About Us

Queensferry at War is a major project undertaken by the Queensferry History Group.

The Queensferry History Group, founded in 1988, grew from the commitment of those who attended Pam Shaw’s Local History evening classes at Queensferry High School. Some were Ferry folk born and bred; some were not. Special acknowledgement must be made to the Queensferry Association, which was the local Civic Trust for the Queensferry, Dalmeny and Newton area. One of its main aims was “To stimulate public interest in the history and character of Queensferry and its surroundings”.

The aims of the Queensferry History Group are:

  • To stimulate interest in local history.
  • To research and record the history of Queensferry and the surrounding area.

We meet every Monday morning from 10 a.m. – 12 noon and  on the first Thursday evening of the month at 7:30 pm in the basement of the City of Edinburgh Council Offices, 53 High Street, South Queensferry, EH30 9HP.

WHAT WE DO

Queensferry History Group has a number of activities and projects: exhibition displays; local history talks; supporting Queensferry Museum; visits to sites of local interest; transferring Valuation Rolls, School Rolls and Census Records onto electronic files and responding to queries.

We are a registered charity and have been fortunate enough to receive awards from the Lottery Fund Awards for All Scheme and the Heritage Lottery Fund  These awards have been put to excellent use enabling the group to research and record various aspects of Queensferry’s History and also to produce and display exhibitions of our work in Queensferry Museum. Our work not only  benefits the local community as a permanent archive of Queensferry’s past but also gives people worldwide an opportunity to learn more about the history of our town and surrounding area.