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Hi Im buying some land on Alexanda St for development and I wanted to find our more about the history of the town of Thorne.

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I've been working on my family tree recently and I was curious as to whether or not there are very many people in the area with the last name of Thorn / Thorne, and if so, whether or not they themselves have looked into their family history.

I have only been able to go back as far as William Thorne Sr (1616-1664). He was born in Dorset which is quite a distance from Thorne, but I'm assuming that the family name was probably taken from the place name at some point.

He was the first of my family to come to America in 1638.

If anyone has any further information to share they are welcome to email me.
Thank you


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I was born in 1931 in Broadway. Pupil at Thorne Grammar School. I've been racking my brain to remember something - the name of a plastic factory (combs, hairbrushes etc.) near Thorne 1950ish! Noone seems to remember it. What was it called?

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the photo of the school hall in J Platt's discussion of the history of Travis School does not appear to be correct. The windows and placement of doors are totally different. Is it possible this was mislabelled and is another local school? ie Fieldside?

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Just read up on the War memorial in Thorne Park, my late Grandads Uncle George Tomlinson Died in 1917, he was a Private in the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and his grave is in the Coxyde Military Cemetry (Belgium)

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I maybe in a position to help Martin Seymour re his query regarding the Pride of Bristol. Will you please pass on my email address to Martin.
Many thanks Steve.91635


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I represent the Pride of Bristol Trust who own and run the ex Fleet Tender HMS Messina, built at Richard Dunstons yard Thorne in 1982. I have a photo of her in a dry dock and cannot place where it is. The vessel is still running as the MV Pride of Bristol (see facebook pride of bristol trust). How do I send a copy of the photo to you please?.

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Martin Seymour


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Hi my great grandfather William Jarvis was a police constable in thorne in around 1900, do you have an images of the old Police station?

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David


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Hi, I'm trying to find out which gelding or filly won 1st prize at the Thorne Agricultural Society show on June 18th, 1873. Does anyone know if any records have been kept and if they can be accessed? Many thanks in advance.

Added: September 26, 2020
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Hello,
I am interested in learning more about a Richard Ellison of Thorne. He was, for a time, co-proprietor of the alum works at Saltwick, near Whitby.

The information that I have gathered, so far, is as follows:
in 1756 – with three other people (Ralph Carr, John Cookson, and Jonas Brown), he entered into an agreement to lease Saltwick alum works from Nathaniel Cholmley. Ralph Carr and John Cookson were Newcastle-upon-Tyne industrialists, merchants, and bankers; Jonas Brown was a Whitby-based master mariner, ship-owner, and merchant.
in 1781 – the works were making heavy losses, financially, and Ellison wanted to get out of the lease agreement.

Thus, we can reasonably infer that he would, perhaps, have been in his 30s when he entered into the lease agreement, and in his 60s when he wanted out.

I would be grateful for any information which your members may be able to give me.

Thanking you in anticipation, Peter Appleton


Added: September 17, 2020
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