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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.

A Loftus View

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.

New Blinds

New Blinds

A view of W. E. Greer’s photographic studio after the addition of the veranda blinds. How smart the premises look.
Image courtesy of Mrs Sakaropoulus.

East Loftus with Pad ‘N’ Can

East Loftus with Pad 'N' Can

East Loftus Pad ’n’ Can or lodging house taken down in the early 1940’s, 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

Haugh Bridge and Water Lane

Another early view of Haugh Bridge. Note how the water spreads across South Loftus Road. Definitely somewhere to avoid in heavy rain.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & 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 Loftus

Newton Memorial Chapel Loftus

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?”
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers, with many thanks to Norman for that update.

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.

Arlington Street

Arlington Street

This J. Salmon postcard view of the High Street and Arlington Street, Loftus; is unused and so possibly dates form the early part of the 20th century. We would welcome defining detail.
Image courtesy of Jean Hall.

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