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Beached Whale

Beached Whale

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

Oops – Accident on Loftus Bank

Oops – Accident on Loftus Bank

Enough of an unusual spectacle to atttract a crowd of bystanders – but was it?  In those not-so-far-off days of crash gear boxes and cable brakes it only took a missed gear-change to set you off in a rearwards direction!  On todays crowded roads it would have ended up with a multiple vehicle collision.

(Image courtesy of Howard Wilson).

Bus Crash

Bus Crash

Thanks to Howard Wilson for this photo of a bus that crashed through the bridge at the bottom of Loftus Bank.  The same bus is featured in another image.

Howard’s grandfather worked for Garbutt Bros  and may have been called out to the rescue.

Micklow Cottages – Loftus

Micklow Cottages were at the triangle junction of Micklow Lane and the the road to Street Houses from Skiningrove. Demolished in the 1960s and originally known as Micklehow Cottages they were one of the four collections of cottages originally developed for the alum workers of Hummersea and Boulby.

Image and information courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Loftus Bank

Loftus Bank

What more can I say about this photo?   The caption says it all, peace and tranquility.

(photo courtesy of Mike Holliday)

A Cooke Family Group in 1945

This photograph of a family gathering at Micklow Cottages was taken in 1945.

Along the back, from the left are:  Mary S. Hogan (Cooke), Issac Smith Newton he was the street cleaner and rat catcher for Loftus, Ruth Kitchener (Cooke), Lilian Wilkie (Cooke), Edith Baker (Cooke), Robert Cooke, George Kitchener, John (Jack) W. Cooke holding the little boy who is possibly Gordon Cooke and William Hogan ( b. 1870).

Standing in front of them are: ??, Winifred Cooke (Crow), Hannah M. Cooke (Newton), Frederick Baker and Hannah M. Kitchener.

The two children in the front are: Elizabeth E. Wilkie and Peter Kitchener.

Image and information courtesy of Keith Bowers.

At Micklow Cottages

Margaret Bowden (nee Willis) and her son Ted, are on the left. Margaret was a midwife. Mary Stainthorpe Hogan (nee Cooke) is in the doorway with her nephew, Peter Kitchener. The photo was taken at Micklow Cottages about 1951.

Image courtesy of Keith Bowers.

 

Snow – Micklow Lane

Snow – Micklow Lane

Heavy snow on Micklow Lane, featuring Scott and Guy Breckon with friend (see note below), in the late 1980’s. Pictured opposite the site of old windmill (in Joe Wilkinson’s field)

What’s the boy in the bottom right corner playing at?

(Image and information courtesy of Mrs. Breckon)

Stop Me And Buy One

Stop Me And Buy One

Mr Lol Trillo selling his home-made  ice cream in Tees Street East Loftus, we believe the date to be 1947; Mrs Linton is buying the ice cream for her son David. Cones (or cornets as they were known then) cost 2d for a small cone and 6d for a large cone. This was of course in the days long before decimalisation.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Loftus under Snow

Loftus under Snow

Viewed from Carlin How, showing the new railway bridge and the departing Loftus bound United bus!