Speak Institute – Request for Information

Message below received via contact form:

Message Body:

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.

Daniel

 

 

Many thanks

Queensbury Public Houses – Now Closed

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

Pineberry, Queensbury

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?

 

The Old Dolphin

Illustrated Rambles

From

Hipperholme to Tong

James Parker

1904

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

Old Dolphin

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Dancing in Queensbury – The Canberra Dance Club

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.

Doctors Houses in Queensbury – Submitted by Queensbury History Society

willows

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.

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Queensbury Fever Hospital 1893-1945 – Submitted by Queensbury History Society

Isolation Hospital

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.

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