Living in Loftus, North Yorkshire
Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in North East, United Kingdom, Yorkshire

This is a definite s**t town, being on the north yorkshire border with cleveland and basically being a human dumping ground for all the problem families that not even Middlesborough and Redcar can cope with. Popular spots for Chav Sighting is the Town Square, Taberners Chippy, Zetland Estate and The Angel Pub, Loftus could perhaps be one of the very first Chav towns, with its rich history of retarded families being sent by social services from Middlesborough, Grangetown, South Bank, Eston and Redcar to this backwater, with the only industries apparent being Boulby Potash mine and selling drugs to younger Chavs.

The local school used to be called Rosecroft School, and it was basically a Borstal for Teachers, with teachers [allegedly] regularly beating up children, [allegedly[ not caring less about the curriculum, and several teachers [allegedly] in need of possible psychiatric help, not having a clue about what day of the week it is basically.

I grew up there, and hated every single second of it. Its crime ridden, seriously low education levels, and actually rated in a government report in 1994 as having the highest rate of underage pregnancies per capita in the whole of the UK

Most families seem to be related and interbred, noticeable inbred families including the Gxxxxxxs, the Hxxxxxs’ the Sxxxxies and the Lxxxxins, oh and of course the Hxxxxxs, actually proven for fact to be incestuous and the possible inspiration for The Dingles.

Crime is rife in this town, especially on the Zetland Estate, where very few people have jobs, and local activity includes TWOCking (like american GTA – Taking Without Owners Consent), Washing Lining (stealing laundry), Pot Dealing, Cat Baiting (throwing cats into pens with vicious dogs to train the dogs up for hunting) and DSS Scamming (they are highly adept at this)

The majority of Chavs in this area can be identified by large medallion rings from Elizabeth Dukes, that double as knuckle dusters, surly mannerisms grunting at anyone who exhibits the slightest level of intelligence, a can of Diamond White cider or trackie bottoms tucked into greyish white socks and ridiculous reebok basketball boots, although its obviously the only running they do is to the post office to cash their giro or away from police after a spot of ‘creeping’ (burglaring whilst residents are in bed asleep).

A truly s**t town!

  • Anonymous

    Loftus used to be a nice place but now it’s just full of chavs. My family are from Loftus but only two family members actually live there. The chavs should be sent back to the mothership and the hard-working people (and people who have retired but were hard-working)should be the only people aloud to live there.

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  • Jack Cunningham

    i reckon your girlfriend cheats on you, an article is something you write to be proud of, not to anomanously disrespect a community, dont blame the world because you got bullied in school mate

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  • THELWALL

    Now then, I live in Loftus and it is alright, it is in a great location for the moors, saltburn , whitby and the sea, and the houses are relatively realistically priced. Its true that it has a fair share of scallys but all towns do, it is also true that it is a victim of the modern world of retail parks and supermarkets so most things in loftus are shutdown, that is shops. Most of the residents are friendly and decent hardworking people who enjoy living here. Loftus has improved and crime generally reduced over the past ten years, but all we need to do is stand up to any scally elements. the abuse of loftus that this site opens with is slightly out of date and also relates to the 5% that appears above the surface, the young unemployed and lost who havent yet realised that in the 21st century Loftus is basically a dormitory town for more vibrant work and retail hubs. great people great place, good community feel and friendly.

  • M.

    Should read Loftus…

  • M.

    Oh dear what have we done….. we looked around lofts and made a offer on a house.
    seemed a nice place but reading this I’m not sure why have made a wise move..

  • jane elliot

    EVERY REVIEW ON THIS SITE IS WRITTEN BY THE SAME PERSON, THE OWNER OF THE SITE. I WOULD ADVISE EVERYONE TO NOT BOTHER COMING BACK IT IS A TOTAL SHAM AND YOU WILL NOT GET ANY ‘REAL’ REVIEWS HERE. LOOK AT ALL THE REVIEWS. THEY ARE ALL THE SAME. ‘CHAV’ BASED INSULTS, EXACTLY THE SAME WRITING STYLE ETC. THIS SITE IS FAKE AND THE OWNER IN HIS DESPERATION FOR HITS HAS WRITTEN EVERY SINGLE REVIEW. MORON!

    • Erica Stephenson

      EXCUSE ME! LOFTUS IS NOT A CHAV TOWN (YOU CLEARLY HAVE NOT BEEN TO BORO). AND COME ON, I’M 15 AND I DONT SMOKE, DRINK OR TAKE DRUGS AND MY FAMILY ARENT DRUG TAKERS. PLUS, ALL OF MY FRIENDS (AND THEIR FRIENDS) ARE ALL CLEAN SOBAR PEOPLE WHO’S FAMILY DESPISE DRUGS, DRINK AND FAGS. AND YEAH MATE, IF THATS YOUR EXPEARIANCE; YOU EITHER MUST HAVE BEEN SUPER HIGH, YOU LIVED IN MIDDLESBROUGH AND WANTED EVERYONE TO VISIT THAT SH*T HOLE INSTEAD OF LOFTUS OR YOU OBVIOUSLY WENT THERE DURING THE 80’S WHEN EVERY DESENT PLACE WAS A DRUGGIES HOME!!!!! … rant over…

  • Pearson

    I also grew up in Liverton Mines and Loftus in the 60’s and 70’s, lived on Colditz, but had the nouse to move away in the early 80’s, eventually obtaining a degree and now have a very well paid job and live in a fantastic place with a minimal scum element. Liverton mines was a great place for a kid to grow up, we had the woods, streams, mine workings, shale tips, and not to far away, the beach. We all had knives, air rifles, catapults and throwing arrows, but no one ever got stabbed or shot. There is talk of the scum of the earth moving onto Colditz and dragging Loftus down, well let’s not forget there was already a significant scum element living in Loftus and the surrounding area anyway. Most of us decent people had to suffer the bullying at Rosecroft School (and outside), because of these morons with fists bigger than their brains. I expect most of them still live there and have produced subsequent generations of morons with bigger fists and smaller brains (through interbreeding). I sometimes return to Loftus to visit relatives, but think how run down and crap the place looks compared to where I live now. I don’t have any friends there now, because they also had the ability to find a decent job and move to a much nicer place. Loftus is a blot on what is a very beautiful landscape. I feel sorry for those decent people who weren’t able to get out.

  • john Theobald

    I was Rector at St Leonard’s Parish Church 1971 to1986. Nothing or no one had moved for over half a century, including the church Rector before me ! True, not much happened there . Then a new housing estate was built in early 70’s. Badly built. I was a local Cllr and following the drought in 1976 it rained and rained and I was on the estate with Housing chiefs until the early hours of next morning. Water was flooding up from the floors, through the cavity walls,down through the light fittings and sandbags stopped some of the water advance In the 300 houses, most of which have been demolished 40 years later. Mould in bedrooms and roofs was rife.
    How the poor tenants resisted marching on the Town Hall I don’t know ! I was happy there. Besides the C/E and R/C churches there were 4 chapels, all closed now. But the town has a lot going on and I still love the place . The Angel Inn is now a cafĂ© and spent many happy hours there with Father Ted Glynn ( R C ) So lay off Loftus !! John Theobald

    • Lynne Jaap (Patterson)

      Hi John
      I also spent some time in Loftus around the years you did, I helped with many others with the development of the youth club, I have quite a lot of very fond memories, and also some awful memories however I believe my Loftus experiences contributed to who I am today, a successful social care worker specialising in substance misue, I remember you as a wonderful man who inspired me, you may remember me as Lynne Patterson, my mum was Maggie, and my step father was Brian Milner who was killed at British steal in 1982. X

    • John I was born in Loftus and Westfield estate to my memory was never affected to that extent my brother was living there then. I lived on the estate for 20 years and got forced to move of the estate and have never settled where I am now so don’t you slag off Westfield I opened a community house on the estate and it brought in all the useful agencies and saved people having to travel to Redcar and Middlesbrough. Loftus has got like it has because of councils spending money in the wrong places. I also think the comments on the site about Loftus was a bit of a wind up it most certainly done by someone who is local.

    • i remember mr theobald.you were allways spot on.loftus was and still is a great place. great community spirit great ppl.we had some fun times lynn didnt we.looking back we were sometimes a bit cheeky.but no malice.lived at liverton mines most of my life but loftus is just a stones throw away.would never move away from the area.great people

  • Russell Holt

    I cannot believe that you are talking in such a way about what I have always considered to be a lovely little place. I worked at Grinkle park in the 1980s And still have holidays in that area twice a year even now. whenever we stay at unswick or Whitby we pop to the Co-op in Loftus for the milk. As for the grammar and writing of some of you lot, Your abbreviating words as though you were from Essex and appearing on TOWIE, you guys have Yorkshire accents, just remember that. If there’s anyone that remembers those days please giz a shout!

  • rankin

    I went to rosecroft school….bloody tough i can tell you,,,,,,made me stand up for myself lol

    • Pearson

      Hi Stuart. I agree, going to Rosecroft made us stronger people, after 5 years there going out into the big wide world was easy

  • Pearson

    I was brought up in Liverton mines and Loftus in the 60’s and 70’s. It was a wonderful place with a thriving high street and a good community spirit. Rose croft school gave everybody a good education. Then they built colditz and it when down hill from there. I can tell how bad it’s got from reading the comments left by other people who don’t know how to speak never mind write.

  • stu

    a city! @ lizzie_206???

  • dalla

    @ lizzie! A CITY?!?!?! hehe! u know nowt!

  • cocksy

    hahaha! @ hargreaves!

  • jam

    bitter cos my ex!

  • jam kore

    my ex!!!!

  • kore

    how thick!!! V lizzie!!! haha it aint a city!!! bitter jam?!?!