The Normanby Local History Group
The Normanby Local History Group is a non-profit making collection of people who are interested in keeping the rich history of this small area in the North East of England alive for future generations to enjoy.
What We Do
We research and uncover: archive records, photographs, artefacts and living memories of everything that has created the community of Normanby that we live or have lived in.
We produce publications including calendars, postcards, prints and booklets on some fascinating subjects about Normanby including Spencer Hardwick's brilliant booklets on life growing up in Normanby gained from his 90 years of living here along with Eric Armstrong's booklet on The Poverina Pub, the Old Mill and Richardson's Brewery.
This website is to act as an online magazine where new and interesting articles on Normanby can be published and new material discovered with your help.
You can add your memories of Normanby to our moderated Message Board and we welcome any photographs that you may have and are willing to share with us.
Where We Are
Normanby began as a small village in the North Riding of the county of Yorkshire. This county was succeeded (for Normanby) in 1968 by the county borough of Teesside which only lasted six years until 1974 when absorbed into the new county of Cleveland - itself abolished in 1996.
So Normanby is now in the borough of Redcar & Cleveland (within the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire).
Nevertheless traditionalists consider Normanby still lies within the North Riding of Yorkshire.
Area We Cover
The Normanby Local History Group covers the geographical area from the top of the Eston hills northwards to the river Tees foreshore at South Bank. Spencer Beck forms the Western boundary, with Crossbeck forming the ancient Eastern boundary. However we have extended our area of research eastwards to include Woodgarth and Old Eston.