Historical Re-enactment

The Norton Reading Room has fulfilled many roles over its history, not the least of which had been to provide reading material!   In the late nineteenth century its records reveal that newspapers were brought from the then local railway station.

During the 2015 Norton Festival, on Saturday 10th October, a group of people, some on horseback, set out to visit the site of the now closed railway station and returned to the Reading Room with replica newspapers.   A Village Crier, appointed for the occasion, (The Reverend Peter Thomas, vicar), proclaimed news of a disastrous fire in the church tower caused by a lightning strike on 29th July 1894.