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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

Loftus from an Aeroplane 19??

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.

Loftus Coronation Parade

Loftus Coronation Parade

One of several images of the Coronation Parade in 1911. In this view the parade is viewed as it moves up Zetland Road to the Market Place. This view point must have been popular with photographers as we have many scenes of Loftus events from a similar perspective. The Congregational Church can be seen at the crossroads, these celebrations were for the Coronation of King George V in 1911, but we await being corrected?
Image courtesy of Jean Carass.

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.

Loftus Calendar 1913

Loftus Calendar 1913

This T. C. Booth postcard, although on the image side is a calendar (for 1913), the reverse bears the message “Wishing you a very happy new year – from Dorothy”, Unfortunately there is no indication of recipient or Dorothy’s surname.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

The Bank from Loftus

The Bank from Loftus

Captioned ”Kilton Bank, Loftus” this image is more familiarly known as Mill Bank or Loftus Bank. Sadly both wall, gate and onlookers now long gone. In the background the trestle way which carried the ironstone from the mine across the valley bottom can be seen, can anybody assist with a possible date?
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.