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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.

Mudlarks

Mudlarks

A group of British Tommies pose in the mud of Flanders, Not to be
recommended, one of the most common afflications of life in the trenches was Trench Foot a disabling disease from the wet conditions.

Saltburn Minature Railway

Saltburn Minature Railway

A puzzle for our knowledgable viewers. We said the loco appears to be Prince Charles, but without the overall fairing. And the whole train seems to be running on one rail ? On the car park fairground caravans can be seen. Date 1940’s early 1950’s. However Callum Duff gives us the answer: ”The locomotive seen here is ‘Blackolvesley’ which was renamed ‘Elizabeth’, possibly because of the coronation. This locomotive was used as the ‘spare’ after ‘Prince Charles’ was purchased in 1955.”

Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers, but especial thanks to Callum for solving the mystery.

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.

Recycling the Great War

Recycling the Great War

This graphic photo illustrates why most casualties in the great war were caused from artillery fire. Even now a hundered years later, thousands of shells are unearthed on the battlefields every year.

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.