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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Personal Grooming & Accessories
The people of Malton and Norton have always been keen to entertain themselves. Over the years there have been pantomimes, theatrical productions and the like.