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St Hilda’s Place

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The final house on St Hilda’s Place, which fronted the road which lead to the original Rectory for Loftus; believed to date from the mid 18th century. The track as shown in this image is now a ‘metalled’ road.
Image courtesy of Mrs Sakelaropuolos.

Enjoying the Sunshine at Trillos

Enjoying the Sunshine at Trillos

Loftus Co-op staff, pose outside Trillo’s ice cream shop. Back row: Ron Danby, Harry Waite (manager), Jack ? (storeman).
Middle Row: ? Cummings, Joan Hall, ??, Jean Harrison.
Front row: ??, ? Smith (?), Harry Hall, John Conn.
Again we would welcome assistance with names, can you help?

Loftus Co op Staff

Loftus Co op Staff

Co-op male staff photographed in front of Trillo’s ice cream parlour. With Lol Trillo in the doorway. Can anyone assist with names and a date?
Back row: ??, ??, ??.
Front row: ??, ??, ??.
Can you assist with names for the gentlemen?

The Second Window

The Second Window

The other window of the Co-op dressed with Ryvita, I think it would be in the late 1950’s. What do you think?

Co-op window

Co-op window

You don’t see windows dressed like this any more, they took a long time to do and you needed a steady hand. Was it the introduction of Ryvita, can you help us were you working there at this time?

Loftus Dam in Winter

Loftus Dam in Winter

A delightful view of Loftus Dam BD (before the deluge!) in snow. Quite seasonal for this month!
Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Loftus Coronation Parade

Loftus Coronation Parade

One of several images of the Coronation Parade in 1911. In this view the parade is viewed as it moves up Zetland Road to the Market Place. This view point must have been popular with photographers as we have many scenes of Loftus events from a similar perspective. The Congregational Church can be seen at the crossroads, these celebrations were for the Coronation of King George V in 1911, but we await being corrected?
Image courtesy of Jean Carass.

Library and Hall Grounds 1964

This aerial view of the Library was produced by Skyviews & General Ltd, Leeds; for the North Riding Council. Supplied 14th October 1964, very shortly after the Library was opened.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Loftus Co-operative Stores

The Co-operative Stores at Loftus; with separate departments for Butchers, Clothes, Shoes, Food, Furniture, etc. Later with branches at Staithes, Carlin How, Brotton and Castleton; it later became the East Cleveland Co-operative. with a bank upstairs. The wheelbarrow outside the butchers department containing sheepskins, suggests the Co-op had its own slaughter-house. Maurice Dower tells us: “The butchers did indeed have a slaughter-house. I had a part-time weekend job delivering orders on a Saturday on a conventional butchers bike with the big basket in the front. During a school holiday in 1958 I also helped out in the slaughter-house, not with the slaughter but the clearing up and processing. I wish I could remember all the characters from that time. Harry (?) was the manager, Danny Plews worked there along with a couple more, one of who was an outgoing man from Staithes, Names escape me must be an age thing. The toilets at the back were well inscribed with lewd graffiti of which Tom Cole was a recipient. Tom worked in the drapery dept. Some happy memories of the camaraderie there.” Keith Cook has updated with: ” I think the manager was Harry Waite. I worked in the grocery warehouse from July 1958 to January 1959 and he was manager then.”
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett and many thanks to Maurice Dower and Keith Cook for the updates.

Zetland Road Loftus 1905

Zetland Road Loftus 1905

The south side of Zetland road Loftus, about 1905, complete with assembled participants in this postcard view. A Wm. Richardson & Sons, Loftus, Penny Real Photo Series image.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.
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