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.

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.

Litter and Graffiti in Queensbury -Your Comments and Photos Please

Today Wednesday 24 July 2013, I walked down the High Street taking care to make a mental not of the litter strew on the ground. I was astonished at the amount that had been deliberately discarded on the street. I think we need to start taking photos to show the world the conditions we have to live in. I will place them on this site if anyone sends me one or more.

I am also concerned about the gullies on Sandbeds between the traffic lights and Station Road being full of debris and in need of an urgent clean by the local authority, it appears as though they have not be cleaned for years.

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Harron Homes Queensbury – Aerial View – Video Taken on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Harron Homes, Queensbury, on the old Hazelhurst Quarry. Aerial video footage by Gary Brown. See the progress as it happens.

View by using the following links:

View the first flyover published 10 February 2013 at this link:

View the second flyover published 25 February 2013 at this link:





Queensbury Community Tandem – Help the Disabled Enjoy the Countryside


Dave and Mandy Schofield whom is visually impaired riding a tandem.

Mandy and Dave on Tandem

Hi everyone

Cycle Queensbury is raising money for a Community Tandem – to give local disabled people the freedom and enjoyment of the countryside that they would not normally get.

We are running a tombola at the Community Picnic on Saturday, and would be grateful for any prizes that you would be able to donate – unwanted Christmas presents / souvenirs from holidays that seemed a good idea at the time, etc!

I can come and collect them.

Otherwise if people want to send cheques, could they make them payable to ‘Cycle Queensbury’ and send them to “The Treasurer, Cycle Queensbury, 78 Brow Lane, Clayton, BD14 6PT?

Many thanks



Dave Dodwell
Secretary, Cycle Queensbury


Copies of emails regarding the tandem below provided by Cllr Paul Cromie:


Hi Dave,

Thank you for your e-mail.

Just out of curiosity, how much will this tandem cost?

Regards Paul


Hello Paul

It’s going to cost £350 ( it’s second hand) plus we will need to have some money for maintenance expenses.  We have some money in our account that will help us to buy it up front, but that money is earmarked for other activities so we are hoping to recoup as much as possible – and this is an expense that should appeal to the community. At present we have three ‘candidates’ for using it – but we hope as it gets publicised we will be able to find other deserving users.

Regards Dave



Lynda and I will donate the £350 you need to buy the tandem.

Will you let us know who to make the cheque out to please?

We are always happy to make donations to worthy causes in the Queensbury community out of our Councillors allowance.

Kind regards Councillors Paul n Lynda Cromie


That is extremely generous of you Paul! You can make the cheque out to ‘Cycle Queensbury’. Any surplus money that we collect in our appeal can go to insurance and maintenance costs.

If you know of any residents that are disabled and may benefit from tandem rides, do ask them to contact us at

Many thanks



Hi David,

Will do with pleasure.

Kind regards Paul n Lynda


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  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 or Mrs Hazel Pearson (secretary) 01274882726 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

Kind Regards

Hazel Pearson (secretary)