History
Second World War Bombings
Civil Defence Damage Report Map for Norton Juxta Twycross
 
Appleby Magna history

Our neighouring village Appleby Magna has some interesting history details about the local area:

Appleby Magna

http://applebymagna.org.uk/appleby_history/

 

 
History Miscellaneous

The Rectory Norton
The Twycross Zoo house was the rectory to Norton church in 1851. The zoo is respected as one of the best managed in the country.

 

The village school closed in the 1940s but the Post Office still remained open until only a few years ago.

 

Village Hall Demolition
The village hall was built in 1920 in memory of those in the village who lost their lives in the First World War.

Our new village hall was built in 1994 after years of hard work fundraising by a hard core of villagers  Full gallery

The village once had a windmill and also a pinfold where stray animals were kept until the appropriate fee for their release was paid.

 

Hentons Tractors
One of the most notable personalities in Norton was George Henton who was a threshing contractor. Three generations of the family had carried on the business. At one period they had five full sets of threshing tackle driven by steam engines.

The engines were manned by drivers who, in the summer months, drove Pat Collins’ fairground steam engines and during the winter months operated the threshing engines

 
16th and 17th Century Norton
John Nichols’ monumental, four-volume History and Antiquities of Leicestershire (building upon an earlier work by William Burton) provides several pages of fascinating information relating to the history of Norton.
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Newsflash

On the pavements on Orton Lane between the end of Cock Lane and the Village Hall is becoming a real public nuisance and a hazard once again. Please do clear up after your dog so that our young children and all your fellow villagers are not forced to dodge the dirt!!
 

101 - Police non-emergency phone number

101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police - when it’s less urgent than a 999 call. 101 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

http://www.police.uk/101

http://www.leics.police.uk/contact/

 

Please Please Please... Clean up after your dog

"If you allow your dog to foul in any public place and do not clean it up you may be liable, on conviction, to a fine of upto £1,000"

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

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Twycross Parish Council

 
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