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 antiquarians@southsquarecentre.co.uk      (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 January to June 2019

  • 30th January – Robert White – The History of the Baptist Churches in Yorkshire
  • 6th February – Eric Jackson – Wonderful things: the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen
  • 13th February – Annual General Meeting
  • 20th February – Maurice Craven – “This Old House”
  • 27th February – Tricia Atkinson – “How we used to eat “
  • March 6th – Eric Jackson – “After ~You’re Dead”
  • March 13th – Susan Whitwham – “A visit from Mrs. Pearson”
  • March 20th – Gillian Waters – Place names and People
  • March 27th – Astrid Hansen – “…the Apothecary’s Apprentice”
  • April 3rd – Cyril Pearce – “Heroes of a different kind?   Commemorating Britains 1914-1918 War Resisters”.
  • April 10th – Alan Stuttard – “Waterwheel to email”
  • April 17th – Spring Trip
  • April 24 – Easter Week, so no meeting
  • May 1st – John Lyte – “Saving Chapel Row…”
  • May 8th – Bank Holiday week – no meeting
  • May 15th – John Hargreaves – “Yorkshire History Makers”
  • May 22nd – Christine Leveridge – “Yorkshire’s East Coast”
  • June 12th – Norman Simpson – “We don’t know we are born: Bradford before 1850.”
  • June 19th – Keith Lister- The Life of Chimney Sweeps
  • June 26th – Janet Niepokojczycka – “Yorks
  • May 29th – Bank Holiday week, no meeting
  • June 5th – Tish Lawson -Bradford Theatres
  • hire Links”
  • July 3rd – Annual Trip
  • July 10th – John Beaumont – “Let Him Have It” – The Craig-Bentley murder case.
  • July 17th – John Mumford  “Lasting powers of attorney – why we should have one.”
  • July 24th – Geoff Twentyman – “The Annuals in our Attic”
  • July 31st – Jeanne Stitt – A history of Special Needs.