Memories of Thorne

Anns Cafe

We used to hang around the street but mostly the cafe. There was Pete Lea, Jim Peason, Dennis Buckley and some stunning girls - Jannis, Orial and a few more whos names escape me. We sat in ...Read full memory

A memory of Thorne by John Stubbs

Thorne Water Sports

One of the highlights of the year was the annual Thorne Water Sports held in the canal between Dunston's shipyard and the Canal Tavern. The event included swimming races and sculling ...Read full memory

A memory of Thorne by Brian Bristow

My Father's Story

The gentleman talking to the policeman in the photograph is my father Geoffrey Matthews. He told me, that he was asking the bobby what had happened? The policeman said, "a little girl ...Read full memory

A memory of Thorne by David Matthews

Thorne People

I visited Thorne a few years ago to attend a 90th birthday party with the Scutt family and lots of other people. The hospitality of all of those people that I met was second to none. The ...Read full memory

A memory of Thorne by John Wallace

Thorne As I Remember

So much and so little time; Green Top Primary School, happy days before the big move up to the Grammar School or North Eastern Road Secondary Boys. Mr Morris for metal work, Mr Snow ...Read full memory

A memory of Thorne by David Walton

Charlie Bristow

It always seems a pity when someone's life ends and there is a decreasing memory of their place in the town as the years go by. Hence, if I may, I would like to share with current ...Read full memory

A memory of Thorne by Brian Bristow

My Grandads Barge

I in the canal photo that big barge was my grandads he used to deliver coal up and down the canal he was called Hubbert Barrass can anyone help me find more photos of this and also name of his barge please

A memory of Thorne by tilezone

Ancestors In Thorne

My origins are the Thorne Suttons and I have been creating a family tree but am now stuck at Elizabeth Raper(c1765) who married William Fenwick(c1765). My tree comprises 340 ...Read full memory

A memory of Thorne by John Wallace

The Annual Fair

The Annual Fair was always a time that the young people of Thorne waited for. Opposite the Red Bear, not far from Clarkes Pork Pie shop, there was situated a boxing booth and the young ...Read full memory

A memory of Thorne by Jim Rhodes

Old Thorne

In 1851 my Grandfather had a sixty acre farm at 109 Finkle Street in Thorne. His name was also Richard and his wife's name was Harriet. Is there anyone in Thorne that could share any ...Read full memory

A memory of Thorne by Richard Watson

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