Ralph Knight

Former town mayor has died of cancer

A former town mayor and ex-Harwich and Parkeston footballer has died of cancer.

Ralph Knight, who was mayor of Harwich three times, died in his home aged 77 on Monday at 9.15am.

The retired electrical supervisor, of Howard Avenue, Harwich, contested three general elections for the Labour Party and also represented them as a town, district and county councillor.

Mr Knight was also known as an accomplished amateur footballer, and played for Harwich and Parkeston in the 1950s, British Rail’s Great Britain team and won three badges playing for Essex.

FROM: The Harwich & Manningtree Standard.


It is very sad news, we have lost Ralph Knight. Over many years, Ralph did a lot for Harwich, its people and the Harwich Labour Party. We send our prayers to Sheila and Family.
Charlie Powell
HLP Chairman


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