We are a group of people meeting in the Thornaby Community Centre who are interested in talking about the history of Thornaby . “Remembering Thornaby” attracts many people who come along to our meetings with photographs, memorabilia and cherished memories they wished to share. Here is the home for your story which by sharing with us becomes the History of the Town that is home and in your blood. Through the internet the Group would like to extend our stories and make everyone share our Towns history.
We are looking for photos of street life in Thornaby in the 1950’s. If we could see some people dancing in the icecream café Mandale Triangle about then we would be pleased to show them at our for coming exhibition in Preston Park museum.
Also if we could see some of Robinson’s Dairy café in 1960’s in Thornaby road next to the swimming baths, along with any stories about going to the café. This would help us update our stories and may be the start of our new book on the 1950’s changes in Thornaby. We would love to tell our new generation children what our childhood was like before Television and the BBC only operate Home three Channels on the radio.
George Street with the electric Five Lamps
Does anybody remember going to Barbara’s 13th birthday when all the her school class and her teacher were invited?
Does anybody remember going to Westbury Street Junior School and being in the choir?
Just to show that Remembering Thornaby does get a fair few views from around the world. 7,352 so far.
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The first visit to Thornaby as the Queen of England
All these people seen the visit of the Queen in 1956
The Queen during her reign has visited the town of Thornaby many times I was there the last time she visited to open the newly remade white water course over the River in Stockton but she had to travel once again on Thornaby roads which are called Teesside.
Who was this man?
Mr Smith was a Thornaby man that made the sundial for sundial cottage on the Thornaby Green.
He made the sundial that is on the cottage wall and also the one in Middlesbrough Albert Park, that one ( in Albert Park) was cut wrong and does not accurately tell the time, but that is alright it is hardly sunny in the Park. |As a time piece it looks and the design is good he just got his angles wrong. When the sun shines the time is fast, but that gives you time to buy a ice cream when you are in the park before the shops shut.