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Group of ladies in costumes

Group of ladies in costumes

Perhaps for a fete or a special event. All the outfits appear to reperesent supporters of the Allies in the First World War:

Back row: ??, Australia, ??, Britannia, Canadian?, ??, New Zealand?

Middle row: ??, ??, Wales, Portuguese.

Front row: Japan, Serbia, USA, Italy.
Image courtesy of Michael Garbutt

Man and two children

Man and two children

How proud he looks with presumeably his children on his knee. We are unsure as to whether itis girl and boy or two of either? Can you help?

Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt

House – Slaters Bank?

House

We think this house is located on Slaters Bank, but would welcome a positive identification.

Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt

Two gents and dog sitting on tree

Two gents and dog sitting on tree

ais this a father and son scene or friends out in the wood? In ”pursuit of game?”, maybe. Any assistance in name and placing the image would be welcomed.The

Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt

Young girl in a chair

Young girl in a chair

Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt

Group of four ladies in the trees

Group of four ladies in the trees

Again we have a pastoral theme to our image, but how smart they seem. Much to well dressed for a rural perambulation or even a ramble, despite the basket of vegetation so firmly grasped by one of the participants. Help with either location or those in the picture would be of assistance.
Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt.

Loftus Mill

Loftus Mill

Photograph taken about 1900, We believe this is Jonathon Hartley the miller of Loftus Mill, (no mistaking him on the image), hence the name “Hartley’s field” for the adjacent pasture land. His Widow owned the Mill in 1905.
Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt

Skinningrove Mine

Skinningrove Mine

An early image of the mine; Deepdale valley has not been filled in with shale at the date of this photograph. The semi circular mine fan housing of possibly the Cooke ventilating fan, can be seen. The building and fan were replaced by a 30 foot diameter Waddel fan.

David Richardson tells us: ”Taken sometime in the 1890′s, both the 1872 and 1874 Cook’s Fan houses are visible with the Compressor House and Boiler Plant Chimney behind them. A little away from those to the right is the Hauler House for the South Drift.                                                                                                        On the hillside to the left of the photo is a large chimney which was the original furnace shaft for ventilating the North drift but was likely only used for a few years before the 1872 Cook’s fan took over.

Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt and many thanks to David for the update.

South Loftus Landscape

South Loftus Landscape

A late Victorian Image looking from South Loftus. In the distance centre can be seen Skinningrove Furnaces, On the far left is the North Loftus Mine with steam rising from the engine. in the middle distance to the right of the Bridge, the field is now part of the Arlington estate. The wooden Bridge over the Railway was rebuilt in concrete.
Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt

Loftus Station Whitby Bound

Loftus Station Whitby Bound

One for the Train spotters, this early view of Loftus Station appears to date from just after the extension of the line to Whitby.
The embankment looks new with little vegetation growth. The Engine looks to be an 0-6-0 Tender Locomotive, the position of the springs on the tender, and Square spectacle windows in the Cab could give a clue to the class of Loco ? Our expert viewers will give us their opinion please.
. The Train on the Middlesbrough bound line is obscured by steam. Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt

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