Submitted by Name: Lorna Bunting From: Askern (family from thorne) E-mail: Contact
Comments: I have a book for sale that would possibly interest local historians... Hatfield Chase By John Tomlinson... books in nice condition belonged to my Grandad. I am unsure of its value so open to offers. Anyone interested is welcome to come take a look, I'm in Scawthorpe. Please contact Lorna... 07756471563.
Added: March 8, 2017
Submitted by Name: Christine darbyshire nee lindley From: Driffield e yorks E-mail: Contact
Comments: I have a photo of my gran Jane wilmot Lindley nee Moxon stood outside a building which says Windmill Hotel with her mother Sarah hannah Moxon nee addy,l believe it is in either Doncaster or Thorne .l also believe it is in about 1900's.Can anyone help.Thank you Christine.
Added: March 5, 2017
Submitted by Name: Pamela Holmes From: Burton, Dorset E-mail: Contact
Comments: I'm looking for info/photos of Church Lane Cottages in the mid 1800's. According to the 1851 Census my Great-Great-Grandfather, John Hampson, listed as a Grocer living there with his wife and Children
If you help please contact me so that I can complete the info on this ancestor in my family tree and move on to the next generation
Added: February 26, 2017
Submitted by Name: Christine Hembrough From: Rotherham E-mail: Contact
Comments: Lovely site. I'm researching my family tree. Richard hembrough lived at waterside and riverside in 1850 - 1870. He was also a grocer in Ellison street. Other relatives lived in St James place and Hatfield rd.
Added: December 29, 2016
Submitted by Name: Claire From: London E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hello, I wonder if any Thorne residents remember Fred Roberts, my grandfather who was born in Scarborough in 1901. He joined the army when he was 18 and moved to Ireland but I know nothing about this life up to the age of 18. His second child, my aunt Marion was born in Thorne in 1927 so I assume there's some family or early life connection there? I think he might have been adopted or something. Can anyone help? It would be amazing if you could.
Thank you for looking! Claire
Added: December 18, 2016
Submitted by Name: Christine Elks (nee Squires) From: Wellington New Zealand E-mail: Contact
Comments: is this how I become a member of this web site? Born in Moorends, moved to Thorne at 8 years. Attended Greentop Junior School. Attended dance classes at the Miss Olive and Jones tap & ballet school in a hall on Church Street. Attended Moorends Secondary School for Girls on Marshland Road., Moorends.
Added: December 18, 2016
Submitted by Name: michael From: leeds E-mail: Contact
Comments: This site is poorly supported by Thorne Moorends Regeneration Partnership who do not appear to be answering the many requests for information they get.
Comments: Does anyone know anything about the annual parade that went to the Black Bull Inn at High Levels from Thorne? I have seen photos in the "Old postcards of Thorne" Book from around 1911-1915. A parade called a "commando" was held and there is mention of the Thorne Troopers and a Jazz Band. There was also a show held at the same time.
Added: November 11, 2016
Submitted by Name: clue to the name "MONEY SUPERMARKET - M & M's" From: EVERYWHERE
Comments: SITE HAS GONE DOWN HILL EVEN FURTHER SINCE MY ENTRY A FEW MONTHS BACK AND SEEMS TOTALLY INADEAQUATE FOR PROVIDING THE KNOWLEDGE WANTED BY THOSE SEEKING DETAILS OF THE AREA
Added: October 3, 2016
Submitted by Name: Barbara Casson From: Ohio, USA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Anyone named Casson in 18th and 19th century Thorne was my father's family. Curtis Casson was my fourth great grandfather. He left England and came to America in the 1830s. The other family members remained in Thorne and surrounds. I visited Thorne in 1990s. I was astonished recently when I used Google Earth and discovered everything had changed; a BMW plant etc. Casson Road is now deadend both ways. My grandfather did return to Thorne in 1830s after he married and had a boarding house on Bridge Street. He later returned to the US; he owned a mill in Wisconsin. My ancestors owned businesses on Silver Street, Market Place and the mill on Casson Rd. My cousin is thinking about visiting Thorne and I wondered if the boarding house on Bridge Street or any of the other places are still there. Martin Lambert sent me the Casson Rhododendron Catalog and a copy of the Thorne Book in the 1990s; they are in the cherished family collection. Love the Thorne websites.