Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Thornton-le Dale

Thornton-le-Dale can trace its history back to Neolithic times. A brief history can be found here. But it is a village that does appear to have a timelessness about it. We stayed at a local campsite and visited the village to sightsee. The memorial to the fallen is placed as a tablet on the local institute. It seems more of a statement rather than a place to reflect on past lives.

Panorama of the village, the Institute is on the far left of the picture,
just before the church. The village green to the right has the cross and the stocks there.
The stream to the left runs down the side of the road on the way out of the village on the left. There is a one-way system in place designed to bamboozle the unwary. The Pickering road is straight on and then to the left.There are a couple of panoramas here.
This is the institute with the clock. There is an inscription above the clock
and below a list of the fallen.
BUILT
BY
PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
THORNTON-DALE
INSTITUTE
ERECTED
AS A MEMORIAL TO
JOHN RICHARD HILL
OF
THORNTON MILL
IN
QUEEN VICTORIA'S
DIAMOND JUBILEE YEAR
1897


The inscription is below:
PRO
PATRIA
1914-1918      1939-1945
TO THE MEMORY AND
HONOUR OF THOSE WHO 
GAVE UP THEIR LIVES THAT
WE MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM

1914-1919

S. ARMSTRONG
J. T. BREWSTER
T. CHARLES
B. CLUBLEY
H. COULSON
M. DENNISON
G. ELLIOT
A.R. GARBUTT
G. W. GRAYSON
E. HILL
Rd. HILL
R. HILL
W. H. HILL
J. E. JOBSON
J. McFADDEN
J. W. MYERS
F. PICKERING
H. REX
H. H. REVELEY
G. R. ROGER
T. N. SMITHIES
E. R. STRANGEWAYS
J. R. WALLER
J. R. WEBSTER
W. WHITE
F. B. WOOLFE

1939 - 1945

W. J. BARNES
A. R. CROFT
J. DUNNING
T. E. GRAYSON
H. HILL
T. MYERS
W. E. STOREY
P. WATSON
G. WHITE
A. T. WILKINSON

"Let those who come after see to it,
that their names be not forgotten"

Another view of the memorial tablet
The Market Cross

The stocks in front of the Market Cross

An embroidered map of the Parish of
Thornton-le-Dale which I photographed
hanging in a hall opposite the Motor Museum

I have copied this from the Thornton-le Dale Website
to show the changes that have occurred
The local website is informative interesting interesting and best of all up to date! (got some great photography!)

I managed to visit the local car museum and auction rooms. It wasn't open but I got some great shots of cars that were on the forecourt of the garage. Restoration was going on!

The reference on the War Memorials Archive is 30858

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