About the Social History Collection
There are approximately 7000 objects in the Social History collection. The date range of the objects is from around 1880 to 1960.
There is a good selection of cooking items, household heating, cleaning and laundry. There are also tools for certain trades, like joinery, butchery and coopering. Gardening, farming hand tools and animal husbandry are well represented. Sewing and needlecraft items and some clothing have been collected. There are also items relating to specific local businesses, these include Russell’s and Roses’s breweries, some of the tailor’s shops, chemists, seed merchants, grocers etc.
A selection of the Social History collection is shown here. The full collection is available to view by appointment.
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Reg'd Charity No: 1177312
Malton & Norton Heritage Centre
3 Commercial Street
Norton YO17 9HX
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Regrettably we are currently operating an 'appointments only policy' to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. Please contact us via the email link above to arrange an appointment.
The Woodhams Stone Collection is entirely run by volunteers and is housed in the Malton & Norton Heritage Centre. A donation however small would help towards our running costs and the purchase of archive quality materials required to store and preserve the Collection for future generations. If you should decide to donate via the PayPal button neither you nor Woodhams Stone Collection will be charged a fee for this donation.
At the end of the transaction you will be asked if you wish the payment to be made as part of the GiftAid scheme. If you are a UK taxpayer and able to do this it means that Woodhams Stone Collection can benefit by an additional 25% of your donation.
Malton & Norton Memories
This group is for those who are interested in life as it used to be in the twin towns of Malton and Norton. It is chiefly a showcase for photos and items from the Woodhams-Stone Collection but you are welcome to post any comments, memories or photos you may have to share.