This is the Website for Thorne Conservation Group.
Working towards saving our old buildings, promoting local business, bringing tourism and community spirit back into our historical town.
No the building hasnt been vandalised, this is how our council left it
If Hirsts was a old lady, reminiscing about her life, what would she have seen in the last 500 years..Makes you wonder.
Penultimate chapter telling how she’s been deserted, riddled with aching joints, unloved and left to crumble and die but with a final episode of the people of Thorne rallying and like the Phoenix, she rises from the ashes …sorry getting a bit carried away there……
Ms Flint: ” Since I became the MP for Thorne in 2010, this issue has dominated the concerns of businesses and local conservation groups. The issue has dragged on for years, yet negotiations with the owner of 1-2 Market Place have gone at a snail’s pace, and every month that passes the frustration of residents and local businesses grows.
“It has been clear for months that this listed building cannot be redeveloped as it is; but English Heritage, the guardians of listed buildings, also rightly insist on alternative plans being signed and approved so Thorne doesn’t end up with on empty site in the heart of the town. Doncaster Council is crucial to brokering the solution, and it is vital that they step up their efforts to move plans forward in the interests of Thorne.”
Peter Dale, Director of Regeneration and Environment, said: “We have been actively working with the owner and English Heritage for some time to agree a way forward. The result is the owner has agreed to put the properties up for sale at a value to be decided by the district valuer. The properties are currently being valued by the district valuer and the owner is planning to put them on the open market within the next few months.”
Ms Flint has been involved in meetings between Doncaster Council, English Heritage and third parties since.
Quote from Thorne Times June 2014
John William Harper was 28 years old and lived at Southend, Thorne, before starting military service.
He was a corporal in the 4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, British Army during the Second World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 29 September 1944 during an assault on the Depot de Mendicite, Antwerp, Belgium,
At the rear of Travis School there was a Quaker Chapel, the front faced towards Woolworths and the graveyard was in front of it. There were no high grave stones just small kerb stones with a name, DOB and the date the person passed away.
For some unexplainable reason this is now owned by Doncaster Council and it is no longer ours. It is for them to decide its fate, not the people of Thorne
It all started when Ashley made a comment on our groups wall ‘I would like to paint Hirsts’. He thought that the problem with our town center was simply a lack of paint and judging from the results he was right..
Thank you Ashley Jones for having the idea and giving your time and energy to make Thorne a better place..
Well, our masters at DMBC have offloaded this liability to Yorkare Homes Ltd, Brantingham Thorpe Hall, Brantingham, HU15 1QG
I hope, safe guards have been put in place so we dont have another disaster on our hands and not just a politically correct solution.
Well the reality is that another of our great buildings has been set on fire.
Must it be the fate of all our great buildings or is it possible for the new owners to secure the property to prevent further damage?
Here we are at the start of the Summer 2014 and the Foot Bridge is still not working correctly.
According to the Thorne Times p35:
The Council’s electrical engineer has carried out the majority of repairs. Some mechanical repairs were also necessary that required specialist fabrication.
Unfortunately when the controls were inspected it was found that the wi-fi equipment had been irreparably damaged. This has been a source of problems in the past so the Council have agreed to replace it with a wired connection using the road bridge to cross the canal. It is hoped that these final works will be undertaken in the next 2-3 weeks to allow the bridge to be fully operational.
Can still be seen on Google Earth Street View…
‘I do know they had a generous offer for this building and land before it became derelict, while the plans were going through for the new Lift building at the rear.This guy wanted to develop it into a small hotel,retaining all the front wall containing the windows, doors and tower also the two dwellings by its side, Continue reading
The heart of Thorne near Doncaster is at risk, according to a local architectural organisation.
The South Yorkshire Buildings Preservation Trust says the town’s historic buildings are under threat due to a funding crisis, which they say threatens to destroy hundreds of years of the town’s history.
Yup..We seem to have a new ‘Plan’.
Watch this video and spot the differences. No prizes given.
On 18th of June 2013 we were ‘designated as an area as suitable for undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan’ as per the NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING (General) REGULATIONS 2012
by Jane Stimpson, Built Environment Policy Manager.
TMTC are asking for peoples views on this ‘coming together’ of Thorne and Moorends. Although I cant work out what they were actually asking for, I feel it is necessary to have your say as it affects everyone in our community.
Have your say on ‘The Councils Plan’ Website, Survey Page
Got to chatting with the Rotarian’s of Thorne at the ‘Thorne Summer Festival’ and they were telling me about Polio. I thought it had been destroyed with Smallpox some years ago, I was wrong.
I have included a fantastic video of their Sydney conference..
‘Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it’s unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside. Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. Eventually, people even start leaving bags of trash from take-out restaurants there or even break into cars.’
Go to Wikipedia and read full article
A derelict mid-eighteenth century town house in the centre of Thorne Conservation Area, which the Trust has sought to acquire over several years. Continue reading