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Norramby (originally Normanby; The Bay of the Normans) is a seaside town on the south-eastern coast of Sodor.

History

The name originates from the first Norman invasion of Sodor, which landed here in 1089. It was rerouted by Godred Crovan into a pass leading to Sodor's interior (that pass is now called Crovan's Gate), where the Normans were ambushed by Sudrian reinforcements. The Normans then retreated to the bay where they had landed to discover that their ships had been set alight or captured by another party of Sudrians.

The Church here is one of two on the island dedicated to the 7th century missionary of the Iona School, St. Finan. Its possible he landed here on his way to Northumbria to be appointed Bishop of Lindesfarne.

Norramby is now an attractive sea-side residential town with safe, sandy beaches and is a popular holiday resort for Sudrians and Mainlanders alike. Fishing boats also reside there. The North Western Railway's Norramby Branch Line serves the town, and has run an hourly suburban service between here and Barrow-in-Furness jointly with the LMS/BR since 1925.

The Dukes of Sodor are all from the Norramby family, which takes it name from the town.

In the Television Series

In the television series, the town is served by two stations; Norramby Seaside Station, which serves the beach on the eastern edge of the town, and Norramby Church Station, which serves St. Finan's Church, roughly in the centre of the town. On the town's western edge is the Norramby Fishing Village.

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