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.
Three members of the now History Society have transcribed and indexed handwritten census’s, lodging them with Halifax and Bradford libraries and have also done similar work from chapel registers and gravestones.
The membership is around 60 and the meetings are held on the 1st Friday of every month at 2.0pm in the Victoria Hall (except June when the annual trip takes place).
There is usually a speaker and also a display of photographs and articles from the Archives.
The purpose of the History Society, apart from the important social aspect, is to preserve and document the history of our unique village for future generations.
Queensbury is, above all else, the history of a mill village, but it is also the history of people, who by creating their own institutions (the chapels and societies around which village social life revolved, the coop, which touched every corner of village life) maintained an independence of mind and spirit of which they are justly proud.
Quote from Sir Winston Churchill. ” A nation which has forgotten its past has no future” and the same is true of a community