Thorne is to be transported back in time again this weekend as the town sees the return of its annual 1940s weekend.
The weekend of Friday 12, Saturday 13, and Sunday 14 May 2017 will see a host of 1940s themed entertainment and activities as visitors, residents and businesses embrace and celebrate the bygone era.
The annual event is now in its fourth year and is featured over nine pages in the May edition of the Thorne Times (See below).
Following Friday evening entertainment, Saturday will see a parade through the town centre, starting at 10.30am, with further entertainment, attractions and re-enactments taking place at various locations throughout the town all weekend.
Acts at various pubs and hotels include Marina Mae, The Land Girls, Major Swing & Kitty, Johnny Victory and a George Formby Tribute. Axis Allied WWII re-enactment group will be at Thorne Rugby Club along with a mobile military museum and living history displays, and the Pontefract Home Guard will be in the town centre.
Nine page feature – May issue.
Local shops and cafes will be open along with street stalls selling vintage items and other wares. A small fun-fair will be in the town centre and Sunday also features a free vintage bus service operating between 11am-3pm, taking people to the nearby Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum.
Best of Thorne Chairperson and event organiser, Linda Kinloch, said: “The Best of Thorne team have put a lot of time and hard work into organising the event so we hope everybody has a fantastic time”.
The central information hub is the Old Folks Centre on Church Street where a programme of events is available for a suggested donation of £1.00. Raffle tickets are also on sale with prizes including a first prize of a 32″ LED Smart TV, donated by Screetons Property. All proceeds from the raffle and programme sales will go to the organisers ‘Best of Thorne’ to help fund the event.
Here’s a selection of photos from last year’s event: