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 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 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 2018

Thornton Antiquarian Society..Speakers list January to June 2018

January 3rd, …New Year Holiday, no meeting

January 10th…Noel Moroney….Yarns from the Textile Trade…

January 17th… John Lyte…..ABIDE with me..part 2

January 24th…Bryan Pentelow…My mother was a skiver

January 31st…Robert White……The Featherstone Massacre

 

February 7th ..Brian Billcliff…Harry Warren. ,King of Hollywood songwriters ?

February 14th…A.G.M.

February.21st…Jennie Kiff…Rags and Tatters, unlocking a hidden history in Bradford

February 28th…Mary Twentyman…Off at a Tangent

 

March 7th…..Donald Metcalfe..The Sinking of the Concordia

March 14th…Richard Gill……All aboard the 53 !!

March. 21st ….Muriel Tucker…Underwear through the ages

March 28th….Eric Songhurst…A Year I Remember….

 

April 4th….Easter Week…no meeting

April. 11th…Alan Thomas..The Samaritans.

April 18th..Spring Trip

April 25th…Gillian Waters..William the Conqueror and the harrying of the North

 

May 2nd….Bank Holiday..no meeting

May 9th……Graham Hall…Alfred Coe, Photographer and Postcard Pioneer

May 16th….Rod Dimbleby..Topic to be arranged

May 23rd…Mel Cook…Yukon and Alaska

May 30th…Bank Holiday..no meeting

 

June 6th…..Jeanne Stitt…More stories from Africa

June 13th…..John Birkbeck..Basque refugees in Keighley and Bradford

June 20th…Trevor Moody….Comedians of our Good Old Days

June 27th…Eric Jackson…Barnbow Munitions Disaster..

June 30th…OPEN DAY

(Last updated 14 Feb, 2018)

 

 

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