Holy Trinity Church, West End, Queensbury, BD13 2AD
Black Dyke Band is the most recorded band in the world with over 350 recordings and growing every year. It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships thirteen times, most recently in 2015, the British Open no fewer than 30 times (most recently 2014) and the National Championships of Great Britain 23 times (most recently 2014). In 2009, and Thursday, July 12, 2018 again in 2011, 2012 and 2013, the band became Champion Band at the English National Championships and were named English National Champions in 2014 by virtue of having won the National Brass Band Championships in October 2014.
We are pleased to be back in our home village of Queensbury to perform our traditional Summer Proms in Holy Trinity Church.
Women’s world day of prayer due to be held on the evening of Friday 2nd March at St Theresa’s however due to the current weather conditions a decision has been made to postpone it till 16th March.
Earlier this month Children from Foxhill School teamed up with staff from Tesco and the Council Wardens and did a litter pick around the Traffic Lights in the village. This was in response to a letter sent by a year 2 pupil at Foxhill Primary School who was not happy about the amount of litter being dropped in and around the village.
Members of the Queensbury Walking Groups are departing Queensbury on Saturday 25th February and travelling to Helwith Bridge. They will then walk up the gentle slopes of Penyghent, then reaching the steep ascent to the summit, a bit of a scramble to the top. Then down the other side to Hull Pot, Horton in Ribblesdale and a walk along the banks of the Ribble back to Helwith Bridge.
Due to the prevailing weather conditions, 59 mph winds on the summit of Penyghent and safety concerns the walk has been amended. We are now walking the Silsden area.
Penyghent will be walked perhaps next month.
Queensbury Walking Groups are having a day out on the Rochdale canal on Saturday 29th April 2017. We are hiring a narrow boat and will cruise from Hebden Bridge in the direction of Todmorden, we do not expect to arrive there due to time constraints. As usual cooking facilities are available on the boat, so we will be having delicious bacon, egg and other items in a butty cooked by the galley crew. On the return we may just have time to moor outside the Stubbing Wharfe pub for a swift one before returning the boat.
We all take turns at being the captain, steering the boat, navigating the locks and instructing the others to safely work the locks.