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Carlin How Bowls Team 1962

Carlin How Bowls team shown displaying the trophy having won Cleveland Bowls League in 1962.

Standing (Left to right): George Smith, Bill Harrison, Tommy Watson, Les Smith, Bob Welford, Cyril Robinson, Bob Goldby,  Lawson Thornton, Fred Ward.

Seated: Jack (Dick) Williams,   Mrs Robinson, Harry Tilburn, Jack Blenkey, Mrs Butterworth, Mr Butterworth.

Each side of the trophy, left: George Dart, right:Alan Robson.

Image courtesy of Carlin How Community Centre; thanks to Colin Verrill and Brian Goldby for names and details of the trophy and year.

Carlin How Bowls Team

Hope the brain isn’t worn out,  more help needed with the names of these bowling gents. Pictured with their bowls on the green are: ??, Jack William Scott, ? Blenkey, Bob Butterworth. Gary Wilson advised: “Regarding photograph of Carlin How bowls team; second from left is Jack William Scott, my great grandad.”

Image courtesy of Carlin How Community Centre, thanks to Derick Pearson and Gary Wilson for assistance with names.

Carlin How Tennis Courts (1925)

Carlin How tennis courts, no doubt the clothes were the height of fashion; Sykes House  in the background. Carlin How had very popular tennis courts for a lot of years after this photograph was taken.

Image courtesy of Carlin How Community Centre and Stan Ward.

Skinningrove Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts, in a photograph taken on the beach at Skinningrove (recognisable by the jetty in the background), but who are they and what date was it, can anyone help? M. H. Wan suggests: “The Sea Scouts are wearing the uniform of pre-World War I era; so this should be a pre-1920 photograph.”

Many thanks to M. H. Wan for the update and possible dating.

Winners of Hall Chamber Shield – Boys First Aid (1921-22)

The Archive had received several copies of CD Roms of local images, each of which contained this image; already marked with the names of the participants; they were Scouts from 1st Carlin How Boy Scout Troop. The participants (back row): T. Andrews, J. Fawcett (St John’s Ambulance Brigade?), A. Steggar.  Front row: Charlie Sommers, C. Wood, W. Goldby. The Archive still asks where was the photograph taken?

Since then the Archive has been advised by Derick Pearson: “Yes I have an unmarked copy as this was from the CD Rom I compiled. I put both on it. I will submit an unnamed one. Would have done this in the first place had it not been placed on site by someone else.”

Image courtesy of Stan Ward was originally from a collection originally produced as part of ‘Carlin How in Times Past’ in the 1980’s; compiled by Derick Pearson. The present image courtesy of Carlin How Community Centre.

Loftus Cricket Team (1939)

Loftus Cricket Club 1st XI pictured at Marton in 1939, having won the Cleveland Challenge Cup (solid silver); it is still played for today. Ian Proctor tells us: ”The large trophy is the Cleveland Cup which was first played for in 1885 and was played as a two innings match and was won by Norton. The other trophy is the Kerridge Cup and was first played for in 1911 and was won by Liverton Mines. Both cups are still played for today.”
Standing: E. L. Linsley, T. Robinson, W. Johnson (Gateman), F. Symonds, Oswald Smelt (12th man), George Franks (Vice Captain), Ronald Richard King..
Sitting: John Andrew (Scorer), R. Jackson, Joe Fenby, Wilf Robinson (Captain), J. Watson, Ernie Cockburn, Wilf Sanderson.

Sally Abra (nee King) tells us: ”The tall gentleman in the striped jacket on the end of the back row right hand side, is my father Ronald Richard King (son of Dick King often referee and husband to Dorothy nee Walton Winn). “Ron” emigrated to Australia with daughter Sally in 1975, to live with his son Richard; Ron passed away in 1977.”

Thanks to John Preston and Sally Abra (who also gave us correction details of Ron) for updates and dates, also Ian Proctor (Historian of Cleveland Cricket League) for additional information.

Loftus Arts Club – 1951

Loftus Arts Club performing ”Ladies in Retirement” in Loftus Town Hall 1951.

Back Row: Ann Norminton, Olga McClaren, Nick Marshall, Margaret Harmer, ??.

Front row: Jean Peel, Margaret Duffy, Myra Dowson.

Ann Norminton advised: “Margaret Harmer played the part of tha maid.”

Can anybody help with the missing name?

Image courtesy of Peggy Allan and thanks to Ann Norminton for the update.

A Proud Trio

This proud trio pose; smiling broadly, with an array of trophies, whilst receiving another – I was never that fit!

They are: Steve Trillo, Colin Codling, Colin Fenby and the man in the suit is Ernie Cockburn. They were Captains at Loftus Cricket Club, and we asked: ”but what was the occasion and when?” Ken Fawcett told us: ”The photograph was taken at the end of season presentation evening. I think the year was 1978 and the venue was Rushpool Hall. Colin Fenby was A team captain and we were Champions of the Cleveland and Teesside league for the second successive year. The following year we made it three in succession.”

Thanks to Mark Smithies and Ken Fawcett for information.

Loftus Cricket Team – 1953

We asked questions and Terry Shaw has come up with the answers; the place is Loftus Cricket Ground at East Loftus in 195 3; Loftus were Cleveland Cup and Kerridge Cup Winners 1953.

Back Row (L to R): Jack Andrew (scorer), R. Pigg, R. Hasseldine, C. Winspear, M Matson, J. Hauxwell, ??, B. Husband (gateman).

Front Row (L to R): D. Codling, Ernie Cockburn, Fred Hird, Maurice Stephenson, C.H.A. Howe.

The two trophies featured are the Cleveland and the Kerridge Cups. Ian Proctor tell us: ”The Cleveland Cup first played in 1885 over two innings and won by Norton. The Kerridge Cup first played 1911 and won by Liverton Mines.”

Terry Shaw further tells us: ”Cleveland Cup Final played at Great Ayton on 3rd August 1953. Dorman’s 62 all out (C. Winspear 4-15, F. Hird 3-20)
Loftus A 65-4 (C. H. A. Howe 19, G. Robinson 16). Played on an August Bank Holiday Monday in very warm sunshine Dorman’s won the toss and elected to bat, a decision which they afterwards regretted due to during the previous week it had been very wet so the wicket and outfield was very soft, the wicket being very susceptible to spin.
The Dorman’s batsmen were soon in difficulty to the bowling of 18-year-old C. Winspear who took 4-15 and F. Hird 3-20 and the side were dismissed for 62. Loftus replied with 65-4 to win the cup for the seventh time, C. H. A. Howe making 19, G. Robinson 16, and B. Swain 14.
Among the large number of spectators were members and supporters of nearly every team in the league, including many Loftus people who had made the journey by bus. E. Cockburn of Loftus played in his third successful Cleveland Cup Final, the only player at that time who had managed more than two.

Kerridge Cup Final played at Marton on 6th August 1953
Constantine 84 all out (24 overs) (F. Hird 6-24, C. Winspear 4-37)
Loftus A 85-4 (15.1 overs) (C. H. A. Howe 27, R. Pigg 21; Loftus won by 6 wickets. Loftus’s winning total of 85-4 was scored in just 47 minutes.

Image courtesy of Keith Bennison; with thanks for the information Joan Jemson, Eric Johnson, Ian Proctor (Historian of Cleveland Cricket League), Terry Shaw and Ken Fawcett for the full details.

Loftus Ladies Cricket Club

Let me see – I guess the 1920’s, women had the vote and the whole roller-coaster of emancipation begins it’s journey.  Loftus Ladies Cricket Club enjoys the limelight – one of the first male-only bastions to fall! The Archive is also now aware that the image is from a photograph produced by H. W. Archer of Loftus produced in 1920.

Back row: Ron Slater (Loftus Market Place Chemist), Hilda Sowerby (School teacher later became Mrs Lines), Miss Bothroyd, ??, Miss Cooper, D. Copeman (Loftus Post Office).

Front row: ??, ??, ??, Zena Rowland, ??, ??.

Can anyone identify these ground-breaking women or their male coaches?

Thanks to Eric Johnson, Loftus Town Crier and Peter Maddison  for updates on names.