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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World War 1 100 Anniversary – Queensbury History Society – Request for Material

World War 1 100 Anniversary

Next year is the 100yr anniversary of World War 1 and Sheila is researching Queensbury Soldiers. If you have any information, photos etc of world war1 or 11 please contact her. Sheila.thornton987@btinernet.com

If you have any interesting photographs, documents, bills, any ephemera etc of Queensbury in the past, please share them and any memories with us. We can copy and return anything you wish to keep. This doesn’t always mean from the distant past either 1960, 70’s etc., as the village has changed so much and photographs of pubs, shops and buildings that have gone or are still there but have changed are welcome.  hazelcp@talktalk.net

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)