- Queensbury, West Yorkshire
Queensbury is a village in the metropolitan borough of Bradford,
West Yorkshire, England. Perched on a high vantage point above Clayton and Thornton and overlooking Bradforditself, Queensbury is one of the highest parishes in England, with fine views beyond the West Yorkshire conurbation to the hills of Brontë Country and the Yorkshire Dales to the north and north west.
Queensbury itself is most famous as being the home of Black Dyke Mills, and the
Black Dyke Band.
Queensbury was originally known as Queenshead. That name was derived from a local pub (The building still exists) which was popular with travellers on the pack horse route from Halifax to Bradford.
Three rail lines once converged on Queensbury, one from Halifax, one from
Keighleyand one from Bradford, known as The Queensbury Lines, all belonging to the Great Northern Railway (later the LNER). Where they met was located Queensbury station, which famously consisted of continuous platforms on all three sides of a triangular junction, a layout that was almost unique in Britain (the only other example was Ambergate, on the Midland Railwayin Derbyshire). A short distance from the station on the Halifax line was Queensbury Tunnel, 1 mile 741 yards in length (the second longest on the Great Northern system after Ponsbourne Tunnel in Hertfordshire), while close by on the Bradford line was Clayton Tunnel at 1,057 yards. All these lines were closed to passengers in May 1955.
Queensbury Ward (population 13,044 - 2001 UK census) is a Ward in Bradford Metropolitan District in the
countyof West Yorkshire, England, named after the village of Queensbury around which it is drawn. It includes the villages of Clayton Heightsand Horton Bank Topas well as several hamlets: Ambler Thorne, Calder Banks, Catherine Slack, Hazel Hirst, Hunger Hill, Little Moor, Mountain, Old Dolphin, Scarlet Heights, Shibden Head and West Scholes.
* [http://www.itsnowsuphereinjune.co.uk Queensbury village community website]
* [http://www.lostrailwayswestyorkshire.co.uk/Queensbury.htm Queensbury railway station]
* [http://www.blackdykeband.co.uk/ Black Dyke Mill Band]
* [http://www.bcsp-web.org/mapguide_site/maingeo.cfm BCSP] (Internet Explorer only)
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/bradford/content/articles/2006/04/24/local_elections_2006_bradford_feature.shtml BBC election results]
* [http://www.bradfordinfo.com/census/WardProfiles/queensbury.pdf Council ward profile] (pdf)
* [http://www.itsnowsuphereinjune.co.uk/ Queensbury village website]
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