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Loftus Town Hall

The Archive has now had access to two copies of this lovely tinted card from the ”Phoenix” Series produced by Brittain & Wright of Stockton. The first was posted in Loftus on October 31, 1904, with a half penny stamp; the second posted in Darlington August 10, 1907. The signboard on the left is that of ’J. Wrightson, General Smith, Horse Shoes’ whose business was at the Forge, set back to the left behind the High Street. The Town Hall built by Lord Zetland in 1879, replacing the Parish Church School built by Zachary Moore (formerly Lord of the Manor before Lord Zetland) in 1746.

Images courtesy of Kim Whaley and Jean Hall.

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