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Halloween Party

Halloween Party

South Bank County Girl’s Club hosted a Halloween party to which they invited the Loftus Youth Club. Can you remember the date and who was there?
Image courtesy of Loftus Youth Club.

Here be Pirates?

Here be Pirates?

An image of what is believed to be members of Loftus Youth Club possibly for a fancy dress event or a play. Can anybody assist with names, dates and the event?
Image courtesy of Loftus Youth Club.

Loftus in Austria

Loftus in Austria

An image of members of the Club during their three week visit to Austria. The statue is The Burghers of Calais a famous sculpture by Rodin. Assistance is wanted with names and dates, were you there?
Image courtesy of Loftus Youth Club.

The Six Wives Again

The Six Wives Again

Another image from the play Loftus Youth Club presented as part of the Cleveland Youth Drama Festival dating from the 1950s. We can name the people in this image and the roles they played, they are pictured above (left to right): Barabara Whitlock (Jeanne de Wissant), Betty Thornton (Susanne d’Aire), Lorna Chipchase (Servant Girl), Margaret Drew (Marguerite de St. Pierre), Margaret Peel (Anne de Rosty), Eileen May (Katherine D’Oudel-bolle) and  Margaret Wood (Claire de Wissant).

 

We asked for assistance with names and placing and many thanks for the wonderful response. Now we know who and where on the picture.

Image courtesy of Loftus Youth Club and thanks to Elizabeth Watson and Margaret Roberts for the updates.

Nurse can you put something on this?

Nurse can you put something on this?

Obviously the cast from a Youth Club play, but can you assist in names and a date?
Image courtesy of Loftus Youth Club.

Loftus to Austria and Back

Loftus to Austria and Back

Our image shows members of the Loftus Youth Club (some in Austrian national dress) having returned from a three visit to Austria. Mr W. A. Tart their Club Leader is on the right.
Image courtesy of Loftus Youth Club.

Last Train Thro Staithes from Scarbro

Last Train Thro Staithes from Scarbro

A misleading caption to this photo, The train in fact is leaving the viaduct from the direction of Loftus. Boulby cliff is prominent in the background. The last Train from scarborough ran in May 1958.
Photograph courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Miss Cleveland 1966

Miss Cleveland 1966

Who was this local beauty queen, a member of Loftus Youth Club? Derek Miller tells us: ”I believe it`s Susan Walker before she became Mrs Tilburn. Spoke to her not long ago after many years….she hasn`t changed a bit !
Image courtesy of Loftus Youth Club and thanks to Derek for the update.

Whitby Planting the Penny Hedge

Whitby Planting the Penny Hedge

A custom dating back to the reign of King Henry II. The legend says a group of noblemen were hunting wild boar in Eskdale, and slew a hermit who tried to protect the animal. The Bishop of Whitby Abbey as a penance ordered them to construct on ascension eve each year a hedge of wood with a penny knife to withstand three tides. completion of the hedge was announced by blowing a horn as seen in the photo.
Photograph courtesy Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Loftus Zetland Juniors 1958

Miss Marion Lightfoot’s class with their summer class photograph 0f 1958.
Back row: Derek Miller, Tony Temple, Graham Lightfoot, Douglas Johnson, David Peggs, Ronald Watson, John Summerfield, William Boal, Peter Laverick.
Middle row: Ian Legge, John Chipchase, Anne Stephenson, Rita Markham, Tina Wilson, Christine Lee, Joan Verrill, Kathleen Danby, Cynthia Tyreman, Christine Sickling, Frances Vincent, Judy Williams, Brian Richardson, Michael Wilson.
Front row: Barbara Mead, Christine Drew, Pat Dyke, Anne Marie Elliott, MarilynWale, June Lightfoot, Miss Marion Lightfoot (teacher), Dorothy Collins, Marilyn Leng, Florence Cornforth, Ann Rowland, Annie Preston, Ann Horner.
As there were more 40 or more pupils, some were known to have been absent from this image; including Elizabeth Harris, Sheila Dorgan and Cody Hutchinson.
Image and names to date courtesy of a viewer who ”spent a happy hour remembering time tables, steam trains, lino and nearly empty roads!”