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Ralph Thoresby British historian

Ralph Thoresby was an antiquarian, who was born in Leeds and is widely credited with being the first historian of that city. Besides being a merchant, he was a nonconformist, fellow of the Royal Society, diarist, author, common-councilman in the Corporation of Leeds, and museum keeper.

South Thoresby village in the United Kingdom

South Thoresby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 10 miles (16 km) north-east from Horncastle and 8 miles (13 km) south-east from Louth.

Thoresby Hall Grade I listed hotel in Newark and Sherwood, United Kingdom

Thoresby Hall is a grade I listed 19th-century country house in Budby, Nottinghamshire, some 2 miles north of Ollerton. It is one of four neighbouring country houses and estates in the Dukeries in north Nottinghamshire all occupied by dukes at one time during their history. The hall is constructed of rock-faced ashlar with ashlar dressings. It is built in four storeys with a square floor plan surrounding a central courtyard, nine bays wide and eight bays deep.

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North Thoresby village in the United Kingdom

North Thoresby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated between Louth and Grimsby, approximately 7.5 miles (12 km) from each, and has a village population of 1,068 (2011) with 50.5% of the population being over 60.

The Dukeries

The Dukeries is an area of the county of Nottinghamshire so called because it contained four ducal seats. It is south of Worksop, which has been called its "gateway". The ducal seats were:

Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull English nobleman and landowner

General Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, KG was an English nobleman and landowner, a member of the House of Lords. He was the only son of William Pierrepont, Earl of Kingston (1692–1713) and his wife, Rachel Bayntun (1695–1722).

John of Thoresby was an English clergyman and politician, who was Bishop of St David's, then Bishop of Worcester and finally Archbishop of York. He was Lord Chancellor of England under King Edward III starting from 1349.

Chris Cross is a children's Television series co-produced by Central TV and Cinar, in association with Showtime, in 1993. Based in an English boarding school, it dealt with the transition from single to mixed-sex, and the rivalry between two male characters. It was filmed on location at Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire, England. It starred Canadian actress Rachel Blanchard, as the character Dinah.

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Osmondthorpe a district of east Leeds in West Yorkshire, England is considered part of the Halton Moor district.

North Thoresby railway station

North Thoresby is a heritage railway station in North Thoresby, Lincolnshire. The station, which was previously part of the East Lincolnshire Railway, closed in 1970, but has since been reopened by the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. The first services to the station from Ludborough, to the south, ran in August 2009, the first in 47 years. The LWR aims to extend the line further in both directions, northwards as far as Holton-Le-Clay and southwards to Louth.

The East Lincolnshire Railway was a main line railway linking the towns of Boston, Louth and Grimsby in Lincolnshire, England. It opened in 1848. All intermediate stations, with most of the route, were closed to passengers in 1970.

Ralph Thoresby School

Ralph Thoresby School is a community trust state school in Holt Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Jenny's War is a 1985 war television serial set during World War II, made by HTV in association with Columbia Pictures. It is directed by and written by Steve Gethers. The screenplay is based on the novel with the same name of Jack Stoneley. In the UK it was shown as four 50 minute episodes on the ITV network, while in the United States it was syndicated under the Operation Prime Time banner by MCA TV.

Grainsby human settlement in United Kingdom

Grainsby is a hamlet and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 5 miles (8 km) south from Grimsby, and just to the west from the A16 road. The nearest village is North Thoresby, 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south-east.

The Queens Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum Military Museum

The Queen's Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum traces the history of three old and famous cavalry regiments, the Queen's Royal Lancers, the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and the South Nottinghamshire Hussars. It is located at Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire.

Trade is an artist run initiative based in Nottingham, UK that has been running since 2008. is curated by the artist Bruce Asbestos, and currently exhibits a program of painting shows, previously showing video work, sculpture and ceramics.

Thoresby Colliery

Thoresby Colliery was a coal mine in north Nottinghamshire. The mine opened in 1925, and closed in 2015, then Nottinghamshire's last coal mine.

Great Frost of 1683–84

The Great Frost of 1683–84 was a frost across England, reported as the worst in its history. During the Frost, the surface of the River Thames was reported as frozen to the depth of one foot. The Great Frost enabled the first River Thames frost fair. Entertainment on the frozen Thames as result of the Great Frost began the career of Chipperfield's Circus. A Great Frost Fair was also held in Leeds, when the River Aire froze solid for a month allowing a fair with an ox-roast and sports to take place, as described by Ralph Thoresby.