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Rear Arbroath House

Rear Arbroath House

Now believed to be the rear of Arbroath House in the Market Place, before it was demolished and replaced by a taller house. Old photos of the Market Place show the house as a two story stone built dwelling, next to Fenby’s General Dealers (now Barclays Bank).

Market Place Loftus

Market Place Loftus

A view of Dodds shop in the Market Place, interestingly J.M. Slater pharmacist then a similar frontage as the more modern counterpart.

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakaropoulus

Lawrences Again

J.S. Lawrence obviously had an extensive stock, one can only image how well filled the interior of the shop m ust have been to fill so much pavement space.

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakaropoulus.

Post Office as it was

Post Office as it was

J.S. Lawrence Ironmongers used to occupy the corner shop which now houses Loftus Post Office. No worries about blocking the pavement in those days.

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakaropoulus.

Loftus Working Men’s Club

 

 

A view of the Loftus Working Men’s Club which occupied the corner of the Market Place in Loftus under the then Loftus Council Offices.
Image courtesy of Mrs Sakaropoulus and Keith Bennison.

Market Place Loftus

Market Place Loftus

The South Side of the market place, Sometime in the 1950’s
Covells Butchers delivery van awaits its load, they delivered around the district. The United Bus waits at the stop, Teeside bound. The solitary figure looks at the cinema poster. The Regal is advertising RENDEZVOUS, Which is a clue for dating.
The Town Hall Clock is Showing twenty past ten a.m. But the Market Place is Remarkedly Quiet.
Friths Postcard, courtesy of Rita Unthank.

Beware the Lion

Beware the Lion

This photo, Dates from just before the second world
war. The newly opened Regal Cinema stands next to the Golden lion Hotel, With it’s Lion statue gazing down on the market place. It’s replacement is a poor copy of the original. The bus experts will tell us about the make and model standing at the stop.
Image courtesy of Rita Unthank.

Loftus Market Place – c.1985

Loftus Market Place - c.1985

A lovely view of Loftus Market Place,taken by Rita Unthank in the mid 1980’s. We are advised by Steven Steyert: ”I would say the photo is not as early as the 60′s and is more mid 80′s , The white mk3 escort van parked was only built from 1980 – 1986”.  How peaceful it looks. Image courtesy of Rita Unthank and thanks to Steven Steyert for the update.

Angel – Loftus

Angel - Loftus

Another picture of the Angel – obviously early 1900’s judging by the balcony on the front.

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakelaropoulos.

Angel Inn – Loftus

Angel Inn - Loftus

Another early image of the Angel Inn, Loftus, some time late 1890s from the style of dress. Brian Parker believes he may have relatives featured here. The 1891 Census lists: ”31 High Street: Edward Collins 56 years Innkeeper, Annie Collins wife 50 years, George Oliver 39 years Ostler/Groom, Florrie Cuthbert 19 years General Servant/Domestic, Bessie Ammonds 8 years Visitor, Barnie O’Hara 57 years Visitor/Lodger.”
Can anybody help with names and dates?

Image courtesy of Brian Parker and thanks to Eric Johnson for the update..