We are indebted to Dr Nora George for giving
us access to her extensive archives upon which this history is based; for supplying many
articles & photographs and for giving us permission to use them on this site.
After several years of extensive research, Dr George
published her book "Thornes House : The Story of a School" in 1993. It is now
sadly out of print. She attended Thornes House Girls' Secondary School, as it was then, in
the 1930s. At the moment it remains the only comprehensive history of the school ever
published. Copies of her book are available through the Wakefield Library Services &
there is also a copy in the County Archives in Wakefield. Follow the link below for
a brief history of the House based on Dr George's research.
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