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, and is also included in the What’s On section of this website.
  • Has an archive of photographs, drawings, maps, and research findings on the local history of Thornton  The archive is viewable at South Square on Wednesdays between 10am and 12 noon, or by arrangement, contact
  • 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 2016 exhibition.  The photo shows part of the model.  IMG-20160625-01284

 Meetings from July to December, 2017

Speakers list 2017, July to December

July 19: David Sibbald on “Records banned by the BBC”.

July 26:  Eric Scaife on “Yorkshire Dialect and Humour”

August 2nd: Members on the own projects.

August 9th:  Members on their own projects

August 16th:  Members on their own projects

August 23:  Members on their own projects

August 30th:  August Bank Holiday week –  no meeting

September 6th: Jennie Kiff – topic to be arranged

September 13th: The Revd. Roger Dedman on “The rise of the Post Office”

September 20th: Autumn Trip to Halifax and Halifax Minster

September 27:  Richard Gill on “The Three Peaks Tour”

October 4th:  Denise Adlard on “Servants and Shop Girls”.

October 11th:  Muriel Tucker on “Underwear through the ages”.

October 18th:  Hedley Smith on “Social History of Bradford in the 19th Century”

October 25th  To be arranged.

November 1st:  Annual Lunch at the New Tyke

November 8th:  John Lyte on “Abide with me, part 1”.

November 15th:  Tony Hillam on “Newcomers to Bradford”.

November 22nd:  Mel Cook on “Yukon and Alaska”

November 29th:  John Lyte on “Abide with me, part 2”

December 6th:  “My father’s WW2 Pilot’s Diairies”.

December 13th:  Richard Gill on “Lister Park to Home”

December 20th:  Christmas Party

December 27th:  Christmas Holiday – no meeting.

(Updated 3 October, 2017 minor changes)