My name is John Thomas Stone. I was born in Hawkswell Lane, Castlegate, Malton and have lived and worked in Malton & Norton-on-Derwent all my life. I attended all 3 schools in Malton. I am married with two grown up children.
I have been interested in the history of both towns and Old Malton village for many years. My history of the towns consists of photographs and documents and a large collection of pictures & post cards.
I have published 4 books and a reprint in a small size, their subjects are pictures and documentation of Malton, Norton-on-Derwent and Old Malton. I have produced the 1st town trail and also the new town trail and the revamped town trail.
I was a member of Malton & Norton operatic society and St Peter's players. Helped to run the boy's brigade. I have done voluntary work in the Malton roman museum for 2 years and i am a founder member of the Malton & Norton archaeological and historical society of which I am secretary. I am on the committee helping to create a green open space ( park ) for the town of Malton in the near future. I was a member of Norton-on-Derwent town council for 5 years and held the position of mayor in 2004/2006.
John Stone is the major contributor to the History section on the Malton and Norton community Web Site. See also his books Around Malton, Malton Then and Now