I thought I would introduce a quick quiz. There isn’t a formal prize, other than the kudos of being the first to provide the correct answer. I recently met up with a friend to visit a town with which I am reasonably familiar. My friend was keen to visit the birthplace of a noted public figure of the 20th Century. I have certain characteristics in common with that person. The town also boasts a Norton Street. About twenty towns or cities have a Norton Street, but from the clues I have given you should be able to have a good guess as to which town it is.
I know the picture shows the name next to a No Entry sign. The sign at the other end of the street is by a recycling shop. Make of that what you will.