The annual Thornycroft Day was a resounding success.

The event, held at Brookvale Village Hall on April 20 and managed by volunteers from the Brookvale Community Association (BCA), attracted more than 100 visitors and showcased the rich history of Basingstoke.

Exhibits included displays from the Thornycroft Society, Basingstoke Canal Society, Basingstoke Heritage Society, Gramofun, and the O gauge railway.

The event also raised funds for the Thornycroft Clock Project, which aims to install a replica of the iconic clock that once adorned the Thornycroft Factory on Brookvale Village Hall.

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While the original clock now has a permanent home at the Milestones Museum, the replica will serve as a reminder of the area's industrial heritage, currently occupied by Morrisons and B&M.

Deputy Mayor Cllr Dan Putty was particularly impressed by the variety of stalls and historical records on display.

He lauded the 'Then & Now' film show, generously donated by the Thornycroft Society, for its captivating portrayal of Basingstoke's transformation.

Cathy Williams, a spokesperson for the BCA, said: "It has been a great event with over 100 people attending through the day. We are very grateful for the volunteers who helped make it such a success and those visitors – we could not do it without you!"