This is the tax-free transport of choice for all ages around the village, as well as scrambler bikes, and more recently the quad and mini-quad. Indeed, it is not rare to spot three generations of the same family – Grandad (35) Son (20) and granddaughter (6) -careering across a public highway on the same clapped-out motorbike.

Thurnscoe Park Avenue F.C. competed in the FA Cup from 1919 to 1921, and Thurnscoe Victoria F.C. competed in the same competition during the 1930s and 1940s. Thurnscoe is also home to Thurnscoe Institute Cricket Club.

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Very glad I am reading these comments…I live in the USA and will be traveling to the UK next year and from doing ancestry research, saw that I have a long ago relative buried in St. Helens in Thurnscoe and was thinking about visiting the town, but think I will stay away…thanks

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From Monday to Saturday, there is an hourly service to Sheffield southbound and to Leeds northbound. On Sunday, there is a two-hourly service in each direction.[2]

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

If you see a boarded up derelict house, don’t worry. One of the fire-worshipping locals will burn it out soon enough, or alternatively Barnsley Council will let it be used as a children’s’ / smackhead’s playground whilst it deteriorates into a bomb-site eyesore over the 10 year period it will take them to issue a Compulsory Purchase Order.

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

Thurnscoe Hall, was the birthplace of Sir William Henry Ellis, (18601945), a civil engineer and iron and steel manufacturer. He was the son of John Devonshire Ellis (18241906), and his wife, Elizabeth (ne Bourne).

Thurnscoe railway station serves Thurnscoe in South Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Wakefield Line 15 miles (24 km) north of Sheffield railway station. Only stopping services call at the station. It was opened as a new station on 16 May 1988.[1] The station was built by British Rail.

In 1902 the Hull, Barnsley and West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company obtained power to make a line from Thurnscoe to Dinnington in order to obtain access to the new coalfield which was being developed.

In October, 1820 the population was 205. Thurnscoe was the seat of Charles Palmer, Esq. the Manor of Thurnscoe totalling 380 acres. was for sale

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Hi I’m looking to buy a property in Thurnscoe.. Is it really as bad as everyone says it is? I’m from London and surely it can’t be as bad as there I know every place has its ups and downs but really is it that bad??

It’s decent for a visit but if you plan on living here, don’t. There is ZERO community spirit.

In 1780 there was a dispute between Charles Palmer and Godfrey Wolly over the tithes of Thurnscoe Grange which was formerly property of Roche Abbey and the lands in question were exempt from tithes if they were in the hands of the owner but not if they were leased out.

Ellis married in 1889 Lucy Rimington (died 1938), daughter of Francis William Tetley, director of the firm of Joshua Tetley & Son, brewers and maltsters, of Leeds, by whom he had two sons and two daughters. He died in Sheffield 4 July 1945.

Route planning around the station including maps and platforms

In 1897, Rev. Charles Primrose was curate of Thurnscoe and Vicar of Ulley. By 1899 Rev. John Brock Beard, then Vicar of St. Mary's Greasbrough moved to the Rectory of St. Helen's, Thurnscoe. He moved to Hooton Roberts in 1914.

It was proposed in 1913 to develop electric lighting, due to growth in population and excellent prospects of industrial development within the area. Suggested sites for power stations were at Wath and Wombwell.

Thurnscoe is a village in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. The village falls within the Dearne North ward of the Barnsley MBC. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, the village is approximately 9 miles (14 km) from Barnsley and 8 miles (13 km) from Doncaster. It is served by Thurnscoe railway station with bus links provided by Stagecoach.

A series of character areas are being created, defined by housing type and form, and set within an overall masterplanning strategy to ensure the development of an integrated neighbourhood. The project started on site in early 2010.

Its actually an initialism! An acronym creates a pronouncable name such as NATO or UNICEF. YFI!!

So come to Thurnscoe, one of the many jewels in the Crown of England that is South Yorkshire. See the Chav’s, just as nature and the British Establishment intended. Just don’t make eye contact or speak to them…follow the same safety precautions as you would in Longleat and “tha’ll be reyt!” as they say in these parts.

Thurnscoe's geography is characteristic of glacial moraine, with gentle inclines, good arable clay/loam soil and no irregular boulders. The village was once known for its numerous springs and dykes. High Street (which is not the main road) is a meandering residential street which was once a river. Many of the dykes were enclosed into pipelines during the 1960s and 1970s as flooding had traditionally been a problem in the lower part of the village.

His father was a founding partner of John Brown & Co. Rotherham. in 1854.


Sir John P. Fry, J.P. was living at the hall in 1922.

Some new social housing was built on the redeveloped site of the old colliery buildings adjacent to the former colliery officers' club. The total investment for the scheme is £2.1 million which also includes environmental works to improve the boundary wall to the social club and to upgrade the access to the public open space adjacent to the site.

Pick Up / Drop Off under the Railway bridge. (Station side for Leeds, opposite side for Sheffield)

There is a bus stop located close to the station. Busline 0871 200 2233

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Meh! Still a s******e I hear from the couple of people I still speak too. And yip, one got all his tools robbed from hi shed last week. Bloody awful place, guessing you’ve lived there all your life and have no idea about the joy and happiness that comes from moving to a better area? Well rid? Yep, I am!