Normanton in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... jobs. House prices are very cheap indeed. It is possible to get a three bedroom house, double glazed, central heating, gardens and garage for a little over £30,000. We rent at the moment, and where we were paying £500 a month in Leeds, we got a better place in Normanton for almost half the price. With Trains and buses to Leeds and the proximity of the motorways it's a great base, not good for local shopkeepers, but good for the landlords. Local shops have taken a battering in the last few years. The high street was pedestrianised and the local council imposed pay and display parking for the first time. Both of these measures were unpop... more
Customer Normanton in General Reviews (1)
by - written on 12/02/01, updated on 12/02/01 (Very useful, 50 readings)
Normanton is only six miles away from Wakefield, but a world away in atmosphere. A small town, with around 12,000 inhabitants, 12 miles away from Leeds with excellent access to the M1 and M62 motorways. I grew up in this town, and have just returned after 15 years to be closer to my family. The place has hardly changed a bit in all these years. Progress is a thing that Normanton hasn't quite got the hang of, despite the amazingly busy Europort freight terminal, and several large industrial estates being built on the edge of town. Neighbouring Castleford seems to have been the beneficiary of jobs and increased commercial activity. Local ... Read the complete review
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