Cooking and Crafts

At a loose end or would you like to start a new hobby?
Why not come and join us to craft and chat or cook together at Thornton Community Centre.
From 1pm to 3pm every Monday (term time only).
Starts 28th October
Everything provided
Pop in and see what’s going on in your village

villagers attend the first session of the new Cookery & Craft sessions – Carrot cake in the making

Annie Duggan Concert – March 2020

Annie Duggan ~ Concert ~ Thornton Community Centre ~ Sat 7th March 2020

The brilliant Annie Duggan and her amazing guitarist Rob Hines are well known for their charismatic performances of both their own original songs and of those musicians they admire that have influenced their own work. 

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They have received high acclaim from reviews in a number of high profile magazines such as Blues Matters, Maverick, Rock and Reel and Classic Rock to name but a few which highlights their diversity spanning across all genres of music which has allowed them to travel around the country and as far as touring in the USA.

On the 7th of March 2020 Thornton Community Centre will be transformed into a Retro song and dance hall when Annie Duggan and her guitarist Rob Hines celebrate women in music through the decades incorporating songs from the great Janice Joplin, Patsy Cline, Eva Cassidy, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Doris Day, Vera Lynn and many more and their own wonderful songs written by Colin Granger who once lived in Thornton .

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There will also be a Retro disco playing songs from the different decades which will incorporate tuition of the Charleston stroll.

Come and join in and get your vintage style clothes out of the wardrobe and listen to some great tunes and learn a few steps.

This is a fun evening of live music, great vintage disco, and dance demonstration that you can get involved in.

£8.00 ~No bar but bring you can bring your own alcohol ~ Cabaret Seating

Doors open at 7pm ~ show starts at 7.30pm

Contact: – Annie Duggan …. … 07989 677225

Village events – Gin festival – Quiz Night – Scarecrow Festival

September was a busy month in Thornton, with the Beer and Gin festival at the Thornton Club, at the start of the month, a wedding at the church and Community Centre, culminating in the ever popular quiz night and our first ever Scarecrow festival.

At the quiz night £90 was given away in prize money and £250 raised for the benefit of the Community Centre, to improve facilities.

Forty nine scarecrows were displayed throughout the village during the week commencing 16th September. A fantastic response for our first attempt. Well done to Sam Newman for all her hard work in putting it together. Another £447 was raised thanks to sponsors, raffles, tombolas etc.

Three local villagers agreed to act as judges, Muriel Walker, Ingrid Hill and Colin Harris. In the adult category the winner was The Wizard of Oz – 287 Main St. The child category winner was Horrid Henry – 29 Highfields. The group category winner was the Storyteller – Thornton Primary School and the Peoples choice was George’s Thornton Pupeteer – 49 Main St.

It was lovely to see so many friends and families wandering round the village with a smile on their face, and what a superb effort from our entrants – they set the bar high for the next one!! I managed to capture a few of them before the rains came.

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Crow Pie chef – Cyril
Wizard of Oz
Boris the Butcher
I’m actually a secret bird loving scarecrow
More Tea Vicar
The Crow bar
Rick & Layla
Scarecrow refreshment team