With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Normanby Local History Group and Lonely Tower Film & Media have launched Gallantry in the Face of the Enemy, a film about local man William Henry Short VC from Teesside and his action during the Great War that earned him the Victoria Cross. The documentary film also looks at the area before, during and after the war.
The film was researched by the History Group and the research team included relatives of William Short.
The film's premier took place on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at the Methodist Church, Cleveland Street, Normanby and the film was well received. This was followed by the first public showing at The Eston and Normanby Social Club on Wednesday 29th November. It is envisaged that this will be be the first of many at various venues in the local area over the coming months. A permanent record of the research carried out has been preserved on displays that will accompany any film showings
Copies of the DVD will be donated by the group to libraries, archives and schools in the area and the public will be able to purchase at viewing events and via Normanby History Group.
Find out more about how the Heritage Lottery Fund can support community projects at hlf.org.uk.
Normanby Local History Group
Lonely Tower Film & Media