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Culverting Arlington Street



Arlington Street, Loftus. After the building of the Arlington estate in the 1960s It was decided to Culvert the beck and widen the road. Can anyone tell us the approximate date of this image.
Image courtesy of Mrs Sakelaropoulos.

Loftus Methodist Chapels

Loftus Methodist Chapels

This postcard view of the two chapels that stood in Arlington Street. In their time two excellent buildings, now sadly the one remaining chapel is merely an empty building.

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakelaropoulos.

Loftus Springhead Terrace

Springhead Terrace in this photograph shows the two distinct building phases of the row; the top houses are stone built and the lower dwellings of white fire brick.

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakelaropoulos; also Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers.

New Blinds

A view of William E. Greer’s photographic studio on Arlington Street after the addition of the veranda blinds. How smart the premises look. The building today no longer sports such attractive features; with today’s trafic levels it would soon be more than ‘shop soiled’!

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakaropoulus.

A Loftus View

An aerial view of Loftus, one of a series taken by Mr Sakaropoulus in the 1970s. This image shows East Crescent, the Arlington estate and on westwards towards the Market Place. How green and verdant the area looks, ‘garden city’ like?

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakaropoulus.

East Loftus with Pad ‘N’ Can

East Loftus Pad ’n’ Can or lodging house was taken down in the early 1940’s, being replaced by Esk Terrace. In the 1911 Census the boarding house was managed by Harry Bowers and there were 18 residents, these included bricklayers, hawkers, labourers and miners. A full house!

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakaropoulus, additional information courtesy of Keith Bowers.

Haugh Bridge and Water Lane

Another early view of Haugh Bridge; with the junction of Water Lane and the South Loftus road. Obviously a partially ‘made-up’ road system. Note how the water spreads across South Loftus Road; definitely somewhere to avoid in heavy rain. This is equally true in more recent times!

Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers.

Arlington Street in Snow

A good clearance has been made of the pavement, it positively shines. Obviously road traffic was not as heavy, judging by the pony and cart on the opposite side of the road; as well as the people standing in the road way.

Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Newton Memorial Chapel

A wonderful hand tinted postcard view of the chapel – bombed on 15th March 1941 and now replaced by two bungalows – the remains of the graveyard which surrounded the chapel can still be seen today. Norman Patton tells us: ”Robert Newton,  to who’s memory this chapel is dedicated,  was born and lived at Home Farm in Roxby which is where my wife, Margaret, lived with her mum and her sister when I met them in the early 1960s.  Hazel McLaren,  Margaret’s  mum,  had married  Joss Welford , a tenant farmer,  some 7 years after losing her husband,  Hugh,  in the final week of World War II. On a separate matter,   I would like to know  if there is a record of Baptisms,  Marriages and burials kept locally for the chapel?” Nivard Ovington advised: “The records for Newton Memorial Methodist Chapel, Lofthouse are available from FamilySearch; Marriages 1902-1940; Monumental Inscriptions 1830-1910.”

Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers, with many thanks to Norman Patton and Nivard Ovington for the updates.

Tyne House 1906

That is what it says on the back of this photograph and Tyne House was at East Loftus; with the shop of Mr C Jones next to it. No I do not remember it, as it is dated 1906 and I am not quite that old. But after visiting today I think the shop is number 1 Tyne Street. Keith Bowers brought us an identical image in black & white which he believed to be from the 1890s. We realised that the two were identical, although the image on site was slightly better in condition.

Image courtesy of Mrs Pauline Ovington, but many thanks to Keith Bowers for the alternative image.