September 2016 see’s the publication not only at its 10th year anniversary but also celebrating its 100th issue.
The former editor Martin Wild of Creative-id and myself have enjoyed bringing photographic covers to each edition of the Thornton Directory. The first ever edition had a collage of images that focused on the landmarks of the village including the viaduct, Brontë Birth Place and the South Square Centre. 2007 saw the introduction of history articles and local interest stories. In October 2007, Alpacas on the hills of Thornton featured on the cover and had a featured article inside. Pictured on the cover of the December 2008 issue were the releasing of balloons from the viaduct in celebration of the opening of the Sustrans funded project to restore the Great Northern Trail as a cycle route. Since becoming the new owner/editor of the publication at the beginning of 2015, I have used the cover images to promote local businesses as often as possible. We have seen many local businesses featuring on the cover with great photos of their products or services. These include (to name just a few): ’A Valentines table for two’ at the Ring o’Bells, Asa Nicholson’s ‘Hot Cross Buns’, ‘The Kitchen Plan’ by Carlton Property Improvements, ‘Wheel Barrows’ at Myers Building Supplies, MT Refinishing Body Shop and John’s Barber Shop.
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Thornton Directory 10 years
Issue 1 - Thornton Village - Sept2006[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_coverbkcover_april.jpg]210Issue 3 - Thornton Farming - Apr2007
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_octcover.jpg]100Issue 8 - Alpacas roaming the Thornton Hills - Oct2007
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_thorndirec_febissuecover.jpg]80Issue 10 - Thornton Recreation Centre - Feb2008
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_xmas08pic.jpg]80Issue 20 - Releasing Balloons from Viaduct - Dec2008
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_thorntondir_oct10lowres-1.jpg]80Issue 38 - Horses - Oct2010
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_may_2013.jpg]110Issue 63 - Viaduct - May2013
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_coverdec2013.jpg]110Issue 70 - Great Northern Trail - Feb2014
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_coverdec2013-2.jpg]100Issue 71 - 'It's a Cat's Life' - Mar2014
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_1_feb-2015-_-front-cover.jpg]60Issue 81 - Ring o'Bells - Feb2015
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_3_apr-2015-_-front-cover.jpg]150Issue 83 - Asa Nicholson & Sons - Apr2015
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_5_june-2015-_-front-cover.jpg]80Issue 85 - Carlton Property Improvements - Jun2015
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_8_september-2015-_-front-cover.jpg]70Issue 88 - Myers Building Supplies - Sept2015
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_april-2016-_-front-cover.jpg]90Issue 95 - John's Barber Shop - Apr2016
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_march-2016-_-front-cover.jpg]50Issue 94 - MT Refinishing Body Shop - Mar2016
[img src=http://www.thorntondirectory.co.uk/wp-content/flagallery/thornton-directory-10-years/thumbs/thumbs_sept-2016-_-front-cover.jpg]60Issue 100 - Cutting worX - Sept2016