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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19-11-2007 11:30 PM #1Jan1954Guest
20-11-2007 12:55 AM #2MutleyGuest
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....
20-11-2007 9:28 PM #3Jan1954Guest
Thank you, Mutley
Will have a rummage and see what I can find.
20-11-2007 10:00 PM #4uksearchGuest
I apologise for intruding.
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21-11-2007 1:55 AM #6MutleyGuestI apologise for intruding.
your knowledge is far greater than mine
seeing as I was not even sure where St. Albans is,
somewhere North of Watford, I recall
21-11-2007 10:02 PM #7Jan1954Guest
[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 10:04 PM. Reason: Been up since 04.15 so can't spell...
22-11-2007 12:01 AM #8MutleyGuest