Thornton, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Thornton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Early Teens

Lived just to left in photo; No.97 - great days, went to Millfield.

A memory of Thornton by Michael Pierce

Meadows Avenue (Just Round The Corner)

Well actually it is any dates up to & beyond 1960.  Born in 1951, I recognise the view of how the avenue looked before all the bungalows were built on the west side.  We used to walk to Cleveleys through the 'paddy fields', full of buttercups & mayflowers.  When we reached Rowlands Farm ...Read full memory

The Queens Bars

Does anyone remember the Queens Bars in Cleveleys? I worked there in the cabaret they put on 3 times a night, about 5 acts. I was the 'Jackie' part of Ricky & Jackie Day...and my fondest memory was of a guy called Jimmy Rose, a Country & Western singer, and his lovely wife. Rita...a Birmingham couple....I wonder where they ...Read full memory

A memory of Thornton by Jackie Worrall