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T.C.Booth

T.C.Booth

The first minister of the Congregational Church in Loftus loaned to us by Dot Shepherd

The Queen Of Hearts

The Queen Of Hearts

Another one of Peter Thompson’s photographs a little before the grammar school, can you recognise anyone in the photo, we realised it was the Duncan Place site of Loftus Junior School.

Norman Patton believes:”I feel sure that I am half right with the girls on the front row:  Sheila Potts,  Kathleen Grant,  Mary Shaw (Bielby) and Doreen Edis!” Can anybody else assist? Sheila Potts tells us: ”Norman is correct.  I have this photo and can identify most of the others.  Back row from the left, with trumpet.  Dorothy Harmer, Diane Bannister, Judith Dean,? ,Michael Dadd, Raymond Harrison , William Morrish,Pamela Middleton.  I still know my line, although I forgot it on the night.  “Your table your majesty.”

Thanks to Norman for the update and Sheila for confirming all but one of the remainder of the cast.

Guisborough Grammar School – Form V – April 1959

Guisborough Grammar School - Form V - April 1959

A lovely school photo loaned to us by Peter Thompson. Many thanks to all for naming the names!

Back row: Alan Benson, Harry Clayton, Dick Peacock, Ray Tuttle, Mike Kirby, Tom Blenkinsop, Pat Reddick, Peter Thompson, Geoff Hirst, Laurence Barker.

Middle row: David Rickaby, Norman Patton, Gordon Hinds, Keith Cargil, Brian Winspear, Richard Thompson, Trevor Teasdale, Alf Smith, Mac Elvidge, Fred Brown.

Front row: Robin Wynn, Robert Trattles,  John Pearson, Donald Marr, Mr Cooper (French teacher), Ken Fawcett, Alan Cross, John (Nat) Barber, Ernie Dowey.

Norman Patton also tells us: ”On recollection there are several students missing from this group;  Michael Dadd and Raymond Harrison (from Loftus – to join the Royal Navy), Derek Sharpe from Upleatham,  Stuart Fletcher from Ayton, Len Hodgson from Brotton (they had remained in Form IV) and Bill May (from North Skelton – to join ICI)”.

Image courtesy of Peter Thompson, updates from Norman Patton, Bob Doe and Ken Fawcett (who also supplied additional information).

Club P.E. Teams

Club P.E. Teams

Another photo loaned by Jack Noble some of the people are Chris Harrison, Barry Breckon, Georgr Hicks, Terry Cowan, Frank Miller, Dsvid Whitlock, Jack Noble, Mrs Dowey.

Betty Webster, ??,  June Winspear, ??,  ??,   ?  Stott,   ? Dowson,  ??.

Help is needed with the missing names please

Ugthorpe- west end

Ugthorpe- west end

A delightful view of the west end of Ugthorpe, from a Tom Watson postcard, kindly loaned by Beryl Morris, date 1904.

Grinkle Hall

Grinkle Hall

Another excllent postcard view of Grinkle Park from 1904. Part of a series of postcards kindly loaned by Beryl Morris.

Easter in Church

Easter in Church

Easington church again, all dressed up ready for the Easter service.
Image courtesy of Mrs Lilian Waton.

Loftus – an aerial view

Loftus - an aerial view

An aerial view of Loftus taken as part of the works to rectify the slippage on Loftus bank,

Image courtesy of Keith Ferry

Loftus Youth Club

Loftus Youth Club

I don’t know the date of this photo loaned to us by Jack Noble but maybe you do, please tell. I do know some of the names which are :-
Jack Faye, Shirley Laws, Moira Smith, Bernard Powell, Jack Noble, ?? Marina Ward, Taxi Goldby. can you fill in the missing names?

Barbara McBurney assists us with: ”Moira Smith, my cousin is standing next to Shirley Laws behind Bernard Powell.”

Image courtesy of Jack Noble.

Scout Hut Fire

Scout Hut Fire

Loftus Scouts Hut destroyed by fire, we wondered “When did this disaster occur, can someone tell us?” Dean Gibson has come to the rescue: “If my memory serves me correctly, the fire took place in second half of 1982, not long after the Troop’s exhibition to mark the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Scout movement. Several Scouts ran the exhibition, having spent quite a while beforehand tidying the hut up for the event. The hut originally housed workmen building the Ballistic Missile Early Warning Site at RAF Fylingdales and I believe was secured for the Troop by Mr Norman Pass.” Norman Pass was the Scout Leader at Loftus for many years

Image courtesy of Dave Lees; thanks also to Dean for the update and additional information.