I had Mrs Darke as my teacher at Queensbury Infants’ School when it was in Chapel Lane, in the mid 1940s. I seem to recall that another of Mrs Darke’s sons (Malcolm, I think) was in my class too for I used to wonder what it would be like to have your Mam as your school teacher. The only other teacher I remember was the headmistress, Mrs Thomas. I do however have a clear memory of the school itself, its cloakroom – in winter, full of wet coats, gloves, girls’ ‘pixie’ hoods, boys’ balaclavas, and ‘wellies’; the classrooms – especially one big one divided into two with a folding partition; and the playground (adjacent to a graveyard) with its outside toilets. I recall learning to read and write (several lines of my exercise book taken up with strings of the letter O (starting at top right and going anti-clockwise – as I still do!). I remember too, the wall charts where we recorded the weather; learning to knit (a floor cloth – or was it a dish cloth?) from a ball of string – full of holes, whichever; learning the sol-fah music scale with the teacher indicating different notes by hand signals (I never did get that!). Still, 70 years on and at a distance of some 12000 miles – QIS left a lasting, happy impression.
Subject: bowling greens
I understand The Council will be setting its budget for 2015-16 on 26th. February. Looking through Executive Budget & Council Tax Proposals 2015-16 page 62. E18 states. Support a managed transfer of bowling greens to bowls clubs and community ownership to achieve savings in running costs.
I attended a meeting on 26th January to discuss proposed changes. It was stated there could be an alternative. The Council to continue cutting the greens and charging clubs a fixed amount. I can’t find any documentation on the Council website. Do you know of any proposals supporting It ? doesn’t leave much time to send a response.
I have put forward a scheme to be funded in 2015/16 for Chapel Street to make it one-way from High Street to Chapel Lane, allowing parking along one side adjacent to the shops with limited waiting. This will stop rat running to avoid the traffic lights at Albert Road/High Street, return the street back to the residents and businesses and provide additional on-street parking for the shops. It will also reduce the present conflicts at the junction of High Street/Chapel Street and reduce the width of road for pedestrians crossing and enable a decent crossing point with tactile paving. I have attached a pdf plan for your information,
as discussed at the Ward Partnership meeting Simon is ready with some ideas regarding Highways issues in Queensbury. Can you please let me have your availability (except Wednesdays) so that we can get a walkabout arranged.
Let me know if you think it worthwhile to include the Chair of QCHAP.
This is a scheme we are looking at to improve Chapel St.
Paul and I will be meeting Simon Moscrop senior highways engineer shortly to discus this and other highway issues in n Queensbury.
Kind regards Lynda
Friends of Queensbury Cemetery are holding an Open Public Meeting on Tuesday 27th January at 7pm. At the Queensbury Conservative Club, Chapel Street, Queensbury, BD13 2PY Everyone Welcome.
Council officers and Ward Councillors will be attending. Please come along and hear about plans to improve our cemetery. Ideas for fund raising are particularly welcome.
Queensbury Community Heritage and Action Partnership
Date of Constitution: 20 January 2015
The name of the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“the CIO”) is Queensbury Community Heritage and Action Partnership (QCHAP).
Our staff are all current working through the large list of requests that we received yesterday so this will be added to the list to be treated as and when resources are available.
Grit bins are being constantly refilled (when we have staff available)
Thank you to one of our Queensbury residents, Kimberley, she was”Mushy peaed” today in aid of the Tesco Charity’s of the year, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation.