WE MEET AT  Leisure United Graves (St George's Park), Bochum Parkway, Norton S8 8JR

(click for location/directions map).

Afternoon Meetings (first Wednesday in the month) start at 1400.

Evening Meetings (third Wednesday in the month) start at 1830.   

Join us for a meal/drink before or afterwards.  Contact info@nortonhistorygroup.org for more details

Next Meetings


Wednesday 4th October 2023 2-4pm

includes a presentation by Martin Rowley  "Sheffield Gang Wars of the 1920s


Wednesday 18th October 2023 6.30-8.30pm

includes a presentation by Ken Beaumont  "Football Memories"


       Previous Talks/Speakers


Open to anyone interested in the history of Norton and its surroundings.

This could be by undertaking their own research, helping with Group projects or for general interest.  

Annual Membership for 2023: £20 - includes 17 planned Group meetings.      Guests and others: £4 per meeting.

Contact info@nortonhistorygroup.org for more details or with any questions or comments.

Norton History Group

Researching, Protecting and Sharing our Heritage


Researching subjects of interest to Group Members


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.