Thornley in general. They were careful to get the money before they got the banner. He was also pleased to say they were negotiating for a new motor ambulance, half the cost of which would be borne by the Colliery Company and half by the workmen of Thornley Colliery. They were not always able to get the ambulance at the colliery and consequently the members had often too pay large sums for conveying their people to and from the hospitals.

If you can place any more faces on this photograph please get in touch. Many of the men featured here will also be on the 1931 Thornley Aged Miners’ Homes Committee photograph and on later pictures of the band.

The photograph also appears on one of the Miners’ Heritage Trail notice boards in Thornley, at Cassop Cut, adjacent to the site of the now demolished Halfway House public house. Click on the image below right for an enlargement. which includes a concise potted history of the colliery.

Thornley Band and Miners’ Lodge Officials and the 1923 Banner, enlarged left side


Thornley Heritage Trail Cassop Cut Noticeboard