Roade Local History Society
Wednesday, 25th September 2019 at 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Roade NN7 2PU
Speaker: Alex Wood
For Alex Wood the discovery that his ancestor, William Spencer, was one of Northampton’s first police constables was quite a surprise which led him to turn to the archives to find out more.
In 1835 the worthies of Northampton’s Watch Committee were faced with the task of creating a Police Force. They had to overcome public prejudice, create uniforms, by-laws and a disciplinary system and deal with recruits of very variable quality. How successful were they?
Entrance: Non-members £3. Children under 16 of Non-members 50p.