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Silver Star Dance Band

Do you remember dancing the night away to the Silver Star Dance band? Ann Robinson advises: ” They lived in Skelton and played at local dance halls all over East Cleveland and were resident band at The Royal Hotel in Whitby. They were all one family (The Robinson’s); Syd (father) played accordion, Ida (mother) played piano, Joan (daughter) played drums, Ken (son) played trumpet and Lew (son) played saxophone and clarinet. “

Image and information courtesy of Ann Robinson (Lew’s wife).

Moorsholm Cricket Club Winners in 1914

Pictured having won the Cleveland Minor Cricket League in 1914, Moorsholm Cricket Club. Back row: Jordan Jackson, Richard Stevenson, Harry Johnson, William Wren, Tom Shaw, Will Hodgson, Tom Clark, Harry Armstrong, Robert Holliday, George Dove. Middle row: Jimmy Brown, Page Ward, Albion Smith, Arthur Barker, William Catron, Jack Popplewell, Jack Hodgson. Front row: Mr. Greenwood, ??.

This image (from a postcard) came to the Archive without names, following enquiries and directing to Keith Harding there was success!! We will probably featuring further images of Moorsholm Cricket Club following a kind invitation. Can anybody assist with the missing name?

Image courtesy of Geoff Kitching and thanks to Keith Harding (Moorsholm Cricket Club) for the names.

Skinningrove Lads and Russell Cup 1938

This photograph of Skinningrove lads came in an envelope entitled “Russell Cup 1938”, it is known that the Russell Cup was always played at Loftus Cricket Club, the Archive would welcome assistance in identifying all in the picture, as well as a location and reasons.

Back row ??, ??, Bob Simpson

Middle row Jack Simmons, Herbert Saunby, Dick Webster

Front row, Joe Scott, Billy Andrew, ??.

Image and names to date courtesy of Colin Hart (and Phil Saunby).

Loftus Cricket Club 1890

This image of Loftus Cricket team from 1890 came to the Archive from two sources and they are proudly shown possibly at Loftus Cricket Club. However there may be some confusion about names, so welcome any comments.

Back row: Arthur G. Andrew (Scorer), George Skillbeck (Umpire), Frederick H. Nutt, Robert Dyson–Nutt (Wicket keeper), Kirby Toase (Gas works Engineer lived in Duncan Place), R. W. Andrew, R. W. Dixon (Captain for 21 years).

Front row: J. Nicholls (Stonemason), Edward (Ted) J. Rowland (Vice Captain), James M. Slater (Chemist of Zetland Terrace), J. Wake, W. Wilkinson (Grocer of North Road), John Colley (Landlord of the Station Hotel).

Chris Colbeck tells us: “My father Edgar Colbeck played for Loftus Cricket Club before World War II and his mother married Archie Toase; Archie also played for Loftus and is referred to in the newspaper cutting you have in the Archive. I have recently found among photographs and family tree stuff, a photograph which I want to share with you and any other people doing family tree searches for Loftus people. Archie Toase’s father, Kirby Toase who lived in Duncan Place also played for the Loftus team.”

Images and names courtesy of Chris Colbeck and Terry Shaw.

Cubs and Scouts of Sandsend – 1929

Pictured at Sandsend with the railway viaduct in the background; the Cubs and Scouts of Sandsend had assembled.
Back row (left to right): D. MacLean, R. Sleightholme, John Young, G. Crosby, H. Crosby, H. Foster, W. Mead, T. Waller, W. Stamp, C. Thomas.
Middle row: J. Robson (Cub Master), Dr. Tinley (District Commissioner), T. Walker (Scout Master), W. Braithwaite (Assistant Scout Master).
Front row: F. Stonehouse, S. Sparks, B. Waller, T. Pybus, Reg. Carass .
Image courtesy of John G Hannah (originally from Whitby Gazette “Down Memory Lane” 1980).

‘Liberation’ April 1952

Loftus & District Arts Club (Drama Section) produced ‘Liberation’, this image is from a photograph by Wm. Eglon Shaw (his studio was on North Road, Loftus). In this scene we have standing: Margaret Wood, William Shaw, Irene Fowle. Seated: Margaret Duffy.
Image and names courtesy of Helen Cook (nee Fowle).

‘The Holly and the Ivy’ December 1953

 

For Christmas 1953, Loftus & District Arts Club (Drama Section) produced ‘The Holly and the Ivy’, we been supplied with most of the names, can anybody fill in the blanks?
Vera Evans, Irene Fowle, Albert Allan (seated), Charlie Jefferson, Myra Dowson, ??, Nick ?.
Image and names courtesy of Helen Cook (nee Fowle).

‘A Play for Ronnie’

Loftus & District Arts Club (Drama Section) production of ‘A Play for Ronnie’; producer M. Goldsborough, are shown on stage. Back row: Muriel Hollis, Lewis Snowdon, Margaret Duffy, Albert Allan, Marion Lindsey.
Front row: Margaret Wood, Derick Richards, Irene Fowle, Maurice Trembath.
Image and names courtesy of Helen Cook (nee Fowle).

Loftus Parish Church Choir

St Leonard’s boys choir believed to date from 1934, assembled at the church door.
Back row: A Pearson, J Temple, R Knight, P Johnson, V Trattles, F Fowle, R Westhorp, C Moss, Rev J A Davies.
Middle row: N Nellist, D Fowle, G Fowle, C Tate, A Kirby, G W Lightfoot, P Knight.
Front row: D Hawkins, K Westhorp, C Gibson, J Kirby.
Image and names courtesy of Helen Cook (nee Fowle).

Loftus Youth Club 1949

Dating from October 1949 our image shows members of the Youth Club gathered in the sunshine and the majority have been identified.

Back row: Tom Andrew, Abel Roberts, Brian Yarker, Irene Fowle, Gordon Fowle.
Front row: Eric Yarker, Margaret Drew, Bunty Hindmarsh, Margaret Wood, ??, Margaret Peel, Geoff Ditchburn.
Can anybody assist with the missing name or perhaps the name of the face in the window, or even the occasion?
Image and names to date courtesy of Helen Cook (nee Fowle).