Below are a couple of photos taken on Thursday 2nd January 2014. This is High Street, our main street, why do locals dump litter like this?
Dear Councillor ……………… ,
STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS BREACHED ON WIDESPREAD SCALE
As Bradford Council prepares its budget for 2014 your attention is drawn to the state of Bradford’s Rights of Way network.
Message below received via contact form:
Hi me and my girlfriend were walking the other day and was passing the big building on the mountain that is getting renovated . We saw on one of the bricks it had speak institute written on it could you tell me what the building was originally and what it was used for as I can find nothing online.
It appears that Bradford Council have plans to close our local swimming pool situated at Victoria Hall, Station Road, Queensbury. They plan to build 4 new pools with one of them situated in the Bradford City Centre.
The council are willing to set aside an INITIAL £17.5 million to only start the project. Does anyone know what the final figure is likely to be?
I have seen articles that state that the new facilities will be easily visited using public transport This is not good for Queensbury residents taking into consideration the frequency of our bus service during the evenings and the cost for a family. We usually walk to the Queensbury pool, this takes far less time than taking the bus to Bradford.
Once again Queensbury is being forgotten or deliberately ignored by Bradford Council, just look at our infrastructure, lack of facilities, ever growing population, youngsters need to have swimming lessons to save lives. Will the council provide buses to transport the new generation to one of the new pools?
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Bull’s Head, Queenshead, Queensbury
Landlord in 1845 William Briggs
Fleece Inn, Mountain, Queensbury
Forester’s Arms, near The Raggalds, Mountain, Queensbury
King’s Arms, High Street, Queensbury, The pub closed in 1929, Landlord in 1895 William Boyes
Malt Shovel, Ambler Thorn, Queensbury
Mountain Eagle, Mountain, Queensbury
New Inn, Queensbury, The pub closed in 1909 following the Licencing Act 1904
Olive Branch Inn, Catherine Slack
Queenshead, High Street, Queensbury
Royal Oak, Ambler Thorn, Queensbury
Sun Inn, Queensbury, The pub closed in 1906 following the Licencing Act 1904
Landlord in 1895 James Weir
West End, Queensbury
We have lost so many pubs, yet the population has increased dramatically over the past few years. We now have cheap beer, television, computers, game stations and so on. These must have had an impact on pub trade.
Which will be the next pub to close?
Hipperholme to Tong
THE OLD DOLPHIN INN, CLAYTON HEIGHTS.
This historical inn was in the olden times a ” baiting house ” for stage coaches, stage-waggons, etc., when the York and Hull Royal Mail coach, the Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool coaches, the Trafalgar coach (through Halifax, Leeds, York, etc.) to Hull every morning, used to put up at this old hostelry before Manchester Road was made in 1835-6. Little do some of us think of what we have lost in the extinction of the old coaches and the old roads.Then the hundred little incidents by the road, the wayside changings, the hospitable inn and the fireside gossipings at night, made travelling enjoyable in a way
The following message has bee received from Donald Rumbold:
Do you know anything about the Canberra dance club . We used to come up from Clayton. I suppose it was really like a Disco has all the music was played on records, and it was held in a house ,well it seemed like one. It would be the late 1950’s.
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.