Band’s glory set in stone

New monument on Halifax ? Queensbury border saying Welcome to Queensbury - Home of the world famous Black Dye Band.'From the left, Brian Maguire from Leo Group, councillors Michael Walls, Paul Cromie and Lynda Cromie with keith Britcliffe from the Black Dyke Band.
New monument on Halifax ? Queensbury border saying Welcome to Queensbury - Home of the world famous Black Dye Band.'From the left, Brian Maguire from Leo Group, councillors Michael Walls, Paul Cromie and Lynda Cromie with keith Britcliffe from the Black Dyke Band.
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A VILLAGE’S most famous sons have been recognised with the unveiling of a new stone.

Visitors to Queensbury will be welcomed by the four Welcome to Queensbury signs proclaiming it as the “Home of the world-famous Black Dyke Band” on all roads leading into the village.

Keith Britcliffe, who plays cornet in the band, said: “I think it’s a great idea. Ive been in the band for 16 years and travel up from Leicester to be part of it.

“It should have been done years ago.”

The idea for the stone was put forward by Queensbury councillors Paul Cromie, Lynda Cromie and Michael Walls.

They received help from the Leo Group who helped to source and pay for the stones.