Apartment Fire in Loftus, North Yorkshire

Channel: PickeringOnlineUK   |   2013/04/14
Play Video
1
Apartment Fire in Loftus, North Yorkshire
Apartment Fire in Loftus, North Yorkshire
::2013/04/14::
Play Video
2
Desert Wheatear - Loftus, North Yorkshire
Desert Wheatear - Loftus, North Yorkshire
::2011/11/09::
Play Video
3
The Mayor of Loftus
The Mayor of Loftus
::2010/04/15::
Play Video
4
Geoffrey Loftus@ Loundy Human Rights Project of Roosevelt University, Part 8 of 9
Geoffrey Loftus@ Loundy Human Rights Project of Roosevelt University, Part 8 of 9
::2013/03/13::
Play Video
5
Cleaning brick building of masonry walls, sandblasting concrete
Cleaning brick building of masonry walls, sandblasting concrete
::2014/04/06::
Play Video
6
Facade cleaning, mobile sandblasting of brick concrete stone,renovation of building
Facade cleaning, mobile sandblasting of brick concrete stone,renovation of building
::2014/04/06::
Play Video
7
European Adventure Vlogs Ep. Chris Loftus
European Adventure Vlogs Ep. Chris Loftus
::2011/12/14::
Play Video
8
Sand blasting cleaning stone facade renovation of sandstone England&Wales
Sand blasting cleaning stone facade renovation of sandstone England&Wales
::2014/04/06::
Play Video
9
Cleaning of brick and stone by sandblasting Manchester London Leeds York England&Wales
Cleaning of brick and stone by sandblasting Manchester London Leeds York England&Wales
::2014/04/06::
Play Video
10
Sandblasting brick historic building restoration cleaning brick&stone
Sandblasting brick historic building restoration cleaning brick&stone
::2014/04/06::
Play Video
11
Marble floor polishing,marble floor repair,polish marble England&Wales
Marble floor polishing,marble floor repair,polish marble England&Wales
::2014/04/08::
Play Video
12
Sandblasting sandstone, wet sandblasting cleaning stone buildings and walls
Sandblasting sandstone, wet sandblasting cleaning stone buildings and walls
::2014/04/06::
Play Video
13
Renovation of renewing the marble granite travertine. Cleaning and maintenance of floors and stairs.
Renovation of renewing the marble granite travertine. Cleaning and maintenance of floors and stairs.
::2014/04/08::
Play Video
14
Granite polishing,cleaning granite,granite polish.Renovation of granite floors,impregnation.
Granite polishing,cleaning granite,granite polish.Renovation of granite floors,impregnation.
::2014/04/08::
Play Video
15
Cleaning stone,sandblasting sandstone Manchester Leeds  York Liverpool London
Cleaning stone,sandblasting sandstone Manchester Leeds York Liverpool London
::2014/04/07::
Play Video
16
A few More Sparrows In Loftus
A few More Sparrows In Loftus
::2010/05/25::
Play Video
17
British Juggling Convention, Pickering, North Yorkshire
British Juggling Convention, Pickering, North Yorkshire
::2013/04/12::
Play Video
18
Marble polishing,polish marble,marble floor grinding
Marble polishing,polish marble,marble floor grinding
::2014/04/08::
Play Video
19
Renovation, grinding and polishing stone, marble, granite, conglomerate floors
Renovation, grinding and polishing stone, marble, granite, conglomerate floors
::2014/04/08::
Play Video
20
Fast Driving
Fast Driving
::2012/10/24::
Play Video
21
Lee from Loftus youth club in Cleveland TS13 with HAIR
Lee from Loftus youth club in Cleveland TS13 with HAIR
::2010/03/04::
Play Video
22
Skinningrove fishing in a strong northerly
Skinningrove fishing in a strong northerly
::2013/10/27::
Play Video
23
Whitby to Loftus Line
Whitby to Loftus Line
::2012/04/26::
Play Video
24
Popping the question on Olympic torch relay - no comment
Popping the question on Olympic torch relay - no comment
::2012/06/19::
Play Video
25
Whitby-Loftus Line
Whitby-Loftus Line
::2012/02/10::
Play Video
26
New English folk dance hits Berkshire barn dance (with silly clapping!)
New English folk dance hits Berkshire barn dance (with silly clapping!)
::2012/10/24::
Play Video
27
Grinkle Park Hotel - Loftus - United Kingdom
Grinkle Park Hotel - Loftus - United Kingdom
::2014/04/18::
Play Video
28
2686 - Shoe Retailer in Loftus Redcar and Cleveland For Sale
2686 - Shoe Retailer in Loftus Redcar and Cleveland For Sale
::2013/02/26::
Play Video
29
Whitby to loftus 2
Whitby to loftus 2
::2009/03/25::
Play Video
30
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Awards 2008
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Awards 2008
::2008/02/08::
Play Video
31
K1 First steam out of Boulby Potash Mine
K1 First steam out of Boulby Potash Mine
::2008/05/10::
Play Video
32
Demonstration Day - Iron Awe
Demonstration Day - Iron Awe
::2011/05/15::
Play Video
33
Whitby-Loftus Line
Whitby-Loftus Line
::2012/02/10::
Play Video
34
Abbey Gail Yorkshire of the Yorkshires of Branson
Abbey Gail Yorkshire of the Yorkshires of Branson
::2012/04/18::
Play Video
35
Mothers Day 2014
Mothers Day 2014
::2014/03/30::
Play Video
36
North Market Street fire
North Market Street fire
::2010/07/07::
Play Video
37
Loftus Leisure Centre New Gym
Loftus Leisure Centre New Gym
::2011/01/31::
Play Video
38
Cleveland Fire Brigade - Stand by your pan
Cleveland Fire Brigade - Stand by your pan
::2012/02/20::
Play Video
39
MCRP School Project
MCRP School Project
::2011/11/23::
Play Video
40
Origin of Fire
Origin of Fire
::2013/01/02::
Play Video
41
Famous Ghost pictures (classic and new) and their stories in 5 min (see description)
Famous Ghost pictures (classic and new) and their stories in 5 min (see description)
::2013/11/09::
Play Video
42
Tour of Kettleness Alum Works
Tour of Kettleness Alum Works
::2012/06/05::
Play Video
43
Redcar to Danby (MTB) - 5 April 2014
Redcar to Danby (MTB) - 5 April 2014
::2014/04/05::
Play Video
44
Walking Tour and Spoken History of Leap Castle, Ireland
Walking Tour and Spoken History of Leap Castle, Ireland
::2008/11/14::
Play Video
45
Desert Wheatear Loftus
Desert Wheatear Loftus
::2011/11/09::
Play Video
46
The 1975 - Chocolate Drum cover
The 1975 - Chocolate Drum cover
::2013/10/14::
Play Video
47
New life for airbase victims of cuts 05.03.13
New life for airbase victims of cuts 05.03.13
::2013/03/06::
Play Video
48
Jez Lowe - Cleveland Iron
Jez Lowe - Cleveland Iron
::2011/05/15::
Play Video
49
Cut up video of part of my route to whitby today.
Cut up video of part of my route to whitby today.
::2009/08/30::
Play Video
50
A RAILWAY JOURNEY FROM WHITBY(TOWN) TO SCALBY.
A RAILWAY JOURNEY FROM WHITBY(TOWN) TO SCALBY.
::2011/11/20::
NEXT >>
RESULTS [51 .. 101]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 54°33′25″N 0°53′31″W / 54.5569°N 0.8919°W / 54.5569; -0.8919

Loftus
Loftus.jpg
West Road, Loftus
Loftus is located in North Yorkshire
Loftus
Loftus
 Loftus shown within North Yorkshire
Population 7,050 
OS grid reference NZ716185
    - London  263.3 mi 
Unitary authority Redcar and Cleveland
Ceremonial county North Yorkshire
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA
Postcode district TS13
Dialling code 01287
Police Cleveland
Fire Cleveland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Loftus is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in a region between Saltburn-by-the-Sea and the North York Moors. It was formerly known as Lofthouse.[1]

History[edit]

Loftus is recorded as Lcotvsv in the Domesday book, from Laghthus meaning low houses.[2]

The Loftus area has been inhabited since at least the 7th century, and although folkloric evidence includes a house owned by Sigurd the Dane, who features in Macbeth as Siward, real evidence has been unearthed in recent times to support the picture of ancient settlement in the area.

The famous Methodist preacher John Wesley is known to have preached in Loftus. More recent history is dominated by the ironstone mining industry and many inhabitants that live in Loftus can trace lineage back to ironstone miners.

Anglo-Saxon royal burial site[edit]

The only known Anglo-Saxon royal burial site in north-east England is near Loftus.[3] Artefacts were discovered there from excavations which took place between 2005 and 2007. Finds include pieces associated with a rare bed burial in which a decorated female body is laid out on a decorated wooden bed accompanied by fine gold jewellery. The finds include a gold pendant, which would have belonged to a princess. as well as glass beads, pottery, iron knives, belt buckles and other objects. The finds, which date back nearly 1400 years were discovered by members of the Teesside Archeological Society, led by Dr. Steve Sherlock, in a 109-grave site at Street House, Loftus.[4][5]

They are presently on show at the Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum.[6][7][8]

Loftus Town Hall[edit]

Loftus Town Hall was built by the Earl of Zetland, erected by Mr Thomas Dickenson of Saltburn, and was first opened in 1879. During the World Wars of 1914–1918 and 1939–1945 some of the rooms were commandeered for the war effort.

The Town Hall clock has faces north, east and west, but no face to the south as the residents of South Loftus were reluctant to contribute to the cost.

The Town Hall remained in the ownership of the Zetland family until 1948, when it was purchased by the former Loftus Urban District Council for £2000. In 1974 the ownership of the Town Hall transferred to the newly created Langbaurgh Borough Council, and eventually to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. In 1992 budget cuts threatened closure of the Town Hall, and Loftus Town Council moved into the building and took over responsibility for maintenance. Although the Town Council moved in 1996, it still organises functions in the Town Hall.[9]

Loftus Town Council area includes the settlements of Boulby, Carlin How, Cowbar, Easington, East Loftus, Liverton Mines, Liverton, Loftus, Scaling, Skinningrove and South Loftus.[10]

Loftus Leisure Centre[edit]

Tees Valley Leisure Limited, which was established in 1999 as an Industrial and provident society, provides a variety of leisure services on behalf of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council operating for the benefit of the community as a non-profit distributing organisation. They took over the running of Loftus Leisure Centre, which had been opened in 1981 to provide the community with swimming facilities. The centre was improved with the addition of a sauna suite in 1985 and a fitness suite in 1998.[11]

Oddfellows Hall[edit]

The Oddfellows Hall, in Loftus, was built in 1874 as the offices and meeting place of the local Oddfellows society. Oddfellows were friendly or mutual societies, set up and organised by people from different guilds representing various trades. Other societies existed for single trades, but when there were not enough people from one trade, especially in smaller towns, societies would be formed from an "odd" mixture of people, so giving the name "Oddfellows". The Loftus Oddfellows would raise money for their members, which was especially important in the days before the welfare state.

The Oddfellows Hall was unused from the early 1990s. Tees Valley Housing Association have now taken over ownership of the building and converted it from a large meeting hall into eight self-contained flats.[12]

Geography[edit]

The two main churches in the town are St Leonard's (Church of England), and St Joseph and St Cuthbert (Roman Catholic). There are three primary schools: St.Joseph's RCVA Primary School,[13] Handale Primary School,[14] and Hummersea).

The Loftus and District Flower Club meets every third Monday at the town hall[15] Loftus has many facilities: Loftus Swimming Baths (where the swimming group, Loftus Dolphins, train), Loftus Youth Club, Loftus Army Cadets,[16] Scouts, Cubs etc. It also has a firestation and part-time police station.

Westfield House in Duncan Place is one of the largest private properties in Loftus. It was built in 1871 by the Pease family, who owned ironstone mines in the locality, for the then mine manager, Thomas Moore. It is currently owned by the Tanner family.

Loftus railway station opened in 1875, and closed to passengers in 1960. The line still operates through the station site, with freight services for Boulby Mine, and occasional passenger 'specials' for rail enthusiasts. The nearest open station is at Saltburn.

To the north of the village there is a disused nuclear bunker.[17] The bunker was opened in 1962 and closed 1968.

Notable people[edit]

  • Simon Clifford, Owner and Founder at Brazilian Soccer Schools, ICFDS (Futebol de Salao), SOCATOTS and Owner of Garforth Town AFC.
  • Vin Garbutt, folk musician

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL License

Mashpedia enables any individual or company to promote their own Youtube-hosted videos or Youtube Channels, offering a simple and effective plan to get them in front of our engaged audience.

Want to learn more? Please contact us at: hello@mashpedia.com

Powered by YouTube
LEGAL
  • Mashpedia © 2014