Next 3 Meetings of the Group 

Wednesday 1st February 2023 2-4pm

at The Chantrey Centre, Matthews Lane, Norton S8 8JS

includes a presentation by Pauline Burnett:



Wednesday 1st March 2023 2-4pm

at Leisure United SGP Graves , Bochum Parkway, Norton S8 8JR

(location/directions map)

includes a presentation by Lesley Hibbert



Wednesday 15th March 2023 6.30 - 8pm  

at Leisure United SGP Graves , Bochum Parkway, Norton S8 8JR

(location/directions map)

includes a film by Sheffield Film Co-op (1988)



Scheduled Talks/Speakers for 2023 

Previous Talks/Speakers 

We offer Congratulations to:

Friends of Graves Park on receiving Lottery Funding for the project: Finding Lost Norton Park -Digging Deeper for All


Save the Rose Garden Cafe Campaign

Our Friends at Totley History Group's next meeting

at Totley Library - All Welcome.

Wed. 25 Feb 2023 - 7.30pm  "A Man, A Knife and A Project"  (History of Portland Works)    Speaker Anna deLange


We are excited to announce our venue for

2023 evening meetings as:

Leisure United Graves (St George's Park),

Bochum Parkway, Norton S8 8JR

(click for location/directions map).

Meetings will start at 1830

Join us for a meal/drink before and/or afterwards.


Open to anyone interested in the history of the old parish of Norton.  This could be by undertaking their own research, helping with Group projects or for general interest.  

Annual Membership for 2023: £20 - includes admission to the 17 planned Group meetings. 

Guests and others: £4 per meeting.

Contact for more details or with any questions or comments.

A Big "Thank You" to:

  • Our Sponsors:
    • Sheffield Council (via Graves Park Ward Pot)
    • Fairways Property Management 

  • Our Supporters:
    • The Chantrey Centre & St James Church
    • Leisure United, Graves (St George's Park)
    • Sheffield Model Club
    • Speakers


  • Our Members and Friends

    Donations or Sponsorship are invited from other interested parties.   Please contact 

    Notices:            Obituary: Sheila Gilmour            Obituary: Des Brooks      

    Norton History Group

    Researching, Protecting and Sharing our Heritage

    RESEARCHING our Past

    Researching subjects of interest to Group Members

    PROTECTING our Past

    Collecting, Evaluating, Sieving, Selecting, Archiving  and Digitising Artefacts and Information

    SHARING our Past

    Through presentations, exhibitions, conversations and small group work

    Norton History Group

    Our Vision for 2023

    We aim to:

    • increase our membership across all age groups,
    • expand our research activities,
    • encourage donation of material to add to our collections,
    • educate and share knowledge through exhibitions, presentations and discussion,
    • move all the current information held by the Group online - by the end of 2022 - making it available to anyone with an interest, and to future generations.

    The History of Norton History Group - so far

    Formed in the early 1990s, the group was mainly concerned with research through local wills and collections held by Sheffield Archives: the Bagshawe, Wingfield, Newton and Shore families.

    A number of photographs were acquired and some are seen in the books published: "Norton in Wartime" (1995), "Norton" (2000) and "Around Norton" (2005).  A history of Norton Free School was also published along with several booklets.


    Annual exhibitions and various talks/lectures were held in and around the small village of Norton at several venues, including the 12th Century Norton Church, Norton House (home to The Home Guard in WW2 and covenanted to locals by JG Gleeson), becoming the Norton Country Club to this day.

    Topics including Sir Francis Chantrey, Farming in Norton, Old Families of the area and Church Gargoyles have been the subject of these talks and exhibitions.

    The group owns a collection of books and pamphlets of local interest, which are available for loan to group Members.