Park House was established as a nursing home in the late 1980's from what was previously a private residence of the Foster family who, as a major employer in the local community, founded and built Black Dyke Mills to become world famous as a mainstream producer of textiles primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Mills no longer manufacture as in times gone by and is largely the base from which many smaller business's operate today although much remains of the original building as can be seen from this picture.
Many locals worked at the mills over the years which provided employment and housing to meet the needs of the workers and formed the foundation of the thriving business and residential community the village of Queensbury is today.
Formed in the middle of the 19th century, Black Dyke today has become more famous for it's globally successful band, winning countless championship awards for its competing in such events around the world and is as much sought after for its recordings as well as live appearances.
This picture is representative of the band and it's long association with Park House, taken at the turn of the century circa 1999.