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Foulsyke

Foulsyke

The outward appearance of these houses haven’t changed much over the years, we always new it as Second Foulsyke, but most now call it Far Foulsyke, but a rose by any other name.

A copy of a postcard from the Bruce series.

(photo courtesy of Mrs Pauline Ovington)

In The Beck

In The Beck

Yes once again a bus in the beck at the bottom of Mill Bank. Did Uptons own the bus or is that just advertising on the side?
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

St Hilda’s Place, Loftus

The posers are out in force again,  the photograph (from a Bruce postcard view) shows Arlington Street and the entrance to St Hilda’s Place, these must be some of the older houses of Loftus.

Accident on Mill Bank, Loftus

Accident on Mill Bank, Loftus

I’d like to think that this is the remains of the bus we’ve seen hanging backwards over the parapet in previous posts – I certainly hope so for the passengers and driver’s sake!

Bus In Beck

Bus In Beck

Possibly 1927 I think we have a photo like this taken from a different angle.
(photo courtesy of Derick Pearson)

Waterfall – Loftus

Waterfall - Loftus

The waterfall doesn’t look like we see it now, the caption reads ”Loftus waterfall” and is taken from a Cooke’s Fancy Bazaar postcard postmarked1904 and may possibly date from pre the present one built of brick.
Derek Pearson states: ”We used to call this the “Steps” in the “Narrows” before it was constructed with brick/concrete. The photograph was taken from a lower standpoint again than the scene in front. Espiner’s waterfall descended with a lesser number of levels.”
Image courtesy of Jean Hall and thanks to Derick Pearson for the update.

Mill Bank

Mill Bank

Looking from Loftus down the bank we can see Whitecliffe Cottages, Kilton Mill, Duck Hole pit is just visible through the tree and Skinningrove Ironworks standing high on the cliff.

Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers; also thanks to Susan Taylor, Al Richardson and Derick Pearson for the updates.

Runaway Fair

Runaway Fair

1920 when this vehicle from Crow’s fair ran away down Mill Bank, penty of people there to give advice. Vehicles running backwards down Mill Bank was a common occurance many years ago.

Peter Turvey has advised: ”This photo shows a very rare Showman’s road locomotive – one of the few traction centre engines built. They could act as the centre of a set of gallopers (a type of roundabout) as well as haul loads on the r0ad.”

Thanks to Peter for that update.

Foulskye

A pleasant aerial view of Foulsyke, possibly in early spring, dating from the 1980s?

Image courtesy of Cody McKay.

Arthur Fields – Loftus

Arthur Fields – Loftus

Four or five cottages made up this row of fine freestone buildings with red clay pantile roofs. They were set in the fields, going through Loftus to Foulsyke. Just past the houses there is a small gate that leads via a public footpath to the cliff road. Over one field and then Arthur Fields came into view. If my memory serves me rightly there was a windmill in the field near these cottages, long since demolished (both the windmill and the cottages). This collection of cottages sadly no longer with us, were similar to those of Micklow Cottages were developed to house the alum workers of Hummersea and Boulby.