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Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom July 31st, 2017, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Alan Baird
my apologies

My apologies I have made a total mess of this thread. I have been reading two stories at the same time ie the murder of Francis Coles 1891 and the murder of PC Ernest William Thompson 1901. PC...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom July 31st, 2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Alan Baird
Sadler outside the Royal Mint

Hi,
I have just read an article which states that James Thomas Sadler who was the main suspect in the murder of Francis Coles was spotted on the pavement outside the Royal Mint on the Saturday...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom July 31st, 2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Alan Baird
photo of PC Jesse Barlow

I am not sure if I have attached this photograph of PC Jesse Barlow onto this post properly so if I have made a mess of it ... then obviously it will not be shown.
Alan.
PC Jesse Barlow is 3rd from...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom July 31st, 2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Alan Baird
one conclusion

Hi,
I have come to the conclusion that where the army was given the primary responsibility of protecting a specific Crown property, then the Civil presence ie Metropolitan Police, may have been...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom July 30th, 2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Alan Baird
do you get the point

Hi Gary,
That sounds horrific and very unusual and your Sergeant Durrant appears to be :-

Police Sergeant William Durrant,
Warrant number 48388,
Joined 13/5/1867,
Retired 23/4/1894 as a...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom July 30th, 2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Alan Baird
Sgt Durrant great sketch

Hi Gary and Howard,
The sketch of Sergeant Durrant is really good and I would imagine the duties of the Metropolitan Police at the Royal Mint were solely to do with the...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom July 30th, 2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Alan Baird
Francis Cole & Royal Mint PC

Hello,
This is just a minor point but I thought it might be of interest to somebody.

I have just read an old casebook dissertation called, ''My Valentine by Bernie Brown,'' from the year 2000. It...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom January 9th, 2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Alan Baird
Thanks on two counts.

Hi,
The last couple of days have been quite busy and I have been away and so my apologies for this late, 'thank you' to Monty for the information on the chevrons.

Therefore I can now confirm...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom January 4th, 2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Alan Baird
SPS = 4 chevrons

Hi,
This is just a small point that many people will already know about but I did not realize the obvious difference between a 'Station Police Sergeant' and a 'Police Sergeant' and that is :-
...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom December 26th, 2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Alan Baird
Thanks

Thank you Rob for highlighting the link to the blue plaque on Sir Edward Henry's house and did you notice the iron fencing around the front of the house appears to be of the same design as that shown...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom December 23rd, 2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Alan Baird
brilliant

Hello Rob,
The coverage of the incident by the, ''Illustrated Police News,'' is brilliant.

Obviously, it was a very big story at the time but even after 104 years the drawings are...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom December 23rd, 2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Alan Baird
tradition of pleading for leniency for your attacker

Hi Robert,
Actually, even although Sir Edward Henry was still suffering from his wound whilst giving evidence at the trial, he pleaded for leniency for his attacker.
Sir Edward was...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom December 23rd, 2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Alan Baird
passing of the ''age of the horse.''

Hi
Here are a couple of observations and hopefully are of interest.


PC Walter Ford joins the Met. just a couple of years after Jack the Ripper.

PC Walter Ford is assigned to PCB in 1902.
...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom December 21st, 2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Alan Baird
finishing the story

Finishing the story.

In the Metropolitan Police Annual Report for 1887 which was presented to the Home Secretary by Sir Charles Warren, we obtain an early insight into the workings of the Public...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom December 20th, 2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Alan Baird
thanks for the thread

Hello,
I just wanted to say thank you for that forum thread you pointed out. I have seen it before but did not realise it contained the information I was looking for i.e.

Commissioner's...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom December 19th, 2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Alan Baird
Sound about right

Hi Robert,
That sound about right so the equivalent in 2016 is the licensing of taxi's by the Local Authority. I will need to see if I can find out more regarding his job.

I...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom December 19th, 2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Alan Baird
Background

Just for background information to my previous entry.

Sorry, I forgot to explain why I find this particular Sergeant so interesting.........after Jack the Ripper in 1888........ I think the 1909...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom December 19th, 2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Alan Baird
CO [PCB] division as SPS

Hello anybody and everybody,
This is such a small point/query that I was hesitant to bring it before the forum but it has been driving me mad.....so here I...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom July 21st, 2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By Alan Baird
This is what happened

What actually happened.................................................................................................................
Imagine - it is 9.30pm on the 6th of November in 1905, Charles...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom June 22nd, 2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By Alan Baird
Tks

Thanks again Robert, for I missed the relevance of the ''Bill ignored'' column.

I also did not find any trial records and therefore it is reasonable to suspect that the authorities did not...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom June 22nd, 2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By Alan Baird
Many thanks

Hello Robert,
Many thanks for the information and the correct spelling of his name as being, ''Charles Aldhous,'' and unfortunately this almost certainly means he is not connected...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom June 21st, 2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By Alan Baird
Aldous murder 1905

Hello everybody,
I was wondering if anybody could help with the following :-

There was a Police Constable George Aldous who walked the beat within 'K' or Bow division...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom January 25th, 2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By Alan Baird
your right

Hello Robert and Debra,
Your right........ to be accurate it has to be considered he may well have known Jane as early as in 1884 especially since he was a serving...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom January 25th, 2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By Alan Baird
Hello

Hello Robert,
I think when people were younger and with their first marriage there is naturally more of a chance of it being officially recorded but I would agree that George, Jane...
Forum: The Community's Collective Wisdom January 25th, 2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By Alan Baird
Thank You both

Hello Robert and Debra,
There was a lot of information came in yesterday and I was playing catch up most of the time but I believe Robert's last conclusions were...
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