Local History Reference Material

Please find here a fantastic piece of history created by the late Mary Keay showing her record of every house in the village. This information has been kindly transcribed into digital format by Edward Gill.

Click here to see A Village Diary

Doreen Brassington kindly shared this image of the former vicarage that once sat beside the church

Submitted by Mrs Pat Rutter is a record of farms around Norton and of those who lived in Norton in 1949.

Farms around Norton in Hales

This interesting schedule is for a Horticultural Show put on by Norton in Hales WI at Brand Hall in 1925 and proves that Norton had a branch of the Women’s Institute only 10 years after the movement was first founded.

The schedule was a single sheet of paper, printed on...

The following extract from Kelly’s appeared in 1885

By 1905, the Kelly’s Directory entry for Norton in Hales looked like this

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