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Thurnscoe Local History Group – WW1 in Thurnscoe

Celebrations 2014

Information is required related to Thurnscoe & Dearne Area.  Old photographs, documents and artifacts etc related to the above would be most welcomed by the Thurnscoe Local History Group.  Any documents and photographs would be copied and returned speedily to the providers.

Thurnscoe Local History Group meets at the Rainbow Centre, Houghton Rd, Thurnscoe.  Every Thursday, 10-12 noon.

Thanking you in anticipation of your co-operation!

Cash boost from GMB

Lifelong Learning centre

We are very happy to announce a £10,000 cash boost from our partners GMB who have provided us with new computers/software for our public room and classrooms.  They are also providing much needed ICT support from A&D ICT.  As many regulars here know, funding is increasingly now hard to come by.  The contribution comes from GMB through the Union Learning Fund and a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on the 24th June at 2pm.   Feel free to come along, refreshments will be flowing! It will be attended by GMB secretary Jim Roache and Wentworth & Dearne MP John Healey.

We look forward to putting these machines to good use, helping the people of Thurnscoe, Goldthorpe and surrounding areas with ICT, Maths, English, employability skills and other courses.

A write up of the event is featured on GMB’s website.  Take a look here:



Thurnscoe Readers Group

If you enjoy reading why not join our reading group? The group is informal and very relaxed .  We meet once per month (1st Monday) at 10am-12pm. We currently have 12 members. It’s an ideal way to have some fun and lively discussion!

Tea/Coffee is available
Great selection of books
Attend Author events

If you are interested in joining pop in and speak to Janet Ellor or give us a ring on 01709 890001.