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Our monthly meetings are open to all - you're welcome!
When?    1.30pm - 3.00pm on 4th Wednesday of month.
Where?   Normanby Methodist Church,
Corner of Cleveland and Patten Streets,
Normanby, Middlesbrough TS6 0LW
(See Location of Church on Google Maps)

Next Meeting on
   Wednesday 29th May 2024
         at 1:30pm

The speaker for this meeting is Ian Stubbs on -
"Linthorpe Cemetery".

If you are interested in local history, why not come along.
Newcomers always welcome - and it's free!

Group Membership

  After attending a few meetings you may decide to become a member of our group - to join simply speak to our Treasurer at the meeting.
  Annual Membership fee (due September):
        £10 per individual or
        £15 per couple.
    Please note the revised fees for 2023.   Amazingly this is the first increase in our membership fees since 2001 when our group was formed !
  Benefits of membership each year:
   - 11 monthly meetings (including free tea/coffee & biscuits)
       - most have a guest speaker on a wide range of topics.
   - One organised visit to a local attraction for free:-
       - eg Redcar Cemetery Guided Tour
       - eg Ironstone Mining Museum at Skinningrove
   - One organised coach trip to a national attraction:-
       - just £5 per member (member’s guest for £10)
       - eg Royal Armouries Museum at Leeds
       - eg Great North Museum: Hancock at Newcastle
   - and of course participation in our research & activities !

Planned Events

  Details of any events planned by our group will be shown here.

Normanby Local History Group’s
    Annual Exhibition
       - Saturday 13th July 2024
             from 10am to 1pm

  After cancellation last year we are pleased to announce that our group will organise another of our free exhibitions at our local Normanby Methodist Church.
  There will be displays of some of our group member’s research & interests.   Teesside Archives will also be participating.
  David Jowsey will be exhibiting some of his paintings of local places.
  Our group’s Publications  will be on sale and refreshments will be available for purchase.

  Further details will be provided as the planning progresses.

All visitors will be made very welcome !
All exhibition costs (such as accommodation hire & insurance)
are covered by our Group.

  For information about our previous exhibition held in 2022 -
see our Past Events  page.

Past Events

11th Hour of 11th Day of 11th Month
    Saturday 11th November 2023
      - Remembrance Day Service

  Our Normanby Local History Group organised a Remembrance Day Service on Saturday the 11th November 2023 at the Normanby Great War Memorial (corner of High Street & West Street).
  The participants assembled at the Normanby War Memorial at 10:50am following the road closure of West Street.
  Reverend David Godfrey M.A. (Methodist Superintendent Minister) led the service.   This year’s Standard Bearer was Eric Taylor and piper Phil Meadows played the Last Post.   As it was a Saturday no organised groups of children from local schools took part this year but several children attended with their parents.
  A wreath was laid on behalf of our Normanby Local History Group by Sue Longstaff (Group Secretary).
  After the concluding prayer Phil Meadows the piper & Reverend David Godfrey led us to the new Remembrance Garden in Cleveland Street for the laying of more wreaths and personal poppies.
   All who wished then proceeded to Normanby Methodist Church for refreshments.

Click on the images opposite for larger images of
the Poster and "Order of Service" sheets
(open in new window).
For views of this ceremony and the wreaths laid
go to our photo gallery  page
(photos by Amanda Proud)

If any of the photo captions are incorrect
or you know the missing names
- then please Contact us   with Message Subject
"2023 Remembrance Day Service"

Index of Past Events

  Our group has organised many exhibitions and
participated in various events over the years.
  To refresh your memories of our activities
see reports of some of these
via our Index of Past Events  page.