This is Normanton

This is Normanton is an exciting Fifth Word community project run in partnership with Derby Museums. It tracks the changing landscape of Normanton Road and Pear Tree Road from the 1960’s to present day.

We want to explore how the population, landscape and culture of Normanton Road and Pear Tree Road has changed and developed over the years as new communities have migrated and settled here.

The project culminates in an original theatre performance and the creation brand new exhibition that will launch at Derby Museums as well as visiting venues across the city throughout 2018.

We are currently working with volunteers and community members to undertake archival research and to record personal stories from a range of residents about living and settling in the area. If you are interested in sharing any of your memories about living in Normanton or have any photographs of the area from the 1960’s onwards that you would like to share with us then please contact

This is Normanton has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).