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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

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 files and 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.

1906 Congregational Picnic 'Tea-Time'

1906 Congregational Picnic 'Tea-Time'

This was the picnic to which the Procession was leading to in 1906. T C Booth (the Congregational Minister) not only participated in the Picnic, he obviously then sold postcard memories of the event.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Feeding Time 1906

Feeding Time 1906

T C Booth’s postcard views of the Picnic bore separate titles. Obviously not all could get on the one picture.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

The 1910 Picnic

The 1910 Picnic

Our postcard image shows another happy band obviously having a good day (and good weather) at the Loftus Congregational picnic.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Remembrance Day, Loftus

Remembrance Day, Loftus

Believed to be part of the ceremonies at the unveiling of the Loftus Cenotaph in 1922. The image shows the British Legion commemorating the fallen of World War I with a decorated float at the end of an extensive parade, possibly on the way to church for the Service of Remembrance.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Laying The Foundations

Laying The Foundations

A further image of the foundation stone laying of the West End Chapel. Another T C Booth postcard of the ill-fated chapel, which in 1927 had to be demolished following the bank top slippage. It was then rebuilt on Deepdale Road.
Image courtesy of Margaret & Michael Garbutt.

Official Opening

Official Opening

The official opening of the ill-fated West End Chapel of Loftus. Well attended, gentlemen not only suited and booted; even top hats can be seen amidst the bowlers and straw boaters. Whilst the ladies are in floral dresses and equally well hatted! The banding in the brickwork of the chapel is of a similar style t0 that of the Congregational church at the end of Westfield Terrace.
Image courtesy of Margaret & Michael Garbutt.