CLARK, Cecil




Author Tags: Law, Local History

Born on November 11, 1899 in North Berwick, Scotland, Cecil George "Nobby" Clark was 17 when he enlisted in the B.C. Provincial Police, first working as a junior clerk and rising to the position of assistant commissioner in 1959. His books about the force's cases cover the 92-year history of the first territorial constabulary in North America, founded in 1858 at the time of the Fraser River Gold Rush. This series commenced with the publication of Tales of the British Columbia Provincial Police (Sidney: Gray's Publishing, 1971), published by Gray Campbell, himself a former police officer. Clark also gathered a pictorial history of Victoria covering 115 years, The Best of Victoria Yesterday and Today (Victoria: Victorian Weekly, 1973). He was a helpful influence on the work of Lynne Stonier-Newman, who has written her own histories of police work in British Columbia.

BOOKS:

Tales of the British Columbia Provincial Police (Sidney: Gray's Publishing, 1971).
The Best of Victoria Yesterday and Today (Victoria: Victorian Weekly, 1973).
B.C. Provincial Police Stories Volume One (Heritage House, 1989),
B.C. Provincial Police Stories Volume Two (Heritage House, 1989)
B.C. Provincial Police Stories Volume Three (Heritage House)
The Man Who was Hanged by a Thread (Heritage House 2011) $9.95

[BCBW 2011] "Law" "Local History"