MALTON, Norton and Old Malton have changed greatly over the years, with some properties disappearing and other ones built.

The Woodhams-Stone Collection is an extensive local history collections of the two communities which has been built up over many decades by Sid Woodhams and John Stone.

It includes hundreds of postcards and photographs showing the streets and landmarks of the three towns from around 1900 to the present day.

Together with a large paper-based archive relating to local businesses, public notices, and advertisements for entertainment, including dances, sporting events and concerts, the collection is a valuable source for tracing the history of Norton, Malton and the local area. Other items in the collection relate to local businesses and trades.

Here photographer Frank Dwyer has recreated some of the scenes of yesteryear from the Woodham-Stone collection with those of the day to see how much they have changed. They include Church Street in Norton, The Shambles, Mount Hotel, formerly St Michael’s School, No 46, Market Place, previously Mennells and Old Malton.

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