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Special Constables at the back of the Police Station

Special Constables at the back of the Police Station
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Reference:  B2901A4

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The photograph is taken in the rear yard of the West Riding Police Station in the former Liberty Prison in St Marygate. The building is now the Prison & Police Museum. The special constables are volunteers, and have all been named: Back row L to R T K Smithson, F Williams, A Wood - owned Flour Mill at Water Skellgate, H Johnson, C Blades, W J Arnott - Manager of Boots, G T Thellwell, 8 C Harker - Printer on Market Square, J Fleming. Second Row L to R J W Brewer, P B Elliot - Manager of the Midland Bank, H W Horner, J W Horner, J Wood - of Wood and Ferguson, Grocers, T Walls - owned the Shoe Shop in Market Square previously occupied by Burtons and by Prezzo in 2017, 7 Unknown, 8 Arthur Metcalf - Tailor in Fishergate, 9 Tom Burton - sold Leather Goods, buckles etc in WW1, 10 J Bilton - Cobbler, 11, J King - Had a Corn Shop, 13, T Wilson - Blacksmith, worked in Unicorn Yard, 14 Mr Guy - Mens Outfitters on North Street. Third row L to R 1 S G Moss - Moss's Arcade, 2 J Marks, 3 A Thompson - of Pinehurst House on Palace Road, 4 R J Green, 5 W B Parrett - local Newspaper Reporter, 6 Inspector W Blacker, 7 Fred B Waller - Retired Gentleman. 8 F Topham - From Paint Shop Fishergate, 9 The Rev H E Horton - Cathedral. 10 C D Sproul - Town Hall, Front Row L to R 1 F E Cuss - Fellmonger worked at skinyard on Wellington Street. 2 Unknown, 3 Mr J Wood - of Wood and Ferguson Grocers, 4 unknown.

This image is part of the Ripon Re-Viewed collection created by Ripon Civic Society and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF)


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