A glimpse into the past of Norton is on show later this month in the town’s council chamber.
The Woodhams-Stone Collection is holding an exhibition in the building on Saturday September 14th, focussing on the town and its rich heritage and giving visitors a rare opportunity to see inside the chamber as well.
Described as a ‘hidden gem’ – the former court house on Commercial Street retains many of the original features including wooden panelling, magistrates seating area and prisoners ‘dock’.
Cataloguing Officer for the Woodhams-Stone Collection Sarah Maultby said:
‘Although not part of the official Heritage Open Days programme, we are holding an open day to let local people see more items from the Collection that we are gradually bringing out of store.
‘The town council chamber, as a significant historic building in the town, is an ideal venue and gives people the chance to have a look at a building they may never have visited before as well as seeing more of the fascinating items from The Woodhams-Stone Collection.
‘Visitors will be able to see a selection of the thousands of items that Sid Woodhams and John Stone have collected over the years and learn more about the history of the old court house as well.
‘The exhibition will feature items from businesses and domestic life in Norton in the past including many postcards and pictures featuring scenes from the town – plus some items that originate from across the river in Malton too’.
The exhibition will run from 11am to 4pm in Norton on Derwent town council chamber, 84, Commercial Street, Norton (next to Norton library)