George Russell: Police: The Police Station was in Ashfield Road – the policemen I remember were PC Lillistone (Gimble Eye) and PC Porter.
Dot & John Redit: Mr Shepherd. And Mr Porter – he was a lovely policeman
Dot was on a high-stepper (bike), coming from School Rd to PO, turning right to go down ‘Grange Road’ (The Street)
She apparently ran into Mr Westcott the policeman, coming from Grange Rd: he was very concerned that she be OK, thought he’d tell me off but he didn’t
He even wanted to lend her a bike…; he was on an ‘Excelsior’ (scooter?) himself.
Fred and Cicely Buckle: Porter the policeman was Reg Porter’s father (Reg was in charge of the Fire Service when Fred served).
He was strict – he wouldn’t let you hang about on Shop Corner, but move you on; he could swing his cape and hit you, or clip your ear just like that.
The policeman was always up at the railway station – he was a buddy of Fred’s father; “if I’d done wrong I not only got my ear clipped by the pol but even more from father.”
The police station was the one down Ashfield Rd, then they built one in Wetherden Rd. and the policeman lived there, Wells, a lovely old boy.
PO Directory 1865: John Fox, Inspector of Police
The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, October 28, 1876; Issue 7470 – policeman G. Pearson
The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, September 14, 1878; Issue 7666 – Policeman Robert Cooper, Elmswell
The Ipswich Journal, Saturday , April 10, 1880; Issue 7834 – Policeman Robert Cooper, stationed at Elmswell
The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, September 9, 1882; – Policeman Robert Cooper
The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, November 18, 1882; Issue 8061 – Policeman Robert Cooper
1881 census: Robert Cooper (42) – Police Constable
1891 census: 72. The Street – Robert Cooper (52) – Police Constable
1901 census: 129. Church Cottage – Robert Cooper (63) – Retired Police Constable
1911 census: Charles W Lilliston
1916 Kelly’s: Police Station, Charles Lilliston, constable
Judo Club, c.1955 in The Fox “clubroom”: PC Harold Sheppard was responsible for getting this club under way.
Youth Club outing to Yarmouth, 1962: PC Harold Sheppard (far left)