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Deepdale Woods Loftus

Deepdale Woods Loftus

Bearing the Loftus Council Crest this delightful view of two young ladies presumably in their best outfits on a walk. They would cause quite a stir if seen today!
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Hummersea Farm and Haymaking

Hummersea Farm and Haymaking

A truly rural scene, complete with we presume the farmer (in white hat and light coloured coat) to supervise the gathering in of the hay. The title was taken from this postcard view.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

High Sreet Loftus

High Sreet Loftus

An early image of the eastern end of High Side from Arlington Street.
Image courtesy of Mrs Sakelaropoulos; also Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Loftus Springhead Terrace

Loftus Springhead Terrace

Springhead Terrace as shown in this photograph shows the two distinct building phases of the row; the top houses are stone built and the lower dwellings of white fire brick.
Image courtesy of Mrs Sakelaropoulos; also Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers.

Kingsyard Loftus

Kingsyard Loftus

Located behind Pear Tree Cottage and the Angel Inn in the Market Place, the three ladies are identified as Mrs Pinkney, Mrs Cockburn and Mrs Jefferson.  Two ladies are engaged in polishing boots and a candlestick, the third
lady appears to be a domestic servant, with starched pinny and cap.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers.

George Edis

George Edis

Located next to the recently closed Breckon and Shaw premises on Zetland road. George Edis was a tobbaconist and barber. In business for many years in Loftus, from late 19th century to early 20th. The site is now part of the Co-op store.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers.

Dam End and South Loftus Lane

Dam End and South Loftus Lane

Viewed from Water Lane this view of Dam End is from a George Skilbeck postcard.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Alum House Ruin

Alum House Ruin

This postcard view of the “Ruin” as it is described on the card must date to post 1906. On site we have an image of the same building which is postmarked as such.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Loftus High Street

Loftus High Street

This view predates the reconstruction of the drinking fountain, for the great war memorial. Steps were built at each side of the fountain, with new railings. Further down the wall can be seen the opening for the steps from the road up to High Side. This was removed after a tragic accident to a child.
Photo courtesy Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers.

North Terrace Loftus

North Terrace Loftus

Approaching from Loftus this is the scene as you reach North Terrace; the dress would be somewhat different today but the houses haven’t changed much. Adam Cuthbert tells us: ”I recall viewing No 1 North Terrace as a possible home and found the original side oven still in situ!”
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers and thanks to Adam for that update.