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  1. #1
    Jan1954
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    Default Special Constables

    Hello,

    One of my great grandfathers was made a Special Constable in the First World War. He would have been aged 40 to 44 during this time.

    The way I've understood it, Special Constables were set up through an Act of Parliament in order to protect the water supply. As Laundry work was a reserved occupation, and he was a Laundry owner, this seems rather apt.

    Any suggestions as to how I might find out a bit more about the Specials during this time, specifically any records for St Albans?

    I've visited the FHS at Hertford, but they were unable to help.

    Thanks in anticipation.

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    Mutley
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    Maybe the route Jan, is to go through the police instead of the FHS.
    Looking at some of the sites on google the Specials seem very proud of their history and rightly so....

    www.
    policespecials.com/history/history.htm

    http://
    specials.homeoffice.gov.uk/about-specials/Specials-history/

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    Jan1954
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    Thank you, Mutley

    Will have a rummage and see what I can find.

    Jan

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    uksearch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutley View Post
    Maybe the route Jan, is to go through the police instead of the FHS.
    Looking at some of the sites on google the Specials seem very proud of their history and rightly so....

    www.
    policespecials.com/history/history.htm

    http://
    specials.homeoffice.gov.uk/about-specials/Specials-history/
    I just had a look at the first link. Whilst realising the site is about special constables and not the events that took place in Manchester in 1819, I think a glance at the link below may give you a slightly fuller picture of the events.

    www.
    spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/peterloo.html

    I apologise for intruding.

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    Jan1954
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    Quote Originally Posted by uksearch View Post

    I apologise for intruding.

    UK
    All help gratefully received, UK.

    No apology required

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    Mutley
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    I apologise for intruding.

    UK
    I definitely don't mind you intruding either,
    your knowledge is far greater than mine
    seeing as I was not even sure where St. Albans is,
    somewhere North of Watford, I recall

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    Jan1954
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    [QUOTE=Mutley;122661I was not even sure where St. Albans is,
    somewhere North of Watford, I recall [/QUOTE]

    You are right, Mutley,"Snorbens", as an Australian friend once addressed a letter to me, is north of Watford and is Hertfordshire's only Cathedral city.
    Last edited by Jan1954; 21-11-2007 at 9:04 PM. Reason: Been up since 04.15 so can't spell...

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    Mutley
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan1954 View Post
    You are right, Mutley,"Snorbens", as an Australian friend once addressed a letter to me, is north of Watford and is Hertfordshire's only Cathedral city.
    Wow!
    I can go wif "Snorbens" must be same as "sintawbens" me ole mate.
    Postman was probably dragged up near me...

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