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Loftus War Memorial Dedication

Loftus War Memorial Dedication

At 2pm on 11th November, 1922, (one year after the end of registration of deaths due to the War or its effects), the Memorial at Loftus was formally consecrated. Built by Mr. C. Hebditch the Celtic Cross, to a design by B J Wormleighton;made of Cornish granite, stands on a site in the High Street donated by Lord Zetland.  Mrs. G. Locker (who lost two sons in the conflict) and Mr. W. Hoggarth D.C.M. performed the unveiling of the monument that commemorates the dead of the First World War.  The total cost of £815 was raised by donations and collections.  Sir Hugh Bell was guest speaker, the service was conducted by ministers of all religions, each taking a part of the service.

The guard of honour and firing party was provided by 4th Battalion, Queen Alexander’s Own, the Yorkshire Regiment, also known as the Green Howards. The local Battalion of the local Regiment had recruited so many of the men whose names were inscribed on the bronze tablets at the base of the Celtic Cross.

In the background can be seen Oliver’s buildings – a house and a coachhouse, a butcher’s shop and three cottages – which were owned by the Catholic Church and later demolished.

Image courtesy of Eileen Hicks and many thanks to Stuart Cole for information regarding the guard of honour and firing party.

 

Mr and Mrs Hyde

Mr and Mrs Hyde

A very cold snowy day in February 1956 when Eileen Money married Bill Hyde, also in the photo, Biddy Webster, best man, Betty Yeoman, brides cousin, Fred Robins, groomsman and Joan Money brides sister.

Image courtesy of Eileen Hyde

The Dickinson Wedding

The Dickinson Wedding

After the main event time for the official photographs; our main group is: Edgar Snowdon, Gina Snowdon, Andrew Dickinson, Paula Dickinson (nee Snowdon), Gerry Dickinson, Margaret Dickinson.

A 1959 Wedding

A 1959 Wedding

Dating from 1959, this lovely image of the Yeates wedding with the returning bridal party. Can we have assistance with naming all of the party? Perhaps you were there and have happy memories of the event?

The Grey Christening

The Grey Christening

A lovely image of the Grey family christening at St Joseph’s Church.

Unveiling the Memorial at Guisborough

Unveiling the Memorial at Guisborough

This is believed to be a view of part of the unveiling of the War Memorial at Guisborough, 20th May 1925. Taken from a postcard view by J. G. Maddison, The Studio, Guisborough,
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

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.

Wayzgoose Goathland 1906

A ”Wayzgoose” is described as: an entertainment given by a master printer to his workmen each year. The Wayzgoose was the annual outing of the Whitby Gazette printers to various villages and locations within the Whitby district. This is the staff of the Whitby Gazette at Goathland 16th June 1906, from a postcard.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Skinningrove War Memorial

Skinningrove War Memorial

The Service of Dedication for the Memorial included a volley of riffle fire, which this images shows. Chris Colbeck advises us: ”I have same picture postcard which came from father Mr Edgar Colbeck, who was apprenticed at Wm Arrowsmith Monumental Masons from 1928. The text on the back of the card states: Skinningrove War Memorial; In Cornish Rustic Granite. Transported, erected by Wm Arrowsmith. 15′ 0″ X 9′ 6″ X 6′ 6″ overall. Total Cost  £190.”
Image courtesy of ECIA file & Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum; many thanks to Chris Colbeck for that update.

Sunday School Picnic Procession 1906

Sunday School Picnic Procession 1906

This T C Booth postcard shows the procession prior to the 1906 Congregational Picnic.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

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