Planning Application – Submitted by Cllr Paul Cromie


Residential development comprising 102 units with demolition of part warehouse building and construction of an access road and associated works. – Land At Black Dyke Mills High Street Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire

Ref. No: 13/03817/MAF | Received date: Tue 17 Sep 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

The original application was approved 30 September 2011.

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.




Many thanks

The Forgotten Village of Queensbury

It appears that Bradford Council have plans to close our local swimming pool situated at Victoria Hall, Station Road, Queensbury. They plan to build 4 new pools with one of them situated in the Bradford City Centre.

The council are willing to set aside an INITIAL  £17.5 million to only start the project. Does anyone know what the final figure is likely to be?

I have seen articles that state that the new facilities will be easily visited using public transport This is not good for Queensbury residents taking into consideration the frequency of our bus service during the evenings and the cost for a family. We usually walk to the Queensbury pool, this takes far less time than taking the bus to Bradford.

Once again Queensbury is being forgotten or deliberately ignored by Bradford Council, just look at our infrastructure, lack of facilities, ever growing population, youngsters need to have swimming lessons to save lives. Will the council provide buses to transport the new generation to one of the new pools?


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


Hipperholme to Tong

James Parker




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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Ward Budget Funding – Submitted by Marie Copley

Dear all,

As agreed please see below details of Ward Budget applications for 2013 -14. There was a total of £10,000 this financial year and of this £5,000 has been allocated to Traffic Calming measures on Mandale Road, £500 to Queensbury Life Church to provide extra activities at their event this Saturday to help celebrate the Sesquicentennial and £500 to Queensbury Guides and Brownies to assist with the Scarecrow Trail, also held as part of the Sesquicentennial celebrations the remaining applications are:

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