were up and about at midnight on the 7th of April you would have seen a once
in a lifetime experience, the Aurora Borealis was visible in the sky above
Normanby! The light was red, green and
cream. An interaction between the solar wind and the earth's inner
magnetic field creates the effect. In 793AD the Saxon chronicle
describes skies filled with lights
and flashes and fiery dragons. Perhaps these too were the northern
lights! Soon afterwards the Vikings invaded.
Millennium Exhibition village hall
weather still has a great influence on our lives and flooding continues at
regular intervals. The flood banks raised in the 1950s have stood us in
good stead but water does back up the drain near the Sun Inn. In November 2000
the cellars were flooded, and the nearby road under water.
going through one of its cyclical depressions in the face of the familiar
story of cheap foreign imports which
criticised in the 1850s. The difference today is that our food is made
expensive because of the strict controls designed to make food safe and
animals properly treated. We cannot be sure that all the imported food
is created under the same conditions.
The Church bells were
silent for a while. They broke while Margaret Wood was ringing.
New ropes had to be fitted. A temporary repair was made
with some old ropes from Staithes
that the vicar
had in his garage! A permanent repair was made by Simon
Marton. The bells are 20'' and 24'' in
oak was planted in the churchyard in 2001 to mark the new millennium.
The acorn came from a local tree and was nurtured by Dr Smith before taking
its place in the churchyard.
Water decided to install sewage treatment facilities close to the River.
We hope this will also mean an end to some whiffy odours in this part of the
still some whiffy odours. There has been a delay to the sewage scheme because
of land ownership queries. A link was created between the village sewer and a
treatment plant in Marton.
published our "History of Normanby" and sold all
copies within six months.