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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).

Were You A Budding Actor?

Were You A Budding Actor?

Help us name these people please.
we know the first person seated on the right is Bertha Bell and next to her is Jean Bosomworth.
Image courtesy of Janet Wilson.

Another Drama

Another Drama

Another drama group to help us name, I think the second seated on the left is Audrey Winspear (nee Magor).
Image courtesy of Janet Wilson.
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