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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.

Liverton Gardens (Liverton Mill), Liverton

Liverton Gardens (Liverton Mill), Liverton

This is a well-balanced photograph (probably a picture postcard) of Liverton Gardens, in the valley between Liverton and Moorsholm. It was a market garden, you can see the glass-house middle-left of the image. The house visible in the picture is a semi-detched residence, each ”semi” being a mirror-image of the other. Rodney Begg tells us: ”My wife and her brother were born here in the ’50s and they lived a while here with their Grand-parents before moving to Doddercar cottages.”
Thanks to Rodney for that update.

Liverton Falls

Liverton Falls

I can’t place these falls, can anyone tell us anything about them, please?

J Wilson answers our question with: ”Liverton falls are in what we used to call “Shaws Banks”. They are about 1/4 mile upstream from Liverton mill.Permission to visit them should be sought from the mill owners, as the falls are on their land.My brother and his friends used to climb the falls (during the summer when there was much less water cascading down them.)”

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris and thanks to J Wilson for the update.

Moorsholm Docks

Moorsholm Docks

Steve Kaye and Norman at the docks, with Peter and Sheena Smith. Elaine Boocock tells us: ”I think this picture would be early to mid 1980′s and the horse I believe is Minett, belonging to Peter and Sheena’s daughter Cheryl. I rode her on few occasions.”  Was this the occasion when some wanted the docks removing?

The old  adage rings true you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.

Thanks to John Preston for the missing names and Elaine for the update.

Liverton Mine c.1964

The inevitable onset of “urban decay” sets in after the closure of the mine at Liverton Mines and we can see the beginning of its destruction. The view was taken from the vantage point of the shale heaps.

Image courtesy of Raymond Brown.

Liverton Mine

A view looking down the valley towards Skinningrove, with the works on the skyline at the left. Taken from the shale heaps, with the pylon base clearly visible.
Image courtesy of Raymond Brown, thanks to Danny Plews for the update.

Snow Scene at Liverton Mines

This is a snow scene that rivals the Matterhorn views so beloved of ski holiday advertisements except that these are the shale tips of Liverton Mines!  The strange structure in front of them is the massive foundations for a pylon of the aerial ropeway that caused the huge cone in the background.  I seem to remember a fatality here involving a cycle or a motor cycle which instigated the removal of this well-known landmark?

Image courtesy of Ken Loughran.

Liverton Road

This image shows the road to Liverton Mines and off to the right the road to the station, in the foreground is the foundry. Not a clear photograph, but in the middle of the foundry building the round structure of the cupola for melting the pig iron can be seen. A walk around Loftus and district,  can be seen many cast iron drain covers stamped either ‘Robinson Bros.’ or the later ‘Tinsley’. A unique example of this foundry’s output can be seen in Loftus Old Cemetery, where their specialised cast iron grave markers can be seen; it is well worth a visit.  

Additional information thanks to Eric Johnson.