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Loftus War Memorial 1922

Loftus War Memorial 1922

Loftus war Memorial, construction almost complete ready for dedication, some shuttering remains on the left behind which can be seen the entrance through the building to the Catholic church.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Market Place Loftus

Market Place Loftus

Another postcard view believed to be of a market being set up in the Market Place. Judging by the vegetation either late or very early in the year, certainly not high summer.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Dobson.

Loftus Market Place again

Loftus Market Place again

Another view of the Market place with Riley’s emporium, Cammell’s shop, William Maxwell Race’s premises followed by the Golden Lion Hotel. The parked vehicles not having to obey the more ordered parking arrangements of today.
Image courtesy of Keith Bennison, Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

High Sreet Loftus

High Sreet Loftus

An early image of the eastern end of High Side from Arlington Street.
Image courtesy of Mrs Sakelaropoulos; also Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

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.

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.

Loftus War Memorial

Loftus War Memorial

This postcard image of Loftus War Memorial shortly after the opening ceremony in 1922. We can see the war memorial and the lions head pouring out water, with some of the older houses of Loftus in the background.

Image courtesy of Margaret & Michael Garbutt.

Loftus Market Place

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Taken from the west we can clearly see the shop of  C.J. Dodd & Co; the Presbytery in the background and the original shop with living accommodation above in the building now the Co-op. A hand tinted postcard produced by H G Glen & Co of Leeds pre 1913.

Image courtesy of Margaret & Michael Garbutt.

Cammell’s Shop

A Bruce postcard view from 1904 showing how the story of ’A race between a camel and a lion’ came about. No doubt the owners revelled in the story as people would possibly travel to see this ”event” and hopefully patronise their shops! Norman Patton tells us: “Elizabeth Ann Hicks, who was the mother of Charles and William Hicks of Tees Street who were killed in action during World War I, was also my grandfather’s Mum. She was the daughter of a veterinary surgeon, Charles Cammell, who practiced at Sculcoates, a suburb of Hull. Her brother, also Charles Cammell was the owner of Cammell’s ’boutique’ shown above in Loftus Market Place. His wife, Albina, was his business partner and his sister my great-grandmother, was their assistant. My mother, Betty Patton and her sister Cath Winspear (formerly Watson) along with several other sisters also lived at 29 Tees Street and were often used as ‘models’ for the ladies’ hats which their grandmother used to make at home.”
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood & Keith Bowers, thanks to Norman Patton for the updates.