The Great Thornley Bake Off….Its back!!

The Great Thornley Bake Off & garden party is returning following last years incredible success. This years event will be held again at Lee House Church in the gardens on Sunday 1st June.

So wooden spoon at the ready and dust off your recipe books and pull out all the stops to impress your friends and neighbours.

Entry forms available shortly, please watch this space  for further details.

Details and poster click here:   Thornley Community Space – Bake-off poster


Entry Form click here :     Thornley Community Space – Bake-off entry form






Festive Celebrations 27th November 2013…

To celebrated the ending of 2013 we are planning a good feeling christmas do at the Farraris Restaurant on the 27th November 2013….

No jokes about 2 fat ladies please…….but bingo is coming…
This is a date for your diary not too be missed….
This fundraiser event we are getting Festive, we will be holding a charity evening to include brilliant bingo with fantastic festive prizes, a range of stalls with fabulous and unusual Christmas gifts and a delicious hot supper.
Ticket details will be available from Little town Farm Shop or through Thornley Community Space website.  You can make a booking or save a ticket for yourself or a group….
Come and join us in celebrating all our success in 2013 .. We could not have done it without you all…
Thornley community spirit is alive….
And 2014 awaits a lot more…..



The Friends of Thornley School fundraising group are busy organising events  for 2013. To get involved or for further details / booking arrangements please ring 01772 782429 or email us on

NEXT EVENTS … Coming soon…… 

Date changed. Fashion Guru”s have advised we await the new autumn stock  so new date to be confirmed in September.

1 - Fashion night  -  For all the family  -  The fashion night will be held now in September at the Ferrari’s Country House Hotel.

It should be a good night to bring all members of the family. The price of the ticket includes a hot dinner being served in such gorgeous surroundings. There will be a fashion parade and fashion/accessories side stalls.

Please email to book a ticket or to enquire about being part of the fashion parade or take the chance to promote your shop or business by booking one of the side stalls.

Click below for information form..

Information for Fashion Show

A raffle will be held and another chance to partake in the Sponsor Slate Campaign all monies goes towards renovating the Old Thornley School.


2 – Auction of wishes - August / September still too be confirmed

3 – Recreating Thornley Sport Day  – for Adults and children … “still just a thought”

but just incase … might best get exercising those bodies…….


Past Events….


Please see our face book page for update / photos and full details about the bake off over 80 Bake Off entries

1 - The Great Thornley Bake Off was on the 22nd June

All entries were judged this year at  Lee House Church Thornley. There were many different categories to suit all the family and were judged by a well known local judge Helen Colley. There was food demonstrations and side shows.


Chipping Steam Fair 25th 26th 27th May  This proved to be a successful weekend and we would like to thank everyone who attended the stall taking time to fill in our feasibility study forms, who sponsored a slate or told us a story about the old Thornley School. We would also like to thank Barbara Green for her support on our first event at the steam fair.


The Weekend Family Fishing Event at Little Town Lakes in Thornley 8th and 9th June.

This was a special event as the Thornley Community Space had been offered the use of the Lakes the weekend before Little Town Lakes opens to the public.

This was again a well supported and successful event. The sun shone down on both days and over 300 fish were caught and then put back into the lakes. The BBQ created a social hub and the bacon butties for the early starters on sunday proved popular.