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Offline Cougar

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Looking For Policemen ????
« on: Wednesday 06 April 05 11:32 BST (UK) »
I have come across this site which appears to be a guide to Police Archives listed by county.
They have a disclaimer saying that it is NOT complete etc. but it may bring you some
joy.

http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/history/policing/police-archives-guide/index.html

I have found that when you want Police Records, the easiest way is to contact the
local Police headquarters and ask for their archive section - this usually produces
satisfactory results (which is basically what this site is).

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Re: LOOKING FOR POLICEMEN????
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 May 05 12:26 BST (UK) »
Thankyou sooo much! I have just found my great grandfather who I knew was a policeman in Somerset but could find nothing about him..has led me to his age, rank etc. WONDERFUL!  :)

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Re: LOOKING FOR POLICEMEN????
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 May 05 12:58 BST (UK) »
Great,
glad the site helped someone.
Cheers Cougar
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Re: LOOKING FOR POLICEMEN????
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 July 05 12:26 BST (UK) »
Thank's for the site Cougar, it's really interesting.  :) Lyn
exessexgirl :)

White, Curtis, Lockyer, Drew - St. Pancras
Collins & Catlin of Benington / Ardeley Herts,
Collins, Dunkley, Poole,  of Hackney, Edmonton,Shoreditch
Allens, Clapham,  of Islington.
DeAth.... of Shoreditch.
Gladden & Laker of Shoreditch / Bethnal Green
Bibbys, Smith, Webb, Buckley  of  Essex
Blessed and Wade Spalding Lincolnshire
Pullen, Weedon & Skipps of Hackney and Essex.
Danahar of Bethnal Green
Caddy - Stafford



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Re: LOOKING FOR POLICEMEN????
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 July 05 12:35 BST (UK) »
you are welcome - hopefully of some help for you.,
Cougar
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Re: LOOKING FOR POLICEMEN????
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 July 05 15:23 BST (UK) »
Once I found my great grandfather in the police records I was also able to order, from the same site, two newspaper articles relating to his retirement and his obituary...marvellous! Thankyou again. I hope other people have as much success with it as I did.

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Re: LOOKING FOR POLICEMEN????
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 July 05 17:14 BST (UK) »
Thank you. Just found my g-g-g-grandfather's brother listed. :)
Barrington, Westerman (originally from Hannover), Long (originally from Prussia), Lorymore, Flyng, Porter - all Bristol, Gloucestershire.
Grimes - Bridgwater, Somerset.
Lamb - Poplar, Essex, Hither Green, Kent.
Dwan, Turner, Cole, Carter, Walker, Kay, Hughes, Maplesden - all St Olaves/Bermondsey/Rotherhithe/Southwark/Stepney/Lambeth/Wandsworth.

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Re: LOOKING FOR POLICEMEN????
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 August 05 11:59 BST (UK) »
Great site.
wish there was something similar for the 50's onwards,as my dad wasa policeman in the staffordshire.wolverhampton police force.
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Re: LOOKING FOR POLICEMEN????
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 03 August 05 12:12 BST (UK) »
Hi
If your father was in the Police Force in c1950 (and he is since deceased, I assume) you should be able to get some information from the Police archives section - I would think that perhaps each county holds their own archives, if not, might be in central London.
Hope this helps.
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