4 thoughts on “The White Swan, Norton

  1. Along with the ‘Red Lion’ one of two 18th.C coaching-inns within the village of Norton. I believe this Inn served the N.Durham (A.1.) ‘route’ and the Red Lion served the coastal S/land (A.19) ‘route’ The inn’s stable-yard was accessed to the left of the front, where the Stockton Co-op’s ‘Branch No 8’ (see pics on this site) was then built at the turn of the 20thC. , premises which are now occupied by the ‘Canteen & Cocktails’ Bar / Restaurant.

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    • I played drums in a small combo in the back room there in 1983. I was 16. The guy playing keyboards was called Rusty. I remember the owner at that time was called Ray (dark hair and mustache…). It all came to an end when I moved to Zambia. I can remember the occasional fight, and beer bottles flying due to a bunch of hard men from Blue Hall. I was always well protected and had lots of fun.

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