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Brickworks

Brickworks

But which brickworks, was it Loftus?  Following a comment from Tony Lynn this is now believed to be a pre-cast concrete works, but where? We are also told by Eric Johnson of a Thomas Eaton who in 1891 was a manufacturer of tiles and bricks in Loftus, but obviously on a smaller scale than shown in this image. The search continues.  

(photo courtesy of Neil Suckling, thanks to Tony Lynn  and Eric Jonson for the update.)

Mine Re-opens

Mine Re-opens

1939, Sorting shale from ironstone on the large convetor belt at Loftus where the ironstone mine re-opened after being closed since last August. This will mean employment for several hundred men, the ore extracted will be supplied to Skinningrove Iron works where 2 addition calcing kilns are ti be re-lighted. The second picture is the first load up at Loftus.

Lighting Up

Lighting Up

The caption tells all.
(photo courtesy Joyce Dobson)

54 Years Service

54 Years Service

Mr Arthur Gill’s retirement with Mr V. Caney and Mr Fothergill. Were you there?

Back right there is Billy Winspear and Brian Atkinson,in the middle back is Arthur Summers, can you helpwith any other names? George Brown tells us:”I worked in the boilershop, Desmond Want is b0ttom right corner . Second from left is Edgar Noble . Top left corner looks like George Gill. More names for this photo as passed to me by Mr B Atkinson. Back Row: Man with spectacles Mr R Milner, ??, tie and pullover Mr J SHAW, ??, ??, forward a little Mr J Boardman, next Mr M Wilks, Mr J Preston, Mr B Atkinson, Mr G Gill. Next Row: Mr E Noble, forward Mr B Shaw, Mr A Crispin, Mr W Fothergill, half hidden is MrJ Gill, right is Mr D Want. Front as you read is MR A Gill and Mr V Caney. Hope this fills a bit more of the gaps the rest may come to us later?”
Image courtesy of Eric Johnson and thanks to George Brown for the updates.

Crag Hall

Crag Hall

Once again a photo loaned to us by Eric Johnson, do you the names of the two men?

Foundations

Foundations

The foundations for a ’new tippler ore crusher’ being laid c.1950, we are also advised by Phil Ransome that the gentleman at back left is possibly Nelson Downs. Can anybody else assist with names.

Image and dating information courtesy of Eric Johnson; also thanks to Phil Ransome for the update.

Mine Closure

Mine Closure

How many times did Loftus mine close and then re-open?

18" Mill

18

This is the 18” mill before remodelling in 1956 with Les Smith (the roller)in the centre of the image.

Thanks to Eric Johnson for the loan of the photo and the information.

Inside Tod Point

Inside Tod Point

Tod point signal box Warrenby, with men at work.

(photo courtesy of Eric Johnson)

Residium

Residium

That was the title to this cutting – red hot slag being run off one of the blast furnaces into buckets at Skinningrove Iron and Steel works. The cutting is dated 9th February 1937.