Hest Bank starts from the Foreshore, Coastal Road, Hest  Bank, LA2 6EA. Free Parking is available. The cost of the walks is  Adults: £9 Children: £5 (includes return transport). Walks are  accompanied by a supporting tractor and quad bikes. Dogs are allowed on  walks and on the return transport. Further Details: Tel: 01524 824693  email baywalk@btinternet.com  Also visit Alan’s Facebook page  for walk updates.

Queensbury History Society- 150 Years Exhibition Success

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 sheila.thornton987@btinternet.com or Mrs Hazel Pearson (secretary) 01274882726 hazelcp@talktalk.net. 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.

Kind Regards

Hazel Pearson (secretary)