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Guisborough 1933

Guisborough 1933

The visit of H.R.H. Prince George, the Duke of Kent in 1933 saw him also visiting Guisborough. This is believed to be a visit to the foundry; here Prince George appears to be inspecting the work of a blacksmith. Bill Danby advises: ”The Royal in the photograph is Prince George, Duke of KENT, the fourth son of George V and not the second, who was Duke of York and future King George VI. The Duke of Kent was visiting Heartbreak Hill, Magra and Charlton’s Ironstone Mine on the 16 Feb 1933, so this image was probably taken the same day. He was killed on the 25th August 1942 when the flying boat he was in with 13 others flew into a hillside in Caithness.  You can just make out “Northern Echo Photograph” bottom right.”
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers; many thanks to Bill for the detail and update.

When Brian met Eileen

When Brian met Eileen

Married at St Leonard’s Loftus. Nivard Ovington tells us: The marriage was in the early part of 1959”.
Image courtesy of Loftus Youth Club and thanks to Nivard for that update.

The Knot Is Tied

The Knot Is Tied

In the church at Liverton, Anthony Laverick and Doreen Worrel made their vows.
Photograph/cutting loaned to us by Loftus Youth Club.

Methodist Marriage

Methodist Marriage

Deepdale Methodist chapel was the venue for this wedding between Thomas Nicholson and Margaret Patton.
Another cutting kindly loaned to us by Loftus Youth Club.

Former Footballer for Middlesbrough

Former Footballer for Middlesbrough

I remember him playing for Middlesbrough do you? Owen Rooks tells us: ”Derek could regularly be seen on the No 65 United bus travelling to and from the Boro..and that was when he was in the first team. Professional footballers earned pretty much the same as a lot of the fans who went to see them in those days…how times have changed!!” Keith Harrison tells us: ”As Derek travelled on the 65 bus he was friendly with my Auntie Minnie Harrison of Lax Street Carlin How who was a United bus conductress based as Loftus.   Derek was kind enough to get all the first team autographs for me in my first autograph album.   Sadly this book is no longer in my possession.” Fred Brown also tells us: ”Similarly, one of his teammates, Derek Stonehouse who played Right Back in the same team, travelled from Lingdale to Borough on the Number 58 bus. As you say, things have changed, but he was certainly a celebrity in our little Service 58 Bubble.”
Photograph once again loaned to us by Loftus Youth Club; thanks go to Owen, Keith and Fred for the updates.

Susan and ?

The lady was well known in Loftus, but I don’t know who she married, do you? Barbara McBurney tells us: ”The lady is my cousin Judith Dobson,  her husband is Kenneth Yates, Judith’s sister is Susan.”
Thanks go to Loftus Youth Club for the loan of the photo and thanks to Barbara McBurney and Brian Espiner for the updates.

Married in Middlesbrough

Married in Middlesbrough

The write up tells us a little about the couple can you tell us more, please?
Photo loaned to us by Loftus youth club.

Do You Remeber Kay?

Do You Remeber Kay?

A young lady often seen in Loftus who I think lived in Coronation Road, when was this wedding do you know?
Loftus youth club loaned us the photo thank you.

Mr and Mrs Neil Garbutt

The wedding photograph of Neil and Margaret Garbutt, married 16th January 1965. The newspaper commentary read: “Happy newly weds, Mr. Neil Garbutt of Brotton, and his bride, Miss Margaret Hicks, of Loftus, after the ceremony at St. Leonard’s Church, Loftus, on Saturday.” Michael Garbutt commented: “This is my Mam and Dad, who recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. They ran the Youth Club for many years, both at the old location at the Odd Fellows Hall, and during its move to its present location at Duncan Place.
I have lots of memories of the old hall, especially playing football in the big room above and loved searching around all the rooms. In one I found the newspaper informing everyone about the breakout of World War II! Still have it somewhere. And who remembers the old black Ambulance that we used to drive around in?”

Image courtesy of Loftus Youth Club and many thanks to Michael Garbutt for the update.

Raymond and Myrtle

Raymond and Myrtle

Another wedding in Loftus, in October 1967, when Raymond Fishlock married Myrtle Walker.
Thanks again to Loftus Youth Club for the photograph.