Remembrance Day Thornley, 1950s
Thornley War Memorial, 2005

A Remembrance Day at Thornley War Memorial

The photograph above was taken in the late 1950s, most probably at the first Remembrance Day after the construction of the War memorial. Note the 1937 Coronation Clock to the rear, the Colliery Inn and the pit workshops Faces identified so far are: Second from right, Jimmy Hoban, third from right, Dcctor Gray, fourth from right, Nurse Brewster, Mrs Readshaw. First left, front row (looking away), Mae Lawrence, Mrs Anderson, Mrs Griffiths. Photograph courtesy of Fred Bromiilow. Further identifications most welcome. The photograph of the same scene below was taken in 2005.