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Entrance To The Old Rectory

Entrance To The Old Rectory

Is he checking his map? Is he lost? Perhaps you can tell us where this is? And as Stacey now tells us: ”That’s the back drive (the original one) up to Linden House (the old rectory).”

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakaropolous and thanks to Stacey for the identification of the location.

Dam Street

Dam Street

This view of Dam street, Before the beck was channelled, And still prone to flooding at the present day,
It Shows the old Loftus Police Station, in the centre of the photo. in 1891, the Police Inspector was Thomas Allen,
and George E Nawton, was a Constable, who boarded at the Station

Arlington Street – Loftus

Arlington Street - Loftus

A Salmon Series tinted postcard view of Arlington Street; with the Chapel and bystanders standing in the road. The congregation of the Arlington Primitive Methodist chapel were joined by members of the congregation of the Newton memorial chapel after it was destroyed. It was jokingly said ”it took Hitler to unite the Chapels”.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers, also Maurice Grayson; with information courtesy of Jean Wiggins.

Where Is It?

Where Is It?

Well here I am once again asking for help, do you know this terrace of houses and where they are? Could it be East Crescent?

David Richardson tells us: ”These are the houses at the end of East Crescent, the structure on the hillside behind them is a Nursery.”

Image courtesy of Eileen Hicks and many thanks to David Richardson for the update.

Muddy Road

Muddy Road

The road that leads to South Loftus looks a muddy mess but of course they wouldn’t have been tarmaced when this photo was taken.

Tina Johnson tells us: ”This was the beck that ran over the road into Espiner’s Wood and the mud was caused by traffic going through the water; the bridge was for people to cross over the beck”.
(photo courtesy of Eileen Hicks)

Different View

Different View

Yes Loftus from an unusual place, a Skilbeck postcard view over the field now occupied by the Cromwell Avenue estate, you can see the Town Hall and the church in the background.
Image courtesy of Mrs Waton.

Lovely View

Lovely View

Looking over to Upton Cottages and Street house Farm, in the background the Church and village of Easington is clearly visible. Interestingly enough the area in the foreground is where the Saxon Princess excavations were conducted. Thanks again to Eric Johnson for the loan of the photo and the updates.

A Different View

Another lovely aerial view showing a different part of Loftus, any places you recognise?
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah and Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum.

Micklow Cottages – Loftus

Micklow Cottages were at the triangle junction of Micklow Lane and the the road to Street Houses from Skiningrove. Demolished in the 1960s and originally known as Micklehow Cottages they were one of the four collections of cottages originally developed for the alum workers of Hummersea and Boulby.

Image and information courtesy of Eric Johnson.

A Cooke Family Group in 1945

This photograph of a family gathering at Micklow Cottages was taken in 1945.

Along the back, from the left are:  Mary S. Hogan (Cooke), Issac Smith Newton he was the street cleaner and rat catcher for Loftus, Ruth Kitchener (Cooke), Lilian Wilkie (Cooke), Edith Baker (Cooke), Robert Cooke, George Kitchener, John (Jack) W. Cooke holding the little boy who is possibly Gordon Cooke and William Hogan ( b. 1870).

Standing in front of them are: ??, Winifred Cooke (Crow), Hannah M. Cooke (Newton), Frederick Baker and Hannah M. Kitchener.

The two children in the front are: Elizabeth E. Wilkie and Peter Kitchener.

Image and information courtesy of Keith Bowers.