New way to look at the heritage of Malton and Norton

by Handy Mag
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Walkers are being invited to step out on Woodhams Stones heritage trails celebrating historic buildings in Malton and Norton.
The trails, covering 100 locations, are being re-launched with a new format– they have gone digital!

John Blanchard, of the Woodhams Stone Collection said: “We are taking people back in time with our Heritage Trails, but using interactive maps on our website.

“The maps show a series of markers. Clicking on a marker reveals a historic image and accompanying information. There’s also a recent image so those living ‘out of area’ can see what things look like now.

“The trails provide an opportunity to see how local buildings looked over the years and discover more about our rich local heritage. Anyone can follow the map markers on a mobile or tablet as you walk the streets, or do it all from the comfort of your armchair!” said John.

Our aim is for both trails to be a comfortable walk and to present fascinating photographs and facts.”

The Woodhams Stone Collection is run entirely by volunteers, with support and funding for the trails from local businesses.
Sponsors for the Norton Trail include W. Clifford Watts Ltd. David Watts, director, said “Our Whitewall Quarry has supplied aggregates and building products to the people of Malton & Norton for nearly 100 years.

“We believe the networks of trade and community are as important today as they were in the past. The trails will hopefully show that in an increasingly globalised world, local economies are worth preserving.”

John Blanchard said: “There are now 66 locations on the Malton trail and 39 on the Norton trail. We would love to hear from anyone who has more information or images suitable to add to our trails.”

Get started with the Heritage Trails by visiting the website, on the ‘We are on the Heritage Trail’ window stickers displayed at participating locations, or posters at libraries.

Visit the Malton and Norton Heritage Centre: and follow the link to Heritage Trails.

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