Queensbury to celebrate 150th anniversary

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Proud residents are planning a series of events to mark 150 years in Queensbury.

This summer it will be 150 years since the village changed its name from Queenshead.

Residents have been working with Bradford Council to promote the milestone which starts with a family cycle ride later this month.

It ends with a Christmas concert in December but in between there will be lots more happening.

Out of Queensbury grew the Black Dyke Band which is probably the most famous brass band in the world.

And, it will be returning to its roots to play in a festival of music and dance involving many of the area’s schoolchildren.

The organising team still want to hear from anyone who wants to get involved with events - and those who took part in the centenary celebrations held in 1963.

Queensbury History Society is putting together an exhibition and would welcome old photographs to include in the celebration.

Deputy leader of Bradford Council Coun Imran Hussain said the project had brought people together.

“The people of Queensbury have shown true community spirit in getting together to organise these events,” he said.

“I hope everyone has a fantastic time this summer.”

Queensbury is one of the highest parishes in England and has a population approaching 9,000.