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from 2015

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2015 -    7 items
Nov 2015 Saint Helen’s Church Opening
Nov 2015 Normanby Remembrance Day Service
Jul 2015 Group’s 13th Annual Exhibition
Jul 2015 Article: "St.Helen’s Registers & Cemetery"
May 2015 Methodist Church Flower Festival
May 2015 Group Members’ Visit to Ripon Museums
Mar 2015 Article: "Methodist Youth Club"

Normanby Methodist Youth Club 1950s

Previous News & Articles from 2015

Saint Helen’s Church Opening - Sunday 15th November 2015

  Saint Helen's Church started as a 12th century Chapel of Ease, became a parish church, then a cemetery chapel.
  In 1985 it closed, was vandalized and ruined, eventually dismantled in 1998 and remnants moved to Beamish Museum.
  From 2011 to 2012 the museum rebuilt the main fabric of the church but more funding had to be raised to restore the interior.
  Members of our history group were pleased to be invited to the opening of the restored church on 15th November 2015 to see the splendid achievement of Beamish Museum.
  See more details on our Past Events  page.

Saint Helen's Church 2015

Remembrance Day Service - Wednesday 11th November 2015

  A Remembrance Day Service at Normanby War Memorial (on the corner of the High St and West St) was organised by our group at 11am on Wednesday 11th November 2015.
  Reverend Huw Sperring led the Act of Remembrance.
  We started gathering at the Memorial at 10.40-10.45am.
  After the service refreshments were made available at the Normanby Methodist Church (Corner of Cleveland and Patten Streets).
  Report can be found on our Past Events  page.

Normanby War Memorial

ANOTHER SUCCESS!! 13th Annual Exhibition - Saturday 18th July 2015

  The Normanby Local History Group's recent annual exhibition was held at Normanby Methodist Church as usual.
  The main theme of the exhibition was Normanby of a hundred years ago - more or less.
  It was a great day - the weather was reasonably fine - and we were really pleased to welcome so many visitors interested in Normanby’s past.
  Once again the group thanks everyone who put in such a lot of hard work to make the day a success (including several local residents not even members!)
  More information can be found on our Past Events  page.

2015 Exhibition Poster

"Saint Helen’s Parish Registers & Cemetery" - 11 July 2015

  These 3 new articles are based on the researches of Sylvia Fairbrass into the Parish Registers of Saint Helen’s Church and of its churchyard which was extended to form the Eston & Normanby Cemetery.
  This information was augmented with associated research by Sylvia and includes her transcripts of available parish registers.
  These articles are titled:
    "Saint Helen’s Parish Registers & Cemetery"
    "Saint Helen’s PR - Surnames 1590-1595" (transcript)
    "Saint Helen’s PR - Marriages 1590-1837" (transcript)

See these Articles  on St Helen’s Church, Normanby.

St Helen’s Church Cemetery

Normanby Methodist Church Flower Festival - Whit Weekend 23rd to 25th May 2015

  The Normanby Local History Group provided one of the many flower displays at this festival held to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the new Church which replaced one that had stood on the corner of Cleveland Street with Patten Street for over 100 years.
  The beautiful floral displays were much admired and appreciated by all who attended and many thanks are due to all the display arrangers, sponsors - and especially to the organisers of this festival.

  More information can be found on our Past Events  page.

2015 Flower Festival Poster

Group Members’ Visit to Ripon Museums - 13 May 2015

   Members of our group spent a sunny day at Ripon visiting the museums and whatever else took our fancy!
   It was a very interesting and informative day which we all enjoyed.

  More information can be found on our Past Events  page.


Normanby LHG Trip to Ripon Museums

"Normanby Methodist Youth Club" - 2 March 2015

  This article shows a photograph from our archives taken in the 1950s of Members of the Normanby Methodist Youth Club.
  The names of most of those shown have been identified by Normanby residents.
    Anyone with further information on the Youth Club & its members is asked to contact us.

See this Article  on Normanby.

Normanby Methodist Youth Club 1950s

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