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Loftus Young Farmers

Loftus Young Farmers

Loftus Young Farmers in 1950 from a photograph by W.E. Shaw, 10 North Road Loftus (Tel. Loftus 190).
Back row (left to right): ??, Alan Wood, George Bosomworth, John Proud, John Wood, ??.
Middle row: Barbara Elsegood, Mavis Dawson, Frank Gibson, Walker (twin), Les Brittan, Walker (twin), ??, Joan Bradbury, ??, Dick Miller.
Seated: Ann Edwards, Mrs Gibson, Bill Richardson, Winnie Hutchinson, Guy Stevenson, Tom Tom Robinson, Tom Gibson, Joe Allanson.
Front: Adriane Elsegood, John Turnbull, ? Turnbull, Elizabeth Bradbury.
Image and majority of names courtesy of Mavis Stevenson, thanks to Rita Beckham for the update.

Hay time

Hay time

Hay time at Deepdale farm, North Terrace; in 1950’s.
Sitting on the trailer (left to right): John Dale,  William Bede Nicholson, Richard Jackson (senior),  Frank Dale.

Image courtesy of Eileen Found, and many thanks to Chris Condell for the update.

More Land Army Girls

More Land Army Girls

Betty right Alice centre and me on the left, love Rita was the message on this photo once again loaned by Eric Johnson.

Dad This Is Me On The Right

Dad This Is Me On The Right

This is what was writen on the back of the hoto loaned to us by Eric Johnson, so Rita Boal is on the right. Did you know Rita was she part of your family?
Image courtesy of Eric Johnson

A Very Happy Farmer

A Very Happy Farmer

Despite the hard physical work of the women’s land army there was still time for fun. Many of the girls were from the upper and middle classes, the freedom they found in the land army was an eye opener being from sheltered backgrounds. Everyone of the women asked today said it was the best time of their lives. Despite their contribution to winning the war they were never awarded any medals; until just recently the survivors received a BADGE. Sadly Rita (Rachel) Boal pictured here with the farmer and some of her friends, had like many of her service friends passed away before this belated award.

Image and information courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Hummersea Farm

Hummersea Farm

The photo caption says ’Farm near Boulby Cliff’ – it is confirmed as Hummersea Farm, but is  there anything else significant?

Anne Cammidge tells us: ”The photo shows the old cow bier buildings of Hummersea Farm. The building to the right was where the grain was kept and the flour grinder. The main farmhouse is set in the hill behind the trees. My mother Annie Hart was born and brought up here with sisters, Elsie, Ada, Mary,Hilda and brother Tommy Hart who eventually bought the farm from Lord Zetland. Uncle Tommy retired in the mid 80’s when he moved to Easington.”

Holly Enticknap has the following memories: ”We converted the cow bier into our home, and called it The Barns. I’ll always remember there was a bottle stuck to the wall in the cow bier, about 20feet up! We never did figure out why it was there as there was no way to reach that hight without ladders?”.

Thanks to Anne and Holly for the updates.

The Farmyard at Boulby Barns

The Farmyard at Boulby Barns

John Thurlow feeding the chickens in the yard at Boulby Barns.

(Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson)

Haytime at Boulby Barns

Haytime at Boulby Barns

John Thurlow is sitting on the barrow while one of the younger men is forking the hay off the cart to build the stack.

(Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson)

With Laddie and Bob

Mr. Roberts and his horses, Laddie and Bob, are pictured in their field up behind Loftus shale tip. Their stable was behind the Empire, as were the garages and Ebbs’ coalyard.

Image and information courtesy of John Roberts.

Adopted Foal

Adopted Foal

This is with reference to America Jack Welford. The loss of his mare Ginger and saving the foal by adoption. Saving grace was a mare owned by Miss Ruth Kitching called Biscay Bay.

(information and photo from derick Pearson)

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