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Loftus Town Hall

A further postcard image of the Town Hall, a welcoming sight to all travellers through Loftus. The Town Hall was built by Lord Zetland in 1879, replacing on the same site the Parish Church School built by Zachary Moore (formerly Lord of the Manor before Lord Zetland) in 1746.

Image courtesy of Joan Jemson.

Loftus Co op Staff

Co-op male staff photographed in front of Trillo’s ice cream parlour; with ‘Lol’ Trillo in the doorway.
Back row: Ron Darby, Harry Waite (Manager),  Jack ? (storeman).
Front row: ? Smith, Harry Hall, John Conn.
Can we have assistance with names for the gentlemen and a possible date?

Church in the Trees

Church in the Trees

An unusual view of St Leonard’s church, this postcard image views the church through the trees. It gives a different perspective to the building.

St Leonard’s Church

St Leonard's Church

Another wonderful hand-tinted postcard view of the parish church for Loftus. Dating from about 1900 it is a wonderful view and well worth repeating on site.

Enjoying the Sunshine at Trillos

Loftus Co-op staff, pose outside Trillo’s ice cream shop. Back row: Ron Danby, Harry Waite (Manager), Jack ? (storeman).
Middle Row: ? Cummings, Joan Hall, ??, Jean Harrison.
Front row: ??, ? Smith (?), Harry Hall, John Conn.
Again we would welcome assistance with names, can you help?

An Old Postcard View of St Leonard’s

An Old Postcard View of St Leonard's

This Auty Series postcard dates from the early 1900s, in those days postcards being the primary means of communicating ensured a constant demand for images of people’s familiar home town views. This in the days before emails, texting or Twitter, how much quieter life must have been.

Loftus Methodist Chapels

Loftus Methodist Chapels

This postcard view of the two chapels that stood in Arlington Street. In their time two excellent buildings, now sadly the one remaining chapel is merely an empty building.

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakelaropoulos.

The Second Window

The Second Window

The other window of the Co-op dressed with Ryvita, I think it would be in the late 1950’s. What do you think?

Co-op window

Co-op window

You don’t see windows dressed like this any more, they took a long time to do and you needed a steady hand. Was it the introduction of Ryvita, can you help us were you working there at this time?

Loftus Dam

Loftus Dam

Now only a memory, The waterfall and upper pond at Loftus dam. Destroyed in the Floods which devastated Gaskell Ghyll and Loftus Mill and Bridge. Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.