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 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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Also visit Alan’s Facebook page for walk updates.
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)