20th Feb, 2020

Bromsgrove's Dennis Norton to open his museum for free to celebrate 70 years of collecting artefacts

THE OWNER of a Bromsgrove museum is offering free admission on Sunday, to celebrate 70 years since he started his collection.

Dennis Norton’s first item was a broken bike lamp given to him in 1949 when he was 15 by then colleague and fellow Bromsgrove resident Tommy Jones.

Years of collecting followed and the Norton Collection in Birmingham Road now includes a variety of items from Bromsgrove’s past, including items and photographs from the Bromsgrove Guild which was famous for making the Buckingham Palace gates in London and the Liver Birds statue in Liverpool.

The latest item to make an appearance at the museum will be a rare wicker sidecar which Dennis is in the process of attaching to one of the equally rare 1920s Banshee Motorcycles 125cc the museum has.

Dennis said: “Hopefully on Sunday we will get a good turn-out, including some who may not have been in the museum before.”

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