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
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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.
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Volunteering was undertaken on an almost industrial scale in the Suburb during the Great War