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Normanby Videos

  Some of our group members own digital cameras that can record video and have captured some of our group’s events.

  We also hope to record interviews with interesting local characters and eventually show them on this site.

  Do you (or someone you know) have any cine film or video of the Normanby locality (from the past) or of events or people?
  If so we would be very interested to hear from you -
           - do please contact us  !
  Our group will pay for the copying and conversion of these recordings to a digital format for editing and showing on our site.

List of Videos

   Here is a list of a few videos so far available.
   Please feel free to play and enjoy them (with sound too!)
   Use the controls below the video - even full-screen display!

2019 Normanby Remembrance Day Service:
- Bugler Sounds Last Post for 2 Mins Silence
- Bagpipes Following Two Minutes Silence
- School Children Sing in Our Church

2019 Group Visit to Sunderland Museums:
- Wallace the Lion Roars !
- Glass Craftsmen at Work

2018 Group Visit to Pickering for North York Moors Railway
26th "Railway in Wartime" re-enactment event:
- Departing Evacuation Train

2018 Normanby Boundary Walk 2 - Views of River Tees:
- Ship Heading Up River Tees

2016 Group’s 14th Annual Exhibition -
- General View of Visitors at Our Exhibition

2015 Group visit to Beamish Open Air Museum -
- Saint Helen’s Church Opening

2015 Group’s 13th Annual Exhibition -
North Eastern Meccano Society working models:
- Locomotives in Rainham Trials 1829
- Stationary Engines

2014 Group’s 12th Annual Exhibition -
- Phil Meadows Playing the Bagpipes

Let's go to the Forum Cinema




















Normanby LHG Trip to Sunderland - Winter Gardens Normanby LHG Trip to Sunderland - Winter Gardens Normanby LHG Trip to Pickering - Train Arrival Saint Helen's Church 2015 Phil as Black Watch Piper

The Forum Cinema

  Below you can watch a short silent documentary on the history of The Forum Cinema.   Now more familiar as Beever’s Furniture Shop (formerly Walter Baker Furniture Store), this building has a very rich history.   The projection room is still almost intact and the false ceiling of the shop hides the almost perfectly intact structure of the cinema.   During World War II the building was also used to train Air Raid Wardens and we allow you a glimpse into the Air Raid Shelters still surviving in the lower part of the building.


Apologies for video display failure - will be corrected asap!

Picture of Forum after Walter Baker took it over