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 by arrangement, contact      (Updated 31 August, 2018)
  • 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 2018

July 4th   Annual trip to Kingston upon Hull

July 11th    Alan Stuttard…Waterwheel to Email.

July 18th   John Lyte…Abide with me..part 2

July 25th   John Clay – a brief history of Black Dyke Mills Band

August 1st   Eugene Nicholson   The story of Tino Valdi

August 8th / 15th /  and 22nd  Members’ “do it yourself” meetings.

August 31st.  Bank Holiday week – no meeting

September 5th   David Sibbald   Dubbing in Hollywood Musicals

September 12th   Autumn Trip

September 19th   Michael Kirke  My Eclectic Clientele

September 26th   Christine Leveridge   Paupers and Lunatics

October 3rd   Roger Dedman   200 years of postboxes.

October 10th   Hedley Smith   Bradford Town Hall

October 17th   Tracey Garczynski   The Oddfellows

October 24th   Marjorie Kirke   A pocketful of tickets

October 31st   Annual lunch

November 7th   John Lite   The Story of Briestfield, part 1

November 14th   Eric Jackson   Armistice 1918

November 21st   Details of speaker not yet known

November 28th   Tony Hillam   Hiroshima

December 5th   Trevor Moody   Comedians of our Good Old Days part 2

December 12th   Chris Helme   Memories of Christmas Past

December 19th   Christmas Party

December 26th   Boxing Day  – no meeting

(Last updated 1 July 2018)