Thornton Antiquarian Society

  • Holds meetings, normally with speakers, on Wednesdays throughout the year at 2pm, normally at Thornton Community Centre, Market Street.  All are welcome.  Their programme of events is shown below.
  • Has an archive of photographs, drawings, maps, and research findings on the local history of Thornton  The archive is viewable at South Square by arrangement, contact antiquarians@southsquarecentre.co.uk      (Updated 2nd August 2019)
  • Some individual members do research into different aspects of local history in Thornton and some present their findings at meetings of the Society.
  • Hold a Local History Exhibition, normally on the last Saturday of June, at Thornton Methodist Church, from 11am to 4pm.  
  • A large model of the former Thornton Railway Station was on display at the 2019 exhibition.  The photo shows part of the model.  IMG-20160625-01284

 

Thornton Antiquarian Society …….programme February to June 2020

February 5th……John Chuter…Russian Convoys

February 12th………AGM

February 19th………Angela Wren..Planning and  plotting a Crime Story’’The Body In the Beuvron’

February 26th……….Noel Moroney…’Brighouse’

 

March 4th………..Mike Bamford….Walking in the Himalayas.

March 11th…….Allan Stuttard…’Did I see Marilyn?’

March 18th……Susan Whitwam…..”Mrs Pearson’s lotions and Potions”

March 25th…….Gillian Waters…Civil War in Yorkshire

 

April 1st…..Michael Astrop. ‘Birth of Great Yorkshire Brands’

April 8th…..Alan Hemsworth…’J.B.Priestley’,

April 15th…..Easter Week, no meeting

April 22nd..Spring Trip to Elsecar Museum..Afternoon Tea at Whiteleys Garden Centre.

April 29th……Norman Simpson..’We dont know we are born..Bradford before 1850’

 

May 6th….Bank Holiday, no meeting.

May 13th…Judith Rhodes…The Little Suitcase.

May 20th…..Dr John Hargreaves….’Richard Oastler’

May 27th..Bank Holiday, no meeting

 

June 3rd…..Eric Jackson…Canals.

June 10th…Robert Soper..Fakes and Forgeries in the World of Antiques

June 17th….Peter Guttridge…Smugglers, Spivs,  and Honest Thieves.

June 24th…..David Pearson…’West Yorkshire Lieutenancy’

June 27th…Open Day