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 August to December 2019

August 7th….Richard Gill……Memories of Bradford

August 14th ..Jeanne Stitt…A History Of Special Needs

August 21st..Councillor Richard Dunbar…….

August 28th..Bank Holiday……no meeting

 

September 4th…..Michael Astrop…Origins and Oddities of English Inn Signs

September 11th…. Mary Twentyman..’Hardy v North’

September 18th…..autumn trip

September 25th…Alun Pugh…’”The Long & Winding Road,”.How the Beatles became….

 

October.2nd….Richard Gill…A walk round Clayton and Thornton

October 9th….Christine Booth…Anne Lister’s  Secret Diaries…

October  16th…Hedley Smith…Nursery Rhymes…

October .23rd…Annual Lunch

October 30th….Janet Senior….Bradford Charities

 

November 6th..,Eric Jackson…The Gunpowder Plot

November 13th….Trevor Wood..’Incidents in Teaching’

November 20th….Stuart Hartley…’What made Yorkshire Great’

November 27th….Tony Hillam… Topic to be arranged

 

December 4th….John Lyte…Briestfield , Part 2(Bits and Pieces)

December 11th…. Tish Lawson…Bradford Pantos….

December 18th.   Christmas Party..Tricia and Neil Atkinson

December 25th.  Christmas Day…no meeting