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At Micklow Cottages

Margaret Bowden (nee Willis) and her son Ted, are on the left. Margaret was a midwife. Mary Stainthorpe Hogan (nee Cooke) is in the doorway with her nephew, Peter Kitchener. The photo was taken at Micklow Cottages about 1951.

Image courtesy of Keith Bowers.

 

Snow – Micklow Lane

Snow – Micklow Lane

Heavy snow on Micklow Lane, featuring Scott and Guy Breckon with friend (see note below), in the late 1980’s. Pictured opposite the site of old windmill (in Joe Wilkinson’s field)

What’s the boy in the bottom right corner playing at?

(Image and information courtesy of Mrs. Breckon)

Stop Me And Buy One

Stop Me And Buy One

Mr Lol Trillo selling his home-made  ice cream in Tees Street East Loftus, we believe the date to be 1947; Mrs Linton is buying the ice cream for her son David. Cones (or cornets as they were known then) cost 2d for a small cone and 6d for a large cone. This was of course in the days long before decimalisation.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Foulsyke

Foulsyke

A lovely copy of a postcard in the Bruce series, this time what we used to call First Foulsyke, dated 1904.

(photo courtesy of Mrs Pauline Ovington)

Foulsyke

Foulsyke

The outward appearance of these houses haven’t changed much over the years, we always new it as Second Foulsyke, but most now call it Far Foulsyke, but a rose by any other name.

A copy of a postcard from the Bruce series.

(photo courtesy of Mrs Pauline Ovington)

St Hilda’s Place, Loftus

The posers are out in force again,  the photograph (from a Bruce postcard view) shows Arlington Street and the entrance to St Hilda’s Place, these must be some of the older houses of Loftus.

Foulskye

A pleasant aerial view of Foulsyke, possibly in early spring, dating from the 1980s?

Image courtesy of Cody McKay.

Arthur Fields – Loftus

Arthur Fields – Loftus

Four or five cottages made up this row of fine freestone buildings with red clay pantile roofs. They were set in the fields, going through Loftus to Foulsyke. Just past the houses there is a small gate that leads via a public footpath to the cliff road. Over one field and then Arthur Fields came into view. If my memory serves me rightly there was a windmill in the field near these cottages, long since demolished (both the windmill and the cottages). This collection of cottages sadly no longer with us, were similar to those of Micklow Cottages were developed to house the alum workers of Hummersea and Boulby.

Street Houses – Primitive Methodist Chapel

Street Houses – Primitive Methodist Chapel

Built in 1872 the Primitive Methodist Chapel at Street Houses, the former chapel now forms part of the farm buildings of Street Houses Farm. The stables beside the chapel experienced the Zepplin raid of 1916. Considerable burning took place, which is still evident in the rafters of the stables. The chapel (now in the process of repair by Tony Garbutt) survived to this day, despite being ”modified” for use as a barn by previous farm owners.

Streethouses

Street Houses

The children had must have been told the photographer was coming and are eagerly waiting for their photo to be taken. Streethouses was once a thriving community, large enough to warrant this primitive Methodist Chapel, which was opened in 1872. The cottages of Streethouses to the left of this image (stood on a slight angle at the junction of the track from Easington and the Boulby road) have long since been demolished along with Arthur Fields, Micklow Cottages and Rockcliffe Cottages. Street Houses, Primitive Methodist Chapel (AD 1872) and thePrimitive Methodist Chapel at Arlington Street Loftus (AD 1870) are unusual, they are both aligned north/south instead of east/west as other christian churches are. This may be peculier to Primitive Methodists (or a faulty compass). Eric Johnson tell us: ”I was baptised at Arlington Street and I don’t know the answer.”

Iain Warnes was born at Upton and christened in this chapel in 1939, his grandfather Walter Warnes, had a small farm at Upton. His great uncle Aaron Rolling had a smallholding at Hummersea next to Tommy Hart.

Supplementary information supplied by descendants of Tommy Hart.