ADDED 18 MARCH 2006
have recently come across the Digest magazines for Pontefract, Knottingley
and Ferrybridge and wondered if you might be interested in the following
photograph of my father and two constables taken outside Knottingley
police station in the 1920s.
Stokes and constables outside Knottingley Police Station in the
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family consisted of my father, Richard Whiteoak Stokes and his wife (my
mother), older brother Jack Stokes and my younger brother Arthur Stokes
who was born at the police station in 1926. He later worked for
Knottingley Council in the financial department.
older brother Jack played the organ at St. Botolph's church under the
direction of Dr. Haigh, Musical Director.
my father retired from the police force in the 1920s, we moved to Hill
Top, next door to Mr. Jackson Morris, whom I believe was headmaster at
18 March 2006