Peter Tyers Associates

Peter Tyers Associates

The company was established in 1983 by the present principal, Peter Morton Tyers. Peter is a Chartered Building Surveyor, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has over 40 years experience in this field.

Surveys: As well as investigations into specific building defects such as structural instability, cracking, dampness, timber & drainage defects etc. we also carry out general inspections & reports on the condition of buildings for prospective buyers and for repair & maintenance.

Architectural Design: This work covers both new buildings and alterations to existing buildings. Our skill is in providing interesting & sometimes ingenious solutions to design problems. We design with both traditional and modern materials and are adept in the layout of stairs & the configuration of roof structures with both well established on-site and modern pre-fabricated techniques.

All design work is carried out or closely supervised by Peter Tyers who is passionate about buildings and their structure.

Please contact us for further information:

Peter Tyers Associates
Mulberry House, Far Lane, Normanton on Soar, LE12 5HA
Tel: 01509 842280

Soar Valley Services

Soar Valley Services

Soar Valley Services is an award winning landscaping company based in the East Midlands. We offer a professional garden design and construction service, building gardens to the highest standards of quality. Our experienced smart uniformed team are driven in delivering a professional, proactive and quality service.

We can Design, Build and Plant whole Schemes or single aspects

For more information and / or a free consultation and quotation call Graham or Robert on 01509 237 071 or 07968 378684

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Farmer and Carlisle

Farmer and Carlisle

We are the official Toyota dealers for Leicestershire. We have two dealerships in Leicester and Loughborough. As a family run business of 44 years we look forward to sharing with you our expertise, knowledge and a completely refined customer experience to foster and ensure a long and lasting relationship.

New Cars
We sell the entire range of New Toyota vehicles including city cars, coupes, sports cars, 7 seaters, estates, hatchbacks, 4x4, vans and pick-up trucks, in a combination of driving trains and fuel types including petrol and hybrid.

Used Cars
At any one time we stock over 150 used cars. We don’t just stock used Toyotas, we cover a broad range of marques and models. Each vehicle is comprehensively checked to ensure your peace of mind.

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Bomber Crash Memorial

Bomber Crash Memorial

A memorial plaque to four members of the RAF who were killed when a Wellington Bomber crashed in the Village on 19th April 1944 has been erected at the picnic area on the playing field, beside the Village Hall.

It was unveiled, on 4th June 2012, by Robert Yates, during the Village Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, at a short memorial service led by the Rev. Dr. John Davey. Also in attendance were Cadets representing 2229 (Loughborough) Squadron of the Air Training Corps).

Bomber Command Memorial
Bomber Command Memorial
Bomber Command Memorial

The Loughborough Echo reported at the time ..

A fitting war memorial to four men who lost their lives during World War II when their bomber crashed in Normanton-on-Soar is set to be installed to mark their courage.

The idea came from former resident Robert Yates who was born in the village in 1935 and recalled the night that the bomber crashed in the village killing all four crew members on April 19, 1944. He wrote to Normanton-on-Soar Parish Council to consider his idea of erecting a war memorial for pilot officer D H King, aged 24, navigator R Doyle, and Gunner Sgt D Fretwell, aged 19, and Gunner Sgt L Garrod, aged 22.

The bomber, a B flight Wellington Registration M200, took off from Wymeswold airfield at 2.30am on a training flight and crashed at 3.05am killing all four airmen on board. The plane crashed only about 100 yards from Robert’s bungalow and he remembers that his mother was worried that the fire might burn her home down.

The Manor House

Manor House (not open to visit)

The Manor House is situated on Main Street. It is a Victorian residence built in 1863 on the site of an earlier building which was believed to have been built around 15th century, the same time as the Dovecote.

Unfortunately the original building was destroyed by fire. There was no record of the architecture; we only know that it was built for Thomas Westland Rowland. Records show that the property was still with the family in 1890 when Mrs. Rowland opened the grounds for the Loughborough and District Boat Club Regatta.

The Paget family lived in the property sometime in the 19th century when they purchased a large amount of land in the village.

The building has been restored and now is home to the Glazebrook family.

Chain Ferry

The Chain Ferry

The Chain Ferry is located in the south of the village and was mentioned earliest on a map from 1771.

It is one of the few remaining Chain Ferries operating in the UK. It is the last chain ferry still operating in Nottinghamshire (the Hazleford Ferry, in Nottinghamshire, is no longer in use). In 1981 responsibility for the maintenance of the Ferry was transferred from the Paget Estate to the Parish Council.

The Ferry was relaunched in April 2017 offering crossings between 10AM and 4:30PM every weekend during the summer (between April and September).

The Ferry is operated, by volunteers, on Saturday and Sunday, between 1st April and 30th September, from 12.30 to 16:00. Groups in the week can make arrangement to cross by ringing the mobile:- 07487 252784. Ferry Fares are £1.00 per person, each way; £0.50 per bike, and dog, each way.

In consideration for neighbours please follow the brown tourist signs from Main Street.

The Old Post Office

The Old Post Office (Not open to visit)

This is the oldest house in the village and the only lived in ‘cruck’ building in Nottinghamshire. The crucks are dated 1454 via tree-ring-dating. Now there are three crucks and two bays; formerly there were four crucks and three bays.

The oak tree from which they were made had to be worked within one year of felling to be successful. The Tudor addition with jetty was added around 1500. It had an upper floor before the rest of the building. The old walls of wattle and daub would have decayed – these were blocked in by bricks. The bays also have brick walls. Around 1650 the stairs would have been added and the fireplace moved to the end of the house.

The Victorians put in suspended ground floors in parts of the house. The current stairs are about 200 years old.

There is evidence of a ladder having been used in the kitchen in the past. There was an earth or brick floor in the living room.

The crucks were marked by carpenters’ marks and then heaved upright.

Mens’ Association Memories

Mens' Association Memories

A selection of photographs showing some of the activities that the Mens' Association have organised since 2011.

Mens’ Association Anniversary

Mens' Association 50 Years Anniversary

Watch a video commemorationg Mens' Association 50 Years Anniversary celebration. The Mens' Association celebrated in the Village Hall with a cake to cut and a good time was had by all.

Tennis Club

Tennis Club (Sutton Bonington & District)

Situated on Landcroft Lane, we are a small, sociable club with four all weather, floodlight courts for year round play.

We have several teams in the county leagues in both summer and winter, and run friendly club nights on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Individual or group coaching is available with our qualified club coach, who also organises active Junior sessions on a Wednesday.

New members of all standards are always very welcome!

For more details contact: Rod Roulstone Tel: 01509 856592 / 07785263152 - e mail: or just come along on a club night, or Open Evening, and join in!

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