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Cycle Races – Timekeepers?

Cycle Races - Timekeepers?

This timing business seems very serious, how much simpler it seems in modern times! But note how smartly they turn out, including the tweed? suit and deerstalker hat.

Image courtesy of Geoff Patton

Bike Races Grangetown

Bike Races Grangetown

The second of the images from our Grangetown series, how different to the cycling on the Olympics last year?

Image courtesy of Geoff Patton

Cycle Races Grangetown – 1900

Cycle Races Grangetown - 1900

We know where and we know when – by deciphering the inscription on this glass plate image. One of a series which came to us and we realise it is really outside our area, but again loved the images. As the rest of the images show, all appear to be enjoying themselves and the weather seems to have ensured a good turnout of spectators.

Image courtesy of Geoff Patton

Loftus Youth Club – July 1946

Loftus Youth Club - July 1946

The title tells all! This photograph came to us with the title on the reverse. We would welcome names and possibly reasons for the gathering.
Back row: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Denis Codling, ??, ??, ??, ??, Bryan Yarker, Eric Yarker.
Front row: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??.

Alex Wilson advises us: ”The face peering out from the back row, with his hands resting on the shoulders of two ladies, looks like my father Denis Codling. He would have been 20 in 1946.” Gary Yarker adds: “No idea if the dates are right but there are three ladies to the right and the two guys in the background look like my uncle Bryan Yarker and my dad Eric Yarker.”

Image courtesy of Loftus Youth Club and many thanks to J. Wilson and Gary Yarker for the updates.

Stars and Stripes in Loftus

Stars and Stripes in Loftus

We asked of this image: ”Do you know the occasion, why the band was in Loftus and why were they parading with the flag of America?” Julie Riddiough tells us: ”I’m wondering if this is the Blues and Royals Juvenile Jazz Band that then became Loftus Green Jackets, I was a member when I was about 9/10 years old.” Karen Marsay has advised: ”This is not the Blues and Royals Juvenile Jazz Band, The Green Jackets were the first band in Loftus started up when I was 12 or 13 years old, in 1980’s the Green Jackets split up and the Blues and Royals formed which I joined after leaving the Green Jackets”

Image courtesy of Michelle Robinson, thanks to Julie for a possible solution and to Karen Marsay for the full details.

Stanghow Lane School – Football Team

Stanghow Lane School - Football Team

Stanghow Lane School Football Team of 1949.

Back row: A Tilley, Tony Calvert, B Ness, Dennis Preston, Barry Bloomfield, David Hick, Mr Joe Reed, H Breeze.

Front row: Jeff Templeman, Gordon Templeman, David Lowe, Keith Gosling, Maurice Ferrer, B Addison.

Bill Danby tells us (courtesy of his History of Skelton website) about Joe Reed who is the teacher in this photograph (he was headmaster when Stanghow Lane closed in 1961) –  ”Joe Reed DFC, who flew with Bomber Command as a navigator in the Second World War and was one of the few who survived. He finished his service as a Squadron Leader and Navigator Instructor.”
Image courtesy Jeff Templeman; many thanks to Bill for that update and Dennis Preston for the update on names.

Loftus Albion

Loftus Albion

Loftus Albion playing at home, Whitby Road ground; in black and white striped shirts. They reached the semi final of the F.A. Amateur Cup, from the Cleveland League. Narrowly losing to Bishop Auckland 2 -1 after leading through a Bobby Pitt goal. They were accepted into the Northern League on the strengh of this performance.
Photo courtesy Alan Richardson.

Viewing the Valley

Viewing the Valley

An image of Jim Alderson looking over the Skinningrove Valley from his pigeon loft on the south side of the valley about 1960.
Image and information courtesy of Richard Kemp.

Middlesbrough Football Club 1907 – 08

Middlesbrough F.C. team from the season 1907/08. One name is missing (in the torn part of the card); T. Wilson to the right of J. Thackery.
More famous of those pictured are Alf Common, the first £1,000 Transfer player in the English League in 1905; and Steve Bloomer with a transfer fee of £750 in 1906 Both these international players are seated either side of Lieutenant Colonel Gibson Poole; Chairman of Middlesbrough Football Club for many years.

Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Youth Club P.E. Teams

Another photograph loaned by Jack Noble; some of the people are Chris Harrison, Barry Breckon, George Hicks, Terry Cowan, Frank Miller, David Whitlock, Jack Noble, Mrs Dowey.

Betty Webster, ??,  June Winspear, ??,  ??,   ?  Stott,   ? Dowson,  ??.

Help is needed with the missing names please.

Image courtesy of Jack Noble.