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

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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Narrow Boat at Hebden Bridge – Saturday 29 June 2013


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:



Morecambe Bay Walk – Sunday 30 June 2013 – Queensbury Walking Group

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.



Information For Walks Led By Alan Sledmore

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 baywalk@btinternet.com  Also visit Alan’s Facebook page  for walk updates.

Queensbury History Society- 150 Years Exhibition Success

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 sheila.thornton987@btinternet.com or Mrs Hazel Pearson (secretary) 01274882726 hazelcp@talktalk.net. 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.

Kind Regards

Hazel Pearson (secretary)

Queensbury Mill Chimney – What a View – Submitted by Gary Brown

Watch an unedited video taken by Gary using his drone, similar to a small helicopter.


Gary charges £50 for images and £250 for videos, they would be edited unlike the chimney. His mobile is 07738276411.


Theft of lead from Victoria Hall Queensbury – Now with Photos – Submitted by Cllr Paul Cromie

The photos have been provided by Gary Brown, 07738276411 skyviewyorkshire@gmail.com these were taken using a drone on the evening of Tuesday 25 June 2013


From Cllr Paul Cromie:

At approx. 11 40 pm on the 20th of June I reported thieves stealing lead from the Victoria Hall roof via a 999 call.

I saw three men then load the lead into a white car and speed off.

I went to the scene and a person told me he saw a police car speed off towards Bradford, was it chasing the white car.

Sue, it might be wise to check the Church roof.


Hi Everyone,

I have just received a call from the Police.

Good news they were chasing the white car they stopped it and arrested the 4 occupants and recovered the stolen lead.

Alan, et al, well done, you were on the ball.

We might be able to use this to promote by asking residents to report crime as it happens, even if residents are only suspicious it always pays to ring the police.

Kind regards Paul




Web Site Imbalance in Content – Do You Want to Submit an Article?

The following was received by email:

I am concerned at the lack of balance in articles on this site, Cllr Cromies seem to be endored by the editor, and no other views are expressed.



I replied as follows:


Thank you for your valuable comment, this is my site and no one else has any control. I input any suitable articles I receive and those that I research. It is true that Cllr Cromie has taken time to send me a few articles. Others have not actually submitted any articles, hence the imbalance. I can only input what I receive.

Feel free to submit articles, all gratefully received.

I will place your comments on the site, taking out your contact details.



Reply from John:

Hi Stuart,

Thanks for your reply, I did not want to cause you any offence, I think this website is a credit to you and provides an invaluable source of information to Queensbury people, and I think it gives a more local aspect, something the T&A rarely does.