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Loftus Postcard, 3

Another of Frith’s tinted postcards of Loftus with more attractive views of the town.    

Image courtesy of Maureen Hogan.

 

Hummersea Beach

Hummersea Beach

A long walk by Hummersea farm to get to this beach, but well worth it, as we can see frequented by local people. The ruins were the remains of the old alum house associated with Hummersea Alum Mine.

 

Hummersea Beach

The caption says it all – the favourite occupation of all sea-side dwelling children – splodging!

Hummersea, May 2002

Hummersea, May 2002

This photograph shows the bottom of the steps down from Hummersea Farm to the beach. The stone-built structure is thought to have been used as a kiln for the burning of cemenstone – which was obtained from the uppermost levels of the alum shale.

Thanks to John Roberts for the photo. Information re the kiln from ’Steeped in History’ edited by I. Miller.

Hummersea, November 2006

Hummersea, November 2006

This photo shows the new steps in place, down the cliff from Hummersea Farm to the beach, in November 2006.  The old kiln looks the same as in the earlier photo.  Are the steps still there, or have they been damaged by the sea?

Thanks to John Roberts for the photo.

Loftus Bank, June 1972

Loftus Bank, June 1972

This photograph of Loftus Bank was taken by Mike Grange on 3rd June, 1972.

The ridges in the field behind the mill are the site of the Australian Army camp.

(Image courtesy of Carolyn Richards)

Kilton Mill and Bridge

Kilton Mill and Bridge

Lovely old photo of the mill with no sign of the works on the hill, can anyone date this photo? Please
(photo courtesy of Derick Pearson)

Loftus Postcard, 1

A colourful, tinted Frith postcard, showing views of Loftus.   A note on the back of the card says that it was bought in 1968.

Image courtesy of Carolyn Richards.

Loftus Postcard, 2

A similar card to the one above, showing a different set of images of Loftus.

Image courtesy of Carolyn Richards.

Beached Whale

Beached Whale

Yes it really is a beached whale this photo was taken about a month ago.(photo courtesy of Julie Morrison)