38: The Station Hotel must have been the scene of great activity in the past. The band contest was held nearby in summer, with bands and their supporters coming by train from all over Yorkshire. In the 1930s the Wool Fair livestock sale was held in the Station Hotel field. The auctioneer was T. S. Petch. There was a quoits pitch at the back of the hotel. The premier prize at matches was often a copper kettle. Mr. Bales hairdresser’s and tobacconist’s cabin can be seen at the side
From “Loftus in old picture postcards” by Jean Wiggins. Reproduced by permission.