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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.

St Leonard's an unusual view

St Leonard's an unusual view

This full height aspect of the east end of St Leonards church, was only visible for a short period during the demolition of the Golden lion hotel stables, and the building of Lingberry Garth opened by Prince Charles on 30th march 1994. Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Mill Bank under Snow

Mill Bank under Snow

This image of the old Skinningrove Mine and Mill Bank under snow has not as yet been dated. We know it is pre 1965, but can any one assist with a date?
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Former Chapel on West Road

A view of the J. P. Brown’s garage on West Road, Loftus; many years later to be Charlie Stokoe’s garage. Originally the Bible Christian Chapel from the 1890’s into the 20th century.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Loftus Dam in Winter

Loftus Dam in Winter

A delightful view of Loftus Dam BD (before the deluge!) in snow. Quite seasonal for this month!
Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Loftus from an Aeroplane 1929

 

A view of Loftus in 1929. The High Street runs diagonally from the bottom left corner, through the Market Place, to the top right. The amount of detail in the picture is noteworthy; it is fascinating to compare it to Google Earth’s view of the same area. Many of the buildings still stand today. But dating this photograph which was taken after the erection of the War Memorial, but prior to the demolition of the houses on high side behind the memorial. were demolished. David Richardson tells us: ”This is one of several aerial views of Loftus produced as postcards from a flyover in 1929.”
Image courtesy of Carolyn Richards and many thanks to David Richardson for the dating update.

High Street, Loftus

This view of the High Street, from the end of Arlington Street, shows two ladies viewing the shop window; whilst possibly preparing to push the pram up to the Market Place. With the weight of prams in those days, a good push!
Image courtesy of Mary Bielby and Olive Bennett.

Views of Loftus

Dating from pre 1913 (viaduct has not been filled-in!) our postcard view of Loftus is hand tinted and unused.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.