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A Window Display

A display advertising Skipper – tinned fish products – a part of one of Race’s regular changing window displays. William Race’s shop was listed in Kelly’s Directory in 1913 as ‘Confectioners and Pastry Cooks’; William gave his trade as Grocer and Baker in the Census of 1891. Can you remember Skippers Sardines?

Image courtesy of Mervyn Sherwood Brown (via Dean Gibson).

Race’s Shop Loftus

William Maxwell Race, in the doorway of his shop in the Market Place; the original ‘Race’ between the Camel (in reality Cammell – the name of the next shop in the Market Place) and the Lion. The lion being the Golden Lion which is to the right in this image. Dating the image places it well before 1923 (William’s death) and is probably about 1900. William Maxwell Race was the uncle of Mervyn Sherwood Brown who sent the Archive this series of images.

Image courtesy of Mervyn Sherwood Brown (via Dean Gibson).

Haugh Bridge towards South Loftus

This postcard view of South Loftus from Dam end with the old railway bridge and land free of trees, includes Haugh Bridge, complete with three who children managed to get into the frame! It was produced by J. E. Harrison of High Street Loftus, posted in the 1930s from Loftus to Lealholm.

Image courtesy of Pat Brown.

Hummersea House

Entitled Hummersea House, this image is more recognisable to many as Hummersea Farmhouse. Hummersea Farm was originally built for the Manager of the Alum quarries and works, the farm house being built to the right in an ā€™Lā€™ shape layout. The photographer obviously ensure the whole family were in view when he arrived to take this image, all in their best clothes? Perhaps somebody can identify the family?

Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

National Provincial Bank – Loftus

Alas no longer a bank, this building in later years and before it finally closed it was better known as the Natwest. I can remember there being a National Provincial bank, becoming the National Westminster bank and then Natwest. How the interior of the building changed would be apparent to all who used the building in later years.

Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Loftus Frozen Waterfall 1929

Obviously it was a cold winter in 1929! This postcard view give a dramatic view of the intensity of the cold weather, the waterfall appears as a solid wall of ice. Brrrr.

Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Lumley Street Loftus

Another early view of Loftus; the are of Loftus known to many of the older generation as ‘The Brickyard’; being close to the original brick production yard near the Mars Inn (originally Mars Farmhouse). The style of dress of the young lads lounging against the window of number 1, give and idea of the date.

Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Cliff Crescent Loftus

An early view of Cliff Crescent, Loftus; this view of the Crescent will be familiar to all who travel through Loftus after ascending Loftus bank. The pony and trap on the incorrect side of the road gives an idea of how light the traffic flow would be at the time this postcard view was taken.is a good start. Such an activity today, discounting the vehicles kerbside parked would be a recipe for disaster.

Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Zetland Road Loftus

Taken from a George Skilbeck postcard view of Zetland Road, giving an excellent view of both Arrowsmiths memorials on display and the windows of Knaggs shop in the premises in the present day occupied by the Opticians. Can anybody assist with a date for this image?

Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Culverting Arlington Street

 

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Arlington Street, Loftus. After the building of the Arlington estate in the 1960s It was decided to Culvert the beck and widen the road. Can anyone tell us the approximate date of this image.
Image courtesy of Mrs Sakelaropoulos.