As far as we know, the last station master of Stanley Station was a Mr Atkinson. A portly gentleman in the early 1960s who may have been Mr Atkinson. Station Masters were seen as key figures in the community and some had a commercial interest in the freight yard, taking a commission for certain loads. I do not know if this applied at Stanley. I also recall Bill Allison,( 1909-1984?) the station porter. He married Emma Taylor, who had a sister Gladys, married to Jim Smales. Also in the early 1960s, Harvey Wainwright, and I think his son John), were signalmen at Stanley. As a youngster, we used the Stanley-Ardsley-Leeds Central service often. The return fare from Stanley to Ardsley around 1960 was 7 old pence (3 or 4 new pence). Apart from passenger and goods trains, there were summer excursions. Some were for local school parties going to Cleethorpes, Bridlington and other resorts. The trains were full and the fare included a packed lunch.