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:
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.
The BBC has produced an article on the Dambusters Raid, it can be found using the following link:
I was taken to live in the Navvy Houses with my mum and dad when I was about 7 years old. There were several terraced streets comprising of Great Street, Northern street, Railway Street and Oakley Street, they were built to accommodate the construction workers of the Great Northern Railway in the 1870s.
My first memories of the house were the small kitchen, the living room, two bedrooms and what I thought was an enormous attic with a window giving a good view over the quarry towards Mountain. I then saw the very scary cellar, little did I know that later it was to become a friend. This was in fact a small back to back terrace house with no piped hot water.
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My very early memories of life in the small hill village of Mountain are indeed very limited. We lived at Pickering Hall farm and my grandma lived in the house next door. We seemed to have glorious long hot summers with a lot of time spent playing on the bowling green next to the farm.
Oh! The dark nights lit by our gas mantles glowing brightly from the ceiling, there was something very satisfying about the noise they made.
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Looking at many documents on the history of Queensbury made me wonder at the number of pub names there were but no longer exist.
Can anyone provide information on these pubs? I would like to produce an article to input to this web site. Full credit will be given for your material.
A list of the pubs is below, this may not contain all of the pubs and some may have been renamed.
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