Nostalgia: Scarborough Borough Police 1947

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This week we feature an official Scarborough Borough Police group photograph from March 1947.

The picture, taken by Walker’s Studios of Scarborough, was sent in by Mr Harry Foster, who lives in Belfast.

Harry said: “ The previous owner of the picture, Denis de Tute, who is pictured third from left, back row, gave the print to my mother who is a lifetime reader of The Scarborough News.

“Sadly he is no longer with us. He progressed through the ranks to hold a very senior position within Yorkshire Police and died aged 90 plus.”

Pictured are front row, from left, Sgt W L Cox, Sgt J Crowther, Sgt L Taylor, T/Insp E Milnes, Det Insp J Boynton, Insp A Rawson, Temp Ch Insp and DCC S W Adams, Chief Constable John E S Bowne, Ch Insp N Greenwood, Insp J Rayner and T/Insp W Lewsey, Sgt E Thomason, Sgt H Hotford, Sgt F Bird, and Det Sgt A Websdale.

Second row, from left, PCs J Porter, A Taylor, Det PC P Richardson, PCs J Foster, H Henderson, J Tovell, J Hadaway, E Bowater, J Miller, H Thornton, Det PC E Dorsey, PCs S Adams and H Goode.

Third row, from left, PCs F Butcher, A Goldsborough, J Crow, E Roe, W Bond, E Holmes, J Benson, E Thompson, J Wilkinson, F Harrison, P Reddington and J Brewin.

Back row, from left, PCs A Raper, S Crossland, H Hansford, H Muir, W Greenwood, A Haddon, W Goode, E Alcock, D de Tute, A Hacker and R Carter.

Are you pictured? What are your memories of working in the police in 1947? Did you serve your whole career in Scarborough? Do you have a family member pictured and did they pass on interesting tales of life in the police force after the war?

Write to Crimes page, Scarborough News, Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Road, Scarborough Business Park, Scarborough, YO11 3YS or email with your memories, plus any similar pictures you would like to be published.