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

Thornton Summer Raffle Prize draw

Thornton Summer Raffle 2019 Prizes & Winners

No. Prize Donated by Ticket no. Winner
01 Family photography experience silver Venture Studios Ratby 880 Martin Holt
02 Family photography experience bronze Venture Studios Ratby 461 Joyce Johnson
03 £100 cash Thornton Com Centre 953 Sean Brittain
04 Crown Trifari brooch Anon 454 Joyce Johnson
05 Royal Worcester figurine Anon 451 Peter Fowell
06 2 Tuesday pie night meals Bricklayers Arms 481 Jen Linkin
07 2 solar garden lights Anon 1029 Rachel Higgs
08 Holistic therapy session Maradels, Bagworth 1063 Rebecca Henson
09 6 Sherry Schooners Anon 728 Dave Robinson
10 6 Liqueur glasses Anon 924 Mary Gibson
11 Bottle of Prosecco Anon 963 Sheila Pearce
12 £10 garden voucher Thornton Nurseries 1033 Marion Johnson
13 Bottle of wine Theatre group 170 Roger Jelly
14 Bottle of Prosecco Anon 713 Jenny Smith
15 Box of chocolates Friends of St Peter’s 179 Rob Harriman
16 Box of biscuits Anon 918 Mary Gibson
17 Yoga voucher Paula – Yoga group 434 Gill Fowell
18 Cosmetics Brownies 1106 Lewin?
19 Lily of the valley Paula – Yoga group 812 Dianne Esmond
Villagers enjoying a natter over tea and cake whilst Muriel makes the prize draw

The Thornton Beer & Gin Festival

Beer & Gin Music Festival at the Thornton Club –

Fri 30th August – Sun 1st September 2019

The Thornton Club, 231 Main St, Thornton, Coalville LE67 1AH, UK

Fri 30th Aug – 8pm The Please Pleas’in Fungus Beatles

9.30pm Rockska Rock & Ska band

Sat 31st Aug – 2.30pm ‘Candy’ childrens entertainer

4.30pm Faz & Melly duo

7pm Showaddywaddy tribute

9.30pm Punk & Disorderly

Sun 1st Sept – 4pmThe Travelling Riverside Blues band

6.30pm Eddy Hall solo guitar/vocals

Real ales – regular bar – BBQ all weekend

Circular Parish Walk, Saturday, 7th September

If you enjoy walking, why not join us on Saturday, 7th September on a Parish walk of about 8 miles and lots of stiles through beautiful countryside visiting some of our local churches: St Michaels in Markfield, St Marys’ in Stanton, the Quiet Garden at the site of Holy Rood, Bagworth, Cross Hills Baptist Church and St Peter’s in Thornton.

The walk starts at the Lych-gate at St Peter’s Church in Thornton (LE67 1AA) and heads to Markfield following the Leicestershire Round through Brown’s Wood.  From here our path takes us to Stanton, and then onto Bagworth, and finally back to Thornton through the new woodlands.

We will leave Thornton at 11 am.  You will need to bring drinks and a packed lunch.  Footwear suitable for walking is necessary.

If you would like more information or you would like to take part,  please contact William & Shirley on 01530 230422.