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 for the first half of 2017 is shown below, and is also included in the What’s On section of this website.
  • Has an archive of photographs, drawings, 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 antiquarians@southsquarecentre.co.uk
  • 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 Churcxh.

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 January to June, 2017

Speakers list 2017, January to June.

4th January….Bank Holiday Week…No Meeting

11th January …..Chris Binns…Former Police Stations of Bradford…

18th January….Noel Moroney…..The Vikings and us 

25th January….Richard Gill….View from the Rec’

 

February 1st…Brian Billcliff…Songwriters and Hollywood ,Postwar -1950’s

February 8th…..AGM

February 15th…Robert White..My Life in Bankruptcy

February 22nd…Sylvia Walker…’Challenges’ ….

 

March 1st….Maurice Craven…A Trip to the Dales

March 8th…..Robert Dyson…Leeds in WW2

March 15th……Mary and Geoff Twentyman. The Low Moor Explosion

March 22nd…..Graham Hall….The Golden Age of postcards

March 29th…..to be arranged .

 

April 5th…….Jenny Stacey….. Smuggling on Yorkshire’s East Coast

April 12th……..Gillian Waters ‘The Tudor North’…

April 19th…….Easter Bank Holiday.  No meeting

April 26th…….Spring Trip to Rochdale Pioneers Museum

 

 

May 3rd……David Calverley…’Crumbling Castles’..

May 10th….Jim Brettell…The Probation Service..

May 17th…to be arranged…

May 24th…Helen Whale..   British Red Cross

May 31st…..Spring Bank Holiday , no meeting

 

June.7th….Norman Simpson…’York..Chocolate City!’

June 14th….Jeanne Stitt…Life in Rhodesia

June 21st….. Chris Helme…How we used to Live

June 28th…to be arranged

(Updated 12 January, 2017)