Today, June 15th., I paid a brief visit to the small town of Thorne, near Doncaster in Yorkshire.
According to Wikipedia, Thorne is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It was historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. It has a population of 16,592, increasing to 17,295 at the 2011 Census.
Thorne is about twelve miles N.E.of Doncaster and benefits from good road and rail links.
Historically, Thorne's prosperity was linked to industries such as deep coal mining (Thorne,Hatfield and Bentley) boat building and brewing. However all the foregoing industries are no longer active leaving the town dependent on services and other businesses.
Anglican Church: St. Nicholas'
Innovative marketing initiative for new housing development.
Entrance to former (and now defunct) brewery
Here is a video clip of Market Square. As the camera pans round look out for retail outlets named Friar Tuckshop (formerly Yorkshire Bank) and Thorne Decor (formerly Midland Bank).