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Fancy a Game of Billiards, Inspector?

The games room in Loftus Police Station – this must have been an official function, can anyone identify the group or the event? The gentleman with the beard at the rear of the group looks suspiciously like Neil Empson.

L to R: Bert Davey, PC John Liley, PC Jimmy Agar, PC Bill Hutchinson, PC Peter Crosier, Maurice Stephenson, Neil Empson(?), ??, Harold Norminton, PC Alf Souter, PC Bruce Wallace, Inspector Cullingworth.

Linda Anderssen tells us: ”My Dad is in this picture – and I remember a number of the other men – I lived in the Police Houses when I was a child, I also remember the room at the top of the police station where the snooker tables where.  I used to feel on top of the world when I had climbed the beautiful spiral staircase to the top on the rare occasions when I was allowed to visit.”

Sue Mulholland (nee Wallace) tells us: ”My dad, P.C Bruce Wallace (almost hidden from view), is second from the right.”

Thanks Eric Johnson, Ken Gillance, Tina Woodrow (nee Whetton), Linda Anderssen and Sue Mulholland (nee Wallace) for updates.

2 comments to Fancy a Game of Billiards, Inspector?

  • Tim Bright

    This is a real blast from the past, like Sue and Linda I was also a child at the time this photograph was taken and lived in the Police House at Loftus and spent many a time playing in the billiard room, there is also a dart board on the wall just behind the Inspectors head which had a rubber tyre around it. Many memories of my time spent as a child here. For information it is Peter Crosier not Coser, and I still regularly see John Liley. Also I remember Susan Wallace as children we all used to play together.

  • John Liley

    Seated in billiard photo – PC Brian Lapsley.

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