The majority of our postcards are of Malton and Old Malton and date from around 1900 to the 2000’s. These include the main shopping thoroughfares and street scenes, churches, schools, river scenes, the railway and events.
These postcards date from around 1900 and illustrate various aspects of local history including main shopping thoroughfares and street scenes, church and chapels, schools and horse racing stables.
There are 7000+ objects in this collection, dating from around 1880 to 1960. Items relating to cooking, household heating, cleaning and laundry, joinery, butchery and coopering. There are also items relating to specific local businesses, these include breweries, tailor’s shops, chemists, seed merchants, grocers and more.
We have thousands of receipts and invoices relating to local businesses, including some fantastic decorative bill heads. There are also posters for social events, theatre productions, auctions, advertisements by tradesmen, programmes, school photographs and lots more. The local newspapers are also represented.
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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.
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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.