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Page Updates in 2017

17 October 2017 - Past Events  & Photo Gallery
Group Members’ Trip on Wed 30th August 2017 to the -
- Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum near Skinningrove.

29 September 2017 - Publications
Publication of our new 2018 Calendar of Normanby -
- "Past & Present" pictures in new improved format.

1 September 2017 - Past Events  & Photo Gallery
Report on our 15th Anniversary Exhibition of 15th July
- with photo gallery of the visitors and exhibits.

27 August 2017 - Articles - Update
Normanby School Class Photo 1953 -
- update of all the pupil’s names.

15 July 2017 - Articles - Update
Addition of a Progress Report on -
- film documentary of William Henry Short VC.

30 June 2017 - Past Events  & Photo Gallery
Group Members’ Trip to Richmond on Wed 17th May 2017 -
- to Green Howards Museum and around the town.

12 May 2017 - News  & Articles
News that Normanby LHG awarded grant by Lottery Fund -
- for project to mark WW1 Centenary, focussing on the life
of local man William Henry Short VC, and including a film.
New Article about this project and its progress.

2 April 2017 - Appeals for Help - Update
Brass Band in Front of Eston Hills -
- possible clues from old newspaper report of ceremony
laying the methodist chapel foundation stone.

21 March 2017 - News
New Marker Stone of former site of Saint Helen’s Church
to replace the vandalized & lost original .

3 March 2017 - Biography Updated
A Tribute file has been added to
the Biography of the late Spencer Hardwick.

18 February 2017 - News
Sad News: Senior Group member Spencer Hardwick passed away on 9th February.

1 January 2017 - Appeals for Help - Update
Brass Band in Front of Eston Hills -
- new information from Jim Stone.
- Can you provide any more information?





Normanby 2018 Calendar Normanby School 1953 Class

William Short VC - Medal & Cap Saint Helen's Church Site Plaque 2017 Brass Band in Front of Eston Hills?

Page Updates in 2016

21 December 2016 - Article Updated
Elsie McDermid - Opera Singer: New photos added of -
- her home Greenbank and as Mabel in Pirates of Penzance.

7 December 2016 - Appeals for Help
Brass Band in Front of Eston Hills -
- Can you provide more information?

11 November 2016 - Past Events  & Photo Gallery
Normanby Remembrance Day Service -
- 11am on Friday 11th November 2016.

1 November 2016 - News
Sad News: Group member David Wilkinson passed away.

24 October 2016 - Articles
Some of our photographs of Normanby School Classes -
- with many names of the pupils and teachers identified.

18 October 2016 - Publications
3 new single view postcards of Normanby & Eston villages -
- are now available for purchase locally and by post.

13 October 2016 - News
Birthday Greetings for Spencer Hardwick -
- Our Group's Oldest Member.

1 October 2016 - Publications
Our Group's 2017 calendar of Normanby Past & Present -
- is now available for purchase locally and by post

6 August 2016 - Past Events  & Photo Gallery
6th August Commemorative Ceremony for
- local hero William Henry Short VC

1 August 2016 - Appeals for Help
Normanby & Ormesby Brickworks -
- Can you provide more information?

20 July 2016 - Past Events
Report on our 14th Anniversary Exhibition of 9th July
"Working Life of Normanby Residents"
with a link to a new Photo Gallery of this exhibition.

1 July 2016 - News
100 Years Ago - Battle of the Somme
- Nine of the 34 men named on Normanby WW1 memorial
- were killed in the appalling carnage of this battle.

22 June 2016 - Past Events  & Photo Gallery
of our Group members tour of Ormesby Hall
- an 18th century mansion only a few miles from Normanby

6 June 2016 - Publications
New booklet: "Story of a Nobody" - an autobiography
- Dick Clark born 1914 in Eston was made a POW but
- incorrectly reported as Killed in Action so lost his identity!

5 April 2016 - Publications
6 new postcards now available
- depicting old scenes of Normanby.

30 January 2016 - Previous News  & Photo Gallery
News item and a new Gallery of photos old and new
- on the closure of our Co-op store after 90 years.


Elsie McDermid - as Mabel in Pirates of Penzance Normanby School 1953 Class 2016 Commemorative Ceremony - Family of William Short VC Exhibition 2016 Poster Normanby LHG Tour of Ormesby Hall Normanby Co-op 1961

Page Updates in 2015

22 December 2015 - Video - two additions:-
- Interior of restored St.Helen’s Church at Beamish Museum
- Bagpiper at our 2014 Normanby LHG Exhibition.

14 December 2015 - Past Events  & Photo Gallery
of our group’s visit to St.Helen’s Church Opening -
on Sunday 15th November at Beamish Museum.

7 December 2015 - Past Events  & Photo Gallery
of our Remembrance Day Service at Normanby at the
11th Hour of 11th Day of 11th Month 2015.

27 October 2015 - Photo Gallery
A new Gallery of "Past & Present" photos
- from our group’s 2012 Calendar.

20 October 2015 - Publications
Our Group's 2016 calendar of Normanby Past & Present -
- is now available for purchase locally and by post

15 September 2015 - Appeals
Find at Normanby School in their pond -
- Does anyone recognise this stone from 1862?

9 August 2015 - Past Events
Report on our 13th Anniversary Exhibition of 12th July
with a link to a new Photo Gallery of this exhibition.

11 July 2015 - Articles
Three new articles based on researches of Sylvia Fairbrass:
"Saint Helen’s Parish Registers & Cemetery"
"Saint Helen’s PR - Surnames 1590-1595" (transcript)
"Saint Helen’s PR - Marriages 1590-1837" (transcript)

29 May 2015 - Past Events  & Photo Gallery
of the Flower Festival at Normanby Methodist Church
held on Whit Weekend 23rd to 25th May 2015.

25 May 2015 - Past Events
Group Members’ Visit to Ripon Museums
on Wednesday 13th May 2015.

2 March 2015 - Articles
Photograph of Members of the Normanby Methodist Youth
Club 1950s with names identified by Normanby residents.

27 February 2015 - Appeals for Help
Watson's Yard - Where Was It?
belated follow up to query raised in Sep 2013.

Saint Helen's Church 2015 Picture Of 2016 Calendar Exhibition 2015 Poster Woodman Arms, High St, Normanbty

Page Updates in 2014

23 November 2014 - Articles
New information about Private David Markham in article
"Normanby WW1 Fallen" (inc photos & transcripts).

14 November 2014 - Past Events  & Photo Gallery
of our Remembrance Day Service at Normanby at the
11th Hour of 11th Day of 11th Month.

16 October 2014 - Publications
Our Group's 2015 calendar of Normanby Past is now available
for purchase locally and by post.

22 September 2014 - Appeals for Help
What do the letters mean on the boundary marker stone
found on the bridle way? -    See the answer!

7 September 2014 - Past Events   & new Photo Gallery
Remembering Normanby Men on 4th August the Centenary of Great War -
- with link to new Photo Gallery of this floral tribute.

29 July 2014 - Past Events
Report on our 12th Anniversary Exhibition of 12th July
with a link to a Photo Gallery of this exhibition.

21 July 2014 - Articles  on Normanby
New Article: "Normanby Ironstone Mine"
- Eric Barker's account of our local mine & miners.

21 July 2014 - Appeals  for help
Updated Appeal: Normanby Miners - who are they?
- Eric Barker's feedback helps name some miners in photo
- as eventually shown in new article announced above.

10 July 2014 - Publications
New booklet: "In Memory of the Men of Normanby"
- research on the 34 names on Normanby WW1 Memorial.

23 June 2014 - Previous News   & new Photo Gallery
British Legion Memorial Walk 14th June 2014
- Eric Howden's sponsored walk
to remember 1st WW heroes.

1 June 2014 - Previous News
Remembering Normanby Men with sunflowers on 4th August
- 100th anniversary of start of the Great War.

22 April 2014 - Articles  on Normanby
New article: "Normanby WW1 Fallen"
Information on the brave local men listed on
the Normanby War Memorial
who gave their lives for their country.

30 January 2014 - Articles  on Normanby
New article: "Killora and the Townsend Family"
Dr A John Willmott's research on the house called "Killora" and the family of Dr Townsend who lost two sons in WW1.

D.R.Markham Gravestone Inscription Normanby War Memorial Sunflowere 2014 Exhibition Poster Normanby WW1 Memorial Walk Killora - Appleby, Hope and Mathews

Page Updates in 2013

17 November 2013 - Photo Gallery: 2013 Remembrance Day
New Picture Gallery of photos of our Remembrance Day Service at Normanby at 11am on 11th November 2013.

30 September 2013 - Publications
Prints for Framing of pictures from our postcards.
Our Group's 2014 Calendar is now available.

1 August 2013 - Past Events
Report on our 11th Anniversary Exhibition
with a link to a new Photo Gallery of this exhibition.

19 April 2013 - Past Events
Great News for our 11th Annual Exhibition on 13th July!
RAF Flypast of a Spitfire planned.

28 March 2013 - Previous News & Articles
Sad News: Group member Eric Armstrong passed away.

6 February 2013 - Publications
New booklet: "Factual Description of Normanby 1050-1901"
Compiled by Sylvia Fairbrass from her researches
- our 7th booklet.

RAF BoBMF Silver Spitfire LFIXe MK356 Booklet 7: Factual Description of Normanby 1050-1901

Page Updates in 2012

7 December 2012 - Photo Gallery: 2011 Calendar
A new Picture Gallery of our 2011 Calendar.

18 November 2012 - Photo Gallery: 2012 Remembrance Day
New Picture Gallery of photos of our Remembrance Day Service at Normanby at 11am on 11th November 2012.

18 August 2012 - Past Events
Report on our 10th Anniversary Exhibition
with a link to a new Photo Gallery of this exhibition.

31 July 2012 - Publications
New Postcard: Trolleybus at Normanby Corner

7 June 2012 - Publications
New Booklet: "Boyhood Memories of Harry Mead"

30 April 2012 - Appeals for Help
Appeal for Help: Walter Baker of Normanby
our local furniture store closes after 75 years.

19 April 2012 - Articles  on Normanby
New article: "Elsie McDermid Operatic Singer (1889-1933)"
Local lady became nationally renowned.

16 April 2012 - Appeals for Help
Appeal for Help: Mystery of Normanby Hall Stones
found in residents gardens.

20 March 2012 - Articles  on Normanby
New Article: "Normanby Time Line to 1901" -
showing events of relevance to Normanby.

26 January 2012 - Articles  on Normanby
New Article: "Normanby - 1891 Census Extract -
of details of Head of each household".
This information can be listed in various orders.





2012 Exhibition: Trolleybus & WW2 US Army Jeep Our 6th Booklet by Harry Mead

Page Updates in 2011

30 December 2011 - Articles  on Normanby
3 New Articles (arising from our Message Board):
- "Stapylton Arms Inn Mystery"
- "Normanby School 1914 Class Re-union"
- "Normanby Lad Faced Fiery Fred".

27 December 2011 - Publications
New postcards of Normanby:
two multi-view & five individual views.

2 December 2011 - Articles  on Normanby
New Article: "Normanby - 1841 Census Extract" -
noteworthy information gleaned from
the 1841 census of Normanby.

4 November 2011 - Articles  on Normanby
New Article: "Normanby - the Last Decade of 19th Century" -
noteworthy events of the 1890s
illustrated by newspaper articles.

22 October 2011 - Previous News & Articles
Latest News:
Normanby-born Lady Celebrates 104th Birthday -
Beatrice Valentine (nee Flintoff) was born in
Normanby Hall Cottages in 1907.

16 October 2011 - Past Events
Updated Past Event:
Mallinson Park Show Homes Opened
on 9th October 2011 (& photos).

26 September 2011 - Message Board
Happy Memories of WW2 Evacuation to Normanby.
Almonds coal merchant, rides on their horse & cart.
Bilberrying up the hills, Titty-Bottle park.

21 September 2011 - Photo Galleries
New gallery added:
photographs from our 2010 Calendar - Now & Then.

19 August 2011 - Message Board
The Ghostly Monk in Eston Cemetery.
Has anyone else had similar sightings in the cemetery?

2 August 2011 - Past Events
Updated Past Event:
more information about our 9th Annual exhibition
held on 9th July & photos in our galleries.

1 August 2011 - Links  to sites of local interest
New Links: two added:
- North Yorkshire War Memorials - Normanby
- North Yorkshire War Memorials - Eston Cemetery

18 July 2011 - Publications
Addition of a short biography of David Wilkinson the
author of our fifth booklet:
"The Diaries of Ralph Jackson (1749-1790)
- The Pepys Of Cleveland"

12 July 2011 - Appeals for Help
Appeals for Help: Normanby Miners -who are they?

20 May 2011 - Links  to sites of local interest
New Links:
- Beamish News of St.Helen's rebuild at Beamish
- Beamish: Photos & videos of St.Helen's Church

30 April 2011 - Articles  on Normanby
New Article: "Saint Helen's Church Rebuilding Started".

30 April 2011 - Appeals for Help
Appeals for Help: two for Saint Helen's Church -
- Your Photos Wanted.
- Any Church Stones in Your Garden?

15 April 2011 - Links  to sites of local interest
New Links: two added:
- Teesside Archives
- Normanby Village Community Forum

24 March 2011 - Articles  on Normanby
New Article: "Rare Medal found in Thailand".

21 March 2011 - Publications
New Postcards on Edwardian Eston now available.

15 March 2011 - Appeals for Help
Appeals for Help: Dixon & Laird Streets.

09 March 2011 - Message Board
now launched for you to add your memories.

Stapylton Arms Inn 1961 Beatrice Valentine and daughters Bob Almond with Horse & Cart 1951 Dorothy ex-United bus at Normanby 2011 Exhibition Normanby miners St.Helen's Church c.1910 Postcard 3 of 5 pics of Edwardian Eston