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Last Train Thro Staithes from Scarbro

Last Train Thro Staithes from Scarbro

A misleading caption to this photograph, The train in fact is leaving the viaduct from the direction of Loftus. Boulby cliff is prominent in the background. The last Train from scarborough ran in May 1958.
Photograph courtesy of Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers.

Showing the foundry's range

Showing the foundry's range

The moulder shows foundry products, he is holding a fire grate; on the left is a manhole grating. A substantional castings contract was made for the construction of Scaling Dam in the 1950s. But the days of the small iron casting foundry were nearly over. it is now used by a firm making wrought iron ornamental railings etc.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.

Moulder at Work

Moulder at Work

Preparing a mould, in sand, the top half of the moulding block is on the left ready to be clamped to the completed casting. Observing behind the moulder is Robin Wilson.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.

Loftus Foundry on Tour

Loftus Foundry on Tour

An exhibition of Zetland Foundry was held at Whitby sometime in the 1950s. A selection of foundry products were on display; manager Oliver Wilson on the left. Moulders name is unknown, help is required.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.

Do you remember Mick the dog?

Do you remember Mick the dog?

The foundry workers pose with a selection of pipes and troughs for the new Skinningrove Furnace.
Left to Right: Ted Kilvington(seated), ? Dickson (beret), Donald Goldstraw, Gordon Leeks, Isaac (Rusty )Jackson. Kelly ?, Mr Oliver Wilson Manager, Pinkie White with Mick the dog, Alan (Charlie) Thompson, Alan Starsmore, John Shaw, Syd Cockburn, George Barry, Ron Leist (seated on pipe). most of the names from an article in Loftus Town Crier by Mary Shaw (Bielby). Can you help fill in the blanks.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson and thanks to B Jenkins for the update about Micky.

Clean Up Time

Clean Up Time

“Fettling” the first trough cast for Skinningrove new furnace. Left to right: Lionel, Alan, “Rusty”, Syd and Donald.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.

The First Casts

The First Casts

On the casting floor –¬†preparing moulds for casting –¬†Beamish Museum expressed an interest in the venerable hand operated overhead crane in this photograph.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.

Ready for Action

Ready for Action

The canopy and charging platform are ready for use.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.

Does it look straight to you?

Does it look straight to you?

The furnace charging platform is placed around the furnace. With foundry employees and guest onlookers.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.

Left a bit, right a bit

Left a bit, right a bit

The charging platform is hoisted into position.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.