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    Default Glamorgan & Pembrokeshire policemen

    Among the many unmarked photos I inherited 25 years ago are two photographs of policemen. I also have a truncheon and a uniform button from the Glamorgan Constabulary.

    The first photograph shows a policeman who bears an uncanny resemblance to my father as a young man.
    I contacted the Glamorgan Constabulary who gave me a list of names associated with the number seen on his collar. Unfortunately I don't recognise any of the names so perhaps someone else will:

    - John Crabtree, born 1884 in Cardiff, joined the force in 1904.
    - Bertram Frederick Crees, born 1885 in Taunton, joined the force in 1908.
    - Thomas James Harper, born 1884 in Leominster, joined the force in 1907.
    - William Jones, born 1875 in Ross-on-Wye, joined the force in 1903.
    - David Herbert Morris, born 1886 in Mochdre near Newtown, joined the force in 1909.
    - Alfred Jasper Richards, born 1880 in Llanelli, joined the force in 1905.

    The second photo was apparently published in "The County Echo" - presumably a newspaper. It shows a seasoned policeman wearing a cape and helmet and the caption reads:
    "Billa" Wm. James, Fishguard.

    FYI, my great-grandfather was born in the Fishguard area and moved to Glamorgan in the 1880s so there must be some sort of connection, if only one of acquaintance.

    Anyway I thought I'd post them here in case someone else can claim them as ancestors!

    If you click on the links below, wait a minute, because you will first be taken to a page with multiple photographs but then to the picture under discussion. Apologies to those with slower connections.

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    As the links that were posted no longer work they have been removed by Administrator
    Last edited by notanotherminer; 02-01-2012 at 2:10 PM. Reason: removed obsolete links

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    Photo's to die for...........they're lovely.

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    Hello an greetings for 2012
    My ancestor is John Crabtree - cannot open the photo's though - some strange site pops up with Chinese Writing???
    Drowning

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    Quote Originally Posted by drowning View Post
    Hello an greetings for 2012
    My ancestor is John Crabtree - cannot open the photo's though - some strange site pops up with Chinese Writing???
    Drowning
    I am sorry - I haven't been on here for a long time and I did remove the pictures from photobucket. If you send me a private message with an email address I can send you a copy of my photo, if you are still interested.

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    Yes Please. Just received your message.
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    I have just sent you the photo by email - please let me know whether or not he belongs to you!

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    Turns out my photo is, in fact, of Drowning's ancestor, John Crabtree. How exciting! I wonder how it came to be in my family though....

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