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Fred Gallilee – 102 – And Still Active!

A cutting from the Whitby Gazette from 1988 regarding Fred Gallilee (the name will be familiar to many in Loftus). Fred was always active, particularly with his painting and decorating activities. His step-grandson John Preston tells the Archive: “He was an absolute master when it came to painting and hanging huge lengths of wall paper on walls and ceilings. As a youngster during holidays I would love to help him strip wall paper or be his ‘safety man’ footing the ladder. He had no qualms about painting third floor windows from ladders just lashed together with bits of rope. He was in the habit of signing and dating a wall before hanging paper and his autograph will be all around Loftus.” Do you have memories of finding such, when re-decorating your house in Loftus?

Image (from the Whitby Gazette) and memories courtesy of John Preston.

Ladies in Church

Ladies in Church

Gill Brown, Lilian Ingledew and Iris Copley are similarly pictured during another visit to St Gregory’s Minster at Kirkdale.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

Church Visit

Church visit

Lilian Ingledew and Tom Jackson are pictured whilst visiting St Gregory’s Minster at Kirkdale. Kirkdale’s most famous monument is the ANGLO-SAXON SUNDIAL situated just above the main doorway under cover of the 18th century porch; still much visited today the church is a peaceful haven, well worth visiting .

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

Miss She

Butlin’s at Filey in the 1970’s I think; did you go, do you remember all the competitions there used to be? The Miss She was a fiercely fought one and on the left of the photograph is Eileen Hyde; sadly coming second. I can describe her outfit because I crocheted it, dress coat and hat, peach was the main colour with stripes of white at regular intervals. I as very proud of making that outfit, sadly I no longer have it and it wouldn’t fit if I had.
Image courtesy of Eileen Hyde.

Joe’s Wackers – 1955

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Can anybody assist with identifying who or what “Joe’s Wackers 1955” were? Please let us know, it is an enigma which the Archive would love to resolve.
Image courtesy of Mrs Sakelaropoulos and thanks to John Keelty for the update.

Meeting Old Friends

Meeting Old Friends

This happy couple came and met old friends at the reunion, can we have assistance in naming them?

Meeting Friends Again

Meeting Friends Again

Another table sees John Roberts, ??, ??, ??; all meeting again after all those years. Can you assist with names?

Can You Remember Her Name?

Can You Remember Her Name?

Time changes us all and it is sometimes difficult to remember names. We have all been in this situation, asking a friend if they can name a face and then been relieved that it was who ever we thought it was. At the reunion this happened many times and always with a happy out come.

Will You Have Another?

Will You Have Another?

An evening enjoyed by all; the chance to enjoy a drink, chatter with old friends and remember the happy days working at the Co-op.

Co-op Reunion

 

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One of a series of images from the Co-op staff reunion, Harry Hall clearly enjoyed the evening, meeting old friends again.