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(33) Dave Wilkinson
Fri, 27 January 2017 16:38:04 +0000

I wonder if I may draw your attention to an inaccuracy in respect of a particular photograph in your gallery. The photo in question is 65 of 65 in "Constituent Forces".

The photo is captioned "SE & Chatham Railway Police at Dover Railway Station 1906". The police officers are in fact members of the Dover Borough Police. The gentleman in the centre with the white beard is a local worthy, William J. Barnes.

I hope this is helpful.

Dave Wilkinson

REPLY: Thanks Dave.
Following some more communications, I have now amended the entry. Although it no longer relates to the railway police, it's such a good photo I have left it in the gallery.
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(32) Paul Armstrong
Sat, 7 January 2017 18:07:18 +0000

Hi, I'm looking to trace any officers that served with my late father PC Terry Armstrong, after training at Sandgate (1974) he served at Folkestone Harbour, London Bridge, Dover Harbour and finally Ashford (Elwick Rd and International House).

REPLY:
If anyone can help Paul, please make contact with us, as outlined above.
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(31) Brian Eccles
Mon, 2 January 2017 08:09:24 +0000

I am the grandson of Mitchell Eccles was wondering if anyone in the archives section of British Transport Police History Group could help me track down information on my grandfather Mitchell Eccles who I believe may have served with the NBR police around 1920. I have found an old brass service medal with a enamelled Union Jack Flag on a white banner on the left hand side and a Red Rampant Lion on a yellow enamelled banner on the right side front face of the medal . On the back is a personalized inscription as follows:

Presentaion to
Mitchell Eccles
by NBR Police
22 of July, 1920
Western Division
SECURITY
Any help on tracking down this historical reference and any information regarding my grandfather's history with the NBR Police would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Grandson of Mitchell Eccles

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(30) alan
Sun, 20 November 2016 15:27:18 +0000

Hi I am researching the Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway and see that they had their own police force. Does any one have any information on it ?

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(29) Laurence Swain
Tue, 28 June 2016 08:52:21 +0000
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What an excellent source of information. Thank you for all this research and provision!
I was able to date a Bristol & Exeter Railway Police truncheon that belongs in my late fathers collection, I hope it is okay to link to your site from a photograph of the truncheon in question, my visitors need to see and enjoy your site. I have other railway truncheons that I'd like to date and will come back here later. The B&ER truncheon is under Ref:4 on page http://alan.swain.me.uk/truncheons.htm (Not for sale though).

REPLY:
Hi Laurence,
Yes, of course you can link to our site.
Thank you for your kind comments.
Regards.
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(28) John Leslie WORLEY
Sun, 1 May 2016 17:50:11 +0000

Police Constable 1580 WORLEY joined September 5th 1971. stationed at Swansea Docks for the first five years of service, then spent the rest of my service at Swansea rail. I was medically retired on the 15th April 2000, due to being assaulted during an arrest at Swansea in 1998, since retirement I have had four knee replacement operations because of this assault. I remember Tadworth well, spent many a happy week there it was truly a place that stood the test of time, I was there when Micky BRYANT was an Instructor together with Colin THOMAS who was my class Instructor, it will be missed that I know, such a shame, but time moves on and the force must move with these times.


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Yes, it was a shame that Tadworth closed, but the new training facility in north London is well thought of. 
Thank you for your contribution.
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(27) Carly Emery
Wed, 6 April 2016 16:44:24 +0000

I wondered if you had any information on my Grandfather - Charles Emery. He served within BTP at Southampton Docks. I believe he served between the 60/70's to early 80's. Sorry I don't have any further information.
Many Thanks
Carly

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(26) JACQUELINE SUTHERLAND
Wed, 17 February 2016 01:03:00 +0000

To whom it may concern,
Dear Sir/Madam

I would like to find out any service information that you may have please, on my grandfather DAVID ARNOLD. He was born on 29 May 1892 and died on 4 October 1956.

He was with the British Transport Police (possibly with the Greater Western Railway - number 294) and based primarily at Swansea docks. I believe that he would have joined the British Transport Police after 1913 and worked with them to 1940's.

I can provide a newspaper photograph of him and others if that will assist.

Many thanks for your assistance.

Regards

Jacqueline Sutherland (Granddaughter)

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(25) Jacqueline Connor
Thu, 28 January 2016 05:57:27 +0000

My great grand father William Jennings from Ireland is listed in the 1901 census as a Dock Constable (Harbour) and possibly( L. & D co.) Is this a private police force? He died within 3 years of the census as did his wife Lily. My grandmother was placed in the Bethnal Green Poor House orphanage. They were living in West Ham. I would like to find out more about him and wondered if you can help me trace his records or point me in the right direction, please. Thank you.

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Yes, being shown as a Dock Constable indicates he was employed at one of the docks, and as they lived in West Ham it was probably one of the London docks. He would have the powers of a police constable whilst on the dock and been employed by the dock company.
Although the BTP History Group includes dock and canal police amongst its constituent forces, the London docks are not part of it, as they had no connection with the railways. I did check his name against our records, just in case, but with a negative result – although our records are far from complete.
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(24) Jacqui Woodham
Fri, 22 January 2016 11:32:55 +0000

I have a photograph of my great great grandfather who I believe, according to stories and the census information was a railway detective. His name was Henry Johnson born around 1851 aka Bluff Johnson. I wondered if you had any record of him and likewise would you like the photo to accompany this information?

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