OUR NEW VENUE FOR FUTURE MEETINGS
We are excited to announce the venue for our 2023 meetings as:
Leisure United Graves (St George's Park), Bochum Parkway, Norton S8 8JR
(click for location/directions map).
Afternoon Meetings (first Wednesday in the month) will start at 1400
Evening Meetings (third Wednesday in the month) will start at 1830
Join us for a meal/drink before and/or afterwards. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
April-June 2023 Meetings
Wednesday 5th April 2023 2-4pm
includes a presentation by Caroline Dewar "GRAVES PARK - Digging Deeper"
Wednesday 19th April 2023 6.30 - 8.30pm
includes a presentation by Hilary Widdowson "The History of CHERRYTREE ORPHANAGE"
Wednesday 3rd May 2023 2-4pm
includes a presentation by Christine Handley "WOODLAND CRAFT & ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES"
Wednesday 17th May 2023 6.30 - 8.30pm
includes a presentation by Chris Percy "Royal Flying Corps WW1 Airfield"
Wednesday 7th June 2023 2-4pm
includes a presentation by Thelma Griffiths "A Potted History of LONGSHAW"
Wednesday 21st June 2023 6.30 - 8.30pm
includes a presentation by Michelle Rawlins "WOMEN of STEEL"
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 email@example.com for more details or with any questions or comments.
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 meet
at Totley Library on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
All Welcome. Click for details
Our Vision for 2023
We aim to:
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.