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Liverton Church

Liverton Church

St. Michael’s Church, Liverton.  A delightful church in equally delightful surroundings.  From the book of  views of Loftus.

Liverton Church Choir

Liverton Church Choir

This photograph of the choir of St. Michael’s Church, Liverton, was taken in about 1966.

At the back:  Margaret Maudsley, June Lees, Susan Whitwell and Christine Wallace.

In front:  David Lees, Janet Codling, Audrey Wallace, Jean Wallace and Douglas Lees.

Thanks to Mrs. Janet Wilson for the photograph and information.

Inside Liverton Church

Inside Liverton Church

Some of the carved pillars inside the church, anyone know when this church was built?

 

Liverton Church

Liverton Church

Inside the church at Liverton; a small but beautiful church.  Are they oil lamps hanging there? These are also triple Norman Arches – very similar to Lastingham church – near to Hutton le hole.

Liverton Mines Chapel

Liverton Mines Chapel

The image was donated by Iris Knight (nee George) Her father was lay preacher at the chapel and just for good measure, he must at the time been the tallest man in the village at 6 feet 4 inches tall as Iris recalls. Sheila Alderson tells us: ”I remember the Sunday School at the back, we went through the door on the right hand side. Before I left England my name was written on the outside window ledge across from the ’Hollywell’ (Sheila and Paul); I wonder if its still there….lovely memories of my childhood ….”

Image courtesy of Iris Knight (nee George) via Ray Brown, also thanks to Sheila for the update.

Liverton Church Interior

Liverton Church Interior

A colour-tinted photograph of the inside of Liverton Church.

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris.

Liverton.

Liverton.

Somewhere different I don’t think we have another photo of Liverton or of these cottages which I always knew as Petch’s Cottages am I right? As Jill Gale tells us: ” This is at the corner of Moorsholm lane with main road. Village hall to far right of picture.” Bill Watkinson tells us: ”I and my family lived in the last one next to Moorsholm Lane from 1968 when we bought it for £2500 and they were known as 4 Petches Row then. My Mum and Dad sold up I about 1984 when a motorcyclist was killed in the side garden. The second house in the row was lived in by Mrs Harrison and young Jim her son who worked at the Shrubberies. The house behind the village hall was lived in by a lady with Parkinson’s disease where I used to go to get our Sunday chicken.”
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection and thanks to Jill Gale and Bill Watkinson for the updates.

Liverton Mines

Liverton Mines

But not as we know it today, no council houses although they have swept quite a lot of rubbish up to be collected.
(photo courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum)

Liverton Mines

Liverton Mines, but not as we know it today, what date would you put on this photograph. Ray Brown tells us: ”The area the children are playing on will now form part of the row of houses known as Liverton Road and by the style of the Liverton Road Houses I would suspect these were built in the 1930s – so my guess is circa 1910-20s? Google Earth says the Houses facing are called St.George’s Terrace – not quite sure on that one, I can say that the end one was once occupied by Sister Grace Parks – a staunch Methodist.”

Image courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and thanks to Ray Brown for that update.

Liverton Mill

Liverton Mill

The photo of Liverton Mill on this card was taken by T.C. Booth of Loftus. The mill is in the valley of Liverton Beck, beside the lane from Liverton to Moorsholm.

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris.