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This site is poorly supported by Thorne Moorends Regeneration Partnership who do not appear to be answering the many requests for information they get.

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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
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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 :!mad:

Added: October 3, 2016
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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.


Added: October 2, 2016
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What a pleasant site to stumble across today. I, together with my three sisters grew up in Thorne, attended "Green Top" and then The Grammar School. I too have some old 'photo's of Thorne which I would willingly share if asked, and many fond memories. My Grandfather was the Park Keeper in the forties and the whole family attended South Parade Methodist Church. I was Christened there, married there and my children were Christened there.

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Has Thorne Local History Society got an archive? I have a number of Thorne historical artifacts that may be of local value. It will take a while to unearth them all but they include a "Thorne Almanac" from 1919 which includes pen portraits of all the war dead, "A short account of the Thorne Celebration of the Royal Marriage July 6th 1893", and " A little local pictorial souvenir of the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary". Others plus photos may be unearthed over time. I am happy for these to go to a good home where they are available for perusal by the Thorne community. My grandma was a Middleton, who I understand were builders in the town. Her brother, Wilfred, was one of the FWW dead.
Please reply to email above. Mark it "Thorne" please so that I son't delete it as spam!
Steve Clamp


Added: August 13, 2016
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Hi, we have recently purchased Wraithby House on King Edward Road and wondered how it got the name. The plaque is built into the brickwork so presumably it was there from being built. The plot of land was purchased by Henry Foster from John William Isle in 1925, the presumptive is that Henry Foster had the house built. That's all we know but would love to know the origins of the house name. Can anyone shed any more light on this. Thank you.

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Jacqueline Tulley Hawxwell could you pass my e-mail add on to this lady please my granddad lived at 2 west street thorne and I would like to get in touch with her

thank you
dawn busby


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Very interesting. The first photo on photo gallery page one is labelled Council Offices. If I am correct, and it is opposite the old Fielside Junior School, it was referred to as The Temperance Institute when I came to Thorne around 1960. I was searching for info and dates for the demolition of Thorne Town Hall, also known as the Market Hall, on the junction of Finkle Street and Horsefair Green. Still searching.

Added: May 29, 2016
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i am looking for a photo of the former blacksmiths at white cottage, 16 hatfield road, thorne. owned by john and maryann wade. i am related to the wades via my materal grandmother Ida Cawkwell who married joseph Dunn. my mother Jennifer Dunn (now durband) is trying to obtain a copy of a photo of the blacksmiths.

Added: May 25, 2016
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