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A Playful Group

A Playful Group

Another group having fun outside!

Some of those present are: back row: Janet Atkinson, Shirley Atkinson, Joan Money, Terry Blades, Barry Matson, Thomas Cummings, ??, ??.

Kneeling at front: Carol Goodwill, Marilyn Peggs, Valerie Atkinson, Terry Grey, Dennis Morrison, ??, ??.

Anyone know where this photograph was taken? Whilst help with identification would be appreciated.

Image and names to date courtesy of Joan Jemson.

Horse and Carriage in Carlin How

Horse and Carriage in Carlin How

Outside the Maynard Arms at Carlin How, Mr Thomas William Wood with his carriage. Mr Wood who was also the landlord of the Maynard Arms was well known in the area for inventing the alarm clock. Mr Wood was very involved in the community; Scoutmaster (he met Baden Powell at a rally in Guisborough), founder of a cycling club, Sergeant Major in the Yorkshire Volunteers, member of St Leonard’s church, Loftus and a Councillor for Skinningrove Ward on Loftus Urban Council from 1901-1904 and 1907-1910. Researches have now discovered that Thomas W Wood was at the Maynard Arms from 1886, recorded in the 1891, 1901 and  1911 Census at the Maynard Arms; his death is recorded as being in May 1912, whilst still the licensee at the Maynard Arms.

Communion Congregation

Communion Congregation

A gathering of senior citizens at the community hall (known locally as “The Hut”), East Loftus. Communion was given regularly, attending in this photograph were:

Standing: Mr Jackson, Father John Payne.

Sitting (from left to right): Mr Atkinson, Mrs Edna Bennett, Mrs Money, ??, Mrs Bowers, Mrs Swalwell, ??, Mrs Popplewell, Mrs Atkinson.

Assistance would be appreciated on the un-named people.

Thanks to Andrew Downs and Gillian Brown for updates so far.

Loftus British Legion – Women’s Section

Loftus British Legion - Women's Section

The Women’s Section of Loftus British Legion at a presentation. The assembled party consisted of:

Back row (left to right): 1. ??, 2. Mrs Robinson, 3. Mrs Susanna Baldwin, 4. Miss Evans, 4. Mrs Money.

Front row: 1. ??, 2. Mrs Ivy Grey, 3. Mrs Harrison, 4. Mrs Spearpoint, 5. ??, 6. Mrs Shaw, 7. Mrs Tebble.

Our questions are: where was the presentation and who were the remaining participants?

Thanks to Christine Kitchener and Jean Walker for names to date.

Leaving Party

Leaving Party

Customers and friends gather at Mr. and Mrs. Roberts ’This is Your Life’ leaving party. Pictured (left to right): Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Connelly and Mariessa Robinson, Mrs. Roberts, Sheila Brown, Ernie Stone, Gordon Welford, Myra Watson (back, in the sunglasses), Mary Breckon, Ethel Welford, Marjorie Hodgson with Rachael Burton. Sam Robinson is in the doorway. “Wonderful day, wonderful times, wonderful people”

Thanks to Marjorie Magor for the photo and information, also Michelle Robinson for the names update.

This is Your Life

This is Your Life

Mr. and Mrs. Roberts inside the shop with Mrs. Frost, who is behind the loaf of bread, holding the red book.

Image and information courtesy of Marjorie Magor

Handing Over

Handing Over

Mr and Mrs Roberts retired in 1984. They are pictured here with the new owners, Jim Frost and his wife with their daughter Rebecca. Mr and Mrs Roberts had a special day; ’This is Your Life’ red folder presentation; and wine. Mary Breckon is in the doorway and the new owner’s name has been painted above – ’J.S. Frost & Sons’. Tracy Hayton told us: “My sister use to run the same shop – Vanessa Allinson (nee Barnes )- just before it was pulled down. I can remember Mr Roberts coming round in his blue van and selling stuff out of the back, he always had a smile on his face.”

Image courtesy of John Roberts, thanks to Marjorie Magor and Tracy Hayton for information; also Rebecca Fisher-Smith (nee Frost) for the correction.