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  1. Hi SCollector and all-

    I am writing a book on medals and awards issued to police by local UK forces and authorities, essentially Counties, Cities and Boroughs. I have two Bradford items in the book which I would like to know more about- what they were for, criteria for issue etc and any info. Hope you can help! I believe they were either awards for some particular service, or possibly identification badges. First one is in gold, the second bronze or brass.

    David-  dpk@iinet.net.au

    Bradford Obv gold ex Trevor Finbow close.jpg

    Bradford 2nd type Obv close ex Finbow.jpg

  2. Hi Harry, I would be very interesting if you could manage to list any photographs that you might have of you Great Grand Father. Kind regards, Kevin
  3. Another intersrting photograph. PC 114 circa 1900. No further details known
  4. Hello all, This postcard was recently purchased via Ebay. It appears to be a family group. The gentleman seated is wearing what is undoubtedly a Buckinghamshire Special Constabulary Lapel Badge. If all the persons are indeed from the same family the photograph represents the efforts and sacrifices that our people offered to the country during times of war. A very interesting record. Kevin
  5. This is the final instalment of the extracts from "Special Constables' (And Kindred Corps) Drills and Duties. Written by Philip S Clay (Late Chief Constable of Nottingham), and published by Moore & Co., Castle Boulevard. 1915. It was priced at nine pence. An interesting little book.... POACHERS. A constable may search any person whom he may have good cause to suspect of coming from any land where he shall have been unlawfully in search or pursuit of game, or any person aiding and abetting such a person, and also stop and search any cart. Guns, game, or nets found under such circumsta
  6. 'Special Constables' (And Kindred Corps) Drill and Duties. 1915. continued..... PRISONERS. Methods of effecting apprehensions. 1. In apprehending a person, and making him or her a prisoner, no more violence is to be used than is absolutely necessary for the safe custody of the prisoner. The usual plan is to seize and keep hold of the arm until ther prisoner is in the station, to prevent the possibility of escape. When a prisoner is once in custody he is not to be released except by the direction of a Magistrate, or on the responsibility of an officer in charge of a police station
  7. This is a continuance of the extractions from 'Special Constables' (And Kindred Corps) Drill & Duties' , Published 1915, By Philip S Clay (Late Chief Consyable of Nottingham). This section, following a lenghty explanation of drilling which I am not reporting on, is simply headed 'Duties' :- DUTIES. OBSERVATIONS. It is quite impossible in a manual of this character, which is intended for general use, to do more than indicate in a very restricted manner what a constable's duties are. Each locality has its own responsibilities and methods. To the "Special" under these circumstances
  8. This is another extract from "Special Constables' (And Kindred Corps) Drills and Duties", written and compiled by Philip S Clay (Late Chief Constable of Nottingham), in 1915. It is entitled "Observations". This section is fascinating, revealing the thinking and attitudes of a very senior (albeit recently retired) Police Officer, and, as such, a very important historical document in its own right. OBSERVATIONS. Although Special Constables are now for the first time in our history appointed in large numbers, and, during the war at any rate, with greater powers and wider responsi
  9. Special Constables' (And Kindred Corps) Driils and Duties 1915... continued.... STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS, 1914. No. 1375. CONSTABLE, ENGLAND. The Special Constables Order, 1914. At the Court of Buckingham Palace, 9th day of September 1914. Present, The King Most Excellent Majesty in Council. Whereas by the Special Constables Act, 1914, power is conffered on His Majesty to make regulations with respect to the appointmet and position of Special Constables appointed during the present war under the Special Constables Act, 1831, or under section one hundred and nin
  10. I have recently been reviewing another interesting little book entitled 'Special Constables' (And Kindred Corps) Drill and Duties' written by Philip Stephens Clay and published in 1915 by Moore & Co., Castle Boulevard, Nottingham. Mr Clay was the Chief Constable of Nottingham City Police. The book sold for ninepence and, although very small, contains a wealth of historical information. It is not my intention to reproduce every section here, but to copy those parts that I feel should be preserved. The sections on drill, for instance, are probaly of limited interest to readers. I
  11. Another interesting Bye-Law from the city.. How things have changed. CITY OF BRADFORD. PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1925. Bye-Laws made by the Lord Mayor Alderman and Citizens of the City of Bradford acting by the Council AS TO PERSONS WAITING TO ENTER PUBLIC VEHICLES. 1. When six or more persons are waiting in any street in the City of Bradford to enter any public vehicle at any stopping-place or terminus they shall form and keep a queue or line and a person shall not take or endeavour to take any position in such queue or line otherwise than behind the persons alrerady forming same or ente
  12. 'Constabulary Code' 'City of Bradford' contunued... SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. For The Guidance of THE OFFICERS AND CONSTABLES OF THE DETECTIVE DEPARTMENT. Police Correspondence. 1. No Officer will be permitted to correspond either by letter or telegram with any other Police Force or person upon Police Business, without the sanction of the Inspector in charge, except in cases of urgent necessity where time is of vital importance, and all such exceptional caes must be reported with the least possible dealy. Inormation to the Press. 2. To prevent premature and injurious publication
  13. Yes Mervyn I have found the books to be a great help. Cheers Kevin
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