World War II - Large numbers of motorcycles were produced for the services.
From 1949 to 1951, Norton won at Daytona, but the company withdrew official support for racing in 1955.
1956 After many years of service and notable contribution to Norton, Joe Craig retired.
1959 Brought radical changes and a new machine based on a Francis-Barnett design.
1961 Listed as Norton Motors Ltd a subsidiary of AMC. Works at 89-117 Bracebridge Street, Birmingham. Employs 160 persons.
1962 The Birmingham factory was closed in 1962 and production was moved to AMC's Woolwich factory in Plumstead, Southeast London.
1963 The Electra 383cc went into production - this had an electric start.
In 1966 AMC collapsed and was reformed as Norton-Villiers part of Manganese Bronze.
1977 Production ceased. This was due to the general crisis in the British motorcycle industry. It was not, however, the end of Norton.
1993 The UK recession and some dubious financial deals brought financial disaster, so production stopped again.
1998 A link was formed with March and their range carried the Norton badge.
1999 The appearance of a machine built to the design of Kenny Dreer of Vintage Rebuilds in Oregon, which retained the classic Norton lines by restoring and upgrading Commandos to produce whole machines. He modernised the design and went into series production.
2006 In April of that year Kenny Dreer suspended operations.
Sources: Graces Guide