The Watchmaker is an informal tasting room offering a strong selection of craft ales, wines and artisan gins. The bar has taken on this name to acknowledge the building’s heritage as in 1916 the space was a watchmakers workshop.
Unit 9 are a local artist collective who coordinate and exhibit work for the meeting room space at South Square. Exhibitions change over every month and can include everything from photography and textiles to painting and print.
TAS’ local history archive is publicly accessible at South Square Centre. It is open every Wednesday morning and by appointment. To arrange a visit please email antiquarians (at) southsquarecentre.co.uk
South Square is a collection of 19th Century workers cottages, in the old Yorkshire village of Thornton, famous for its Brontë connections and its impressive 20-arch viaduct.
Renovated as a community arts centre in 1982, South Square Centre is now home to ten studio spaces for a variety of artists, as well as a gallery, community spaces, archive, fine art framers, bar and a cafe.
The centre hosts community events and activities for all ages, including an ongoing workshop programme and provides community spaces available to hire.