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Thorne 2013 Summer Festival

The Mayor of Thorne and Moorends Cllr. George Derx his wife and the 2013 Queen head the parade through Thorne from Sainsbury's to Thorne Memorial Park

The parade arrives at the park where at 11am the event is officially opened by the Mayor.

A photographic display by the Thorne Photographic Club, models on display by Thorne Railway and the Thorne Model Aircraft Club amongst many of the exhibitors by the many voluntary groups at the event.

The fairground rides stalls, owls and the display by the Thorne Fire Brigade where there entertaining all ages. 

Thorne & Moorends Towns Council Neighbourhood Plan with their marquee and the team on hand to take questions etc.   

Trains operated by the Doncaster & District Model Engineering Society Ltd operated both days carrying passengers of all ages. 

The local Community Radio Station TMCR 95.3FM provided the facilities for the trailer stage entertainments area. 

Chris Whitley and his team provided the sound equipment  for the band stand entertainments area/ 

Not sure if this group were wired up for sound on the train whilst other entertainers provided the visitors with a wide range of music. 

The thrills of the fair for those brave enough to take to some of the rides. 

Meanwhile on water we had two contrasting ways of taking to the water  either in the park or boat trips Along the canal next to the park. 

The start and the end as the Air Cadets erect their gazebo on the Saturday morning. The fairground rides are dismantled and the last two passengers arrive at the railway station, after which the train and the coached head towards the railway shed thus the colourful event draws to close for another year.  There are many other photographs to be found by my friend Jason Bowers on Facebook.

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