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Frankenstein - Film Screening 13th January

29 December 2012 / Events / Film

Our next film night presented in conjunction with The Wordsworth Trust.

Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ ……….

To book a ticket (and supper) please click on the following link: Wordsworth Trust – Winter Film Screenings with Thorney How

Frankenstein Film Poster

An adaptation of Mary Shelley’s famous novel and one of the greatest and most well known gothic tales of the English language.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter

For more info see Franknstein (1994)IMDb

Thorney How has expanded upon its usual Saturday night screenings and created a brand new custom film programme. Together with The Wordsworth Trust, we have selected the very best of films to celebrate the 18th Century English Romantic Poets. The programme will be shown over the course of a couple of months and will be accompanied by light discussion about the literary figures by a member of the team at The Wordworth Trust.

We invite you to watch (film only ticket price £5.00) whilst sat by our wood burning stove and what could be better than a serving of hot supper stew and chunky slice of bread for an extra £6.50 or perhaps a drink from the bar….

Films will be starting from 5pm, the event finishing at around 8.30pm.

To book a ticket (and supper) please click on the following link: Wordsworth Trust – Winter Film Screenings with Thorney How


Update on build progress Dec 12

21 December 2012 / Project Thorney / Build Works

A quick update on work carried out just before Christmas on our new building plans.
First priority is establishing a new plant room to house the new wood pellet boiler. Second priority is carrying out refurbishment work to the Annexe. Third priority is implementing the new heating system.
Estimated completion date end of March 2013.

Prior to work starting with snow on the ground in December 2012.

Before work started in the snow Dec 2012

Digging in the snow with a hired digger.

Digging in the snow

We had to remove a large old tree stump. Very surprisingly it came out easily.

Removing tree stump.

After some time we found that we had made a hole in the ground. This is where the new plant room and fuel store will be built.

First view of hole

Colours in the rock, typical of Grasmere slate.

Second view of hole

Work temporarily halted just before Christmas as digger pneumatics failed.

Digger sitting idly in the sunshine.