Special Constabulary WW1

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Golders Green sub-division sworn in August 1914. Role was to support regular police whose ranks were being depleted by enlistment of men in armed forces. Main duties:

  *  controlling traffic
  *  guarding key sites
  *  registering aliens
  *  enforcing lighting restrictions (a role that did not enhance their popularity).

Photograph, HGSAT193
Special Constabulary WW1
Related person/organisation
The Hampstead Garden Suburb Archives Trust is a registered charity, known as Suburb Archives. It is responsible for ensuring that the archives of the suburb are properly cared for and are accessible to all.
Related Collection
Volunteering was undertaken on an almost industrial scale in the Suburb during the Great War