Thorne, England

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 However all the foregoing industries are no longer active leaving the town dependent on services and other businesses.

According to research on the web 6.7% of people living in Thorne/Doncaster have never worked or are long term unemployed - this is 1.2% higher than the average across Yorkshire and The Humber, which stands at 5.5%.This is broken down into 5.2% that have never worked and 1.5% who have become stuck in long term unemployment.

Here is a selection of images:-


 Methodist Church

Anglican Church: St. Nicholas'

Town Hall

Innovative marketing initiative for new housing development.

Entrance to former (and now defunct) brewery

Residential houses.

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).





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