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Sgt. Reginald Ruffles and his children John, Ann and Colin.

Sgt. Reginald Ruffles and his children John, Ann and Colin.

Ann and John Ruffles in the police station garden

Ann and John Ruffles in the police station garden. They are playing with some of the 200 rabbits that John had just freed from their pen.

John Ruffles, Sally the dog on the Bellaset 350 outside the police house.

John Ruffles, Sally the dog on the Bellaset 350 outside the police house.

The Cell Book 1902 to 1907

The Cell Book 1902 to 1907. Includes such crimes as 'Drunk in charge of a horse and cart' and 'Larceny of a dead pheasant.'

Transcription of a report concerning the murder of a child in 1851

Transcription of a report concerning the murder of a child in 1851

Gordon Nunn and Mike Readman in conversation with John Ruffles - part 2,3,4

In conversation with John Ruffles - part 2,3,4 (part 1 and 5 to follow)
John Ruffles is the son of Sgt. Ruffles the village policeman during WW2. Throughout the recording the cell book referred to is now with the Suffolk Records Office.

Chief Inspector William Lewis Reeve 1968

Chief Inspector William Lewis Reeve 1968

page from the village Cell Book in which captured German Airmen are recorded dd 1942

Four German airmen were captured and held prisoners at Stradbroke police station 1942 - WW2. The cell book records that time. The cell book which opened in 1886 was found in a Stradbroke loft many years after the war.

Police Sgt. Ruffles

Police Sgt. Ruffles

WW1 Police Observation book 'Raids by hostile aircraft and men of war over East Suffolk' headed SECRET

WW1 Police Observation book 'Raids by hostile aircraft and men of war over East Suffolk' headed SECRET

Letter attached to Police Cell Book dd 1889 from the Home Office directing the constabulary on new rules regarding military deserters.

Letter attached to Police Cell Book dd 1889 from the Home Office directing the constabulary on new rules regarding military deserters.

The Cell Book for the village Police station - covering letter dd 1886

The Cell Book for the village Police station - covering letter dd 1886 in which instructions were given to the constable on how to keep the record of prisoners and an instruction to keep it neat and clean.

East Suffolk Police War Duty Hints dd 1939

East Suffolk Police War Duty Hints dd 1939

Police - PC Moore married Hilda Tilbrook 1931

Police - PC William A Moore married Hilda Tilbrook 1931. Hilda was born in Stradbroke to Harry and Lucy Tilbrook and lived at The Hempsheaf Public House in !911 at the time of the national census return.

Painter Hines in yard opposite the Police Station/Court House

Painter Hines in yard opposite the Police Station/Court House

Police Sergeant Ruffles retires.

The picture shows Sergeant Ruffles and his wife, Captain and Mrs Carter and Mr Jenner ( the new pc for Stradbroke), The photograph was taken at the back of 'Chantala' - bungalow in the Wilby Road. Sergeant Ruffles was Stradbroke's War time Policeman.