Special Constables, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:13th of June 1917

Description:During the First World War Police Officer numbers gradually reduced as former servicemen were recalled and others enlisted.
Local men volunteered to become Special Constables to fill the shortfall.
Most of the men would have already had a full-time job, or would have been retired.
William Wilshaw was a full-time baker, he can be seen on this photograph on the second row, fourth from the right.

Chief Constable William Forster sits with his 'Special Police Force' on the second row from the front, sixth from the left wearing a police helmet.


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1890s
Fireman Sergeant Hambleton, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Fireman Sergeant Hambleton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Sergeant Hambleton in his full fireman's uniform. At the time the Fire Station ...

1910s
Special Constables, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Special Constables, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme

During the First World War Police Officer numbers gradually reduced as former servicemen ...

1960s
Barracks, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Barracks, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Italian styled Militia Barracks were built in 1855 from red brick. The Barracks ...

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Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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