The next Meetings of the Group

      • Wednesday 7th September 2022 (2-4pm) at

       The Chantrey Centre, Matthews Lane, Norton S8 8JS

      includes a talk by Christine Handley

      "100 Years of Development at Meadowhead"

      • Wednesday 21st September 2022 (6.30 – 8.30pm) at Norton Lees Golf Club, Hemsworth Road, S8 8LL

      includes a film by John Sewerby of Greenhill History Society 

      “Our Other RAF Station” (RAF Norton, WW2)

      • Wednesday 5th October 2022 (2-4pm) at

       The Chantrey Centre, Matthews Lane, Norton S8 8JS

      includes a talk by Sally Vardy

      "Notable Nortonians"

      Membership of the Group is 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.

      Membership Costs are either:

      Annual: £20 - to include admission to all regular monthly Group meetings (including refreshments) in 2022, or

      Per Meeting: £2 per meeting  (including refreshments).

      Contact email for more details or with any questions or comments.

      Group Activity in July and Autumn

      Next Archiving Dates


      After the school term ends all are invited - even an hour or two will help - to view, and help detailed sorting of the archive material at The Chantrey Centre on:


      Monday 8th August 10am to 1230 and 2-6pm 

      Tuesday 9th August 10am to 1230 and 2-6pm

      Wednesday 10th August 10am to 1230 and 2-6pm

      A Big "Thank You" to:

      • Our Sponsors:

      Sheffield City Council

      (via Graves Park Ward Pot Funding)

      Fairways Property Management 

      356 Meadowhead, Sheffield S8 7UJ

      • NHG Members

      • Our Supporters:
          • The Chantrey Centre & St James Church
          • Norton Lees Golf Club
          • Sheffield Model Club
          • Speakers 

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

        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 2022

        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.