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Former Chapel on West Road

A view of the J. P. Brown’s garage on West Road, Loftus; many years later to be Charlie Stokoe’s garage. Originally the Bible Christian Chapel from the 1890’s into the 20th century.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Deepdale Woods Loftus

Deepdale Woods Loftus

Bearing the Loftus Council Crest this delightful view of two young ladies presumably in their best outfits on a walk. They would cause quite a stir if seen today!
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

West Road Loftus 1904

A Bruce postcard view of West Road, Loftus post marked 1904; prior to the building on the south side by George Hebditch, note the still un-metaled road and the casual attitude to possible traffic by the onlookers. No. 26 West Road is the fourth house down in the second block of houses on the right hand side of this image; next door to the present day dentist’s at no. 27.
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood & Keith Bowers.

Bank Top Chapel

Bank Top Chapel

Primitive Methodist Chapel and School, At Mill Bank Top
Loftus. This Fine Building had a short life it was Destroyed in a Landslip in courtesy of Pat Bennison

Loftus Foundry

Loftus Foundry

This image of Loftus Foundry is part of a series taken by Eric Johnson around the area. We will be displaying more as time passes, showing the changes in the area.

Image courtesy of Eric Johnson

Zetland Foundry

Zetland Foundry

Zetland Foundry, Loftus; initially owned by Robinson Brothers, then Tinsley & Sons and now used by Brough & Horner (proprietor Steve Whitlock). Still connected with iron working, this image taken about 20 years ago, over looking the allotment, the owner had a fine crop of potatoes that year.
Image Eric Johnson.

Loftus – an aerial view

Loftus - an aerial view

An aerial view of Loftus taken as part of the works to rectify the slippage on Loftus bank,

Image courtesy of Keith Ferry

Date and Time

Date and Time

Do you remember Mr Grier the photographer on Arlington Street? Well by signing this he has kindly given us the date and even the time this photo. John Grier Thompson tells us: ”I remember Mr Grier – he was my grandad! My mum ran the Arlington Studio with him where they specialised in weddings. I have many examples of his work at home, and have also inherited the enthusiasm for photography.”

Image courtesy of  Wendy Stokoe and many thanks to John for that update.



Yes Stokoe’s garage as it used to be many years ago.
Photograph kindly loaned to us by Wendy Stokoe

Loftus from the Air c.1935

An Aerofilms series postcard view of what was then Loftus Senior School (later Loftus Junior School and presently unused) as well as West Road and beyond. Note the allotment gardens where Coronation Park is now, as well as the absence of any housing on what is now Coronation Road.

Image courtesy of Joyce Hore and the Mining Museum

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