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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.

Glenhow School

Glenhow private school for boys, opened about 1884 and was previously two houses; it was briefly again used as a private residence between 1893 and 1901. The exact date it became Glenhow School is uncertain, it was visited by HRH Princess Anne 21st February 1986 and finally closing in 1992. By the time of closure in 1992 girls were also pupils at the school. Today it still stands and has been converted back to private housing.Mike Wilson writes: ”I attended Glenhow as a border in 1949-1950. The headmaster then was a Mr Percy Sykes. The school continued in operation into the 1970s under the jurisdiction of Mr John Amos (I think)and his wife Barbara. Sadly Mr Amos passed away just before my son, Miles Wilson, started there as an infant in 1978 under the headmastership of Mr Anthony Petgrave-Johnston. We migrated to Australia in 1982 and so lost touch with the school. We now understand that Glen Howe has closed down. If there are any ex-pupils that remember me or my son Miles I would be glad to hear from them.” Whilst Richard Gowing tells us: ”I attended Glenhow from 1944, when it was evacuated to the house in Helmsley which was the Bishop of Whitby’s country residence and now the HQ of the national park. We were rather crowded there but it was great fun, in a lovely location. After the war we returned to Saltburn where I remained until 1948 when I moved on to Oundle. Percy Sykes was a great headmaster and formative influence; among other things he gave me a love of music which I enjoy to this day. My other great teacher was Miss Margaret Grinyer; a schoolmate whom I particularly remember was Bruce Tulloh who later achieved fame as a barefoot runner. Happy memories! It was sad to learn from the web that the school later closed, but good to see that the building survives, as I saw when I visited Saltburn recently.” Andrew Scott reports: “Bruce’s passing was reported in the Telegraph Obituaries”. Chris Holmes also tells us: ”I went to Glenhow school as a boarder, in 1972 the headmaster was Mr Amos; I owe that man everything as he was fantastic. What a school, great days!” Sarah Sumner (Williams) tells: “I went to Glenhow school in the 1980s. I have so many happy memories, and meet friends for life. I have moved back near Saltburn-by-the-Sea and plan on going back to visit”. Ruth Smith advises: ”Just read that Robert Shaw the actor was a teacher at this school. (See Wikipaedia)”.

Many thanks to Mike Wilson, Richard Gowing, Andrew Scott, Sarah Sumner (Williams), Chris Holmes and Ruth Smith for the updates.

The Institute, Lingdale

The Institute, Lingdale

Erected in 1911/12, at a cost of £1,800, The greater part of which was given by Joseph W. Pease & Partners Ltd; who were operating Lingdale mine. It contained Reading, Billiard, Games Rooms (no gambling!; Pease were Quakers), baths and a large Concert Hall for shows. The Pease company connection with Lingdale mine, which started in 1873 only ceased in 1951 with the nationalisation of the coal mines and the formation of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain (later to be known as the British Steel Corporation).
Image courtesy of  Maurice Grayson and Jean Carass.

Skinningrove Crash Barriers – 3

Skinningrove Crash Barriers - 3

7th March 1983 – were you there and can you tell who the workmen are?
Left to right: Arthur Bates, Ken Sayers, Dave Curnow, ??, ??.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection, with thanks to Derick Pearson, Steve Moore and Eric Trembath for the updates on names.

Skinningrove Crash Barriers – 2

Skinningrove Crash Barriers - 2

7th March 1983 – were you there and can you tell who the workmen are?
Left to right: Dave Curnow, Sid Robson.

Bob Marshall suggests: ”100 % sure it is Dave Curnow, I’m about 90 % his work mate is Sid Robson from Brotton; I worked with them both about that time on the Council”.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection and thanks to Derick Pearson and Bob Marshall for the update on names.

Skinningrove Crash Barriers – 1

Skinningrove Crash Barriers - 1

7th March 1983 – were you there and can you tell who the workmen are?
Left to right: ??, ??, ??, ??.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Whitby Glass

Whitby Glass

A Ross postcard view of a window glass found in Whitby in 1770. Ross was a prolific postcard producer in Whitby, one of many who plied their trade in the town; catering to the demands of Victorian and later visitors to the town.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett, information regarding J. T. Ross courtesy of “Ruth Wilcock – Whitby Photographers”.

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.

The Priory Guisborough

The Priory Guisborough

A colour tinted post card of the Priory from the early 1900’s. These ruins of an Augustine priory founded by the de Brus family (of Skelton) also went on to be Kings of Scotland.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.