Going back in time to the days of the original Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway .
Children's Drawing Competition Presentation at 2pm Sunday 24th September 2006
At 2pm The Mayor of Thorne-Moorends Councillor Mrs M. Holt-Taylor presented the prize for the over all prize winner to Leo Thorley aged 8 for his entry into to the August School Holiday Drawing Competition. Prizes were presented to other winners in the various other prize categories. A new page has been added to the From the Digital Archives in addition to the original
Due to illness I have extended the "Back in Time" section including further photographs from the 21st September 2008 website page.
August Bank Holiday 2006
Into September the last month of our Summer Operating Season already then its onto the Autumn Winter Timetable. Due to shortage of space on the August Latest News Page I am having to use some of Septembers News page. The August Bank Holiday operating days seem distant already .
Training them young our junior member Joshua leaning how to clip the passengers tickets after the tradition request of "Tickets Please". David is then showing him the controls on Remus. In the days of the GNR & LNER before becoming a driver you had to first start as a cleaner, one of the tasks also included oiling up the engine and then you eventually become fireman. On our railway you have to be both driver and fireman.
Two of the winning drawings in the Children's Drawing Competition. We had two classes of drawings one to colour in and a class for freehand drawings. The drawing of the trolleybus was by 5 year old Jessica from Belton and the freehand drawing is from 5 year old Laura from Thorne. Prizes will given on Sunday 3rd September at 2 pm.
Sunday 17th September 2006
Warm sunshine greeted the visitors to the park for the next but last of our Summer Sunday operating days for the 2006 season. Our new Multi-Ride Saver tickets, 5 rides for the price of 4 were well used as children and adults too chose to ride on both the circuits. For our last Sunday of the Summer Season on Sunday 24th we are
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