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St Leonard's Choir 1934

St Leonard's Choir 1934

Believed to be the senior choir members, they are named as: C. Westhorpe, B. Willis, F. Fowle, Rev. J. A. Davies, C. Trevillion, D Turnbull.

Miss Cowen’s Dancing Class 1936

This photograph by M Wright (Loftus) photographer, portrays an obviously insect or moth themed production. The young ladies are listed as being; Back row: Nancy Sanderson, Irene Wood, Doreen Anderson. Centre stage: Peggy Adamson. Front row: Eileen Wrightson, Edie May Bargewell.
Image and names courtesy of Helen Cook (nee Fowle).

St Leonard’s Church Bazaar 1930’s

The Church Bazaar was held in the Odd Fellows Hall, we have some names supplied, but can anybody assist?
Standing (left to right): Miss Seymour, Mrs Copeman (nee Forrest), ??, Mrs Mays, Mrs Varty, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??.
Seated: Miss May Sayers, Mrs Allinson, Mrs G. Fowle, Mrs Waite, Mrs V. Fowle, Miss F. Fowle, Miss S. Fowle.
Image and names courtesy of Helen Cook (nee Fowle)

Four Handsome Posers

The Codling brothers in an obvious family portrait which was known to include Isaac (who was killed in the ironstone mines), we knew that we did not have them in the correct order, Anne Bland has assisted with: ”Richard, Isaac and Thomas standing and Matthew seated I believe. My handsome great uncles.”

Christine Whittaker adds:” I believe that these young men were the sons of Thomas Codling 1861-1931 and Margaret Cowl 1865-1921. If that is the case, they were my 5th cousins 2x removed. My paternal grandmother’s family have deep roots at Hutton Rudby (near Stokesley)and it was there that Catherine Billingham Codling 1710-1883 [daughter of Thos. Codling and Melissa ‘Missy’ Billingham] married William ‘Huneman’ {Honeyman] in 1738 and I descend from them. Catherine’s younger brother John Codling 1716-1810 married Isabel Dial/ Duell 1716-1791 [also in Rudby.] John Codling was my 6x great uncle. He and Isabel moved to Roxby to farm and the boys in the photograph are their descendants. The earliest Codlings in my tree appear to have come from Monkwearmouth/Sunderland in the early 1600s. With marriage, Melissa became Honeyman and her family remained in the Hutton Rudby/Yarm area, but the east coast Codlings, having sons, carried on the name. I spent the first 18 years of my life near Middlesbrough where I was born and I loved the coast and walked the moors; staying at Youth Hostels like Westerdale. Student life took me away from the area but I return from time to time. I was aware that I probably had relatives named Codling but knew nothing about them until retirement enabled me to spend time on genealogy. There is a Bland Tree on Ancestry and I wonder if this has a connection to Anne Bland who posted the names of her uncles.”

Mavis Gray assisted with: ” These are my husbands uncles standing from left to right are Matthew, Richard & Thomas Codling and sat is Isaac Codling my husbands mother was Hannah Codling one of their sisters.”

Image courtesy of Janet Wilson; many thanks to Anne Bland, Christine Whittaker and Mavis Gray for the updates.

Liverton Village Fete

We can identify some people on this image of the Liverton village fete, including Major Petch in the background, as well as Lynn Jackson (with daughter Lisa) in front of the stall.Jill Gale has advised us: ”Audrey Souter on left (nee Whitwell) Major Petch with hat on in background.” Can anybody assist with a date and additional names?
Image courtesy of Janet Wilson and thanks to Jill Gale for the update.

Were You At This Christmas Party?

The location was Liverton Village hall; date we would love to know! We have most of the names and they are given below. But are we correct we would love to know and can you supply the missing names?
Back row: Keith Mortimer, Michael Featherstone, Brian Mortimer, David Snowdon, Nancy Wilson, Mrs Readman and baby.
Fourth row: Judith Snowdon, Brian Snowdon, Barbara Bottomley, ??, Margaret Maudsley, Jean Marsay, Nancy Whitwell, ? Readman, Richard Thompson.
Third row (at far right): Kathy Dowey, David Codling, David Wallace, John Whitwell.
Second row: John Dowey, Jennifer Featherstone, Brenda Maudsley, Dorothy Marsay, Audrey Whitwell, Susan Whitwell, David Dowey, ? Readman, Mary Stevenson.
Front row: Philip Stevenson, Christine Wallace, Jean Wallace, Audrey Wallace, Janet Codling, ? Readman, ? Readman, Linda Hodgeson.
Image and names courtesy of Janet Codling.

The Codlings

Pictured at the rear of 2 Glenfield Terrace, Loftus; the Codling family are pictured:         Back row: John (son of Ike), Ike, Alan and Alec.
Seated are Georgina and Tom Codling; parents and grand parents of those on the standing row.
Image and names courtesy of Janet Wilson.

Two Gentlemen

Two Gentlemen

A walk through the woods these two gents are Ike Page and Malcolm Mays.
Ike Page might stir memories in some of the older viewers as he and Albert Alan were a well known Duo who played for dances.
photo loaned to us by Pat Bennison

Kathleen Harmer

Kathleen Harmer

Kath and her husband Reef were well known in Loftus living in Station road for many years.
thanks to Pat Bennison for the loan of the photo.

All Dressed Up

All Dressed Up

Looks as though these ladies have been to church or maybe chapel, do you know the name of the lady in White? We know the other two are Mrs Mays and Mrs Robinson.

Yes this is the Newton Memorial Chapel portico in the background.
Thanks got to Pat Bennison for the loan of the photo.