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Reference SPA
Covering dates 1862-1996
Held by East Sussex Record Office
Extent c. 2000 items
Source of acquisition The records listed below were received from the Sussex Police Authority in February 1988 (ACC 4975), April 1989 (ACC 5245), September 1989 (ACC 5330), November 1989 (ACC 5371), July 1990 (ACC 5539), September 1990 (ACC 5574)
Creators Sussex Police Authority, Malling House, Lewes, East Sussex; East Sussex Constabulary; West Sussex Constabulary; Brighton County Borough Constabulary; Eastbourne County Borough Constabulary; Hastings County Borough Constabulary
Arrangement Division of records between East and West Sussex Record offices
The arrangement of the records of the Authority has been made difficult first by the fact that two county record offices serve its area and that the county boundary was altered in 1974, second by the number of reorganisations which have taken place, particularly at divisional level, throughout the history of policing in Sussex, and lastly by the Authority's wish to retain certain records at Malling House, its HQ. The decisions which have been taken are as follows:
ESRO is to hold the headquarters and divisional office records for East Sussex Constabulary and its Battle, East Grinstead, Hove and Lewes Divisions (according to their boundaries in 1967) and for the Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings Constabularies up to 1967. WSRO is to hold headquarters and divisional office records of West Sussex Constabulary to 1967.
Since 1968, when police authorities became independent of county council control, the two Sussex county councils have continued to provide administrative services to the Authority. East Sussex gives legal, secretarial and architectural services; West Sussex, financial services. Some records of the provision of such services are among the archives of East Sussex County Secretary's and County Architect's Department and these records relate to police establishments in both East and West Sussex.
Station Records
Since Station records, both before and after 1967, seem largely unaffected by reorganisations at higher levels and stations may be transferred from one division to another, it seemed simplest to treat these records separately from the divisional records. They have been divided between ESRO and WSRO according to the county boundary formed in April 1974. At ESRO they have been given a separate group reference (SPS) to make this distinction clearer.
Records of individual officers
Some records of individual officers have been presented by their descendants to the police authority as a result of historical enquiries or research initiatives. Because of their non-archival provenance and individual significance they have been grouped together and listed as SPA 10.
Appended to the lists of material in ESRO are (1) lists of records (mainly of officers' service) retained by the Authority at its headquarters at Malling House and (2) lists of records at WSRO.
Classification of the records at ESRO
The records listed below have been classified as follows:
SPA 1 Sussex Police Authority: headquarters records (from 1968 but includes wartime Sussex Police Authority records).
SPA 2 East Sussex Constabulary: headquarters records
SPA 3 Brighton Constabulary to 1967
SPA 4 Eastbourne
SPA 5 Hastings
SPA 6 East Sussex Constabulary Division A East Grinstead
SPA 7 East Sussex Constabulary Division B Lewes
SPA 8 East Sussex Constabulary Division C Bexhill
SPA 9 East Sussex Constabulary Division D Hove
SPA 10 Constables' personal papers (all forces)
SPA 11 Sussex Police Authority Central Division from 1968
SPA 12 Sussex Police Authority East Division from 1968

Administrative history:
The Sussex Police Authority came into being in January 1968 as a result of the Sussex Police (Amalgamation) Order 1967. It had jurisdiction over an area formerly covered by five independent forces: East Sussex Constabulary, West Sussex Constabulary, Brighton County Borough Constabulary, Eastbourne County Borough Constabulary and Hastings County Borough Constabulary. The larger of these forces operated through a series of divisional offices, which in turn were responsible for police stations in their areas.

Contents:
Records of Sussex Police Authority, including Headquarters and Constabulary records, personal papers, Divisional papers and Station records.



HEADQUARTER'S RECORDS  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The strategic advantages of police authorities whose areas were larger than the administrative county were experienced during the war, when local forces were combined into regional units. The first Sussex Police Authority functioned between 1943 and 1947 and surviving administrative records are listed at SPA1/1; its minutes are at C/C12/12 and SPA2/13/1.
The Police Act 1946, a permissive measure designed to encourage county and county borough forces to amalgamate, was not adopted in East Sussex, though the East Sussex County force absorbed the previously independent Hove Constabulary. The Police Act 1964 replaced the county Standing Joint Committee with a Police Committee (see C/C12/18) and in 1966 a Home Office review of policing in Sussex recommended the establishment of a Sussex Police Authority composed of the five forces of Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, East Sussex and West Sussex. The Authority was established in December 1967 and the new force became operational in January 1968.
The headquarters of the force was Malling House near Lewes (see C/A5/46, R/A3/13 and SPA2/32 for photographs, for history see SPA1/6/5). The Authority relied on the two County Councils to provide professional services: East Sussex handled its legal and architectural work while West Sussex dealt with financial matters. Photographs of police buildings are to be found at C/A4, C/A5 and R/A3; plans are at R/A2. For lieutenancy files on the presentation of medals and commendations to members of the police force see R/B3. For West Sussex police files 1949-1967 inherited by the Clerk to East Sussex County Council see C/C101. During the 1970s and 80s the Authority's structure was subject to many reorganisations, some of which can be traced from annual reports at SPA1/2. The exact administrative context from which the records came was not always clear and some of the classes listed below ignore the sections which gave rise to the records at various periods. For records of the Central and Eastern Divisions see SPA11 and 12. For personal papers of Constables see SPA10.

Wartime Sussex Police Force  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
A police authority was established in 1943 by amalgamating all the county and borough forces within the geographical area of Sussex, to provide a co-ordinated approach to the wartime emergency. The headquarters of the new force was at Haywards Heath and the records listed below originated in its War Duties Department. The Authority was disbanded in 1947.
Area 1, as East Sussex became, retained a considerable degree of autonomy and its record series continued unchanged in most cases. The wartime records of Area 1 have therefore been listed as part of the records of the East Sussex Constabulary (see SPA 2/21-23); however, where a new series was begun in 1943, then the records have been listed.
For the Authority's minutes, 1943-1947, see C/C12/12, SPA 2/13/1; for Clerk's Department files, see C/C89/1-5; for a photograph of the Information Room, c1946, see SPA 1/45/3; for personal papers of constables in the Wartime Force, see SPA 10/7-13.
For war duties files relating to East Sussex or Area 1, 1921-1950, see SPA 2/23/1-14; for records of wartime incidents in East Sussex, see SPA 2/21/1-50. For the Number 3 District (Hove) service register, 1943-1947, see SPA 9/2/2.
The documents listed as SPA 1/1/1-19 (ACC 6990) had escaped from official police custody sometime after 1945; they were given by a former officer to an officer in East Sussex who was known to be interested in the study of wartime crashed aircraft. The records were subsequently given to a serving officer in West Sussex who returned them to the Chief Constable in 1997.
The 1986 Protection of Military Remains Act applies to any aircraft which has crashed while in military service. The Secretary of State can designate a vessel which appears to have been sunk or stranded while in military service (provided that this occurred after 4 August 1914) and also designate as a controlled site any area which appears to contain a place comprising the remains of, or a substantial part of, an aircraft or a vessel (provided that less than 200 years have elapsed since the event and that the owners and occupiers of such land to be designated do not object to the terms of the designation order). The act makes it an offence to excavate or tamper with any crashed aircraft or vessel which is covered by the act unless a licence has first been obtained from the Secretary of State.
Cards were compiled for every wartime occurrence. Sometimes supplementary narrative reports were completed in addition to the cards. Map references given use the war office Cassini Grid and not the Ordnance Survey National Grid; for a set of Ordnance Survey 1-inch sheets overprinted with the Cassini Grid, 1940-1942, see AMS 6172/1-43.
These are original reports, signed by the reporting officer and stamped on receipt at divisional office and East Sussex HQ: they bear divisional reference numbers and the HQ numerical reference.

Contents:
Records of War Duties Department
Summary of codes used in the reports
Code: ARD; Meaning: Air Raid Damage; Relevant records: 1/1/7, 1/1/10, 2/21/1-6, 2/21/10-31, 2/21/41-43
Code: ARI; Meaning: Air Raid Incident; Relevant records: 1/1/7, 1/1/10, 2/21/1-6, 2/21/10-31, 2/21/41-43
Code: BB; Meaning: Barrage Balloons; Relevant records: 2/21/7, 2/21/33
Code: CA; Meaning: Crashed Aircraft; Relevant records: 1/1/1-3, 1/1/10, 2/21/45
Code: GEA; Meaning: (Unknown); Relevant records: 2/21/32
Code: MD; Meaning: Misdirected (Fire); Relevant records: 1/1/14
Code: MI; Meaning: Miscellaneous; Incidents Relevant records: 1/1/5-6, 1/1/13
Code: MO; Meaning: Miscellaneous; Objects Relevant records: 1/1/5-6, 1/1/11-12
Code: PAC; Meaning: Pilotless Aircraft; Relevant records: 1/1/4, 2/21/44
Code: PI; Meaning: Personal Injuries; Relevant records: 2/21/38
Code: RAF; Meaning: Royal Air Force; Relevant records: 1/1/10, 2/21/9
Code: SM; Meaning: Sea Mines Relevant; records: 2/21/8, 2/21/34

East and West Sussex crashed aircraft report cards  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For supplementary reports see SPA 1/1/10.

Contents:
Reports of crashed aircraft, giving date and time of the incident, location and map reference, whether British, allied or enemy aircraft, type and condition of machine, number of crew killed, seriously injured, slightly injured, unhurt or untraced, disposal of the crew, details of which RAF station was notified, date and time of notification and a narrative description of the incident. They are arranged in alphabetical order of parish, borough or urban district and then in chronological order within each parish; although the cards cover both East and West Sussex (East Sussex, 1940-1945 and West Sussex, 1943-1945) they do not cover the county boroughs.

Aldingbourne - Yapton  SPA/1/1/1  May 1940 - Mar 1945

Conditions of access: Closed for 100 years

Crashed aircraft reports (at sea)  SPA/1/1/2  Oct 1940 - Dec 1944

Conditions of access: Closed for 100 years

Post-war reports of crashed aircraft  SPA/1/1/3  Aug 1946 - Mar 1957

Contents:
Many with attached supplementary reports

East and West Sussex flying bomb report cards  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For lists of flying bombs see SPA 2/21/44.

Contents:
Reports, on 'crashed aircraft' cards on flying bombs, giving date and time of the incident, location and map reference, whether British, allied or enemy, type and condition of machine, number of people killed, seriously injured, slightly injured or unhurt and a narrative description of the incident. They are arranged in alphabetical order of parish, borough or urban district and then in chronological order within each parish; although the cards cover both East and West Sussex they do not cover the county boroughs.

All parishes  SPA/1/1/4  Jun 1944 - Mar 1945

Archival history:
Part formerly listed as SPA 2/21/9

East and West Sussex miscellaneous objects and miscellaneous incidents report cards  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Reports of miscellaneous objects (MO) and miscellaneous incidents (MI), giving date and time of the incident, location and map reference, nature and narrative description of the incident. They are arranged in alphabetical order of parish, borough or urban district and then in chronological order within each parish; although the cards cover both East and West Sussex they do not cover the county boroughs.

Albourne - Horsted Keynes  SPA/1/1/5  Apr 1943 - Dec 1946

Archival history:
Part formerly listed as SPA 2/21/7

Hove - Worthing  SPA/1/1/6  Apr 1943 - Dec 1946

Archival history:
Part formerly listed as SPA 2/21/8

West Sussex air raid incident report cards  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For the reports covering East Sussex, see SPA 2/21/1-3. For abstracts of these reports, see SPA 2/21/41-45 and for supplementary reports, see SPA 2/21/10-31.

Contents:
Reports of bombs and flying bombs, giving date and time of incident, map reference, number and type of missiles (exploded and unexploded), details of casualties, road closures and a narrative description of the incident. They are arranged in alphabetical order of parish, borough or urban district and then in chronological order within each parish; although they cover West Sussex they do not cover the county boroughs.

Lower Beeding  SPA/1/1/7  Apr 1943 - Mar 1944

Contents:
Henfield and Littlehampton also

West Sussex air raid incident (miscellaneous) report cards  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For the report cards covering East Sussex, see SPA 2/21/4-6.

Contents:
Reports of various incidents and objects found, including damage to buildings, unexploded shells, weapons and equipment. The cards give details of parish, date and time of each incident and contain a narrative report, signed by the reporting officer. The general cards are arranged alphabetically by parish and cover West Sussex.

Bognor Regis  SPA/1/1/8  Oct 1943 - May 1944

Contents:
Ford, Rudgwick, Shoreham and Worthing also

West Sussex summary reports  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Of crashed aircraft and air raid incidents

Summarised reports, arranged by parish (West Sussex only), giving details of date, time and location, number and type of bombs, crashed aircraft and numbers injured or killed  SPA/1/1/9  Aug 1940 - Jul 1945

East and West Sussex supplementary reports  [no ref. or date]

Crashed aircraft  SPA/1/1/10  Jun 1940 - Mar 1946

Conditions of access: Closed for 100 years.

Contents:
With ARD (ARD 16-775), RAF and CA references

Miscellaneous objects  SPA/1/1/11  Feb - Aug 1944

Archival history:
Formerly listed as SPA 2/21/33

Contents:
Reports frequently have clearance certificates for unexploded bombs attached, MO 50-999

Miscellaneous objects  SPA/1/1/12  Jul 1944 - Jul 1945

Conditions of access: Formerly listed as SPA 2/21/34

Contents:
Reports frequently have clearance certificates for unexploded bombs attached, MO 1000-1650

Miscellaneous incidents  SPA/1/1/13  Aug 1944 - Mar 1945

Conditions of access: Formerly listed as SPA 2/21/35

Contents:
MI 58-576

Incidents of misdirected fire  SPA/1/1/14  Mar - Nov 1944, May 1946

Conditions of access: Formerly listed as SPA 2/21/39

Contents:
From military training areas, MD 14-46

Summaries and statistics  [no ref. or date]

Chronological schedule of air raid incidents (ARI 1-2552)  SPA/1/1/15  [n.d.]

Archival history:
Formerly listed as SPA 1/1/1


Related information: For supplementary reports of air raid incidents, see SPA 2/21/10-31

Contents:
They are recorded in a tabular form and give time of incident, parish, number and type of bombs and crashed aircraft, number of casualties and other remarks, Jan 1941 - Dec 1943, annual statistics classified by county borough, borough, urban district and rural district, with numbers of casualties and bombs of different types, 1940-19441940-1945

Chronological lists of sea mines  SPA/1/1/16  Oct 1939 - Jul 1946

Archival history:
Formerly listed as SPA 1/1/2


Related information: For an index of sea mines in East Sussex, see SPA 2/21/8

Contents:
(Covers Brighton, Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings, East and West Sussex), giving date and time of discovery, whether British or German, whether exploded and details of casualties

Papers  SPA/1/1/17  Oct 1945 - Jul 1946

Contents:
Concerning the compiling of the summary schedules of wartime incidents in Sussex, 1939-1945

Photocopy of a schedule  SPA/1/1/18  Sep 1940 - Apr 1944

Contents:
Of crashed British, American and German aircraft in Kent and Sussex

Other papers  [no ref. or date]

File on 'Exercise Harlequin'  SPA/1/1/19  Aug-Sep 1943

Archival history:
Formerly listed as SPA 1/1/3

Contents:
A military exercise which created a 'specified area' extending from Lancing to Newhaven and north to Upper Beeding, Burgess Hill and Isfield: to and from this area movement was restricted and the police had the task of enforcing the regulations and issuing permits. Chief Constable's circulars on arrangements, Superintendent's report on the exercise, specimen posters, permits

Report by Superintendent W Britton  SPA/1/1/20  Nov 1945 - Mar 1946

Archival history:
Formerly listed as SPA 1/1/4

Contents:
On the establishment of a County Information Room - advantages, suggested procedures etc - Acting Chief Constable's memorandum on the setting-up of an Information Room

Volume  SPA/1/1/21  Jul 1943 - Mar 1945

Contents:
(List of contents at front) sent by A G Cargill, Assistant Chief Constable of Number 2 District to the Superintendent of the Eastbourne Division containing photographs of allied and enemy bombs with descriptions and note of the degree of hazard, 23 Jul 1943
Endorsed P S Laker, Civil Defence Store

Loose papers  SPA/1/1/22  Apr 1944 - Jun 1947

Archival history:
Removed from SPA 1/1/21

Contents:
Relating to the numbering of photographs in SPA 1/1/21 and damage caused by enemy action

Photographs  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: SPA 1/1/23-24 were deposited by John Dibley, 6 Apr 2001 (ACC 8313). Most have been stamped by the War Duties Department, Haywards Heath, but had been separated from the main archive.


Photographs of maps  SPA/1/1/23  1944 - 1945


Related information: Some maps are duplicated by those listed as SPA 2/21/48 below, but include annotations by W E Britton. For a report by Superintendent Britton, 1945-1946, see SPA 1/1/20 above; for a photograph showing him in the control room at the War Duties Department headquarters, Haywards Heath, 1946, see SPA 2/32/29 below.

Contents:
Collected by Superintendent W E Britton: flying bombs, with statistics for Kent, Sussex and Surrey, 13 Jun 1944 - 31 Jul 1944; flying bombs in East Sussex, with statistics, 13 Jun 1944 - 31 Aug 1944; flying bombs in West Sussex, plotted on a map of Apr 1933, nd [1944]; flying bombs in number 12 region, East Sussex [part of bombers' alley], with statistics, 18 Oct 1944; carrier-launched flying bombs, 2 Sep 1944 - 29 Mar 1945; V2 flying rockets in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, statistics; nd, [1944]

Photographs  SPA/1/1/24  22 Nov 1944

Contents:
Taken by DC T Wheeler, number 1 district, Sussex Police Force, of a crater caused by an explosion west of Newhaven breakwater [caused by the explosion of a munitions barge] on 22 Nov 1944; stamped by the Sussex Police Force War, 27 Nov 1944 (reference 5024/44)

Chief Constable's annual reports  [no ref. or date]

Archival history:
Formerly listed under the reference SP2.

Contents:
Published reports to the Home Office and Authority members, each covering a calendar year, on the force from its incorporation in 1968. The later copies are illustrated.
The authority was reconstituted by the Police and Magistrates Courts Act, 1994, which gave it budgetary control. The annual reports from SPA/1/2/27 consequently cover the financial rather than the calendar year and include copies of the accounts.

Annual report  SPA/1/2/1  1968

Annual report  SPA/1/2/2  1969

Annual report  SPA/1/2/3  1970

Annual report  SPA/1/2/4  1971

Annual report  SPA/1/2/5  1972

Annual report  SPA/1/2/6  1973

Contents:
Publication date: Jan 1974

Annual report  SPA/1/2/7  1974

Contents:
Publication date: Mar 1975

Annual report  SPA/1/2/8  1975

Contents:
Publication date: Mar 1976

Annual report  SPA/1/2/9  1976

Contents:
Publication date: Mar 1977

Annual report  SPA/1/2/10  1977

Contents:
Publication date: May 1978

Annual report  SPA/1/2/11  1978

Contents:
Publication date: Mar 1979

Annual report  SPA/1/2/12  1979

Contents:
Publication date: Mar 1980

Annual report  SPA/1/2/13  1980

Annual report  SPA/1/2/14  1981

Annual report  SPA/1/2/15  1982

Annual report  SPA/1/2/16  1983

Annual report  SPA/1/2/17  1984

Annual report  SPA/1/2/18  1985

Annual report  SPA/1/2/19  1986

Annual report  SPA/1/2/20  1987

Annual report  SPA/1/2/21  1988

Annual report  SPA/1/2/22  1989

Annual report  SPA/1/2/23  1990

Annual report  SPA/1/2/24  1991

Annual report  SPA/1/2/25  1992

Annual report  SPA/1/2/26  1993

Annual report  SPA/1/2/27  Jan 1994 - Mar 1995

Annual report  SPA/1/2/28  Apr 1995 - Mar 1996

Accident prevention: 'IF' newsletter  [no ref. or date]

Archival history:
Formerly listed as SP3.

Contents:
A series of bulletins used to publicise regular accident statistics and including illustrated articles on road safety. They appeared quarterly or half-yearly

If Newsletter  SPA/1/3  Autumn 1975 - [Dec 1979]

Photographs of plans of police buildings  [no ref. or date]

Archival history:
Plans of police buildings were formerly held in the East Sussex Architect's Department but during the 1970s were passed to the Police Authority as non-current. These photographs, colour prints of 8" x 6", were taken by Neville Poulson of the Management Services Department, who acted as the force historian, as part of a photographic record of its archive; for the photographs produced, see SPA 1/45, of which 25-27 are of police buildings. In 1986 the Authority gave these photographs to the Office (ACC 4583) and two years later the original plans were transferred. These plans have been listed among the records of the County Architect at R/A2 but comparison showed that many of the plans also represented by photographs were missing. A contract plan of Newhaven Police station of 1889 hangs in the sports centre at the Authority Training Centre. In 1994 twelve of the missing plans were recovered from the Ironbridge Gorge Museum (ACC 6350), where they had been sent by the Police Authority. The rest remain to be located.

Horsham Police Station  SPA/1/4/1  May - Jun 1893

Contents:
Plans as at R/A2/425(1)-(3)

Bexhill Police Station  SPA/1/4/2  Aug 1898 - Dec 1952

Contents:
Plans as at R/A2/504(1)-(4), (6), (15), and 544 (1).

Burgess Hill Police Station  SPA/1/4/3  Jan - Mar 1890

Contents:
Plans as at R/A2/505.
Includes negatives.

Ditchling Police Station  SPA/1/4/4  Undated

Contents:
Plan as at R/A2/507/1, 2

East Grinstead Police Station  [no ref.]  1860 - Aug 1908

Contents:
Plans as at R/A2/508(1), (3)-(6),(8)

Two alternative designs to 508 (1)  SPA/1/4/5/1  1860

Contents:
Plans and an elevation. One marked not carried out.

Petty sessional room (see 508(3))  SPA/1/4/5/2  [?1870s]

Contents:
Ground and roof plan, two sections; details of mouldings and roof trusses. Approved by quarter sessions but dates are missing from the photographs.

Eastbourne Police Station  SPA/1/4/6  Jul 1858 - Aug 1880

Contents:
Plans as at R/A2/508A (1-8)

Newhaven Police Station  SPA/1/4/7  Jul 1889 - Mar 1890

Contents:
Plan as at R/A2/519(1)

Seaford Police Station  SPA/1/4/8  Aug 1896; 1928

Contents:
Plan as at R/A2/523 (1); photograph of station, a sergeant and two constables, 1928

Littlehampton Police Station  SPA/1/4/9  Jan 1885; Aug 1934

Contents:
Plans as at R/A2/1036 (1) and (4).

Haywards Heath Police Station  [no ref.]  Oct 1886 - 1907


Related information: For further drawings see R/A2/512

Contents:
Coloured plans. Prints and negatives.

Site plan giving levels  SPA/1/4/10/1  undated

Contents:
16 feet to an inch

Ground plan of station  SPA/1/4/10/2  undated

Contents:
Sessions room and living accommodation; first floor plan of superintendent's house. [8 feet to an inch]

2' Details  SPA/1/4/10/3  Feb 1887

Contents:
Plan and section of cells, chimneys; details of north and west elevations. 2 feet to an inch. Henry Card, County Surveyor.

5' Details  SPA/1/4/10/4  Mar 1887

Contents:
Turret, panelling, structural details. 2 feet to an inch and full size. Contract plan signed by Card and Alfred Dore, builder.

5A' Full-size details of window construction  SPA/1/4/10/5  [1887]

8' Plan and elevation  SPA/1/4/10/6  May [1887]

Contents:
Of entrance and another door, 2 feet to an inch; detail of construction.

9' Plan, section and elevations  SPA/1/4/10/7  May 1887

Contents:
Of stone window with panelling below. 1 foot to an inch.

10' Plan, section and elevation  SPA/1/4/10/8  May 1887

Contents:
Of bay window. 1 foot to an inch.

11' Details  SPA/1/4/10/9  Aug 1887

Contents:
Of fittings for sessional room. Various scales.

Court house and buildings  SPA/1/4/10/10  Mar 1907

Contents:
Proposed hot-water heating apparatus.' J Smith & Son, Heating Engineers, Brighton.

Grant of Arms  [no ref. or date]

Grant of Arms  SPA/1/5/1  13 May 1969

Contents:
(Azure a tower between five martlets or) to the Authority on its creation under the Sussex Police (Amalgamation) Order 1967

Public Relations Department: files and newspaper articles  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For miscellaneous publications see SPA1/7 below, for photographs see SPA1/16.

Administrative history:
When the authority was established Public Relations and Crime Prevention functions were delegated to Supt Keir Angel (see also SPA2/25/1); his booklet on the history of the East Sussex Police is at SPA2/27/1. When he retired from the uniformed branch in 1969 he was appointed as the civilian head of a free-standing Public Relations Department which handled relations with the press and promoted the Authority with the public. It published the force newspaper, Patrol (see SPA 1/8), prepared press releases and dealt with enquiries from the public. The records listed as 1/6 were assembled in the course of this work.

Cuttings from Sussex Life  SPA/1/6/1  Sep 1966 - Nov 1972

Contents:
Mounted on sheets of paper. They illustrate events in the police force including: the Lewes Police Ball 1968, parades, Duke of Edinburgh awards presentation, the opening of the Roadcraft Centre, Brighton and the HQ Operations room, investiture of the Chief Constable, Christopher Williams with the CBE; feature articles on rescues from Beachy Head, 'Sussex Police of yesteryear' exhibition and the Police Authority coat of arms (with manuscript)

Copy of a memorandum from W/Supt Bond  SPA/1/6/2  Jun 1969

Contents:
To the Chief Constable on arrangements for the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the appointment of policewomen

Illustrated article  SPA/1/6/3  Jul 1972


Related information: For Sussex Life article see SPA1/6/1, for photographs see SPA1/16/8

Contents:
From the Sussex Express on the Bramshill Cavalcade at the National Police College, Basingstoke, attended by the Duchess of Kent. The Sussex force participated in several events and K Angel was assistant producer of the historical pageant.

Enquiry from Iona Rhys Jones about the introduction of the police wireless in the Brighton force in 1933, for a book of 'firsts'. Correspondence, copy articles from Wireless World, Sep 1932, Practical and Amateur Wireless, Nov 1937 and The Police Journal (by Insp C J Forward, Chief Clerk to the Borough Police) nd  SPA/1/6/4  Aug - Sep 1971


Related information: For tape-recorded reminiscences of the use of the wireless see SPA10/11/9, for wireless code book see SPA3/6/8

History of Malling House  SPA/1/6/5  Sep 1973 - Nov 1974

Contents:
The police headquarters, which was bought by the East Sussex Constabulary in 1947 from Sir George Boughey, chairman of the County Council 1943-1946 and a member of the Standing Joint Committee. Correspondence with Miss G East, whose grandfather's family, the Crofts, owned the house c1828-1878, Sep - Oct 1973; notes on ownership from the deeds, Nov 1974; illustrated sale particulars (printed) of the house and estate to the south and east in four lots, prepared for the sale by P H and the Rev C H Molineux to A D MacNeill, 1904; two editions of leaflet: Malling House - Headquarters with a History, nd

Typescript biography  SPA/1/6/6  [1982]

Contents:
Of the professional career of Chief Constable, Sir George W R Terry, up to the award of his knighthood in 1982

Letter from R V Kyrke of Hitchin, Hertfordshire  SPA/1/6/7  Feb 1983


Related information: Kyrke was author of the history of East Sussex Constabulary at SPA2/27/3

Contents:
To the Editor of Patrol, offering an identification of PC 140, pictured in a recent issue and enclosing a typescript article on the struggle between townspeople and militiamen at a parade in Lewes in May 1794 with illustrations.

Copy of the Crowborough and North Weald quarterly magazine no 2  SPA/1/6/8  Winter 1985

Contents:
Containing an article, 'History of the Police in East Sussex', which includes material on the Crowborough area

Copy of an article, Jewry in Sussex - 2  SPA/1/6/9  [Apr 1986]

Contents:
By David Spector which describes the murder of Henry Solomon, the first Chief Constable of Brighton, by John Lawrence a thief whom he arrested in 1844. The article is accompanied by the photographs which provided the illustrations - sketches of Solomon and Lawrence and picture of his tombstone. [From Police Review]

Undated newspaper cutting  SPA/1/6/10  1980s

Contents:
Mounted on card on a visit to Brighton by Mrs H Fincham, a WPC there in the early 1950s: reflections on changes in policing, photograph of 1951. Evening Argus, with negative

Large mounted and captioned photographs evidently used in an exhibition  [no ref. or date]


Related information: All except (2) and (6) appear in smaller versions in the albums at SPA1/45.

Contents:
Exhibition numbers given in brackets.

Portrait  SPA/1/6/11/1  undated

Contents:
Of Capt H F MacKay, Chief Constable of East Sussex 1840-1881 (2)

Extract from Sussex County Advertiser of Apr 1841  SPA/1/6/11/2  [1841]

Contents:
On the newly-formed East Sussex force (3)

A constable (East Sussex) of 1858  SPA/1/6/11/3  1858

Contents:
(8)

A constable (East Sussex) of 1865  SPA/1/6/11/4  1865

Contents:
(9)

Brighton constable  SPA/1/6/11/5  c1926

Contents:
Directing traffic from a platform at the junction of West Street with the seafront (66)

Two [Brighton] constables  SPA/1/6/11/6  [c 1930]

Contents:
Outside a 'half-timbered' police box (79)

'Rye Borough police at Lewes  SPA/1/6/11/7  undated

Contents:
On amalgamation with the County 1891'

Copy of an article  SPA/1/6/12  Jan 1991

Contents:
From the parish magazine for Rickling and Quendon, Essex, 1914, on a scheme instituted in c1902 by William Gentle, Chief Constable and administered by the police, to provide clothing for destitute children in Brighton and to put girls into service. Illustrated. Sent to the authority by a Quendon resident

Public Relations Department: miscellaneous publications  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also SPA1/6, files and newspaper articles, SPA1/8, Patrol.

Contents:
Various printed leaflets and booklets designed to inform the public about the police.

UBP in Sussex and You  SPA/1/7/1  [?1968]

Contents:
Leaflet introducing Unit Beat Policing, which was evidently adopted in 1968

A career in the Sussex Constabulary  SPA/1/7/2  [?1969]

Contents:
Undated illustrated booklet probably prepared for a recruiting campaign in 1969. Designed by students of West Sussex College of Art

Two force Christmas cards  SPA/1/7/3  1972; 1981

Contents:
In use 1972 and 1981-1983 respectively

The Sussex Police  SPA/1/7/4  1979

Contents:
Coloured newspaper published by the Department for recruitment

The Peacekeepers  SPA/1/7/5  c 1983

Contents:
Booklet illustrated in colour for recruitment

Leaflets  SPA/1/7/6  1984

Contents:
'An open letter to organisers of sponsored walks' and 'Notes for guidance for the organisers of mass start road running events'

Leaflet  SPA/1/7/7  [1980s]

Contents:
Warning of bogus officials

Leaflet  SPA/1/7/8  1988

Contents:
On cycle safety and maintenance

Your introduction to the Force  SPA/1/7/9  [1989]

Contents:
Recruiting booklet

Monthly newspaper, 'Patrol'  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
A coloured paper of tabloid format recording news of the force, bound in soft covers. It reports events, personnel changes, administrative restructuring etc.

Nos 1 - 20  SPA/1/8/1  Jul 1968 - Feb 1970

Nos 21 - 40  SPA/1/8/2  Mar 1970 - Oct 1971

Nos 41 - 59  SPA/1/8/3  Nov 1971 - May 1973

Nos 60 - 80  SPA/1/8/4  Jun 1973 - Feb 1975

Nos 81 - 100  SPA/1/8/5  Mar 1975 - Nov 1976

Nos 101 - 120  SPA/1/8/6  Dec 1976 - Jul 1978

Nos 121 - 140  SPA/1/8/7  Aug 1978 - Mar 1980

Nos 141 - 160  SPA/1/8/8  Apr 1980 - Dec 1981

Nos 161 - 180  SPA/1/8/9  Jan 1982 - Aug 1983

Nos 181 - 200  SPA/1/8/10  Sep 1983 - May 1985

Nos 201 - 220  SPA/1/8/11  Jun 1985 - Dec 1986

Nos 221 - 232  SPA/1/8/12  Jan - Dec 1987

Nos 233 - 244  SPA/1/8/13  Jan - Dec 1988

Nos 245 - 256  SPA/1/8/14  Jan - Dec 1989

Nos 257 - 280  SPA/1/8/15  Jan 1990 - Dec 1991

Nos 281 - 292  SPA/1/8/16  Jan - Dec 1992

Nos 293 - 304  SPA/1/8/17  Jan - Dec 1993

Nos 305 - [316]  SPA/1/8/18  Jan - Dec 1994

Nos [317] - 328  SPA/1/8/19  Jan - Dec 1995

Nos 329 - 339  SPA/1/8/20  Jan - Dec 1996

Nos 340 - 350  SPA/1/8/21  Jan - Dec 1997

Nos 351 - 362  SPA/1/8/22  1998

Nos 363 - 372  SPA/1/8/23  1999

Nos 373 - 384  SPA/1/8/24  2000

Terminated agreements  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
A selection made from the non-current agreements and contracts for goods and services entered into by the Authority. The former SPA CON references appear on the right-hand side of each entry. There is a card index of subjects and places with the Records Management Section. These records were received from the County Secretary of East Sussex, who handles the Authority's legal work.

Contract  SPA/1/9/1  19 Oct 1967

Contents:
Between the Sussex Police Authority and C J Thorne & Co Ltd for site works at Malling House Police Headquarters, Lewes
PA 00019

Contract  SPA/1/9/2  4 Apr 1968

Contents:
Between the Sussex Police Authority and Thomas White (Haywards Heath) Ltd for the erection of a police house and garages and sub-station at Eastend Lane, Ditchling
PA 00022

Contract  SPA/1/9/3  9 May 1969

Contents:
Between Ringmer Building Works Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for the erection of two police houses and a section station at South Coast Road, Peacehaven
PA 00061

Contract  SPA/1/9/4  22 Oct 1969

Contents:
Between R Vinall (Henfield) Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for the building of a police section station at Midhurst
PA 00088

Contract  SPA/1/9/5  15 Jun 1970

Contents:
For the supply and installation of a vehicle data storage and display system at Police Headquarters, Malling House, Lewes
PA 00096

Contract  SPA/1/9/6  14 May 1970

Contents:
Between H J Paris Ltd and Sussex Police authority for the erection of a police divisional headquarters at Bohemia Road, Hastings
PA 00108

Contract  SPA/1/9/7  10 Aug 1970

Contents:
Between F T Wilson & Sons Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for the erection of sub-divisional police headquarters at Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
PA 00122

Contract  SPA/1/9/8  18 May 1971

Contents:
Between W Stirland Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for the erection of a divisional police headquarter's area motor workshop and various other works at the Police Station, Chichester
PA 00144

Contract  SPA/1/9/9  21 May 1971

Contents:
Between Saunders (Contractors) Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for the erection of a sub-divisional headquarters at Horsham
PA 00147

Contract  SPA/1/9/10  8 Jun 1971

Contents:
Between John G Snelling Ltd for the erection of a section station and two houses, Arundel
PA 00148

Contract  SPA/1/9/11  27 Jul 1971

Contents:
Between Emsworth Yacht Harbour Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for the supply of a 32 foot police launch
PA 00154

Contract  SPA/1/9/12  9 Mar 1972

Conditions of access: Closed until 2003

Contents:
Between W Burfoot & Son Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for adaptations to 'Astley House', Spital Road, Lewes
PA 00174

Contract  SPA/1/9/13  27 Jun 1972

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Contents:
Between C J Thorne & Co Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for the construction of a launching pier at the Cobnor Sail Training Centre
PA 00181

Contract  SPA/1/9/14  1 Nov 1972

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Contents:
Between S T Clemens & Sons Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for upgrading of cells at the Police Station, Chichester
PA 00193

Contract  SPA/1/9/15  15 Jan 1974

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Contents:
Between Knights (Sussex) Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for the erection and completion of a police house, garage and office at Bagpiths Farm, Balcombe
PA 00232

Contract  SPA/1/9/16  28 Feb 1975

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Contents:
Between John G Snelling Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for the erection of a sub-divisional headquarters at Bognor
PA 00293

Contract  SPA/1/9/17  29 May 1975

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Contents:
Between James Longley & Co Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for the erection of a new police training complex at Malling House Headquarters, Lewes
PA 00301

Contract  SPA/1/9/18  26 Oct 1976

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Contents:
Between W Burfoot & Son Ltd and Sussex Police Authority for alterations to 'Ryders', and Slaugham Manor Hotel for additional accommodation
PA 00328

Amalgamation Planning Group  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For amalgamation file of Chief Constable (Designate) see SPA 1/27.

Administrative history:
In 1967 a Planning Group was established to consider the policies and organisation of the new force after the amalgamation of the five constabularies in 1968. The Group consisted of the Assistant Chief Constable of East and West Sussex and of Brighton with S Leader, of East Sussex, in the chair. It supervised more than 50 working parties of officers representing the forces, who were asked to consider existing practice in the five forces and to recommend procedures for the new force.

Contents:
Instructions and working party reports

Chairman's file  [no ref. or date]

File containing numbered instructions from Chief Constable (Designate)  SPA/1/10/1  Jan - Aug 1967

Contents:
Interim working party reports, progress reports, minutes of meetings, indexed schedule of working parties giving timetable

Working party reports  [no ref. or date]

Reports  SPA/1/10/2  Jan 1967-Apr 1967

Contents:
To the police working party investigating the use of computers for Criminal Record Office purposes [apparently the Prosecutions Working Party see SPA/1/10/211] on the Nominal Index and Motor Vehicle Index

Communications: first report  SPA/1/10/3  24 Feb 1967


Related information: See SPA/1/10/15

Police stations, housing, fixtures and fittings. Part I  SPA/1/10/4  28 Mar 1967


Related information: See SPA/1/10/12

The Criminal Investigation Department  SPA/1/10/5  31 Mar 1967

Traffic  SPA/1/10/6  31 Mar 1967

Pay and allowances  SPA/1/10/7  31 Mar 1967

Printing and stationery (interim)  SPA/1/10/8  3 Apr 1967

Horsgate  SPA/1/10/9  11 Apr 1967


Related information: See SPA/1/10/14, 30

Contents:
Supplementary report of party on recruiting and training, on the use of Horsgate House, Cuckfield, as a Training School.

Organisation: establishment and command  SPA/1/10/10  21 Apr 1967

Operations - general  SPA/1/10/11  30 Apr 1967

Police stations, housing, fixtures and fittings. Part II  SPA/1/10/12  Apr 1967


Related information: See SPA/1/10/4

Aliens, firearms and dealers  SPA/1/10/13  11 May 1967

Recruiting and training  SPA/1/10/14  12 May 1967


Related information: See SPA/1/10/9, 30

Communications: second report  SPA/1/10/15  15 May 1967


Related information: See SPA/1/10/3

Police dogs  SPA/1/10/16  18 May 1967

Finance (uniforms, stores and equipment)  SPA/1/10/17  19 May 1967

Lost and found property  SPA/1/10/18  21 May 1967

Liquor licensing  SPA/1/10/19  30 May 1967

Contents:
And places of public entertainment; betting and gaming; vice

Public relations  SPA/1/10/20  31 May 1967

Prosecutions (legal representation)  SPA/1/10/21  May 1967

Dangerous drugs  SPA/1/10/22  15 Jun 1967

Welfare  SPA/1/10/23  23 Jun 1967

Diseases of animals  SPA/1/10/24  27 Jun 1967

Crime prevention  SPA/1/10/25  30 Jun 1967

Burglar alarms  SPA/1/10/26  30 Jun 1967

Coroners' officers  SPA/1/10/27  Jun 1967

Prosecutions  SPA/1/10/28  Jun 1967

Operations - general: supplementary report  SPA/1/10/29  7 Jul 1967

Recruiting and training: supplementary report  SPA/1/10/30  19 Jul 1967


Related information: See SPA/1/10/9, 14

Equipment estimates  SPA/1/10/31  2 Aug 1967

Administrations - miscellaneous items  SPA/1/10/32  11 Sep 1967

Leave arrangements  SPA/1/10/33  Undated

Chart of proposed establishment  [no ref.]  1968

Chart  SPA/1/10/34  29 Jun 1967

Contents:
Showing the proposed civilian establishment at 1 Jan 1968. It is a schedule of posts in each section, revised after consideration by the Staff and Planning Department of the report by the Working Party on Civilian Establishment of 14 Jun: a memorandum to the Chief Constable from Chief Inspector Scott accompanies it

Memorandum of Chief Constable (Designate)  [no ref. or date]

Memorandum  SPA/1/10/35  30 Oct 1967

Contents:
On amalgamation outlining organization and procedures for the new force: issued to all staff of the five forces

Budget and capital programme reports  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For Chief Constable's reports on project details see SPA/1/12 below.

Contents:
Printed annual reports and accounts by the Authority's Finance and General Purposes Committee on the capital and revenue budgets for the coming financial year.

Annual report  SPA/1/11/1  1968/69

Contents:
Date of submission: missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/1/11/2  1969/70

Contents:
Date of submission: missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/1/11/3  1970/71

Contents:
Date of submission: missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/1/11/4  1971/72

Contents:
Date of submission: Dec 1970

Annual report  SPA/1/11/5  1972/73

Contents:
Date of submission: missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/1/11/6  1973/74

Contents:
Date of submission: Dec 1972

Annual report  SPA/1/11/7  1974/75

Contents:
Date of submission: Dec 1973

Annual report  SPA/1/11/8  1975/76

Contents:
Date of submission: Dec 1974

Annual report  SPA/1/11/9  1976/77

Contents:
Date of submission: Dec 1975

Annual report  SPA/1/11/10  1977/78

Contents:
Date of submission: [Dec 1976]

Annual report  SPA/1/11/11  1978/79

Contents:
Date of submission: Dec 1977

Annual report  SPA/1/11/12  1979/80

Contents:
Date of submission: Dec 1978

Annual report  SPA/1/11/13  1980/81

Contents:
Date of submission: missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/1/11/14  1981/82

Contents:
Date of submission: missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/1/11/15  1982/83

Annual report  SPA/1/11/16  1983/84

Contents:
Date of submission: missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/1/11/17  1984/85

Annual report  SPA/1/11/18  1985/86

Annual report  SPA/1/11/19  1986/87

Contents:
Date of submission: missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/1/11/20  1987/88

Annual report  SPA/1/11/21  1988/89

Contents:
Date of submission: missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/1/11/22  1989/90

Contents:
Date of submission: missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/1/11/23  1990/91

Contents:
Date of submission: Jan 1990

Chief Constable's reports on capital building projects  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For Capital programmes see SPA 1/11 above.

Contents:
Reports, with maps, tables etc showing progress with building projects listed in the capital programme; produced for the Authority's Buildings Committee.

Note: The date of the capital programme is given as the date rather than the report date


Capital programme report  SPA/1/12/1  1975/76 - 1979/80

Contents:
Report date: Jun 1974

Capital programme report  SPA/1/12/2  1977/78

Contents:
Report date: Sep 1977

Capital programme report  SPA/1/12/3  1978/79

Contents:
Report date: missing on transfer

Capital programme report  SPA/1/12/4  1979/80

Contents:
Report date: missing on transfer

Capital programme report  SPA/1/12/5  1980/81

Contents:
Report date: missing on transfer

Capital programme report  SPA/1/12/6  1981/82

Contents:
Report date: Sep 1981

Capital programme report  SPA/1/12/7  1982/83

Contents:
Report date: missing on transfer

Capital programme report  SPA/1/12/8  1983/84

Contents:
Report date: Aug 1983
(Draft)

Capital programme report  SPA/1/12/9  1984/85

Contents:
Report date: missing on transfer

Capital programme report  SPA/1/12/10  1985/86

Contents:
Report date: Aug 1985

Annual reports of Criminal Investigation Department  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For report on the CID by the Planning Group working party see SPA 1/10/4.

Contents:
Reports by the Detective Chief Superintendent.

Annual report  SPA/1/13/1  1968

Annual report  SPA/1/13/2  1969

Annual report  SPA/1/13/3  1970

Annual report  SPA/1/13/4  1971

Annual report  SPA/1/13/5  1972

Reports on strength and disposition of the establishment  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For further material see amalgamation working party reports, SPA 1/10 and East Sussex force files, SPA2/6, SPA2/26/18-19.

Contents:
Reports by or to the Authority and its committees on the force establishment, police and civilian.

Proposed initial establishment of police and civilian personnel  SPA/1/14/1  Jul 1967

Contents:
Report by Chief Constable (Designate) with schedule of posts

Review of establishment  SPA/1/14/2  Oct 1970

Contents:
Report and schedules by Chief Constable

Review of police and civilian establishment  SPA/1/14/3  Dec 1970

Contents:
Report of the Authority's Establishment Sub-Committee to the Finance and General Purposes Committee, based on SPA/1/14/2 and SPA1/7 on civilian establishment

Disposition of police and non-police establishment  SPA/1/14/4  1971 - 1972

Contents:
Schedules of posts in each division. Enclosed in a schedule for non-police establishment, 1972

Review of police establishment  SPA/1/14/5  Sep 1972

Contents:
Deputy Chief Constable's report and schedules

Review of police and civilian establishment  SPA/1/14/6  Oct 1972

Contents:
Report of Establishment Sub-Committee to Finance and General Purposes Committee

Establishment and disposition of the force at 1 Jul 1974  SPA/1/14/7  Jul 1974

Contents:
Schedules of police personnel

Review of the structure and organisation of the force  SPA/1/14/8  Oct 1975


Related information: Supplementary report on civilian staff is at SPA1/24/2

Contents:
Special report of Chief Constable.

Disposition of force establishment 1.4.76  SPA/1/14/9  Apr 1976

Contents:
Schedule

Establishment and disposition of the force as at 1.4.77  SPA/1/14/10  Apr 1977

Contents:
Schedule.

Review of police establishment  SPA/1/14/11  Oct 1979

Contents:
Chief Constable's report. Registry copy enclosing notes of Chairman's meeting of 11 Oct to discuss the review

Review of police establishment  SPA/1/14/12  Oct 1979

Contents:
(Establishment disposition and variations)

Police manpower and vehicles: reallocation and consequences  SPA/1/14/13  Nov 1981

Contents:
Chief Constable's report on a review aimed at increasing the number of officers on uniform foot patrol duties and at achieving economy

Civilian staff structure and establishment  SPA/1/14/14  Apr 1970

Contents:
Interim report - proposed approach

Review of uniform patrol organisation  SPA/1/14/15  Sep 1973

Review of civilian establishment  SPA/1/14/16  Jul 1984

Contents:
Report by the Research and Development Department

Disposition of Establishment  SPA/1/14/17  Oct 1986

Contents:
Includes tables for each division, as well as Force totals

Programmes of opening ceremonies and special events  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For programme of opening of Gatwick Divisional Headquarters, Mar 1976 see SPA1/39/10, for various programmes see SPA1/45/25.

Contents:
Printed programmes for ceremonial events.

Ceremonial parade and inspection  SPA/1/15/1  20 Sep 1970


Related information: See SPA1/6/1 for Sussex Life article

Contents:
By the Duke of Norfolk, Lord Lieutenant, at the County Cricket Ground, Hove.

Official opening of Newhaven Police Station  SPA/1/15/2  29 Apr 1976


Related information: See SPA1/22/1 for accommodation brief

Contents:
By A B Haworth-Booth, Chairman of the Authority. Accompanying it are articles from the Sussex Archaeological Society Newsletter and Sussex Express on the Romano-British site found during excavation for the station and estimate and design by John Skelton for a slate plaque recording the find.

Visit by HM Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh  SPA/1/15/3  31 May 1979


Related information: For photographs see R/C62/14 and SPA1/16

Contents:
To the Police Headquarters, Malling House, to open the new Training Centre; programme accompanied by an illustrated booklet on the project.

The Police 1829-1979  SPA/1/15/4  [Jun 1979]

Contents:
Leaflet illustrating a pageant planned as an arena display at the South of England Show, Ardingly. The display was cancelled because of rain

Illustrated booklet  SPA/1/15/5  [Oct 1982]


Related information: For accommodation brief see SPA1/22/2

Contents:
On the Communications Centre at Malling House.

Programme  SPA/1/15/6  Mar 1981

Contents:
For Charity Gala at Chichester Festival Theatre, 8 Mar, in aid of the Police Dependants Trust Fund and the Gurney Fund for Police Orphans

Opening  SPA/1/15/7  13 Feb 1989

Contents:
Of Martlets House, Slaugham Manor single officers quarters) by Douglas Hurd, the Home Secretary

Volunteer Cadet Corps  SPA/1/15/8  21 Apr 1989

Contents:
Open evening, [Malling House]

Photographs and films  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received from the Authority, Jul 1990 (ACC 5539).



Related information: See also SPA1/45/1, SPA1/35-28 for albums containing record photographs of the Authority. Photographs of a train crash at Haywards Heath 1972 are at SPA1/29, photographs of the search for Lord Lucan 1974 are at SPA12/4/1.

Contents:
Miscellaneous photographs which were assembled in the Authority's archive collection. They have been kept together because their provenance is difficult to determine: some have evidently come from the Photographic Department, others from the Public Relations Department, where publicity material and the force newspaper, Patrol, was produced.

Photographs of Expo Sussex 68  SPA/1/16/1  19-20 Jul 1968

17 prints measuring 9 x 15cm, seven on card with the reference F[orce] R[eview] 890/68; 38 prints of 16.5 x 22cm; 1 print of 20 x 25cm

Contents:
At [South of England Showground], Ardingly. They show the 'Constabulary Cavalcade', an historical pageant organised by Superintendent Angel, Public Relations Officer and featuring constables in uniforms from former periods, bicycles, dogs, horses, motor vehicles etc and parades of various sections of the force.

[Public Relations] photographs  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Mounted on card, and four enlargements

Two constables  SPA/1/16/2/PR1/69  Undated

Contents:
Alsation dog and Volkswagen patrol car on seafront

Constable on motorcycle  SPA/1/16/2/PR29/69  Undated

H F Mackay, Chief Constable of East Sussex  SPA/1/16/2/PR43/69  Undated


Related information: See SPA1/6/11

Communications Room, [Malling House]  SPA/1/16/2/PR47, 437/69  Undated

Contents:
Two photographs with ref 437, enlargement of one.

MG police car  SPA/1/16/2/PR60/69  Undated

Constables with VW patrol car  SPA/1/16/2/PR100/69  Undated

Contents:
Talking to riders

Diving Unit van near yacht harbour  SPA/1/16/2/PR149/69  Undated

Control Room, [Malling House]  SPA/1/16/2/PR205/69  Undated


Related information: Reproduced in SPA1/7/2

Army Police helicopter  SPA/1/16/2/PR199/69  Undated

Two WPCs in MG police car  SPA/1/16/2/PR207-208/69  Undated

Constable and police van  SPA/1/16/2/PR211/69  Undated

Contents:
Parked next to the site of the Farmer's Weekly National Spring Demonstration

Scene from Constabulary Cavalcade  SPA/1/16/2/PR223/69  Undated


Related information: See SPA/1/16/1

Volkswagen patrol car  SPA/1/16/2/PR308, 309, 364, 389, 398/69  Undated

Contents:
Near a parade of shops; plus one unmounted print and an enlargement showing the same car. 398 used in SPA1/7/1 on Unit Beat Policing

Officers  SPA/1/16/2/PR350/69  Undated

Contents:
Seated at a table inside a police van fitted with communication equipment

Policemen  SPA/1/16/2/PR407, 410/69  Undated

Contents:
With [radio equipment] beside a Volkswagen patrol car

Police Mobile Exhibition caravan, seafront, [Hastings]  SPA/1/16/2/PR419-420/69  Undated

[? Document facsimile transmission]  SPA/1/16/2/PR433/69  Undated

Contents:
Constable using printer in car.
With enlargement.

Inspection  SPA/1/16/2/PR463/69  Undated

Contents:
By [Duke of Norfolk, the Lord Lieutenant] and others: Transport Division.

Two constables  SPA/1/16/2/PR630/69  Undated

Contents:
And Volkswagen police car. Enlargement.

Registered photographs, negatives and prints  [no ref. or date]


Related information: Further registered material at 1/16/18, 27

Contents:
In envelopes bearing Photographic Department references (codes presumably show year and Division).

Print showing CMA badge  SPA/1/16/3/1084/70  Undated

Contents:
(Negative noted as being with PC Ovenden of Barnham 22.12.70)

Negative and print  SPA/1/16/3/156/71  Undated

Contents:
Of constable and alsation dog

Negative and print  SPA/1/16/3/396/71  Undated

Contents:
Of constable and dog, with trophies

Negative  SPA/1/16/3/870/71  Undated

Contents:
Group of 13 officers

Three negatives  SPA/1/16/3/610-635/74  Undated

Contents:
Of a site at Malling House for new buildings

Eight negatives  SPA/1/16/3/E2058/74  Undated


Related information: (For further negatives see R/A3/20); three negatives of exterior views of Lancing Station; seven negatives

Contents:
Interior and exterior shots of new Police Station, Worthing.
Interior and exterior views of Hove Station.

Seven negatives  SPA/1/16/3/G865/74  Undated

Contents:
Of Haywards Heath Police Station: front and rear entrances, canteen, club room and games room, policewomen's accommodation and CID office.

Two negatives  SPA/1/16/3/G892/74  Undated

Contents:
Of a group of police, most in shirt sleeves, on the steps of an italianate brick building.

Negative  SPA/1/16/3/G1465/74  Undated

Contents:
Of a poster containing poem by policewoman celebrating the introduction of equal pay on 18 Oct.

Negative  SPA/1/16/3/G653/75  Undated

Contents:
Of photograph of Capt AS Williams, Chief Constable of West Sussex 1912-1934

See SPA/1/16/18  SPA/1/16/3/HQ459/76  Undated

Chief Constable  SPA/1/16/3/183/77  Undated

Contents:
And group of civilians outside; a spire [?Chichester Cathedral] in the distance: two negatives.

Ten negatives  SPA/1/16/3/274/77  Undated

Contents:
Showing recording on closed circuit television; two taken in the grounds of a large building

Negative  SPA/1/16/3/631/77  Undated

Contents:
A police car

Police cricket team  SPA/1/16/3/917/77  Undated

Contents:
Two negatives

Negative [?copy]  SPA/1/16/3/W94/78  Undated

Contents:
Two policemen and man in pyjamas

Negative and print  SPA/1/16/3/W160/78  Undated

Contents:
Copy portrait photograph of West Sussex Constable 153 [1920s]

Two negatives  SPA/1/16/3/331/78  Undated

Contents:
Of the W6 [First Aid team], with names. Scoreboard on the wall behind them.

Negatives  SPA/1/16/3/342/78  Undated

Contents:
Of two views of Bognor Regis in the [?1930s], one with two police officers

Nine prints  SPA/1/16/3/498/78  Undated

Contents:
Parade of special constables in West Division

Negatives and prints prepared from old photographs  [no ref. or date]

Petworth Tug O'War Team  SPA/1/16/3/W506/78/1  Undated

Contents:
Morey of Chichester, photographer

Group of constables on a hill, 'Pontypridd'  SPA/1/16/3/W506/78/2  April 1921

'Walking Team'  SPA/1/16/3/W832/78  Undated

Contents:
Negative showing six policemen and a policewoman with a certificate.

'PC Stitchley'  SPA/1/16/3/W1037/78  Undated

Contents:
Two negatives of constable and three Police Athletic Association cups

Three negatives  SPA/1/16/3/W1259/78  Undated

Contents:
Showing 'police cadet in city' [Chichester]

Portrait of PC Ermerick  SPA/1/16/3/W1273/78  Undated

Contents:
On his promotion to sergeant, taken by the Clothing Store. Negative and print.

Copy of photograph of PC Reynolds on point duty  SPA/1/16/3/W1278/78  Undated

Contents:
West to a brasier outside [Chichester Cathedral]. Negative.

See SPA/1/16/27  SPA/1/16/3/E19/2758/79  Undated

Eight negatives  SPA/1/16/3/192/81  Undated

Contents:
Showing crowd control outside the Odeon Cinema, [Queen's Road, Brighton]: demonstrators at [?Conservative party conference]

Decorative flower bed at the Redoubt, Eastbourne  SPA/1/16/3/E/COL/11/3007/81  Undated

Contents:
Celebrating 150 years of the Special Constabulary, picturing SC Bill Leach. Five colour negatives.

12 negatives  SPA/1/16/3/E12/1605/82  Undated

Contents:
Showing members of the Volunteer Cadet Corps: at home for spastics, in tug-of-war, with the elderly, playing volleyball, sailing, paddling in fancy dress, parading through the Old Town, Eastbourne. Noted as being for Superintendent Pollard for an MP's visit to E4. One is reproduced in SPA1/2/13 of 1980.

Negative of a photograph and caption  SPA/1/16/3/E12/2122/82  Undated

Contents:
In the Eastbourne Gazette of 1942: farewell to 19 constables joining the forces.

Five prints, seven negatives of Malling House  SPA/1/16/3/Unregistered  1968-1982

Contents:
Kept with the above.
Senior officers (two groups), [cadets], [young constables], motorcycles. [early 1970s]

Coloured print  SPA/1/16/4  May 1969


Related information: See SPA 1/5/1

Contents:
Of the grant of arms to the Authority of 30 May 1969

Three prints  SPA/1/16/5  [1970]


Related information: See also SPA/1/16/2

Contents:
With the references EM 70-7261 showing equipment for the transmission of photographs. 1 and 4 show the dashboards of cars with equipment printing photographs, 2 shows a constable in the Communications Room using equipment

Two larger prints of document facsimile transmission  SPA/1/16/6  Undated


Related information: See 1/16/17

Contents:
Both labelled 'panel 3'; ART 53484: constable feeding photograph into machine in Communications Room; ART 53491: constable receiving print-out in card. From their references these appear to be COI photographs

Patrol car (E registration)  SPA/1/16/7  c1970

Contents:
On the outskirts of a [South Coast] town

Album of coloured photographs  SPA/1/16/8  Jul 1972


Related information: For article see SPA1/6/3

Contents:
Recording the Force's part in the Bramshill Cavalcade at the National Police College, Basingstoke. Keir Angel, the Sussex Public Relations Officer, was assistant producer of the historical pageant. Opening of the Cavalcade and review of forces by the Duchess of Kent; displays in the Police Service Exhibition; police cadets' display of diving and sailing; historical pageant of old uniforms, vehicles etc.

Colour print and negative  SPA/1/16/9  [?1972]

Contents:
Of a constable and police car of the [?1930s], perhaps taken at the Cavalcade

Photograph of the police launch, Norfolk  SPA/1/16/10  [Early 1970s]

Contents:
Acquired in 1971

Constable and police landrover (H registration)  SPA/1/16/11  [Early 1970s]

Contents:
In a downland village. Endorsed PC Arnold

Large print of divers  SPA/1/16/12  Undated

Contents:
Being fitted with breathing apparatus

Print showing PC B608 with alsatian dog  SPA/1/16/13  [1970s]

Contents:
?For inclusion in Patrol

Briefing of special constables before a patrol, Hove  SPA/1/6/14  [1973]

Contents:
Group of policewomen, used as an illustration in annual report of 1973, SPA1/2/6. Personnel identified on reverse

Two shots of the launch of a police dinghy  SPA/1/6/15  14 Nov 1974

Contents:
By four men, at a harbour. Evening Argus photographs

Mounted colour print  SPA/1/16/16  [1974]

Contents:
Showing a man marking up an enlarged image of a fingerprint on a machine; this is presumably the 'fingerprint comparator' referred to in the 1974 annual report, SPA1/2/7

Photographs taken by the Central Office of Information  [no ref. or date]

Mounted on card

Contents:
To illustrate aspects of a policewoman's work.

'Police constable and woman police constable  SPA/1/16/17/1  Undated

Contents:
On foot patrol in Brighton', ART 74201

'Woman police constable in a traffic car  SPA/1/16/17/2  Undated

Contents:
Accompanied by a police constable, near Shoreham Police Station', ART 74204

'Woman police constable  SPA/1/16/17/3  Undated

Contents:
Getting into traffic car near Shoreham Police Station', ART 74208

'Woman police constable  SPA/1/16/17/4  1975

Contents:
Talking to two teenage hitch-hikers near Lewes', ART 74217

Ring-bound folder of ten prints  SPA/1/16/18  24 Feb 1976

Contents:
At Slaugham Manor, West Sussex, a former hotel bought in 1976 to provide accommodation for single officers of Gatwick Division and local conference and training facilities. Exterior views of the house, swimming pool, tennis courts, ponds and cottages on the site. Photographic Department: HQ459/76

Coloured photograph  SPA/1/16/19  [1978]


Related information: For accommodation brief 1977 see SPA1/22/1

Contents:
Of the Operations Room at Malling House.

Group photograph taken outside Malling House  SPA/1/16/20  24 Oct 1978

Contents:
GWR Terry, Chief Constable at reunion of men and women who were on the staff at Malling House when it was acquired by East Sussex Constabulary in 1948. The participants have been identified by John Dibley on an accompanying sheet

Official opening  [no ref.]  31 May 1979

Contents:
Of the Training Wing, Malling House, by Queen Elizabeth II on the 150th anniversary of policing in Sussex. She and the Duke of Edinburgh met members of the Police Authority and staff, toured the building, received silver statuettes of policeman and policewoman and saw displays of the work of specialist units - divers, mounted police, motorcyclists, dog handlers, etc

Vol 1  SPA/1/16/21  31st May 1979

Contents:
Large ring-bound album containing coloured official photographs of the visit and some black-and-white shots: reception at Malling House, opening ceremony, tour of the wing, presentation of members and officers.

Vol 2  SPA/1/16/22  31st May 1979

Contents:
As SPA/1/16/21. Signing the visitors' book, tour of 'static displays' outside, farewells and departure.

Proofs  SPA/1/16/23  31st May 1979

Contents:
Numbered in eleven groups, of coloured prints as used in SPA/1/16/21-22; only the shots not used in the albums have been preserved.

Matt prints  SPA/1/16/24  31st May 1979

Contents:
As used in SPA/1/16/21-22; shots not used in the albums, arranged in proof-number order.

Black and white prints including some proofs  SPA/1/16/25  31st May 1979

Contents:
Of photographs taken by the Kent and Sussex Courier, 91068-69, 91071-72, 91074-83, 91086-87.

Video film  SPA/1/16/26  31st May 1979

Contents:
Of the Queen's visit.

Ring binder  SPA/1/16/27  1979

Contents:
Of eight interior and exterior shots of Battle Station, North Trade Road, before improvements, taken by the Photographic Department. Marked 'Submitted for annual report 1979. Rejected'. E19/2758/79

Three photographs  SPA/1/16/28  [?1970s]

Contents:
Of a dinghy and divers with a safe recovered from a river or reservoir

Three photographs of Malling House  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Formerly in a ring-binder

Front view  SPA/1/16/29/1  Undated

Contents:
From the left-hand side

Side view  SPA/1/16/29/2  Undated

Contents:
Showing a temporary flat-roofed extension

View of [?entrance to stable block]  SPA/1/16/29/3  ?1970s

Large ringbound album of black-and-white and colour prints  SPA/1/16/30  May 1980 - Feb 1982


Related information: See SPA1/15/5 for programme of opening ceremony

Contents:
Of the Communications Centre at Malling House, completed April 1982 and operational in October. Site clearance, construction, building fitted with furniture and equipment, aerial view.

First-Aid competitions  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Photographs of successful teams at Malling House; captions identify team members

Southern Area Eliminator winners  SPA/1/16/31/1  1980

Contents:
Receiving trophy from GWR Terry, Chief Constable

National Final, 2nd place  SPA/1/16/31/2  1980

Contents:
Team with trophies

South-eastern winners  SPA/1/16/31/3  1982

Contents:
National Final, 2nd place. Team receiving trophy from a senior officer

Two photographs bearing reference in green ink  SPA/1/16/32  1980


Related information: Reproduced in annual report, SPA1/2/13

Contents:
17/80 'Sussex Police contingent for Zimbabwe independence elections', men in plain clothes standing next to a coach; [Feb] 1980
98/80 Police and demonstrators at [Conservative Party conference]. [Oct] 1980

Large colour negatives  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Presumably taken for public relations purposes. (1) was used as the front cover view on 'The Peacekeepers', 1983: SPA1/7/5

Policeman and policewoman  SPA/1/16/33/1  Undated

Contents:
With shoppers outside the Arndale Centre, Eastbourne

Constable on a motorcycle  SPA/1/16/33/2  Undated

Constable on a bicycle in an urban setting  SPA/1/16/33/3  Undated

Policeman and policewoman noting parking infringements  SPA/1/16/33/4  Undated

Policewoman and bicycle outside a Police Station  SPA/1/16/33/5  Undated

Police car  SPA/1/16/33/6-7  [1983]

Contents:
Roadside interviews with lorry drivers

Black-and-white and colour prints  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See Patrol, SPA1/8/12.

Contents:
Endorsed with captions in the same hand. They seem to have been prepared for Sussex Police, a recruiting newspaper issued in 1987 and 3-8 appeared in it

Police divers and East Sussex fireman  SPA/1/16/34/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
With a mini minor car being winched out of [Newhaven] Harbour. Labelled '4/4/75 Page 1' but this does not apparently refer to Patrol.

Civilian scenes of Crime Officer  SPA/1/16/34/2  [n.d.]

Colour.

Contents:
Taking fingerprints from drainpipe.

A major incident room, showing computers  SPA/1/16/34/3  [n.d.]

Special constable  SPA/1/16/34/4  [n.d.]

Coloured

Contents:
On the front at Eastbourne, interviewing two girls in bathing costumes.

Two civilian mechanics working on a police car  SPA/1/16/34/5  [n.d.]

Closed circuit television  SPA/1/16/34/6  [n.d.]

In colour

Special constable and man in a rural High Street  SPA/1/16/34/7  [n.d.]

Inspection of special constables 1986  SPA/1/16/34/8  [n.d.]


Related information: Also appears in Patrol 218 (SPA1/8/11) and annual report SPA1/2/19

Photographs marked up for insertion in Patrol  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See list of SPA1/8.

Contents:
Coloured prints usually appeared on the first page. Issue numbers given in brackets

Negative and print  SPA/1/16/35/1  1970

Contents:
Sussex Constabulary stand at the [South of England Show] (25)

Girl in bikini on the seafront  SPA/1/16/35/2  Undated


Related information: Also in annual report SPA1/2/11.

Contents:
Looking at a constable in a trial summer shirt worn out over trousers. (119).

Negative and print  SPA/1/16/35/3  Jun 1982

Contents:
Showing Pope John Paul II at Gatwick with policemen, (167)

March in support of the Miners' strike, Brighton  SPA/1/16/35/4  17 Sep 1984

Colour print

Contents:
(194)

Two special constables leaving a Police Station  SPA/1/16/35/5  Sep 1984

Constable and two bloodhounds  SPA/1/16/35/6  1932

Contents:
Illustrating historical feature 1986. (213)

Portrait of PC Benjamin Wareham, Steyning  SPA/1/16/35/7  1900s

Contents:
(213)

Colour negatives  SPA/1/16/35/8  [1980s]


Related information: Also in 1986 Annual Report, SPA1/2/19.

Contents:
Superintendent Barr at the head of a team of Kent police officers drafted in to give mutual aid during disturbances at Northeye Prison. (213)

Helicopter trials  SPA/1/16/35/9  July 1987

Contents:
Colour prints of dog training and of officers with emergency equipment, (227)

Photographs  [no ref.]  1970s

Administrative history:
The photography was arranged by John Dibley from Headquarters and copies were placed on the property files

Contents:
Taken of police houses and rural police stations that have since been sold

45 - 53 and 98-112 Queens Road  SPA/1/16/36/1  1970s

Contents:
1 - 10 St Michael's Road, 1 and 2 Spences Field, Lewes

Police house, Barcombe Cross  SPA/1/16/36/2  1970s

38 Surrey Road and 19 Lullington Close, Seaford  SPA/1/16/36/3  1970s

3 and 26 Battle Gates, Battle  SPA/1/16/36/4  1970s

Police house, Chiddingly  SPA/1/16/36/5  1970s

37 and 39 Oakleaf Drive, Polegate  SPA/1/16/36/6  1970s

Police house, Broad Oak, Brede  SPA/1/16/36/7  1970s

156 Turkey Road, Bexhill  SPA/1/16/36/8  1970s

3 Norbury Close, Crowborough  SPA/1/16/36/9  1970s

274 Chanctonbury Road  SPA/1/16/36/10  1970s

Contents:
And 3 Northway, Burgess Hill

21 Sunnywood Drive and Haywards Heath  SPA/1/16/36/11  1970s

7, 9 and 11 Holtye Avenue, East Grinstead  SPA/1/16/36/12  1970s

2, 6 and 7 Warburton Close  SPA/1/16/36/13  1970s

Contents:
And 6 Eastcourt Cottages, East Grinstead

8 Stonecroft Close  SPA/1/16/36/14  1970s

Contents:
94 Hangleton Way and 57 Applesham Avenue, Hove

14 Amberstone View  SPA/1/16/36/15  1970s

Contents:
And 11 and 15 Garfield Road, Hailsham

Police house, Handcross  SPA/1/16/36/16  1970s

Police house, Horsted Keynes  SPA/1/16/36/17  1970s

Police house, Plumpton  SPA/1/16/36/18  1970s

139 and 137 Pottingfield Road  SPA/1/16/36/19  1970s

Contents:
40 North Salts and 6 and 7 Mill Road, Rye

Police houses and office, Guestling  SPA/1/16/36/20  1970s

Contents:
Photograph of the handing over of keys to the new houses and office

Police house, Newick  SPA/1/16/36/21  1970s

Police house, Kingston  SPA/1/16/36/22  1970s

Additional houses for Camber/Rye policing under construction  SPA/1/16/36/23  1977

Police house, Westfield  SPA/1/16/36/24  1970s

3 items

Brighton  [no ref. or date]

4 Rushlake Close, Coldean  SPA/1/16/36/25  1970s

121 Valley Drive, Withdean  SPA/1/16/36/26  1970s

3 the Close, Patcham  SPA/1/16/36/27  1970s

1 Newmarket Road  SPA/1/16/36/28  1970s

Contents:
And 4 Ringwood Close, Furnace Green, Crawley

18 and 32 Kingscote Hill  SPA/1/16/36/29  1970s

Contents:
And 22 Brantridge Road, Crawley

22-36 Thompson Road, Brighton  SPA/1/16/36/30  1970s

145 Horton Road, Hollingdean, Brighton  SPA/1/16/36/31  1970s

6 and 8 Brentwood Road, Brighton  SPA/1/16/36/32  1970s

Hastings and St Leonards  [no ref. or date]

1 and 2 Heathfield Close  SPA/1/16/36/33  1970s

75 Oxford Road  SPA/1/16/36/34  1970s

44 Mount Road  SPA/1/16/36/35  1970s

Eastbourne  [no ref. or date]

12 Priory Heights  SPA/1/16/36/36  1970s

8 The Crescent  SPA/1/16/36/37  1970s

41 Etchingham Road  SPA/1/16/36/38  1970s

New purpose built Training Centre at Malling House  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Opened in 1977

Presentation of an Advanced Driving certificate to Sergeant Keith Horne  SPA/1/16/37/1  Jun 1978

Contents:
Shows (left to right) Inspector Michael Ormerod, Sergeant David Jennings and Constable Lionel Robb

Visit of Sir James Crane, H M Inspector of Constabulary  SPA/1/16/37/2  nd [1977-8]

Two photographs  SPA/1/16/38  May 1977

Contents:
Showing Detective Chief Superintendent Charles Johnstone and his wife, Eileen, being introduced to the Queen and Prince Philip at a Silver Jubilee celebration at the Metropolitan Police Training Centre, Hendon, with a programme of the visit

Research and Development Service reports  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Research and Development Services Department was formed in 1980 by the amalgamation of the Organization and Development Unit and the Computerised Operational Systems Project Team within the Management Services Department. These units had been established as a result of the force reorganization of April 1976 to improve operational and administrative efficiency; previous organization and methods reports were prepared by East Sussex County Council. The reports listed below emanate from the various phases of research and development work in the Authority, after the review of 1986 research and strategic planning were made the responsibility of a free-standing Organisation and Development Department. The reports were formerly kept in the Authority's registry.

Organisation and methods  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Reports by ESCC Management Services Staff.

Repair and maintenance of police vehicles.  SPA/1/17/1  Apr - Nov 1969

Contents:
Report no 2: policy
Report no 3: pay of mechanics. With correspondence. SR Russell, DJ Holt

Experimental system of occurrence reporting  SPA/1/17/2  Aug 1969

Contents:
Horsham Sub-Division. With memoranda

Interim report  SPA/1/17/3  Jul 1969

Contents:
On the Worthing Project on reduction of patrolling

Legal representation: report no 1 - Future Policy  SPA/1/17/4  Nov 1969

Contents:
On the arrangements for solicitors acting in police prosecutions. Chief Supt HL Stickells, HQ Administrative Department and DJ Holt, ESCC

Traffic wardens' process office  SPA/1/17/5  Jan 1970

Contents:
Brighton: clerical and administrative procedures

Civilian staff structure and establishment: report no 2 - Future Policy  SPA/1/17/6  Oct 1970


Related information: See also SPA1/14

Contents:
Making recommendations on the size and structure of the establishment and on gradings. DJ Holt and EA Pugh.

Review of force catering: report no 1 Crawley Canteen  SPA/1/17/7  Sep 1971

Contents:
EA Pugh

Caretaking and cleaning: report no 1. Worthing and Hove Police Stations  SPA/1/17/8  Feb 1972

Contents:
DJ Holt

Review of force filing procedures  SPA/1/17/9  May 1972

Contents:
TP Lewindon

Review of divisional accident clerks - methods of working  SPA/1/17/10  May 1972

Contents:
TP Lewindon

Repair and maintenance of police vehicles - report no 4: Staffing and policy  SPA/1/17/11  May 1973

Contents:
EA Pugh, TP Lewindon

Caretaking and cleaning - report no 2  SPA/1/17/12  [Sep 1973]

Contents:
(Draft)

Review of Divisional and Sub-Divisional Administration  SPA/1/17/13  Jan 1974

Contents:
T P Lewindon

Review of administrative and clerical procedures, Traffic Division  SPA/1/17/14  May 1974

Review of Prosecuting Solicitor's Department  SPA/1/17/15  May 1974

Repair and maintenance of police vehicles  SPA/1/17/16  Jan 1975

Contents:
Report no 5: bodywork repair organisation and staffing. PL Keeling

Planning and control of traffic warden operations  SPA/1/17/17  Feb 1978

Computer Services  [no ref. or date]

Ground Cover Survey report  SPA/1/17/18  1974

Contents:
Carried out by the Economic Planning Unit of the Home Office on the sub-divisions of Bognor Regis, Hastings and Haywards Heath and using the WSCC computer for analysis

Organisation and Development Section  [no ref. or date]

Development of the Criminal Investigation element of the Force and Special Enquiry Units  SPA/1/19  Nov 1976

Computerised Operational Police Systems  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Reports by the COPS project team

Accommodation Survey  SPA/1/17/20  Jan 1980

Conditions of access: Closed until 2011

Contents:
Plans of office accommodation in police stations by PC A Wakeford

Beat and patrol areas  SPA/1/17/21  Mar 1980

Contents:
By PC A Wakeford

Force directory  SPA/1/17/22  Jul 1980

Contents:
By PC A Wakeford

Research and Development Service  [no ref. or date]

Microform  SPA/1/17/23  [1981]

Contents:
A report on the present and future needs of the force and on the equipment available

Accommodation survey  SPA/1/17/24  Apr 1981

Contents:
Supplement to 20

Division profiles  [no ref.]  Jul 1981

Contents:
First edition

Central  SPA/1/17/25  Jul 1981

East  SPA/1/17/26  Jul 1981

North  SPA/1/17/27  Jul 1981

West  SPA/1/17/28  Jul 1981

Gatwick  SPA/1/17/29  Jul 1981

Traffic  SPA/1/17/30  Jul 1981

Building Management Interim Report  SPA/1/17/31  Nov 1981

Contents:
On the organisation, administration and usage of police accommodation by T/Sgt A Wakeford

Headquarters accommodation - the proposals  SPA/1/17/32  Dec 1981

Contents:
On the current and suggested allocation of office accommodation

Headquarters accommodation - implementation of proposals  SPA/1/17/33  Feb 1982

Contents:
Report on altered arrangements after the occupation of the new Communications Complex

Building management: capital and revenue building works report  SPA/1/17/34  Jul 1982

Contents:
Documenting the current management system for building projects

Purchasing  SPA/1/17/35  May 1983

Division profiles  [no ref.]  Jun 1983

Contents:
Third edition

Central  SPA/1/17/36  Jun 1983

East  SPA/1/17/37  Jun 1983

North  SPA/1/17/38  Jun 1983

West  SPA/1/17/39  Jun 1983

Gatwick  SPA/1/17/40  Jun 1983

Traffic  SPA/1/17/41  Jun 1983

Considerations relating to the formation of a task force  SPA/1/17/42  Feb 1984

Marine Section  SPA/1/17/43  [1985]


Related information: For training notes on the Section, 1980 see SPA 1/20/7

Contents:
A report prepared as part of the Review of the Force Structure of 1985-1986: it recommends the disbandment of the Section.

Security at police stations  [no ref. or date]

Report of the working party on security at police stations  SPA/1/17/44  Aug 1972

Conditions of access: Closed until 2003

Contents:
By K Somers, C F Tapp and J D Dibley

Review of security at police stations  SPA/1/17/45  Apr 1984

Conditions of access: Closed until 2015

Contents:
Includes correspondence introducing the report and a draft list of recipients

Report  SPA/1/17/46  Aug 1984

Conditions of access: Closed until 2015

Contents:
Reviewing security at police stations; supplement, contains inspections of stations at Lancing, Bexhill and Gatwick

Supplementary report  SPA/1/17/47  Feb 1985

Conditions of access: Closed until 2016

Contents:
On security at police stations

Officers' working party reports  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For amalgamation working party reports see SPA1/10.

Contents:
Reports to Chief Constable by groups of officers on topics delegated to them.
These reports were received from the Registry; some are accompanied by memoranda and correspondence.

Review of canteen facilities  SPA/1/18/1  30 Sep 1968

Accommodation for traffic wardens  SPA/1/18/2  12 Jun 1969

Contents:
At John Street Police Station, Brighton

Legal branch utilisation  SPA/1/18/3  Nov 1970

Motor launch for the Sussex Constabulary  SPA/1/18/4  [1970]

Contents:
Interim report for estimates 1971/72

Security  SPA/1/18/5  21 Jun 1971

Contents:
Of money and lost/stolen property, of documents and administrative papers and of police buildings

'F' Division Headquarters and Haywards Heath Sub-Divisional Station  SPA/1/18/6  Oct 1971

Housing of police officers in the Sussex Constabulary  SPA/1/18/7  Dec 1971

Contents:
And the effects of owner occupancy

Divisional boundaries  SPA/1/18/8  Mar 1972

Contents:
A report on the same subject of Jul 1969 appears as an appendix

Unit Beat Policing in Sussex  SPA/1/18/9  Dec 1972

Removal of vehicles  SPA/1/18/10  Mar 1973

Contents:
Parked in dangerous or obstructive positions

Collators - duties and accommodation  SPA/1/18/11  Jun 1973

Contents:
With correspondence from Mar 1972

Aviation security training  SPA/1/18/12  Jun 1977

Contents:
Notes and draft training programmes by the Ground Operations Working Party

Management Services Department: forms lists  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Booklets giving names and references of forms in use in the force. 2-4 give design dates, and note the section or department which initiates each form, with remarks on its use.

Forms lists  SPA/1/19/1  Dec 1970

Forms lists  SPA/1/19/2  Jul 1978

Contents:
(Master copy with MS amendments)

Forms lists  SPA/1/19/3  Oct 1979

Contents:
(Master copy with MS amendments)

Forms lists  SPA/1/19/4  Aug 1981

Training and instruction manuals  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also SPA1/7 for recruitment brochures.

Contents:
The organization of the sections which dealt with the training and informing of staff was revised from time to time. SPA/1/20 is an incomplete set of booklets and folders containing material used in staff training.

Cadet corps  SPA/1/20/1  Jan 1969

Contents:
Booklet giving information on recruitment, training and conditions of service

Special Constabulary training manual  SPA/1/20/2  1969

Contents:
In file form

Defensive weapons training manual  SPA/1/20/3  Jul 1972

Conditions of access: Closed until 2003

Contents:
Indexed manual on the use of firearms

Staff appraisal: manual of guidance  SPA/1/20/4  [1972]

Conditions of access: Closed until 2003

Contents:
Loose-leaf booklet containing instructions on the operation of the newly introduced scheme, including report forms

Promotion study guide  SPA/1/20/5  [1976]

Conditions of access: Closed until 2007

Contents:
Training Department booklet on revision and examination techniques, questions set in recent examinations, marking practice and performance in recent papers

Your welfare  SPA/1/20/6  [1970s]

Conditions of access: Closed until 2014

Contents:
Booklet for new recruits. It is undated but belongs to the period 1973-1983 when George Terry was Chief Constable

17th Senior Command Course, Police Staff College Bramshill  SPA/1/20/7  Jun 1980

Conditions of access: Closed until 2011


Related information: For Research and Development Services report on the section [1985] see 1/17/43

Contents:
Visit to the Authority, Jun - Jul 1980, to undertake an exercise on the Marine Section. Programme of course; briefing notes.

Training programme  SPA/1/20/8  Jul - Dec 1989

Standing orders and instructions  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For instructions issued to East Sussex Constabulary see SPA2/4.

Contents:
Instructions and manuals of guidance.

'Cases (2)'  SPA/1/21/1  Jan 1968 - Mar 1970


Related information: Four cases 1949-1959 see SPA2/4/7

Contents:
Loose-leaf file of notes on 'decided cases' issued weekly for use of staff. The cases cover 1968-1970 and are indexed by plaintiff, or by defendant in criminal cases.

Duties of police in connection with trade disputes  SPA/1/21/2  [1970-1980]

Contents:
Pocket-sized printed booklet giving guidance on statute and case law and notes on practice. Three editions of c1970, 1974, 1980

'Standing orders'  SPA/1/21/3  Dec 1967 - Jun 1971

Contents:
Loose-leaf volume of orders, updated at intervals. There are sections on administration; crime, traffic, communications; training, Special Constabulary and civil defence and miscellaneous matters, differentiated by the use of coloured paper

Accommodation briefs  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The East Sussex County Architect acted as architect to the Authority: these accommodation briefs, typescript and ring-bound, give the Authority's requirements from new buildings. They were prepared after the purchase of the sites and indicate the number of staff using each area, the overall size and the equipment and facilities required.

New Police Section Station, Newhaven  SPA/1/22/1  Jul 1972


Related information: For material relating to the opening in 1976 see SPA1/15/2

New Police Section Station  SPA/1/22/2  Sep 1972

Contents:
Heathfield

New Sub-Divisional Police Station  SPA/1/22/3  Oct 1972

Contents:
Bognor Regis

New Divisional and Sub-Divisional Police Station  SPA/1/22/4  Mar 1973

Contents:
Haywards Heath

New Divisional and Sub-Divisional Police Station  SPA/1/22/5  Mar 1973


Related information: For photographs see R/A3/20

Contents:
Worthing.

Operations Room  SPA/1/22/6  Nov 1977


Related information: See SPA1/15/5 on the finished project

Contents:
And Suscro [Sussex Criminal Records Office] Accommodation Details. Brief for the Communications Centre, Malling House.

New Sub-Divisional Police Station  SPA/1/22/7  Apr 1978

Contents:
Haywards Heath

Operational orders  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For further operational orders, 1962-1970 see SPA2/26/15 and SPA10/14; routine orders see SPA1/35.

Contents:
Orders giving the procedures for maintenance of law and order at VIP visits or special events. These copies are the ones filed in the registry for precedent and record purposes.

Marriage of the Lady Jane Fitzalan-Howard  SPA/1/23/1  Jun 1975

Contents:
To the Earl of Ancram at Arundel Cathedral, 7 Jun

Visit of Queen Elizabeth  SPA/1/23/2  Mar 1978

Contents:
To West Sussex: Royal Military Police Training Centre, Chichester College of Technology and two schools in Horsham, 10 Mar. Folder containing, in addition to the order, civic programme issued by West Sussex Lieutenancy, Roussillon Barracks programme and brochure, press notices, plans, instructions, telexes etc

Pastoral visit of Pope John Paul II, 28 May  SPA/1/23/3  May 1982

Contents:
Operation Pembroke

Assignment and transfer of the freedom of Lewes  SPA/1/23/4  May 1985

Contents:
To the Queen's Regiment, 21 May: operation Docker. Includes programme of ceremony

Visit of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh  SPA/1/23/5  Jul 1985

Contents:
To St Dunstan's training establishment, Ovingdean, Brighton, 19 Jul: operation Farmer

Lewes Bonfire Celebrations, 5 November  SPA/1/23/6  Nov 1985

Contents:
Operation Peel

Special Olympics for people with learning disabilities  SPA/1/23/7  Aug 1986

Contents:
Brighton 28 Aug - 2 Sep: operation Kendall. Includes illustrated programme

Management Services Department: registered files of Assistant Chief Constable  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For further records see SPA 10/14. For other records of the Department see SPA1/17, 19, 21, 23, 39.

Contents:
Files of the Assistant Chief Constable, Management Services. This post was held by John Dibley

Operational orders, MS/ACC10  SPA/1/24/1  Aug 1976 - Oct 1982


Related information: See also orders at SPA 1/23

Structure and reorganization of the force  SPA/1/24/2  Nov 1975 - Feb 1979

Contents:
Folder of papers including: Chief Constable's report on structure and organization of civilian staff, supplementary to SPA1/14/8, Nov 1975; draft review in July 1977 by Organization & Development Department of the reorganization of the force in 1976, with senior officers' comments, notes for East Sussex County Management Team meeting and notes on proposals for an increase in establishment to HM Inspector of Constabulary, Nov 1977; East Sussex Management Services Unit report on planning and control of traffic warden operations, Feb 1978; papers for establishment review meeting, Feb 1979. MS/ACC22

COPS regional/sub regional computer, HQ/1499  SPA/1/24/3  Jan 1978 - Jan 1980

Contents:
Concerns the future of the South-East message switching system and investigations into the viability of a regional crime information computer; includes minutes of meetings

Public Order: general guidance for senior police officers  SPA/1/24/4  Jan 1982

Contents:
From ACPO (HQ/No.36); includes distribution list

Memoranda and discussion papers  SPA/1/24/5  Nov 1976

Contents:
Concerning Development of the criminal investigation element of the force and special enquiry units: a report of the Chief Constable by the Organisation and Development Section (for report see SPA1/17/19)

Chief Constable's files on HMI visits  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For material on inspections of the East Sussex Constabulary, 1883-1960 see SPA2/5.

Contents:
An HM Inspector of Police from the Home Office visited the force at least once a year to carry out a formal inspection. These files were maintained by the Chief Constable and include correspondence with the HMI, with senior officers and members of the Authority, details of the programme etc.

Visit of 19-21 Nov 1968  SPA/1/25/1  1968-1970

Contents:
Enclosed are ring-bound Notes on the 1970 inspection, Jun 1970; Sep-Nov 1968

Informal inspection  SPA/1/25/2  Dec 1968 - Feb 1969

Contents:
Of Hastings and Eastbourne Divisions and meetings with Borough Councillors, 11-12 Feb; includes 'H' Division statistics

1969 visit  SPA/1/25/3  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Visit of 15-18 Jun 1970  SPA/1/25/4  Jun 1970

Contents:
Inspection notes only

Visit of 26-29 Oct 1971  SPA/1/25/5  Oct 1971

Contents:
Notes only

1972 visit  SPA/1/25/6  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Visit of 16-19 Oct 1973  SPA/1/25/7  Oct 1973

Conditions of access: Closed until 2004

Contents:
Notes only

Visit of 24-27 Sep 1974  SPA/1/25/8  Sep 1974

Conditions of access: Closed until 2005

Contents:
Notes only

Visit of 28-31 Jul 1975  SPA/1/25/9  Jul 1975

Conditions of access: Closed until 2006

Contents:
Notes only

Visit of 27-30 Jul 1976  SPA/1/25/10  Jul 1976

Conditions of access: Closed until 2007

Contents:
Notes only

Visit of 16-19 Aug 1977  SPA/1/25/11  Jul - Sep 1977

Conditions of access: Closed until 2008

Visit of 26-29 Sep 1978  SPA/1/25/12  Sep 1978

Conditions of access: Closed until 2009

Contents:
Notes only

Visit of 15-18 May 1979  SPA/1/25/13  May 1979

Conditions of access: Closed until 2010

Contents:
Notes only

Staff Branch: job evaluation papers  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Records of the Staff Planning and Research Section of the Branch, prepared in response to a request from the Home Office Joint Working Party on the Rank Structure of the Police. The working party drafted composite job descriptions based on the practice in eight representative forces and these were circulated for comment.

General file  SPA/1/26/1  Oct 1969 - Nov 1970

Contents:
Correspondence with Home Office, internal memoranda and reports, specimen job descriptions, job descriptions from Kent Constabulary, reports on the job descriptions in the light of SPA practice, from Divisional Chief Superintendents

Composite job descriptions for individual posts  [no ref.]  Oct - Nov 1970

Contents:
With comments of divisions upon each and a sheet giving summary of responses

Officer in charge of a division  SPA/1/26/2  1970

Officer in charge of a sub-division  SPA/1/26/3  1970

Relief Officer (Patrol Inspector)  SPA/1/26/4  1970

Beat Constable (Foot Patrol)  SPA/1/26/5  1970

Amalgamation files of Chief Constable (Designate)  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Home Office approval was received in January 1967 to the scheme for the amalgamation of the forces of East and West Sussex, Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings and the new Police Authority had its first meeting in that month. It designated T Christopher Williams, Chief Constable of West Sussex, the Chief Constable of the combined force.

Contents:
The file at SPA/1/27/1 was maintained for the Chief Constable by Chief Inspector Scott as Staff Officer (Amalgamation) and contains Williams's personal papers and correspondence.

File Am/1  SPA/1/27/1  Jul 1966 - Dec 1967

Contents:
It contains committee reports and correspondence on delegation of authority, constitution of No 6 Policy authority Committee, insurance and contracts; general correspondence including draft amalgamation scheme, budget papers, requests to be considered for the post of Deputy Chief Constable, correspondence on press statements and other procedural matters

Crime Prevention Department: publications  [no ref. or date]

Booklet, Crime Prevention  SPA/1/28/1  [1968 - 1972]

Contents:
Written as a guide to members of the force to assist them in the reduction of crime. It is undated but was produced during TC William's time as Chief Constable, 1968-1972

Operations Branch: train crash, Haywards Heath  [no ref.]  1972

Conditions of access: Closed until 2004

Administrative history:
The collision of two trains took place at Copyhold Junction, Haywards Heath, at about 10pm on 16 December. Emergency operations were evidently coordinated by an officer from Haywards Heath police station.

Typescript copy of log entries  SPA/1/29/1  1972

Contents:
Made between 10pm and 4am, and ring-bound album of photographs of the scene taken shortly after the accident on 17 December and after dawn on (18 December) by staff of the HQ Photographic Section.

Report  SPA/1/29/2  1 Jan 1973

Contents:
Produced by the Superintendent of F Division for the Assistant Chief Constable, "O" Branch, headquarters at Lewes

Senior Officers' Mess: menu cards  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Printed menus for celebratory meals

Dinner, Herstmonceux Castle  SPA/1/30/1  20 May 1976

Dinner, Slaugham Manor  SPA/1/30/2  24 May 1977

Headquarters Officers' Mess Christmas lunch  SPA/1/30/3  15 Dec 1980

Police HQ, Malling House, Lewes  SPA/1/30/4  11 Nov 1988

Reunion dinner  SPA/1/30/5  14 Nov 1988

Contents:
Former ACPO and SPA colleagues, Malling House

Headquarters Mess Christmas lunch  SPA/1/30/6  19 Dec 1988

Sussex and Kent ACPO officers' dinner, Malling House  SPA/1/30/7  7 Mar 1989

No5 (South East) Region Police Dog Trials  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The region stretched southwards from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and the trials were held at a different venue each year. The trials covered obedience, criminal work, tracking, and searching. Each year, a commemorative brochure was printed which contained the trial results, judges' reports and photographs of successful dogs and their handlers.

Commemorative brochures  SPA/1/31/1  1971 - 1983

Conditions of access: The trials were held twice in Sussex; at Tangmere in 1975 and Goodwood in 1983.

Contents:
For 1971, 1972, 1975, 1981-1983, and programme of events for 1983

Sussex Police Welfare Fund: constitution  [no ref. or date]

Sussex Constabulary Welfare Fund  SPA/1/32/1  [1968]

Contents:
Constitution and rules, booklet as at 2 with foreword by the Force Welfare Officer

Welfare Fund and Death Benefit Scheme  SPA/1/32/2  undated

Contents:
Constitution and rules, printed booklet

Sussex Constabulary Sports Association: programmes  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Printed programmes of sports events:

Police Sports  SPA/1/33/1  12 Jul 1969

Contents:
Oakmeeds County Secondary School, Burgess Hill

Swimming Gala  SPA/1/33/2  6 Sep 1969

Contents:
King Alfred pool, Hove

Police Athletic Association: Championships programme 1985  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The 57th annual track and field championships were held at Withdean Stadium, Brighton on 24 Jul 1985

Illustrated programme  SPA/1/34/1  1985

Routine orders  [no ref. or date]

1-8 are bound in flimsy covers; the rest are filed.

Source of acquisition: Received from Sussex Police Authority, Nov 1989 (ACC 5371)


Contents:
Orders issued to the force (for East Sussex Constabulary series see SPA2/2). To February 1969 (RO37/69) the orders were numbered and issued in an undifferentiated series. Thereafter they appeared in three parts, each numbered separately: part 1 (white paper) dealt with matters of a permanent or semi-permanent nature, which would eventually be incorporated in standing orders (SPA1/21); part 2 (gold paper) dealt with more transitory information, much relating to personnel, to be recorded by amending and updating orders and other records; part 3 (green paper, issued only weekly) dealt with ephemeral matters such as sports and social events and vacancies. Part 3 orders ceased to be separately issued in January 1974, when their contents were transferred to part 2 to save paper. Part 1 and part 2 were combined in October 1982, taking up the numeration from the part 2 series.

General series  [no ref. or date]

Order nos: 1-10/67, 1-50/68  SPA/1/35/1  Oct 1967 - Mar 1968

Order nos: 51-127/68  SPA/1/35/2  Mar - Jun 1968

Order nos: 128-236/68  SPA/1/35/3  Jun - Nov 1968

Order nos: 237-271/68, 1-106/69  SPA/1/35/4  Nov 1968 - Nov 1969

Contents:
(Part 1 only from 38/69)

Part 1 series  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years.

Order nos: 107-116/69, 1-61/70, 1-74/71, 1-67/72  SPA/1/35/5  Nov 1969 - Dec 1972

Order nos: 1-68/73, 1-53/74  SPA/1/35/6  Jan 1973 - Dec 1974

Order nos: 1-53/75, 1-52/76  SPA/1/35/7  Jan 1975 - Dec 1976

Order nos: 1-47/77, 1-49/78, 1-27/79, 1-26/80  SPA/1/35/8  Jan 1977 - Dec 1980

Order nos: 1-27/81, 1-16/82  SPA/1/35/9  Jan 1981 - Sep 1982

Contents:
(Later orders are in consolidated series from 1/35/22)

Indexes  [no ref. or date]

Typescript indexes  SPA/1/35/10  1973-1975

Contents:
Parts 1 and 2, 1969, 1972; part 1

Part 3 series  [no ref. or date]

Order nos: 1-45/69, 1-52/70, 1-52/71, 1-52/72  SPA/1/35/11  Feb 1969 - Dec 1972

Order nos: 1-51/73, 1-2/74 (then see SPA/1/35/19)  SPA/1/35/12  Jan 1973 - Jan 1974

Conditions of access: Closed until 2005

Part 2 series  [no ref. or date]

Order nos: 1-169/69  SPA/1/35/13  Jan - Dec 1969

Order nos: 1-201/70  SPA/1/35/14  Jan - Dec 1970

Order nos: 1-202/71  SPA/1/35/15  Jan - Dec 1971

Order nos: 1-204/72  SPA/1/35/16  Jan - Dec 1972

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Order nos: 1-172/73  SPA/1/35/17  Jan - Dec 1973

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Order nos: 1-127/74  SPA/1/35/18  Jan - Dec 1974

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Order nos: 1-129/75, 1-127/76  SPA/1/35/19  Jan 1975 - Dec 1976

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Order nos: 1-121/77, 1-116/78  SPA/1/35/20  Jan 1977 - Dec 1978

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Order nos: 1-105/79, 1-95/80  SPA/1/35/21  Jan 1979 - Dec 1980

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Order nos: 1-95/81, 1-89/82  SPA/1/35/22  Jan 1981 - Dec 1982

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Contents:
(63 onwards are consolidated orders)

Consolidated series  [no ref. or date]

Order nos: 1-122/83, 1-100/84  SPA/1/35/23  Jan 1983 - Oct 1984

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Order nos: 101-126/84, 1-116/85  SPA/1/35/24  Oct 1984 - Dec 1985

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Accident Prevention Department: monthly traffic accident statistics  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For copies of 'IF' accident prevention bulletin see SPA1/3

Contents:
Quarto illustrated booklets issued 'to stimulate thought on road accidents, their cause, effect and remedy'. They contain statistics of accidents, injuries and casualties compared with those for the previous year. There are tables giving the most common causes of accidents, the times, days of the week, road surface and light conditions and there is a log of fatal accidents.

Traffic accident statistics  SPA/1/36/1  Jul 1970

Traffic accident statistics  SPA/1/36/2  Feb 1971

Traffic Branch: reports  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Miscellaneous reports, received from the central filing system.

Motoring offenders study - Sussex  SPA/1/37/1  [1971]

Contents:
Survey of persons charged or cautioned, Jan - May 1971

Reports  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Relating to the development and testing of a portable traffic data collection system, known as Project 2000 - 2002 and undertaken by the Section in conjunction with the Police Scientific Development Branch of the Home Office

A proposal of work  SPA/1/37/2  May 1977

Contents:
By the PSDB

Home Office projects 2001 and 2000  SPA/1/37/3  Apr 1978

Contents:
The Police View

Project 2002, phase 2 operational trial: interim report  SPA/1/37/4  Sep 1979

Project 2002  SPA/1/37/5  Dec 1979

Contents:
Phase 2 operational trial and proposal for phase 3 system evaluation

A report on project 2002  SPA/1/37/6  Jul 1980

Contents:
By the project steering committee for the information of the Association of Chief Police Officers

'Draft report  SPA/1/37/7  Jun 1981

Contents:
On the operational evaluation of a portable traffic data collection system' for steering committee meeting of 5 June

Reports of research on the Authority  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The results of research projects undertaken in connection with courses of study. The projects are not official ones but were performed with the Authority's cooperation.

Proposed study of police wastage  SPA/1/38/1  Jan-Jun 1970


Related information: For file on project see SPA1/39/22

Contents:
By MD Plumridge
An investigation into the problem of manpower wastage in the Sussex Constabulary by Theresa Wilkinson of the Department of Computing and Cybernetics, Brighton Polytechnic.

'Changing patterns in police work,' thesis  SPA/1/38/2  1971

Contents:
By DR Cliff, Division of Sociology, Sussex University

The role of the female officer in the American police system  SPA/1/38/3  [1978]

Contents:
By WPC Hilary Pownall of Sussex Police, holder of a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship, 1978

Policing in Sussex: a public survey  SPA/1/38/4  Jan 1990

Contents:
By Joanna Shapland, Paul Wiles and Maria Leek of the Centre for Criminological and Socio-Legal Studies, University of Sheffield

Management Services Department: registered files and reports  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Records received from the Authority's registry in accessions ACC 5371 of November 1989, ACC 5662 of February - April 1991 and ACC 5969 of October 1992.


Related information: For Assistant Chief Constable's files see SPA 1/24, for unregistered file SPA 1/42/1.

Contents:
SPA/1/39/1-13 are from the 'Reports' section of the central filing system (formerly identified by 'R' references, though often the reports are accompanied by correspondence and carry an 'HQ' reference). Where reports are identifiably the product of a single branch they have been listed with other material from that branch, see SPA1/17-18, 37.
SPA/1/39/14 onwards are correspondence files arranged in HQ reference order.

Reports  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Headquarters Canteen  SPA/1/39/1  Apr 1964 - May 1976

Contents:
File containing signed committee minutes, treasurer's reports, price lists, correspondence. File of John Dibley as chairman.

Senior Officers' Mess  SPA/1/39/2  Apr 1968 - Feb 1976

Contents:
Minutes of meetings, mainly of annual general meetings, copies of rules etc. The Mess, for officers of the rank of Superintendent and above, arranged formal dinners once or twice a year, to which members could invite guests. For menu cards, 1976-80 see SPA 1/30. John Dibley's file.

Flooding  SPA/1/39/3  Oct - Nov 1968

Contents:
In the western part of Sussex, a 'major incident', 15-16 September. Report from Assistant Chief Constable, West District with reports from Sub-Divisional Commanders and witness statements, 11 November; report by Assistant Chief Constable (Operations); report of Chief Technical Officer of the Sussex River Authority, 21 October; memorandum of ACC West District commending the actions of police officers and civilians.

Typescript report  SPA/1/39/4  Dec 1968

Contents:
Illustrated by plans and photographs, of the fire at the Marine Hotel, Marine Parade, Brighton, 17 November, by Supt J W Maynard, E Division. Covering memo from Divisional Chief Superintendent to Chief Constable. (HQ480)

Central Area annual reports  SPA/1/39/5  Jan 1970; Feb 1971

Contents:
CID Units, D and E Divisions, 1969 by Det Supt C F Tapp - Staff Planning and Research Branch copy; Central Area 1970 - Staff Branch copy. (HQ444)

Report  SPA/1/39/6  Feb 1970

Contents:
On housing by S G Leader, Assistant Chief Constable 'A' (Administration) Branch.

'Report  SPA/1/39/7  17 Jun 1971

Contents:
On the availability of manpower consequent upon the introduction of the 40-hour working week for federated ranks', by Staff Branch to the Chief Constable (HQ318).

'Planning, programming, budgeting coding manual'  SPA/1/39/8  [1971]

Contents:
Master copy. (HQ183)

'Gatwick Airport Amalgamation'  SPA/1/39/9  Dec 1974 - Jan 1975

Contents:
Assumption of responsibility for policing the airport under the Policing of Airports Act 1974 and the creation of Gatwick Division. Minutes and shorthand notes of meetings of the Coordinating Committee. (HQ717, 740)

Miscellaneous reports on Gatwick Division  SPA/1/39/10  Feb 1975 - Jan 1979

Contents:
'Report on police integration of Gatwick Airport with the Sussex force', (chief officers to Finance and General Purposes Committee), Feb 1975; 'Gatwick Division' (Chief Constable), Apr 1975; programme for opening of new headquarters, 4 March 1976; Chief Constable's report on Division's first year of operation, Jul 1976; annual report for 1978 by Chief Superintendent Field, G Division Jan 1979. (HQ717, 740)

Commercial Branch  SPA/1/39/11  Sep 1975

Contents:
Report on suitable accommodation in the Gatwick area for use by police officers on duty in 'P' Division.

File on officers seconded to the British Police Unit in Zimbabwe for the elections  SPA/1/39/12  Feb - Jun 1980

Contents:
Correspondence, telex messages, reports on administrative arrangements, including a report on duties and background situation by the Metropolitan Police.

Implementation of Home Office circular 191/76  SPA/1/39/13  Jun 1976 - Oct 1979

Contents:
On the reduction of expenditure in 1977/78 on traffic wardens, cadets and other civilian staff. Memoranda, reports, schedules of strength of warden establishment. (HQ120B)

Correspondence files  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years


Related information: For file HQ120B see SPA/1/39/13, for HQ183 see SPA/1/39/8.

Ceremonial parade of the force  SPA/1/39/14  Jan 1969 - Oct 1970

Contents:
Arrangements for a parade of the Sussex Constabulary at the County Cricket Ground, Hove, 20 September 1970. Correspondence, orders, guest list, invitations, plans etc. (HQ257)

Arrangements for policing  SPA/1/39/15  May - Aug 1967


Related information: For file HQ 318 see SPA/1/39/7

Contents:
During the appearance of members of the Rolling Stones pop group at Quarter Sessions at Chichester on drugs charges. Correspondence with the judge, the Home Office and others. (HQ/PF/307)

Volunteer Cadet Corps  SPA/1/39/16  Jan 1969 - Jun 1987


Related information: For HQ444 see SPA/1/39/5, for HQ480 see SPA/1/39/4

Contents:
File of annual accounts of local Corps submitted to headquarters. (HQ 352)

The policing of Eastbourne: development at the Crumbles and Eastbourne Harbour; the Downs and Beachy Head. Correspondence with planning authorities, reports, plans  SPA/1/39/17  Jul 1974 - Aug 1980


Related information: See also SPA/1/39/32 (HQ677)

Accommodation for policewomen  SPA/1/39/18  Oct 1969 - Feb 1977

Contents:
Proposals for furnished housing for single women at Bognor. Correspondence, working party minutes and reports. (HQ714)

Standing working party on police housing  SPA/1/39/19  Jan 1971 - Mar 1973


Related information: For files HQ717 see SPA/1/39/9-10

Contents:
Notes of meetings, copies of routine orders on recommendations. (HQ716)

Eviction of tenants  SPA/1/39/20  Apr 1969 - Sep 1972


Related information: For files HQ 740 see SPA/1/39/9-10

Contents:
By the police bearing warrants under the Small Tenements Recovery Act 1838 and s158 of the Housing Act 1957. Correspondence with local authorities discouraging the use of the procedure on the grounds that it is anachronistic and makes the police unpopular and with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) on the repeal of the 1838 Act in 1972. (HQ736)

Race meetings, general  SPA/1/39/21  May 1968 - Nov 1974

Contents:
Lists of officers on duty and instructions, with maps of courses; memoranda and minutes on facilities for police at courses. (HQ762)

Recruitment and wastage  SPA/1/39/22  Aug 1968 - Jul 1972

Contents:
Schedules of staff who have resigned with details of service and reasons for resignation; reports of a study of wastage by the Brighton College of Technology, with draft questionnaire, correspondence. (HQ765). For report see SPA1/38/1.

Reorganization of the filing system for Headquarters Traffic Division  SPA/1/39/23  Sep 1969 - Feb 1970

Contents:
Report by the Registry Clerk on the problems of the system in use, with list of existing files; proposals for a new system and notes on procedure. (HQ787)

Proposed formation of a force band  SPA/1/39/24  Mar 1982 - Aug 1983

Contents:
Memoranda on feasibility, letters from officers interested in joining. The response was insufficient to form a band. (HQ789)

Queen's Silver Jubilee 1977  SPA/1/39/25  Nov 1976 - Jun 1977

Contents:
Response to the Jubilee Appeal; attendance at the royal visit to the police service at Hendon; award of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal: correspondence and extracts from routine orders. (HQ 818)

Visit of HM Queen Elizabeth  SPA/1/39/26  Jan - Apr 1978

Contents:
To Chichester College of Further Education and to the Silver Jubilee and Forest Schools, Horsham, March 1978. Correspondence with Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex and others on timetable and route, orders and instructions. Operational Support Department file. (HQ879)

Visit by HM Queen Elizabeth  SPA/1/39/27  Jan 1978 - Oct 1979


Related information: For photographs see SPA1/16/21-26.

Contents:
To Malling House, Lewes, to open the Police Training Centre, May 1979: draft timetables, notes of meetings with representatives of the Lord Lieutenant and the Palace, orders and action notes, official programme and invitation (printed). (HQ885).

Royal visit  SPA/1/39/28  Apr - Jun 1979

Contents:
Personnel on duty. Lists, note for briefing, notes of arrangements. (HQ885A)

Royal visit  SPA/1/39/29  May - Jun 1979

Contents:
Invitation lists for guests and aide-memoire for briefing. (HQ855B)

Royal visit  SPA/1/39/30  Apr - May 1979

Contents:
Lists of staff and partners attending and notes on procedure. (HQ885C)

Visit to Sussex from US Police Chiefs, Oct 1978  SPA/1/39/31  Jul 1978 - May 1983

Contents:
Programme of visit, profiles of guests, correspondence with the Police College; correspondence on a proposed visit in 1981 by officers from Florida which never took place and a visit from officers from Los Angeles in August 1983, with copy articles and brochures. (HQ958)

Correspondence and notes  SPA/1/39/32  Jul - Oct 1979

Contents:
Of meetings with Eastbourne Borough Councillors over the policing of Beachy Head, newspaper reports. See also 17. (HQ1014).

Role of the police  SPA/1/39/33  Sep 1979 - Oct 1981

Contents:
In the resettlement of Vietnamese refugees from the camp at Thorney Island, West Sussex. Correspondence from Community Relations Branch (West) and others on educational work, reports on the camp. (HQ1025)

'Operation Hamburg'  SPA/1/39/34  Aug - Sep 1981

Contents:
Mounted to deal with 'mods and rockers' in Brighton on August Bank Holiday 1981: returns of additional police drafted into the town, photographs, newspaper cuttings, teleprinter messages, notes made by Deputy Chief Constable. (HQ1111A)

'Resort violence'  SPA/1/39/35  Apr - Jun 1982

Contents:
Reports from Divisions on the numbers of additional police on duty, with costs and on events and incidents at the Easter and Spring Bank Holiday weekends. (HQ1111B)

Shotgun incident at Ticehurst, January 1981  SPA/1/39/36  Jan 1981

Contents:
Robert Young, having escaped arrest for an armed robbery in Tonbridge, Kent, barricaded himself in an upstairs bedroom. Report of the incident, photographs, news cuttings, negotiator's notes, letters of thanks. (HQ1112)

Crash  SPA/1/39/37  Nov 1984 - Mar 1985

Contents:
Of a light aircraft travelling between Dublin and Paris at Jevington in November 1984, with loss of nine lives. Report of incident, witnesses' statements, notes and correspondence on debriefing session. (HQ1365)

Criminal Investigation Department: case files  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Files on serious criminal cases investigated for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Reinvestigation of the death of Brian Jones, of the Rolling Stones pop group  SPA/1/40/1  Feb - Sep 1983

Conditions of access: Closed until 2014

Contents:
At Hartfield in 1969, on the publication of newspaper articles alleging that he was murdered. The man making the allegations declined to make a statement and the investigation was abandoned. Correspondence with the Coroner and with other police officers, copy coroner's reports and newspaper cuttings. Deputy Chief Superintendent's file

Amalgamation files of Deputy Chief Constable (Designate)  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Received from the Authority, Feb 1990 (ACC 5440).


Related information: For his amalgamation file see SPA1/27/1.

Contents:
Files maintained by George Terry, Chief Constable of East Sussex and Deputy Chief Constable (Designate) of the new Sussex Police Authority. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by subject-matter and concerns policy and procedures for the new force. Much of it consists of memoranda from the Chief Constable (Designate) to senior officers.

Subjects A - H  SPA/1/41/1  May - Dec 1967

Subjects I - S  SPA/1/41/2  [n.d.]

Subjects T - Z  SPA/1/41/3  [n.d.]

Management Services Department  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Administration file on storm damage 1987

Administrative Support Officer's file  SPA/1/42/1  Oct 1987 - Jun 1988

Contents:
On damage to the Authority's property in the storm of 15-16 October 1987 and on collaboration with other emergency services: reports of damage, copy orders and invoices, correspondence on insurance claims etc

Visitors' books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Book containing the signatures of distinguished visitors to Malling House, with notes of the occasions for the visit. It includes signatures of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Visitors' book  SPA/1/43/1  Aug 1974 - Jul 1985

Force Christmas cards  [no ref. or date]

1 and 2 are white cards bearing the coat of arms, with blue and yellow ribbon slotted through.


Related information: For East Sussex Constabulary card see SPA2/35.

Official Christmas cards  SPA/1/44/1  c1968

Official Christmas cards  SPA/1/44/2  [1987]

Contents:
Draft

Official Christmas cards  SPA/1/44/3  1988

Contents:
Coloured photograph of the headquarters at Malling House in the snow.

Official Christmas cards  SPA/1/44/4  [1989]

Contents:
Drawing of The Square, Arundel, with a policeman

Photograph albums  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: The contents of the albums have been grouped by subjects and they are arranged roughly chronologically. Negatives have been assembled in similar groupings. Also included are negatives and prints in contemporary copies which have not been placed in albums.



Related information: The originals of the copies at (a) are in many cases in the classes of photographs described at SPA1/16, SPA2/32 (East Sussex), SPA3/18 (Brighton). SPA4/11 (Eastbourne), SPA9/1 (Hove) and SPA10 classes of identifiable groups of personal papers. They have not been described below in detail. See also SPA1/6/11 for photographs used in an exhibition.

Contents:
Albums, spiral-bound with soft covers, compiled in the 1980s by Neville Poulsom of the Management Services Department, who acted as the Force historian. Their contents are of two kinds: (a) 1980s prints copied from earlier prints and negatives in the possession of the Authority or lent to it for copying and (b) original prints owned by the Authority or given to it by former police officers, their families or associates.

Sussex Police Authority  [no ref. or date]

Record album of events and developments  SPA/1/45/1  1970-1985

Contents:
Uniform changes, vehicles, equipment, amalgamation parade of 1970, inspection by Authority chairman 1972, Grand Hotel Brighton bombing at the Conservative Party conference 1984, new Training Wing 1982 and Communications Centre 1980 at Malling House, attendance of a contingent at pits in Nottinghamshire during the Miners' Strike 1984-1985, portraits of officers. Black and white and colour photographs

History of former forces  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
One or more album per force, containing portraits of Chief Constables and other officers, groups (divisions and sub-divisions, sports and first aid teams, bands, training courses), sports and social events, vehicles and equipment, parades and inspections, special events. Some contain historical articles for Patrol, the force newspaper and copies of articles and obituaries from newspapers.

East Sussex Constabulary 1  SPA/1/45/2  1858-1935

Contents:
Copies include several photographs of scenes in Lewes including policemen, taken from the collection of Edward Reeves, photographer. Original photographs include: George Mockford, 1915-1935 (see SPA10/3); Harry Banyard, 1931; East Grinstead Division 1883-1884, Battle Division 1919 (retirement of Superintendent Balman), Hailsham Division 1920s, Uckfield Division 1935; Chief Constable Col Mackay and his superintendents on his retirement 1881: photograph by Reeves of Lewes [? ex Waghorn family]; portraits of Joseph Elphick c1881, Charles Duley 1920; Bexhill Division tug-of-war team 1930s; Superintendent Plumb with horse and trap, Battle 1911; Battle Police Station 1904; motor cycles: William Heasman first patrol 1921, cycle and sidecar mid-1930s; BSA cycles collected from Dinnage's Garage Haywards Heath (A Bernard Drew, photographer) c1930; officer and traffic lights, Cliffe Bridge, Lewes, 1931; murder trial of Norman Thorne at Lewes Assizes, 1924

East Sussex Constabulary 2  SPA/1/45/3  1937-1961

Contents:
Copies include: funeral of PC Nicholl at Crowhurst 1939, maps of flying bomb incidents 1944, contingent attending Coronation review 1953, photographs of John Dibley, shots of cadets [taken for publicity purposes] 1961. Original photographs: PC Charles Stevens with bicycle, with other officers of Ditchling Sub-Division and with the comedian Max Miller 1930s; PS William King 1940 (see SPA10/22); Harry Banyard as Chief Inspector c1955 and as Superintendent at opening of Hove Station 1963; drill parade at Lewes 1937; ARP exercise, Rye 1940; police car at [Bexhill] c1943; course at Brighton Training School c1945; Bexhill Police Club children's party c1945; special constables c1945; senior officers of [Battle] Division (photograph, Victor Rawlins, Battle) c1945; information room, wartime headquarters, Haywards Heath c1946; indoor games championship, Phoenix Ironworks Club, Lewes Apr 1946; Old Comrades' bowls match, Lewes Jun 1947; groups at Malling House 1950-1957; presentation of road safety cycling awards, Haywards Heath (W Marchant, photographer) 1953; bowls match, Lewes Division Aug 1958; constables on duty, Guy Fawkes night c 1958

East Sussex Constabulary 3  SPA/1/45/4  c1880-1967

Contents:
Contents carry on from those of 2 but include additional photographs from the 1880s onwards. Copies include: portraits of Chief Constables, police mobile column exercise [1964]; final inspection of the force 1967. Original photographs: members of the Waghorn family - Albert senior (Deputy Chief Constable) and junior (Superintendent) in comic football match team 1922, portraits of William c1880 and Albert senior c1920 - see 2 above; Harry Banyard at Old Comrades bowls match [1960s], see 2-3; PS Frederick Ward at Civil Defence parade at Seaford Church 1939 (see SPA2/24/1); PC Meads of Fletching at East Hoathly c1920; policemen and [foremen] at Bodiam hop fields c1900; PC Jack Philpott on motorcycle [1930s]; PC Bert Turner competing in Police Sports, Bexhill [1930s]; award of long service medals, Uckfield Division c1960; contingent for Hyde Park review for the Coronation 1953; photographs of groups of special constables in Hailsham and Lewes, presentation of awards [1945]

Modern negatives  SPA/1/45/5  [1990s]

Contents:
Taken to produce some of the copy prints in 1/45/2-4. They have been annotated with numbers to correspond with those given to the photographs in the album and grouped in album/number order

Negatives and some prints  SPA/1/45/6  1890s - 1950s

Contents:
Apparently of East Sussex subjects but not used in the albums:
Studio portrait of constable with print; 19th century
Officer and civilian on a country road [?1890s]
Group [? a division] in front of a building. Print. [?1920s]
Further group [? division] [1930s]
Officer standing on the seashore [?1940s]
Two negatives and a print of a group celebrating [a retirement]; [1950s]

Two sheets apparently from a large album  SPA/1/45/7  [1950s]

Contents:
With original photographs pasted to them: East Sussex tug-of-war team, winners of Police Athletic Association National Catchweights Championship; Jul 1952
Display of uniforms worn between 1880 and 1939
East Sussex Police Dinner, White Hart, Lewes; Feb 1957

Album  SPA/1/45/8  1950 x 1953

Contents:
Containing photographs taken by the Central Office of Information to illustrate aspects of policing in East Sussex; some have captions on the reverse and reference numbers in the range D58066 - 58081. Captions identifying the subjects have been added more recently. They show: PC [John] Carrington in Lewes - traffic duty; patrolling; at police station, court and prison; with HE Parrish, Mayor; in police house - and SC George Carter - controlling traffic at Hickstead; at Westmeston; on patrol at Lindfield; at Malling House

Copy and original prints  [no ref. or date]

Mounted on card


Related information: Further photographs at SPA2/32.

Contents:
Of groups of East Sussex police attending police training courses.

Recruits  SPA/1/45/9/1  Dec 1936

Contents:
From South-Eastern forces at Wren's Cross, Maidstone
With negatives

Course  SPA/1/45/9/2  Apr 1937

Contents:
At Wren's Cross (East Sussex men identified)
With negatives

Original and copy  SPA/1/45/9/3-4  c1946

Contents:
First post-war course at No 6 District Police Driving School, Brighton
With negatives

Three further Driving School groups  SPA/1/45/9/5  [1945-1946]

Initial training course  SPA/1/45/9/6  May - Jul 1946

Contents:
Ryton-on-Dunsmore (East Sussex men identified)
With negatives

Sergeants' course  SPA/1/45/9/7  c1950

Contents:
Malling House (some men identified)
With negatives

Sergeants' course  SPA/1/45/9/8  [1947-1948]

Contents:
For local forces (some participants identified), Wellington Road, Brighton
With negatives

Recruit course 150 class B2  SPA/1/45/9/9  Undated

Contents:
6 District Training. (Participants identified)
With negatives

Brighton Borough Police 1  SPA/1/45/10  c1870-1936

Contents:
Copies include: material from SPA3/18, particularly 1, the contemporary album; enlargements of postcards of Superintendent Lacroix and the Brighton Police Fire Brigade 1901-1905 and of the visit of the Prince of Wales 1921. Original prints: Superintendent Rampton with C Division 1919 (see SPA10/25/2 for the presentation copy); group photographs including PC Arthur Evans 1933-1934 (see SPA10/11); three shots of PC Vernon Smith (see SPA10/6/1); HM Inspections 1913 and c1930 and mayor's annual inspection 1936; photographs of [the whole force] and of senior officers c1920; views of detachments of officers and men, who with constables from Dorset and Glamorgan, kept order in Glamorgan during the national coal strike, 1926; Police Band, winner of the Brighton Band Competition 1926; police post at Preston Circus 1931

Brighton Borough Police 2  SPA/1/45/11  1936-1965

Contents:
Contents mainly later in date than those at 10 but additional early material is appended. Copies include: material from SPA3/18, shots of crashed bi-plane at Rottingdean, photographs of Chief Constables and obituaries. Original prints: PS AJV Evans - portrait on promotion, participating in air raid training 1936-1938, at a Police Federation meeting c1930 (see SPA10/11); retirement dinner for Superintendent W Lodge 1934 (see SPA 1/19/5); air raid damage, Lewes Road; PC Norman Bolton, mounted, on the Downs 1956; PC Jock Grant, mounted, on the seafront 1946; PC Robert Black demonstrating new summer uniform 1946; group of senior officers [early 1950s]; First Aid Team, winners of the National Trophy 1951; Charles Ridge, Chief Constable, and officers [1956]; Duke and Duchess of York, dignitaries and a constable [1930s]; inspection [1930s]

Negatives of some of the copy photographs in SPA/1/45/10-11 two negatives whose prints have not been included: presentation of medal to special constable 1946; inspection by the Mayor  SPA/1/45/12  Undated

Copy prints  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Illustrating the Brighton County Borough force, mounted on card [?for placing in albums like those at SPA/1/45/10-11

Donkey and goat parade  SPA/1/45/13/1  Apr 1911

Contents:
Brighton seafront, watched by constables. CA Wiles, photographer

French flag day procession  SPA/1/45/13/2  1915

Contents:
Military parade at Palace Pier, with policemen. CA Wiles

Men in singlets doing physical training in the Dome  SPA/1/45/13/3 - 4  Undated

Contents:
Group photograph outside

Group of seven officers  SPA/1/45/13/5  [?c1920]

Contents:
[Madeira Drive]

Pocket wireless set  SPA/1/45/13/6  [1933]

Contents:
With its casing and without

Traffic post and two white-helmeted policemen  SPA/1/45/13/7  [1930s]

Constable with bicycle outside police box no 27  SPA/1/45/13/8  [1940s]

Policeman controlling crowds at visit of [Princess Alexandra]  SPA/1/45/13/9  [1940s]

Police car, two drivers and mechanic  SPA/1/45/13/10  [?1950s]

Contents:
Entry in the Brighton Rally

Harold Wilson, the Prime Minister, and his wife  SPA/1/45/13/11  [1960s]

Contents:
Leaving a seafront hotel [at the Labour Party Conference], watched by constables

Miscellaneous prints and negatives not used in Brighton albums  [no ref. or date]

Negatives  SPA/1/45/14/1  c1930

Contents:
Evidently made from a print showing senior officers of the Special Constabulary (NQ/SMS/619/89/N)

'New motor-cycle police patrol 2/1/31'  SPA/1/45/14/2  Jan 1931

Contents:
Print showing two riders, borrowed from the BBC Hulton Picture Library 1988. H50/M

Two negatives  SPA/1/45/14/3  Oct 1940

Contents:
Evidently (since one shows some text below) taken from photographs in an exhibition or album. They show Karl Reisinger's German plane which crashed on 25 Oct (a) at Saltdean, (b) being investigated in a hangar

Eastbourne Borough Police 1  SPA/1/45/15  1842-1938

Contents:
Mainly copies of photographs, especially from SPA4/12 (service registers containing portraits) and from SPA4/11. They include: three pictures of CT Arnold, including two relating to gallantry awards see SPA10/16; sketch of Joseph Carter, Eastbourne's first policeman 1842; Chief Constable H Plumb in the first car in the town 1892. Original prints: PC H Goad with motorcycle and sidecar, 1931

Eastbourne Borough Police 2  SPA/1/45/16  c1900-1967

Contents:
Originals and copies, mainly later than those in 15 but some additional early material at the end. Copies include: portraits of Chief Constables and obituary of Harry Plumb 1896; obituary of Chief Inspector R Goldsmith 1930 and copy testimonials 1913; copy articles from Patrol and local newspapers on the history of the force; article on the retirement of CJ Arnold 1948 and photograph of him at Beachy head, the scene of his rescue in 1931 (see SPA10/16). Original photographs: PC H Goad instructing police wives on the use of the gas mask, 1939; group photograph of No 1 sub-division Sep 1940; nigger minstrel group [?1940s]

Negatives  SPA/1/45/17  [1842-1938]

Contents:
Of some of the portraits (from SPA/4/12) included in 1/45/15, plus two prints not included in the album; two negatives of Inspector Wall's funeral, 1912, from SPA/1/45/15

Hastings Borough Police  SPA/1/45/18  c1890-1967

Contents:
Copies include portraits of Chief Constables; extract from Patrol on the history of the force; funeral of PC Alfred Fuller 1936. Originals include: group photographs featuring George Dobson - cricket team, borough force, police band - c1890-1913; HM inspections picturing G Sheppard - as PC 1934 and as Deputy Chief Constable 1950; Hastings Police Choir c1945; church parade, courts of Brotherhood and Guestling 1955; first three traffic wardens 1965; farewell parade of the borough force 1(67)

Negatives  SPA/1/45/19  [1890-1967]

Contents:
Of some of the copy photographs in SPA/1/45/18

Hove Borough Police  SPA/1/45/20  1906-1943

Contents:
Mainly copies, including: portraits of Chief Constables; articles on the history of the force from Patrol and a local newspaper; enlargements of postcards of scenes including policemen - Empire Day celebrations, inspections, annual outing etc - mainly by CA Wiles of Hove, 1906-1920. Original photograph of Chief Constable GE Lovell with 11 constables in front of the sandbagged police station 1939; given by Harold Webber, one of those pictures

Copy photographs not included in SPA/1/45/20  SPA/1/45/21  [1910]

Contents:
Hove Fire Brigade, Empire Day [c1910]; mounted policeman c1910, with negative ref PR 178/76

Chief Constables  [no ref. or date]

Box of negatives  SPA/1/45/22  1895 - 1983

Contents:
Some with additional prints, of portraits of East Sussex Chief Constables as in SPA/1/45/4, 1/45/11, 1/45/16, 1/45/18, 1/45/20 and of West Sussex Chief Constables; two original glass negatives of Chief Constables of Hastings: CF Baker 1895-1907, Frederick James 1907-1933; coloured print of a portrait of Roger Birch, Chief Constable of Sussex 1983

Badges  [no ref. or date]

Album  SPA/1/45/23  Undated

Contents:
Containing black-and-white and colour illustrations of helmet and cap badges and some buttons, buckles and medals, worn by members of the Sussex force and its predecessor county and borough forces. The text contains details of the dates at which they were worn and the album includes articles from Patrol on badges

Miscellaneous prints  SPA/1/45/24  Undated

Contents:
Similar to those in SPA/1/45/23; negatives of a jersey badge introduced 1988 (HQ/SMS/539/89/N) and of Brighton Police Meritorious Conduct Medal.

Buildings  [no ref. or date]

Police stations of Sussex  SPA/1/45/25  Undated

Contents:
Large ringbound album illustrating buildings in East and West Sussex: contemporary and old (mainly copies) photographs showing the building's history, including colour photographs of the County Architects' plans as at SPA1/4/5. The following stations are featured (asterisk indicates the inclusion of programmes for the opening of new buildings): Haywards Heath, Gatwick Airport*, Newhaven*, Burgess Hill, Worthing, Uckfield, Chichester, Littlehampton*, Hastings*, Crowborough, Crawley, Lancing, Pulborough, Lewes, Horsham, Eastbourne, Battle, Hove, Midhurst, Malling House (including scenes of storm damage 1987), North Berstead, Westfield, Guestling, Beckley, Bognor*, Astley House Lewes, East Grinstead*, Brighton, Rye*

Sheets apparently from a second volume as at SPA/1/45/25  SPA/1/45/26  Undated

Contents:
With discontinuous page numbers. Police buldings at: East Grinstead, Rye, Southwick, Shoreham, Steyning, Slaugham Manor, Haywards Heath, Arundel, Burgess Hill, Petworth

Negatives  SPA/1/45/27  Undated

Contents:
Of some of the prints in SPA/1/45/25 and SPA/1/45/26.

Twenty-four prints  SPA/1/45/28  Undated


Related information: See also SPA2/32/22; Oct 1908

Contents:
Interior and exterior views of the Police Seaside Convalescent Home, Portland Road, Hove. Some seem to have been taken from a prospectus and from enlarged postcards; the dated examples were taken by the Collograph Co of Hove.

Index of gallantry awards to police  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received from the Authority, Sep 1990 (Acc 5574)


File containing descriptions of brave conduct  SPA/1/46/1  [1986]


Related information: For Lieutenancy files on the presentation of awards see R/B3

Contents:
By constables which resulted in the following awards:
Brighton Police Meritorious Conduct Medal, 1901-1921
British Empire Medal for Gallantry, 1969-1970
Queen's Gallantry Medal, 1986
King's Police Medal for Gallantry, 1913-1942
Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct, 1968-1986
Citations from Brighton Watch Committee minutes, Sussex Police Routine Orders, London Gazette; sheets are alphabetically arranged

Police payroll from an unidentified force  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Single sheet of paper transferred by the Chief Constable of East Sussex (ACC 1271).


Contents:
It was given to an East Sussex constable by a member of the public who believed it (erroneously) to relate to constables stationed at Mark Cross: in fact the persons named do not seem to have served in any of the Sussex forces which were operational at the period, nor in the Kent or Surrey forces.

Monthly voucher to account  SPA/1/47/1  Aug 1849

Contents:
Endorsed 'New work No 108', evidently part of the archive of a treasurer to quarter sessions. It records the pay given to a superintendent and two constables for the month of July and is signed by the officers (Superintendent Edward Wheeler, PC William Stoker, PC Frederick Walsh) as a receipt. It is signed by R R Riling (designation indecipherable), witness George Prescott

Missing  SPA/1/48  [n.d.]

Proceedings of Chief Constable's Conferences  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Source of acquisition: These records were received from the SPA in Oct 1990 (ACC 5578), having been salvaged from offices in Malling House after the fire there.


Contents:
Meetings of senior staff on policy matters. The basic attendance was from staff of Association of Chief Police Officers rank and chief superintendents but this was expanded to include (by 1985) representatives of NALGO, the Prosecuting Solicitor, Public Relations and Welfare Officers etc. The conferences were held at least quarterly and sometimes as often as monthly. 2 and 3 overlap in date-span with 1 but contain more agendas and reports and seem to record different meetings. The proceedings are unsigned and in some cases annotated with notes of matters for action: the copies seem to emanate from all three Assistant Chief Constables.

Policy meetings  SPA/1/49/1  Feb 1979 - Oct 1982

Contents:
Minutes only (MS/ACC/7)

Policy meetings  SPA/1/49/2  Feb - Dec 1981

Policy meetings  SPA/1/49/3  Feb - Nov 1982

Policy meetings  SPA/1/49/4  Feb - Dec 1983

Policy meetings  SPA/1/49/5  Jan - Dec 1984

Policy meetings  SPA/1/49/6  Feb - Dec 1985

Policy meetings  SPA/1/49/7  Jan - Dec 1986

Policy meetings  SPA/1/49/8  Mar - Dec 1987

Proceedings of Assistant Chief Constables' Conferences  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Source of acquisition: Received from the SPA, October 1990 (ACC 5578), following the fire in Malling House.


Administrative history:
Standing order A18/1 established a cycle of 'conferences' at different levels following the Chief Constable's Conference (see SPA1/48), to improve the flow of information both upwards and downwards through the Force. The Assistant Chief Constables' conferences were attended by the three ACCs. Chief Superintendents and some Superintendents.

Contents:
These seem to be the main copies of minutes (some of the early ones are signed), with agendas and reports.

Conference proceedings  SPA/1/50/1  Jun 1984 - Dec 1985

Conference proceedings  SPA/1/50/2  Jan - Nov 1986

Conference proceedings  SPA/1/50/3  Jan - Nov 1987

Proceedings of Organisation and Development Policy Committee  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Source of acquisition: The file was received from the Authority in October 1990 (ACC 5578), following the fire in Malling House.


Administrative history:
The committee, until May 1986 called Research and Development Services Policy Committee, was composed of senior officers in the administrative sections of the Authority, with representatives from the computing and management services sections of the two Sussex County Councils and from the Home Office. It considered proposals for alterations and improvements to systems.

Committee proceedings  SPA/1/51/1  May - Nov 1986

6 District Regional Crime Squad Committee  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Source of acquisition: Received from the Authority in October 1990 (A5578), following the fire in Malling House.



Related information: For agenda files 1978 - 86 see SPA1/53.

Contents:
Minute book of the committee which controlled the Squad, established in 1964 as part of a network to investigate criminal activities which crossed force boundaries, to assist with serious crimes and to help with the gathering of intelligence. The Committee was composed of the chief constables of the constituent forces - at first the forces in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent and East and West Sussex and later Kent, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex alone.

Signed minutes  SPA/1/52/1  Nov 1964 - Oct 1981

6 District Crime Squad Committee  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Source of acquisition: Received from the Authority, October 1990 (A5578), having been salvaged from the Malling House fire.


Contents:
Files of minutes, reports and correspondence of the Committee, on which the Chief Constable served (see SPA1/52). It contains copies of agenda and minutes, some annotated by the Chief Constable and other senior officers, copies of periodic reports by the Regional Co-ordinator, working party reports, draft and copy standing instructions etc.

Agenda files  SPA/1/53/1  1978

Agenda files  SPA/1/53/2  1979

Agenda files  SPA/1/53/3  1980

Agenda files  SPA/1/53/4  1981

Agenda files  SPA/1/53/5  1982

Agenda files  SPA/1/53/6  1983

Agenda files  SPA/1/53/7  1984

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Agenda files  SPA/1/53/8  1985

Agenda files  SPA/1/53/9  1986

Unregistered files of Assistant Chief Constable, Support Services  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Contents:
Received from the SPA in October 1990 (ACC 5578) following the fire at Malling House.

File of J B Rutherford  SPA/1/54/1  Mar 1984 - Jul 1985

Contents:
As Chairman of the Working Party on the Special Constables aimed at improving recruitment and increasing their responsibilities: minutes, correspondence, publicity material, including a transcript of a television programme involving the Home Secretary; Mar - Aug 1984

Proceedings  SPA/1/54/2  Jun 1984 - Apr 1985

Contents:
Of the No 5 Region meetings of commandants and senior officers of the Special Constabulary, held in September 1984 and March 1985

Unregistered files of Assistant Chief Constable  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Source of acquisition: Received from the Authority in October 1990 (A5578) following the fire at Malling House.


Contents:
Territorial Policing

File on policing at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, autumn 1987  SPA/1/55/1  Mar 1987 - Mar 1988

Contents:
Notes of meetings on arrangements, internal memoranda, correspondence, operational order for Operation Sambrook

Sussex Police contingency plans  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Source of acquisition: Received from the Superintendent, Brighton Police Station 27 Oct 1997 (ACC 8126)


Plan for major incident  SPA/1/56/1  Aug 1995

Contents:
At Brighton and Hove Albion Football ground

EAST SUSSEX CONSTABULARY  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For further information on the history of the East Sussex Constabulary see the publications at SPA2/27. There are numerous records relating to the police among the documents of the Clerk's, Architect's and Engineer and Surveyor's Departments of the County Council, principally at C/C89 (Standing joint Committee files), C/C11/3/41B and C/C11/87 (minutes of committees on housing), C/C11/33/1 (headquarters extension committee 1903-1904), C/A4-5 (photographs of police and county buildings), R/A2 (plans of police and county buildings) and C/R13 (tenancy registers of police housing). Personal papers of police officers are to be found at SPA10. Divisional records are at SPA6-9.

Administrative history:
Headquarters records
The East Sussex Constabulary was established in 1840 to provide a police service for the county under the supervision of the court of quarter sessions. For list of records, 1839-1889 and historical note see Quarter Sessions QAC classes; for County Surveyor's books of accounts and memoranda containing material on police buildings see C/R4.
In 1889 the newly-established County Council took over responsibility for the police service, under the direction of a Standing Joint Committee, composed of equal numbers of magistrates and county councillors. Its minutes from 1889 to 1965 are recorded at C/C12/1; In the latter year it was replaced by a Police Committee, which met from 1965 to 1967 (see C/C12/18). The 1889 force absorbed the Rye Borough Constabulary (for records see SPA8/4/1-2); the Lewes Borough constables had been operating from within the county force since its establishment. Hove Borough Council maintained an independent constabulary until the Police Act 1946 insisted on its amalgamation into the county force: for its records see SPA9/1 and 4. Brighton, Hastings and Eastbourne Constabularies remained independent of the county force from 1838, 1836 and 1891 respectively; they were amalgamated with the two county forces to create the Sussex Police Authority in 1967. For records see SPA1.
An earlier Sussex Police Authority was created during the war to police the whole of Sussex and its minutes, 1943-1947, are listed at C/C12/12. Administrative records relating to the Authority are at SPA1/1. However the constituent forces continued to carry out many of their functions as before, without any perceptible change in their record-keeping. The East Sussex force became Area 1 of the SPA and its wartime records are listed among the records of the independent East Sussex force without a break.

Chief Constable's books of reports to quarter sessions and committee  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
On the creation of the County Council in 1889 the police force, which had formerly been supervised by the Constabulary Committee of the Court of quarter sessions became subject to the Standing Joint Committee. For minutes of the Committee and description of its composition and powers 1889-1965 see C/C12/1; for the proceedings of the wartime Sussex Police Authority 1943-1947 see C/C12/12 and for the Police Committee 1965-1967 see C/C12/18.
After 1889 the Chief Constable continued to submit quarterly reports of the numbers of crimes committed and of the strength and distribution of the force (see QAC3/E5 for the earlier quarter sessions series). There were also annual reports on the same subject and reports for each meeting of the committee on matters requiring resolution or approval: proposed purchases, pension and employment business, alterations to procedure etc.

Volume  SPA/2/1/1  Apr 1898 - Dec 1942

Contents:
Labelled 'IV. Chief Constable's reports to Standing Joint Committee'. It contains quarterly reports on the numbers of indictable and non-indictable offences and of larcenies committed; the reports present the lists of distribution of the force but these are not in the volume. The reports are MS to 1911, thereafter carbon typescripts, some signed or initialled. Master copies were sent to the Clerk of the Council for committee and some, with distribution lists, are to be found at C/C89/7, 19-23 of 1890-1891, 1911, 1921-1928. C/C89/7 contains returns of offences and distribution list, 1890-1891. Annual reports presenting returns of crime as sent to the Home Office are also included.
In addition the book includes general committee reports up to Apr 1909, see SPA/2/1/2
At the back is a swine fever register covering Aug 1902 - Apr 1904 giving dates and places of suspected and confirmed outbreaks

General reports to Standing Joint Committee meetings  SPA/2/1/2  Oct 1904 - Apr 1948

The reports are in MS to 1936; thereafter they are typescript carbons, signed.


Related information: For earlier reports see SPA/2/1/1 and for further committee papers see C/C89/19-23.

Contents:
The annual reports on crime for 1937-1939, 1941-1942 are included. From the creation of the Sussex Police Authority in 1943 the following reports are included: general committee reports and quarterly reports on crimes committed within the East Sussex Quarter Sessions jurisdiction. Indexed

Loose-leaf indexed volume  SPA/2/1/3  1942-1967

Contents:
Containing signed reports of the Chief Constable to the following

Standing Joint Committee  SPA/2/1/3/1  Jan 1942 - Oct 1967

Contents:
General committee reports

East Sussex Quarter Sessions  SPA/2/1/3/2  Jan 1942 - Oct 1967

Contents:
Quarterly and annual, on crime, offences and prosecutions

Diseases of Animals Acts sub-committee  SPA/2/1/3/3  Mar 1942 - Sep 1967

Contents:
And Smallholdings and Agricultural Committee of East Sussex County Council (for minutes see C/C11/59/9-10 and C/C11/90); on outbreaks of disease

Road Safety Council  SPA/2/1/3/4  1945 - Apr 1948


Related information: For minutes see C/C15/7

Contents:
Annual reports for 1945 and 1946; includes the Council's reports to East Sussex County Council for Apr 1947 and Apr 1948.

Order books  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For collections of consolidated orders and instructions see SPA2/4. For Sussex Police Authority orders see SPA1/35.

Administrative history:
A new book was begun with the appointment of each Chief Constable and the volumes listed below cover the careers of the following: 1 Lt Col H F Mackay, 2 Major GB Luxford, 3-6 Bt Major Hugh G Lang, 7 Lt Col GM Ormerod, 8-11 RE Breffit. The final order in 11 was issued by GWR Terry. From 3 onwards all the orders are signed. Some of the orders were issued ad hoc to deal with particular situations; others were of more general application and during Lang's time these were given numbers and listed in the back of each volume. For a constable's copy of these orders see SPS13/1/1-3. When Ormerod took over he numbered all orders in a new sequence and 'general orders' increasingly contained instructions on more than one subject each. During the existence of the wartime Sussex Authority the orders included were addressed to the East Sussex division of the force only, though they contained extracts from general Authority orders in some cases.

Contents:
Volumes containing orders issued by the Chief Constable to the force; all are indexed.

Order books  SPA/2/2/1  Jan 1841 - Oct 1881

Conditions of access: Unfit for production

Contents:
Chief Constable's orders: Mackay to Jun 1881, Luxford Jul - Oct 1881; quarter sessions orders. Pasted into the front is a printed table of justice's clerks' fees and constables' allowances.

Order books  SPA/2/2/2  Mar 1882 - May 1894

Contents:
At the back of the book, reversed, are orders of quarter sessions to 1889 and of the East Sussex Standing Joint Committee thereafter.

Order books  SPA/2/2/3  Jun 1894 - Oct 1899

Order books  SPA/2/2/4  Oct 1899 - Aug 1904

Order books  SPA/2/2/5  Sep 1904 - Jun 1914

Order books  SPA/2/2/6  Jun 1914 - Jun 1920

Order books  SPA/2/2/7  Jun 1920 - Aug 1936

Contents:
General orders GO 1-916

Order books  SPA/2/2/8  Aug 1936 - Apr 1943

Contents:
GO 917-971

Order books  SPA/2/2/9  Jan 1942 - Mar 1952

Contents:
GO 967-1117

Order books  SPA/2/2/10  Mar 1952 - Dec 1962

Contents:
GO 1118-1336

Order books  SPA/2/2/11  Jan 1963 - Jul 1965

Contents:
GO 1337-1405

Memoranda to Superintendents  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Chief Constable's memoranda to superintendents, indexed by subject. Most are carbon or stencilled copies of typescript communications, pasted into books, some of which are labelled 'official forms'. Some are circulars to several or all superintendents, others are addressed to individuals. The memoranda contain notifications of new legislation or Home Office instructions, they forward circulars or notices for posting outside police stations, they request returns on various topics and give notice of various administrative changes.

Memoranda  SPA/2/3/1  May 1922 - Oct 1924

Contents:
(Begins at p141; no index)

Memoranda  SPA/2/3/2  Nov 1924 - Feb 1927

Memoranda  SPA/2/3/3  Mar 1927 - Aug 1929

Memoranda  SPA/2/3/4  Jul 1929 - Aug 1931

Memoranda  SPA/2/3/5  Sep 1931 - Jan 1934

Memoranda  SPA/2/3/6  Jan 1934 - Dec 1937

Contents:
Labelled 'No 1': enclosed are divisional returns to a Home Office enquiry into the committal of prisoners to police cells rather than prison, Apr 1937

Memoranda  SPA/2/3/7  Jan 1938 - Jan 1942

Contents:
'No 2'

Memoranda  SPA/2/3/8  Jan 1942 - Feb 1950

Contents:
'No 3'

Memoranda  SPA/2/3/9  Feb 1950 - Dec 1955

Contents:
'No 4'

Standing orders and instructions  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For 'orders and regulations' of 1858 and Police Code of 1882 see QAC6/E4-5. For 'Major Incidents file' see SPA2/26/8.

Contents:
Collections of orders and instructions governing the conduct of the force. Some are compiled from the series of orders recorded in SPA2/2 and 2/3.

Police Code 1900  SPA/2/4/1  Mar 1900

Contents:
'Rules and regulations issued for the information and guidance of the members of the police force ...' Printed octavo volume containing sections of 'rules and regulations', 'legal terms and definitions' and notes on criminal law, with the texts of county byelaws and wild birds orders. Indexed

Special constables' handbook  SPA/2/4/2  Jan 1939

Contents:
On the organization and duties of the special constabulary

Order book  SPA/2/4/3  Feb 1939

Contents:
'Issued for the information of the Members of East Sussex Constabulary and printed by order of the Standing Joint Committee'. An updated and abridged version of 1 printed. No 177, formerly the property of J Paris, PC 100

'Instruction book'  SPA/2/4/4  [1947-1956]

Contents:
Marked 'spare copy'. File of typescript instructions arranged in 27 sections, some taken from general orders (see SPA2/2). It was apparently compiled in 1947 or 1948 and has been updated to 1956 or later. Enclosed is a printed pension scale of Dec 1890

'Instruction book'  SPA/2/4/5  [1960]

Contents:
Revised version of SPA/2/4/4, a loose-leaf quarto book containing indexed guidance on police duties. Instructions are attributed to Chief Constable's orders and memos and to Home Office circulars. No. 142

'Standing orders'  SPA/2/4/6  [1965-1966]

Contents:
Loose-leaf foolscap book containing sections on administration, crime, road traffic and training, each printed on different coloured paper. It is indexed and designed to be updated

'Legislation'  SPA/2/4/7  [1966]

Contents:
Book in the same format as 4 containing summaries of principal Acts and orders, chronologically arranged

'Cases (1)'  SPA/2/4/8  1949-1959


Related information: See also SPA1/21/1 for cases 1968-1970.

Contents:
Loose-leaf volume as at SPA/2/4/5-6, giving summaries of case-law. Abstracts of the facts, the decisions reached and the legal significance of the case are given; references to reports in Justice of the Peace, Criminal Law Review and the Times are given. Indexed by defendants' names, or by plaintiffs' in civil actions. Cases dated 1949-1959.

Home Office inspection papers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also SPA1/25.

Contents:
Records of formal inspections of the force by HM Inspectors from the Home Office. They mainly consist of information prepared in advance of the inspection, in the form of returns, statistics and narrative notes on the constabulary. This information, which becomes more elaborate with the passage of time, concerns the strength and distribution of the force; training, recruitment and wastage; pay scales; the provision of housing; cost of uniforms; volume and type of crime prevention and licensing work undertaken and numbers of vehicles in use. The files include correspondence with the inspectors on the programmes for their visits.

Records of inspections  SPA/2/5/1  Sep 1883 - Apr 1949

Records of inspections  SPA/2/5/2  Nov 1950 - Feb 1957

Records of inspections  SPA/2/5/3  May 1958 - Jan 1960

Contents:
Includes Chief Constable's annual reports for 1957 and 1958

Establishment files  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For further records on establishment see the inspection papers at SPA2/5. For other files on establishment see SPA2/26/18-19. For report on establishment, Dec 1965 see SPA2/34/4.

Contents:
Files on the establishment, authorised and actual, of the police force. The basic record is an annual list, by division and station, giving the numbers of superintendents, sergeants, constables and clerks employed; the later files contain increasing quantities of correspondence with the Standing Joint Committee, Home Office, Clerk of the Council, divisional officers and others on alterations to police numbers, of reports, accounts and estimates, of questionnaires to and from other authorities and of other material on establishment matters. The files had the reference F56/EST and the correspondence in 1-4 is divided internally into years. 7 and 8 were created by splitting a very large file at an internal division.

Establishment files  SPA/2/6/1  May 1908 - Aug 1930

Contents:
Years covered: 1905, 1911, 1914-1930. Includes divisional returns of mileage of streets patrolled in towns, 1928

Establishment files  SPA/2/6/2  Apr 1928 - Sep 1945

Contents:
Years covered: 1931-1945

Establishment files  SPA/2/6/3  Feb 1946 - Nov 1950

Contents:
Years covered: 1946-1950. Includes maps prepared in connection with proposals for revising division and sub-division boundaries

Establishment files  SPA/2/6/4  Feb 1951 - Oct 1956

Contents:
Years covered: 1951-1956. Each year's correspondence is prefaced by a page listing the subjects covered

Establishment files  SPA/2/6/5  [1957-1961]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Contents:
Years covered: 1957-1961

Establishment files  SPA/2/6/6  Nov 1956 - Mar 1967

Contents:
Years covered: 1962-1965. Includes annual figures for total establishment, 1840-1965 and for authorised variations in establishment, 1951-1967

Miscellaneous correspondence, notes and drafts  SPA/2/6/7  May 1957 - Mar 1965

Miscellaneous correspondence, notes and drafts  SPA/2/6/8  May 1963 - May 1967

Constables' declaration books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Books containing declarations, on printed proforma, made by constables on their entering the County force. Each is signed by the constable. The requirement to sign declarations was introduced by the Police Act 1890. SPA/2/7/5 contains an instruction from the Chief Constable that the books be discontinued and the declarations placed on personal files.

Faithful discharge of duties  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Declaration that the signatory will serve as a constable, will cause the peace to be kept and will faithfully discharge his duties. The declarations are each countersigned by two JPs.

Declarations  SPA/2/7/1  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Declarations  SPA/2/7/2  Apr 1902 - Oct 1923

Contents:
Nos 1076 - 1550

Declarations  SPA/2/7/3  Oct 1923 - Oct 1946

Contents:
Nos 1551 - 1804

Declarations  SPA/2/7/4  Nov 1946 - Jan 1960

Conditions of access: Closed until 2011

Contents:
Nos 1805 - 2365

Declarations  SPA/2/7/5  Mar 1960 - Dec 1966

Conditions of access: Closed until 2017

Contents:
Nos 2366 - 2816

Under Schedule 2  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Declarations as to previous service in a police force or the Army, giving lengths of service; constables declare that they have not served in the Royal Irish Constabulary, the Navy, the Militia, the Post Office or other public department. The books are indexed.

Declarations  SPA/2/7/6  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Declarations  SPA/2/7/7  Dec 1902 - Apr 1919

Declarations  SPA/2/7/8  May 1919 - Oct 1931

Declarations  SPA/2/7/9  Mar 1932 - Apr 1948

Registers of personnel  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received from the Authority, Feb 1988 (ACC 4975), Sep 1990 (ACC 5574)



Related information: See SPA2/7, 9, 10 for other records relating to personnel.

Register of East Sussex Constabulary  SPA/2/8/1  Dec 1840 - Jan 1968

Conditions of access: Closed until 2039

Contents:
Register of the names of constables in the force, giving number of warrant card, age on appointment, date of appointment, date and cause of leaving the force. It covers the whole period of operation of the force but the entries up to 1920 have been copied at that date from earlier records, presumably from 2/8/3-5. It does not give the division to which each constable was attached

Register of candidates for the force  SPA/2/8/2  Jan 1934 - Mar 1952

Conditions of access: Closed until 2003

Contents:
Volumes, arranged alphabetically by initial letter, of the names of those applying for jobs in the county constabulary. They record the candidate's name, date of application, place of residence (full address from 1946), date of medical examination and age in some cases. A 'remarks' column notes candidates who have proceeded to a further stage in the selection process or records rejection on the grounds of height, weight, age, health, education or lack of a vacancy

Conduct and service registers  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Indexed volumes containing entries for each constable in the force arranged chronologically by date of joining; at the end of 4 are entries for three officers joining from Rye Borough force in 1891. Entries have been summarised in 1. There is a double page for each officer: the left-hand page, headed 'merit' records promotions, commendations, postings in some cases, resignation or dismissal, pension, vaccination, certificates for first aid etc. The right-hand 'demerit' page notes misconduct and its punishment.

Register  SPA/2/8/3  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Register  SPA/2/8/4  Nov 1883 - Nov 1912

Contents:
Officers joining

Register  SPA/2/8/5  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Loose-leaf service registers  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed until 2019

Contents:
From about 1929 details of conduct and service were recorded on sheets which could be filed alphabetically, rather than in registers. These loose-leaf volumes contain the sheets relating to officers who were in the East Sussex force at the time of the amalgamation of the forces in 1968. The sheets record name, date of appointment, date of birth, physical description, details of wife and family, previous occupation and former police and public service, examinations passed, promotions, postings, training undertaken, commendations and punishments for misconduct, rates of pay, periods of sickness.

Regular officers  SPA/2/8/6  [1968]

Contents:
A-L and First Police Reserve

Regular officers  SPA/2/8/7  [1968]

Contents:
M-Y

Register of deductions from constables' service  [no ref. or date]

Register  SPA/2/9/1  Apr 1891 - Oct 1928


Related information: See also register of sickness, SPA2/10/1.

Contents:
Containing a double-page entry for each constable which records the date he was appointed and the period to be deducted from his total service on account both of sick leave and suspensions for misconduct and neglect of duty. Resignations for misconduct and dismissals are also recorded. The volume is indexed. This record was presumably introduced as a result of the Police Act 1890

Register of sickness  [no ref. or date]

Chronologically-arranged volume  SPA/2/10/1  Mar 1891 - Oct 1953

Conditions of access: Closed until 2004


Related information: For register of deductions from reckonable service on account of sickness see SPA2/9/1.

Contents:
Recording policeman's name, rank, dates and duration of sick leave, the illness or injury from which he was suffering and the number of the certificate.

Account books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Miscellaneous accounts.

Chief Constable's cash book  SPA/2/11/1  Apr 1918 - Mar 1936

Contents:
Double-entry account giving details of sums received for payment of salaries and expenses and as fees for police services and of sums paid for salaries, training expenses, rents of police cottages, vehicle maintenance etc. From 1931 the sums held by superintendents for petty cash are included

Rent account  SPA/2/11/2  Jun 1908 - Mar 1921

Contents:
Quarterly lists of rents paid to landlords for houses leased as dwellings for the police. The lists, which are arranged by division, give names of landlord and occupier, situation of houses, totals paid and names of agents, if any

Schedule of maintenance of police cottages  [no ref. or date]

Loose-leaf book  SPA/2/12/1  c1926-1945


Related information: For minutes of sub-committee on the erection of houses for police and roadmen 1919-1931 see C/C11/3/41B-D, for files see C/C55/53, 55, 57-61, for tenancy register giving details of erection and repairs 1920-1963 see C/R13/1. See SPA8/3/5 for returns from Battle Division, 1936.

Contents:
Containing typewritten sheets arranged in two sections. (1) Sheets, one per cottage, in alphabetical order of places, listing maintenance work carried out, with dates, contractors' names and cost. The list, which covers hired and owned properties, gives tenants' names at 1936 and distinguishes work carried out before and after the establishment of the County Estates Department in 1930. (2) Sheets, each covering a hired cottage, arranged alphabetically by place. They give tenant's name, situation and notes on water supply, sanitation, heating, lighting, accommodation, amount of rent, landlord's name and the responsibility for repairs. Some sheets are accompanied by site plans on linen, traced from the six-inch Ordnance Survey sheet.

Copy minutes of Sussex Police Authority 1943-1947  [no ref. or date]

Minutes of the wartime authority  SPA/2/13/1  Apr 1943 - Mar 1947

Contents:
Created to improve operational efficiency during hostilities. The Lewes headquarters was designated Area 1 Headquarters and these minutes were received from the Authority's Chief Constable at Oathall Road, Haywards Heath, sometimes with accompanying letters requesting action. The signed minutes are preserved under the reference C/C12/12/1-2 but this set has been kept in addition as it is indexed.

Register of certificates under the Chimney Sweepers' Act 1875  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For Eastbourne Division returns, Sep 1883 see SPA2/16/3.

Register  SPA/2/14/1  Jan 1876 - Apr 1932

Contents:
Recording the grant by police stations throughout the county of annual certificates to chimney sweeps. It gives names and addresses and notes the station receiving the applications or, in the case of a renewal, the place of issue of the original certificate. The register also records the names of employees, their status (apprentice, servant or journeyman) and their ages if under 21. There is an index of sweeps' names.

Registers under the Explosives Acts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For correspondence and police inspection reports 1926-1962 see C/C71/38-39.

Administrative history:
On their establishment in 1889 county councils were given the duty of regulating the storage of explosives by means of licensing and registration. This was supervised by the Finance and General Purposes Committee to 1931 and the General Purposes Committee thereafter; for minutes see C/C11/3 and C/C11/67.
The work of inspection and enforcement was undertaken by the police force, which explains the presence of these registers among the Authority's records.

Register of stores and small factory licences  [no ref. or date]

Register  SPA/2/15/1  Feb 1890 - Jul 1938

Contents:
Recording the grant and renewal of annual licences throughout the county, giving name, address and occupation of licensee, the place where the explosives are kept and whether the licence is for gunpowder or mixed explosives. The book is arranged in two sections: (1) store licences granted, mainly for quarrying and engineering work, Feb 1896 - Jul 1928 and (2) small firework factories (one only, at Upper Kelk Field, Battle), Feb 1890 - Feb 1907. Enclosed is a bundle of papers which includes correspondence with the clerk of the County Council and with licensees, licence counterfoils, inspection reports, alphabetical list of licences current in 1929, Jun 1924 - Jul 1938

Register No 4  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Volumes containing details of all premises registered for the storage of gunpowder or mixed explosives. Shops selling explosives are registered as well as engineers.

Gunpowder registers  SPA/2/15/2  Apr 1931 - Feb 1951

Gunpowder registers  SPA/2/15/3  Feb 1951 - Nov 1963

Gunpowder registers  SPA/2/15/4  Jan 1934 - Nov 1945

Contents:
Index to 2/15/2, giving renewals

Registers and returns of certificates under the Pedlars Act 1871  [no ref. or date]

Register of annual certificates issued to pedlars by the police  SPA/2/16/1  Jan 1913 - Dec 1960


Related information: See QAC3/E7 for returns to quarter sessions of the numbers of certificates granted and endorsed, 1871-1879. For Battle Division register, 1919-1923 see SPA8/1/1, for Lewes Division register, 1912-1957 see SPA6/1/1

Contents:
It gives name of pedlar, address, if any, and dates of issue and expiry of each certificate. The register was evidently compiled from divisional returns and the division issuing the certificate is noted.

Indexes to registers of [pedlars certificates]  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Late-nineteenth-century indexes of names, to volumes which presumably no longer survive. Some of the names recorded correspond with those on the returns at SPA/2/16/4 but the fact that there is not a complete correspondence suggests that the books are either earlier or later than 1881-1883.

Volume of roughly 309 pages  SPA/2/16/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
Undated

Volume of roughly 352 pages  SPA/2/16/3  Undated

Contents:
Apparently later than SPA/2/16/2

Returns under Pedlars Act and Chimney Sweepers Act 1875  SPA/2/16/4  [1881 - 1883]

Contents:
(For register see SPA2/14/1). Quarterly returns from divisions: pedlars - D, Hailsham Mar 1881, E, Cuckfield Mar 1881, B, Lewes Sep 1883; chimney sweeps - I, Eastbourne Sep 1883. Statistical return to quarter sessions, pedlars, Jun 1881 (see also QAC3/E7).

Registers of warrants  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Registers of warrants issued for the arrest of offenders. They give warrant number, date of issue, name of authorising magistrate, names of complainant and defendant, offence, physical description of defendant, name of superintendent holding warrant and date of execution. The volumes were compiled from divisional returns until Jun 1955, when the headquarters register was discontinued and records maintained in divisional offices only.

Registers of warrants  SPA/2/17/1  Jan 1913 - Feb 1939

Contents:
Nos 1 - 4412

Registers of warrants  SPA/2/17/2  Feb 1939 - May 1955

Contents:
Nos 4413 - 5929

Register of indictable offences  [no ref. or date]

Register of indictable offences  SPA/2/18/1  May 1930 - Dec 1935

Contents:
Chronological list of offences committed throughout the county. It contains divisional file reference, dates of offence and information, name of constable reporting and details of offence, classification of offence, constabulary division and name of person arrested, summoned or wanted on warrant. For larcenies the property owner is recorded and the amounts stolen and recovered; the results of court proceedings are recorded. The volume also contains quarterly statistics of amounts stolen and recovered and of the numbers of offences in each category committed and detected.

Returns of offenders out on licence  [no ref. or date]

Offenders out on licence  SPA/2/19/1  Dec 1880 - Dec 1948

Contents:
Volume containing quarterly lists of people released from prison on licence, charged with reporting to the police at specified intervals. Each entry records the name of the licence-holder, the prison, date of release and details of offence and sentence. It gives the period of supervision if any, the intended residence of the discharged prisoner (not always in East Sussex) and the dates at which he or she is to report.
Quarters ended Dec 1880 - Dec 1948

Register of firearms  [no ref. or date]

Register of firearms  SPA/2/20/1  Sep 1942 - Sep 1957

Contents:
Loose-leaf register giving details of weapons and ammunition held at headquarters. It is arranged in several sections and includes details of rifles issued by the military authorities for emergency use by the police or home guard, guns received from the public by surrender or confiscation and guns found. The origin and description of each gun is recorded. The register contains a list of the HQ demonstration kit and schedules of firearms lent for race-starting, civil defence training, vermin destruction, theatrical performance etc.

Reports and statistics of wartime incidents  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For the records of the War Duties Department of the Wartime Sussex Police Force, see SPA 1/1/1-19.

Administrative history:
On the outbreak of the war the County Constabulary operated a system of reporting incidents in collaboration with the County Control Room at Pelham House, Lewes. Reports were made on printed cards at local stations and these were transmitted to the divisional offices of Battle, Haywards Heath, Lewes/Hailsham and Uckfield for forwarding to the War Duties Department for analysis. In April 1943 the Sussex Police Force was established to improve co-operation between the two Sussex county forces and the county borough forces but Area 1, as East Sussex became, retained a considerable degree of autonomy and its record series continued unchanged in most cases.

Contents:
Cards were compiled for every wartime occurrence. Sometimes supplementary narrative reports were completed in addition to the cards. Map references given use the War Office Cassini Grid and not the Ordnance Survey National Grid; for a set of Ordnance Survey 1-inch sheets overprinted with the Cassini Grid, 1940-1942, see AMS 6172/1-43.

Air raid incident report cards  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For abstracts of these reports, see SPA 2/21/41-45 and for supplementary reports, see SPA 2/21/10-31. For the West Sussex air raid incident report cards, see SPA 1/1/7.

Contents:
Reports of bombs and flying bombs, giving date and time of incident, map reference, number and type of missiles (exploded and unexploded), details of casualties, road closures and a narrative description of the incident. They are arranged in alphabetical order of parish, borough or urban district and then in chronological order within each parish; they do not cover the county boroughs. These are original reports, signed by the reporting officer and stamped on receipt at divisional office and East Sussex HQ: they bear divisional reference numbers and the HQ numerical reference - ARI (or ARD for air raid damage), sometimes with an additional PAC (pilotless aircraft) number.

Albourne - Glynde  SPA/2/21/1  May 1940 - Mar 1945

East Grinstead - Pyecombe  SPA/2/21/2  May 1940 - Mar 1945

Ringmer - Worth  SPA/2/21/3  May 1940 - Mar 1945

Air raid incident (miscellaneous) report cards  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For supplementary reports, see SPA 2/21/32-40.

Contents:
Reports of various incidents and objects found, including damage to buildings, unexploded shells, weapons and equipment. The cards give details of parish, date and time of each incident and contain a narrative report, signed by the reporting officer. These are original report forms forwarded by divisions to East Sussex HQ and the general series bears divisional references as well as the HQ reference - MISC/43, MISC/44. The general cards are arranged alphabetically by parish and cover the period from 1940 to the 1950s.

General, parishes A - G  SPA/2/21/4  1940-1950s

General, parishes H - R  SPA/2/21/5  1940-1950s

General, parishes S - Z  SPA/2/21/6  1940-1950s

Barrage balloons (BB 1-86)  SPA/2/21/7  Jul 1940 - Sep 1944

Sea mines (SM 1-178)  SPA/2/21/8  Oct 1939 - Feb 1949


Related information: For a list of sea mines in Sussex, see SPA 1/1/16

Contents:
From 1944 the incidents' MO (miscellaneous object) references are also quoted

Aircraft miscellaneous incidents  SPA/2/21/9  Sep 1940 - Feb 1945

Contents:
Parachutists, aircraft parts, bodies recovered from sea. Some cards have MISC/C or RAF references

Air raid incident supplementary reports  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For a chronological schedule see SPA 2/21/41.

Contents:
Additional information about wartime incidents was sometimes recorded on 'supplementary report' forms or on standard police report forms. These were annotated with the HQ reference for the incident and filed, with correspondence and other papers, in numerical order. This was usually, though not always, the same as chronological order.

ARI 1 - 100  SPA/2/21/10  22 May 1940 - 27 Aug 1940

ARI 101 - 199  SPA/2/21/11  27 Aug 1940 - 10 Sep 1940

ARI 200 - 300  SPA/2/21/12  8 Sep 1940 - 13 Sep 1940

ARI 301 - 400  SPA/2/21/13  13 Sep 1940 - 20 Sep 1940

ARI 401 - 500  SPA/2/21/14  20 Sep 1940 - 24 Sep 1940

ARI 501 - 600  SPA/2/21/15  26 Sep 1940 - 3 Oct 1940

ARI 601 - 700  SPA/2/21/16  3 Oct 1940 - 10 Oct 1940

ARI 701 - 800  SPA/2/21/17  10 Oct 1940 - 17 Oct 1940

ARI 801 - 900  SPA/2/21/18  18 Oct 1940 - 31 Oct 1940

ARI 901 - 1001  SPA/2/21/19  1 Nov 1940 - 9 Nov 1940

ARI 1002 - 1100  SPA/2/21/20  9 Nov 1940 - 22 Nov 1940

ARI 1101 - 1200  SPA/2/21/21  22 Nov 1940 - 29 Nov 1940

ARI 1201 - 1300  SPA/2/21/22  8 Dec 1940 - 17 Feb 1941

ARI 1301 - 1400  SPA/2/21/23  26 Feb 1941 - 10 May 1941

ARI 1401 - 1500  SPA/2/21/24  1 Jun 1941 - 17 Dec 1942

ARI 1501 - 1600  SPA/2/21/25  8 Dec 1942 - 17 Jan 1943

ARI 1601 - 1700  SPA/2/21/26  20 Jan 1943 - 4 Jan 1944

ARI 1667  SPA/2/21/27  11 Aug 1943

Contents:
(Woodlands Farm, Burwash)

ARI 1701 - 1749  SPA/2/21/28  21 Jan 1944 - 10 Feb 1944

ARI 1750 - 1800  SPA/2/21/29  22 Jan 1944 - 29 Mar 1944

ARI 1801 - 2000  SPA/2/21/30  29 Feb 1944 - 30 Jun 1944

ARI 2001 - 2551  SPA/2/21/31  30 Jun 1944 - 25 Feb 1945

Air raid incident (miscellaneous) supplementary reports  [no ref. or date]

Reports  SPA/2/21/32  Aug 1940 - Oct 1944

Contents:
With GEA, MISC/43-44 references and unreferenced

Barrage balloons  SPA/2/21/33  Jul 1940 - Aug 1944

Contents:
Reports and a chronological schedule of incidents

Sea mines  SPA/2/21/34  Oct 1939 - Mar 1949

Contents:
Reports and a chronological schedule of incidents

Number not used  SPA/2/21/35  [n.d.]

Objects washed ashore  SPA/2/21/36  Nov 1939 - Jul 1940

Contents:
Torpedoes, boats, aircraft parts etc, R/-, R/B, R/C, R/G

Boats washed ashore  SPA/2/21/37  Nov 1940 - Dec 1943

Contents:
Unreferenced and MISC/43

Personal injuries  SPA/2/21/38  May 1941 - Dec 1945

Contents:
Mainly due to explosive devices, with schedule of military and civilian casualties, PI/1-51

Number not used  SPA/2/21/39  [n.d.]

Unexploded bombs  SPA/2/21/40  Jul 1944 - Jan 1953

Contents:
Report cards, supplementary reports, correspondence, clearance certificates issued by the military authorities, lists of unexploded bombs in Battle and Uckfield Divisions officially abandoned by the Secretary of State

Summaries and statistics  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Digests of the information given in the original returns SPA 2/21/1-3, recorded on stencilled forms. These forms have been placed in files, loose-leaf binders or ring-bound, probably at a recent date.

Chronological schedule of air raid incidents, ARI 1-2552  SPA/2/21/41  May 1940 - Mar 1945

Contents:
They are recorded in a tabular form and give time of incident, parish, number and type of bombs and crashed aircraft, number of casualties and other remarks

Schedule of air raid incidents  SPA/2/21/42  May 1940 - Mar 1944

Contents:
Arranged by parish, in date order. It gives the date, time, type and number of bombs, number of casualties killed and injured, interleaved with these contemporary sheets for rural parishes are sheets headed 'The War in Sussex, 1939-1945' which give similar information for urban districts, boroughs and county boroughs in East Sussex; there are also annual totals of incidents for these urban areas

Schedule  SPA/2/21/43  May 1940 - May 1945

Contents:
Recording air raid incidents by parish as in SPA 2/21/42; it covers a longer period but has less detail of the types of missile. Figures for boroughs and urban districts, but not for county boroughs, are given. At the front are summary statistics of incidents arranged by police division

Manuscript records of flying bombs, one per incident  SPA/2/21/44  Jun 1944 - Feb 1945


Related information: For the flying bomb report cards, see SPA 1/1/4.

Contents:
Presumably compiled from the original report cards, they give date and time of incident, map reference, description of bombs, details of casualties and property damage, PAC (pilotless aircraft) reference

Chronological schedule of crashes and forced landings of aircraft  SPA/2/21/45  Jul 1940 - Nov 1946


Related information: For the crashed aircraft report cards, see SPA 1/1/1-2.

Contents:
One section for British, the other for German planes; It gives the date, time and location of the incident, type of machine, extent of damage, casualties among the crew. Further details and pilots' names are given in most cases. ARI reference numbers quoted in the German section to Oct 1940. Summary tables at the beginning of each section; at the end is a chronological list of miscellaneous incidents, apparently compiled after the war

Other records  [no ref. or date]

Minefield clearance  SPA/2/21/46  May 1944 - Feb 1947

Contents:
Copy certificates of removal of dangerous military defence works issued by the military authorities, maps of minefields cleared, schedules of mines, Home Office circulars etc

Disposal of miscellaneous objects (see SPA/2/21/4-6)  SPA/2/21/47  Dec 1945 - Jan 1946

Contents:
Schedules of objects recorded in each division, returned giving method of disposal, correspondence with military authorities as to outstanding objects for disposal

Folder  SPA/2/21/48  1944-1966


Related information: For further photographs of flying bomb incidents, see SPA 1/45/3

Contents:
Containing report of the first V2 rocket in Sussex, at Rotherfield, Sep 1944, photograph of a 13-foot diameter bomb crater at Cowbeech, Herstmonceux, nd [1944], 4 photographs of RAF officers with bombs, nd [1944], photographs of maps of East and West Sussex showing flying bomb incidents, Jun - Aug 1944, summary statistics of flying bombs in Sussex, number 12 Civil Defence region and how dealt with, Jun 1944 - Mar 1945, captions on flying bombs and V2s for a post-war exhibition, photograph of police officers and radio cars, nd [1966]

File  SPA/2/21/49  Apr 1951

Contents:
On a crashed Hawker single-jet experimental aircraft at Ringmer on 3 Apr 1951

File  SPA/2/21/50  Jun - Jul 1954

Contents:
On a crashed RAF aircraft at Mays Farm, Selmeston on 29 Jun 1954

County ARP Control: unexploded bomb registers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For police records of unexploded bombs and their clearance see SPA2/21/4-8, 40, 47.
For County Control file on procedure for dealing with unexploded bombs see C/C50/3.

Contents:
During the war the work of reporting bombs and other incidents was shared by the police and the County Council's ARP Controller, with the police liaising with the army bomb disposal authorities over unexploded bombs. These registers, which were clearly compiled in the County Control Room, were presumably handed to the police to help them in the latter task. The registers are arranged by District Sub-Control areas (coterminous with district councils) and record the date, place and time of each incident, the number of unexploded bombs and the time at which reports were made from the district and to the Regional Controller. A 'remarks' column records bombs dealt with by bomb disposal squad, reports discredited and bombs abandoned.

Unexploded bomb register  SPA/2/22/1  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Unexploded bomb register  SPA/2/22/2  Sep 1940 - Sep 1943

Contents:
Includes a page listing bombs disposed of Nov 1951 - Mar 1954

Unexploded bomb register  SPA/2/22/3  Oct 1943 - Sep 1945

Contents:
Enclosed are lists of outstanding bombs of Sep 1945 and May 1946; copies addressed to the Clerk of the Council of letters from the Home Office to the police.

War Duties files  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For files kept by the Police Authority headquarters at Haywards Heath see SPA1/1; for County ARP Controller's wartime records, see C/C49-50.

Contents:
The records in SPA/2/23 were inherited from the War Duties Department of Area 1 of the Sussex Police Force (see introduction to SPA2/21). They mainly contain instructions and information on emergency procedures.
Former reference numbers are quoted in brackets.

Mobilisation  SPA/2/23/1  Feb 1921 - Feb 1941

Contents:
Correspondence with Home Office and divisional offices on the distribution of posters for display in the event of mobilisation, with copy posters; annual inventory of these and other emergency documents held by divisions

File on the issue, updating and custody of Police War Instructions  SPA/2/23/2  Sep 1935 - Nov 1951

Contents:
Supplements and amendments from the Home Office; messages bringing the instructions into force on the outbreak of war; confirmation by divisions of receipt and amendment of instructions and of their return after the war (23)

Forms and standard letter used in the compilation of air raid warning lists  SPA/2/23/3  Apr 1939


Related information: For Hove Division file 1954-1961 see SPA9/4/18

Contents:
Firms on the list would receive coded telephone warnings of an air raid and could extinguish lights

File of instructions and information on objects dropped from the air  [no ref.]  Jan 1940 - Mar 1945

Contents:
Ministry of Home Security and Civil Defence circulars, reports, County Control instructions, amendments to police consolidated instructions, descriptions and illustrations of missiles. The file, which is grouped by subjects, has been split into sections to make it more manageable (215)

Objects dropped from the air  SPA/2/23/4  1940 - 1945

Contents:
Incendiary bombs; unexploded bombs and shells; bomb disposal squad; balloon devices

Barrage balloons  SPA/2/23/5  1940-1945

Contents:
Propaganda leaflets; anti-personnel bombs; camouflets; flares; consolidated instructions; miscellaneous

'No 1 District emergency photograph album'  SPA/2/23/6  Dec 1942 - Mar 1945


Related information: See C/C49/1-3 for similar material held by the County ARP Controller, see also SPA2/21/48 (HQ121/PRO)

Contents:
Containing photographs, drawings, newspaper cuttings illustrating British and German bombs and equipment, mainly found in Sussex, for identification purposes. Notes on the objects are included and there is a list of contents.

Provisional arrangements  SPA/2/23/7  Sep 1940 - May 1944

Contents:
For the establishment of war zone courts in an emergency: circulars from the Lord Chancellor's Department, Home Office, Clerk to the County Council; lists of justices and clerks; correspondence on administrative arrangements

Plans  SPA/2/23/8  Oct 1942 - Jan 1944


Related information: See also C/C55/142 on Ditchling

Contents:
Supplied by divisions of strategic 'nodal points' for invasion organization. The plans, which are mainly on tracing paper, are to various scales and give the boundaries of nodal points and strong points; they are filed alphabetically by place-names and some correspondence accompanies them. The file includes 'General operational information and instructions for civil authorities': (1) on nodal points Jun 1941, (2) in certain coastal areas, Feb 1942 (207).

Files on the designation of military training areas  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Under Defence Regulation 52 of 1939 and on the prohibition of public access

South Downs area  SPA/2/23/9  May 1942 - Dec 1948

Contents:
Notices under the regulation, standing orders and amendments, notification of exercises, plans, correspondence with military authorities (224A)

Indefinite notices designating training areas  SPA/2/23/10  Jul 1943 - Jun 1950

Contents:
For the duration of the war; correspondence on their continued use after the end of hostilities (224B)

Cancelled notices  SPA/2/23/11  Aug 1943 - Jul 1947

Contents:
Under regulation 52, temporary and permanent (224B2)

Temporary notices under regulation 52  SPA/2/23/12  Jul 1943 - Jan 1948

Contents:
They give the area and period concerned and the exercise name (224C)

Regulated areas (no 2) Order 1944  SPA/2/23/13  Apr 1944

Contents:
Notices issued by South-Eastern command regulating indefinitely access by the public to areas specified in the schedule. These notices were posted by the police in the localities: Barcombe, Chailey, Isfield, Firle, Stanmer, Bolney, Lindfield, Haywards Heath and Rye

Home Office enquiry  SPA/2/23/14  Dec 1944 - Jan 1945

Contents:
About the behaviour of Italian cooperators, housed in hostels in the county and employed in farm work, and about public reaction to them. Replies from divisional superintendents

Criminal Investigation Department: miscellaneous records  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For HQ CID instructions see SPA10/4/1.

Administrative history:
The Department was established in 1934 and consisted of a sergeant and constables at Headquarters and a constable in each division. The central office was responsible for the maintenance of criminal records and for assisting divisions with the solution of crimes.

Contents:
The records give some impression of the growth of the department and the increasing sophistication of its methods

Detective Inspector's Diary  SPA/2/24/1  Feb 1934 - Aug 1942

Contents:
Diary maintained by Detective Inspector F Ward after his promotion in 1942. Most of the entries belong to the period when he was Detective Constable at Lewes Division, until his promotion to sergeant and removal to Seaford in 1937; they are daily notes of his activities while on duty. The volume concludes 'continued in Detective Inspector's weekly journal'. Into the front of the book has been pasted a typescript history of the beginnings of the CID and a photograph of the Divisional Detective's house at 50 Sun Street, Lewes. A photograph of Ward at Seaford is at SPA1/45/3

Accident photographs  SPA/2/24/2  25 Apr 1946

Contents:
Folder of six photographs of a collision involving a furniture van, an army land rover and a private car on the A22 road at East Hoathly. Views of road and of crashed vehicles taken by Detective Constable K Angel

Published article  SPA/2/24/3  1921 - 1948

Contents:
Typescript copy of article for publication, illustrated with photographs: 'The genesis and progress of photography as applied to criminal investigation', by Detective Constable K Angel. Accompanying is a typescript translation of 'The first forensic photographs', T Borgehoff, Brussels, 1921, translated by Detective Constable R G Lewery, 1948

Photographs of operations  SPA/2/24/4  Oct 1949

Contents:
Album of mounted photographs of the search for three prisoners who escaped from Lewes gaol and were at large 1-4 Oct 1949: the Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings forces assisted and dogs and handlers came from Surrey Constabulary. The shots show Newhaven Station and the operation HQ at Glynde Police House; members of the forces stopping and questioning drivers at Malling, Coldean and South Heighton; police searching the open country and barns in Glynde, Firle and South Heighton. Many of the personnel have been identified in captions by J Dibley

Procedure for escapes from Lewes prison  SPA/2/24/5  15 Jul 1954


Related information: For instructions as to procedure issued by Lewes Division 1962 see SPA2/34/2

Contents:
Typescript instructions for action by the Headquarters Duty Officer in the event of an escape, issued under the reference HQ/CID/RGL. It includes details of the local reinforcement scheme to be operated if three or more men escape, using detachments from each division and special constables.

Crime Prevention Department: files  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For crime prevention booklet, c1970 see SPA1/28/1.

Administrative history:
During the second half of the twentieth century the emphasis in policing changed from the punishment of crime to its prevention. The East Sussex force established its Crime Prevention Department on 1 Apr 1964 under Keir Angel (formerly Detective Inspector) as Crime Prevention Officer.

'History and principles of crime prevention'  SPA/2/25/1  [Early 1964]

Contents:
Typescript lecture by Detective Inspector Angel, with appendixes on crime prevention techniques and burglar alarms; accompanied by a Sussex Police Force 'appeal to shopkeepers' (printed) of Aug 1945

Campaign to prevent robberies in Hove by bogus salesmen  SPA/2/25/2  Aug 1965

Contents:
Press notice and mock-telegram alerting householders to the danger. Cuttings from local newspapers on the campaign and on the legality of using such 'telegrams'

Administration Department: registered files  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also SPA2/33 for unregistered correspondence.

Administrative history:
On the reconstitution of the East Sussex Force after the war the Department set up a general filing system to record general administrative activities and to be a source of information. The files, identifiable by the prefix HQ, were grouped by subjects (indicated by a numerical code) and each file was given a mnemonic alphabetical code. At some time in the 1960s, perhaps on the creation of the SPA, the files were given new, but similar, references. The files are listed in the order of those new references, where they are known, but the old references are given in addition.

Flood warnings, HQ49  [no ref. or date]

East Sussex River Board  SPA/2/26/1  Feb 1953 - 1966

Contents:
Notes of a conference of local authority, police and River Board representatives, 1953 and notes of flood precautions and flood warning procedures: correspondence with the Board; copies of annual tide tables published by the Board, 1958-1962 and Sussex River Authority 1966-1967 HQ49ESR, HQ35ESR

Kent River Board  SPA/2/26/2  Feb 1953 - Mar 1966

Contents:
Correspondence with the Board and with Kent Constabulary about warnings of flooding in low-lying areas of East Sussex, lists of procedures in case of flooding and of duty officers, with amendments; orders to divisional offices. Includes Kent River Authority Handbook, 1966 HQ49KRB, HQ35KRB

Flood warnings, miscellaneous correspondence  SPA/2/26/3A  Aug 1953 - Dec 1965

Contents:
Correspondence with Home Office, County Surveyor and Chief Fire Officer on liaison over flood warnings; letter of thanks from Mayor of Lewes for the help given by the police in the floods of Nov 1960 HQ49MIS, HQ35M

Official opening, HQ55  [no ref. or date]

Opening of East Grinstead Divisional Headquarters and Law Courts, East Court  SPA/2/26/3B  Mar - Jun 1965


Related information: For programme see SPA10/17/1 HQ55ACC

Contents:
By the Duke of Norfolk, 23 Jun. List of guests, correspondence on administrative arrangements, historical notes for incorporation in the programme.

Local Legislation, HQ64  [no ref. or date]

Hove Corporation Bill 1966  SPA/2/26/4  Dec 1965 - Nov 1966

Contents:
Correspondence with Hove Borough Council, the promoters, on the provision of evidence in support of the clause for the registration of coffee bars; copies of the Bill, of petitions against, of minutes of evidence in the House of Lords; proof of evidence of Chief Inspector R J Pattenden; material relating to the Brighton Corporation Bill, which contained a similar provision HQ13, HQ640TH

Emergencies and disasters, HQ68  [no ref. or date]

Crashed aircraft  SPA/2/26/5  Oct 1950 - Jul 1965

Contents:
Procedures for reporting aircraft crashed or in distress and for coordinating assistance. Circulars and correspondence from Home Office, Air Ministry and Ministry of Civil Aviation, three editions of the Air Ministry's pamphlet Rescue from Crashed Aircraft; correspondence with county boroughs on coordination, memoranda to divisional offices HQ68CRA, HQ48CA

Helicopter experiment  SPA/2/26/6  Nov 1966 - Sep 1967

Contents:
Cooperation in investigation by the Home Office Police Research and Planning Branch into the use of helicopters in police work. Minutes of progress meetings; correspondence on the selection of observers to participate and on insurance cover; programme of opening ceremony in Mar 1967; Home Office reports on the experiment; log sheets and timetables of pre-planned events; observers' notes. List of file contents at front HQ68HEL, T21/HEL

Medical arrangements  SPA/2/26/7  Dec 1953 - Oct 1966

Contents:
For dealing with major accidents: file containing subject divisions - hospitals, medical arrangements, St John Ambulance Brigade, Red Cross. It contains details of procedures, addresses and telephone numbers of emergency services and proceedings of a conference of representatives of health service, local authorities, British Railways, telephone service and ambulance services in the South-East on medical arrangements, 1958 HQ68HOS, HQ45HOS

Major incidents file  SPA/2/26/8  Apr 1962


Related information: For earlier version see SPA/2/26/12, Aug 1961

Contents:
A stencilled booklet giving procedures for police control at railway and aircraft crashes and at other incidents, with appendixes giving 'listed hospitals' and special instructions for air crashes. A memo pasted into the front gives Headquarters distribution list.
Amendments pasted in HQ45MI.

Mutual aid and local reinforcement scheme  SPA/2/26/9  1924 - 1967

Contents:
Home Office circulars and general agreements (printed) for the loan of constables by one force to another, 1924-1934; orders and correspondence on the scheme for the reinforcement of one division by another, 1950-1967 HQ68MUT, HQ45MAA; Feb 1924 - May 1934; Apr 1950 - May 1967

Police mobile column for mutual aid in peacetime emergencies  SPA/2/26/10  Aug 1963 - May 1964


Related information: For file on regional exercise see SPA10/14/3

Contents:
Correspondence and reports on proposals for such a column, submitted by the Chief Constable to the No 6 District Conference of the Association of Chief Police Officers. Formerly enclosed in 2/26/9.

Mutual aid  SPA/2/26/11  May 1964 - Mar 1967

Contents:
Hooliganism at weekends. Correspondence and notes of meetings with representatives of local county borough forces on assistance to help deal with trouble from 'mods and rockers' during Bank Holiday weekends and on procedural and financial arrangements; correspondence with Home Office and Metropolitan Police; memos to divisional superintendents and reports from constables involved in policing seaside areas; messages to Brighton Information Bureau in August 1966; copy of report, 'Disturbances at Hastings August Bank Holiday Weekend (1964)' by the Chief Constable of the County Borough HQ68MUT, HQ45MA

Railway accidents  SPA/2/26/12  1949 - 1958

Contents:
Correspondence with local authorities and drafts of instructions for police control at a major incident, 1949-1950; correspondence with British Railways, divisional superintendents and others on a new section in the instructions on railway accidents; copy report of South-East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board on the Lewisham Railway Disaster of Dec 1957 HQ68RAC, HQ45RA. See also SPA/2/26/8; May 1949 - Aug 1951; May 1957; Jun 1958

Women's Voluntary Service for Civil Defence  SPA/2/26/13  May 1949 - Mar 1966

Contents:
Lists of names and addresses of organizers and local representatives in the county, copies of WVS East Sussex Newsletter HQ68WVS, HQ45WVS

VIP visits HQ69  [no ref. or date]

Correspondence and memoranda  SPA/2/26/14  Feb 1956 - Mar 1967

Contents:
On royal visits to the county, with timetables and instructions, including programmes for opening ceremonies at Chailey Heritage, 1958 and 1963 and at Shoreham Harbour, 1958. There is a schedule of official visits at the front of the file; it also includes notifications of private visits by members of the royal family and correspondence on visits to police establishments by non-royal dignitaries, officials and parties HQ69ROY, HQ46RV

Master file on operations  SPA/2/26/15  Jun - Aug 1963

Contents:
During the visit of President Kennedy to the home of the Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, at Birch Grove, Horsted Keynes, 29-30 Jun 1963. Copy of operational order giving programme, plans of area, details of press arrangements etc; control log of incidents and message forms; sample passes, declarations of special constables, chief constable's report and accounts of the cost of the operation, correspondence with other forces on collaboration, letters of thanks including one from the Prime Minister, original of cartoon by Gus in the Evening News based on security aspects of the visit -, HQ46

Organization HQ80  [no ref. or date]

Reorganization and planning  SPA/2/26/16  Nov 1954 - Jun 1958

Contents:
Consideration of suggestions of the Superintendent on registration, filing and record-keeping, with correspondence and advertising material on equipment; memorandum and plan relating to the physical reorganization of the administration office and to administrative tasks in recruitment and training; notes on 'facets of force information' and the method of dissemination HQ80STR

First Police Reserve HQ87  [no ref. or date]

First Police Reserve  SPA/2/26/17  Sep 1939 - Sep 1957

Contents:
A corps of retired policemen who served in the force in an emergency. Correspondence and memoranda on the calling-up of the Reserve during the war, on revision of conditions of service, on enrolments in the Reserve and recruitment to it, on proposals to use reservists in a threatened rail strike HQ87FIR, HQ79FIR

Establishment HQ 102  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also establishment files, SPA2/6

Annual returns to Home Office  SPA/2/26/18  Oct 1913 - Dec 1967

Contents:
On Form E giving figures on the establishment and strength of the force HQ102ASR, HQ61ASR

Police establishment sub-committee  SPA/2/26/19  Nov 1961 - Jul 1966

Administrative history:
The sub-committee, which had met in the 1950s (see C/C12/1/45) was revived in 1962 by the Standing Joint Committee to make adjustments to the police establishment and to establish an annual review of civilian staff.

Contents:
File of copy minutes, reports, correspondence and schedules of staff showing establishment and gradings of civilians -, HQ18CIV

Publications on the history of the force  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For further historical material see the records of the SPA Public Relations Department at SPA1/6, photograph albums at SPA1/45.

Contents:
Publications produced to mark the disbandment of the East Sussex force on amalgamation in 1967.

East Sussex Police 1840-1967  SPA/2/27/1  Oct 1967

Contents:
Illustrated booklet prepared by Chief Inspector K Angel for the final parade and inspection by the Lord Lieutenant, the Duke of Norfolk

Spiral-bound album of photographs  SPA/2/27/2  1840-1967

Contents:
Of 'Chief Constables and Assistant Chief Constables of East Sussex Constabulary 1840-1967': chief constables from 1840, including CC of Sussex Police Authority 1943-1947; assistant chief constables, 1954-1967

History of East Sussex Police  SPA/2/27/3  Aug 1969

Contents:
By ex-Inspector Reginald Kyrke, with a foreword by Brigadier Sir Edward Caffyn, last chairman of the Police Committee

The East Sussex Constabulary: early uniform and organisation  SPA/2/27/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
Typescript article illustrated by pen-and-ink sketches. It is undated and unattributed but it contains much of the same material as 2/27/1.

Chief Constable's annual reports to Standing Joint and Police Committees  [no ref. or date]


Related information: Copies of annual reports, 1898-1967, are to be found in SPA2/1.

Administrative history:
The Chief Constable reported annually to the Home Office on the crime figures for the force and also to the Standing Joint Committee (to the Police Committee from 1965). From 1947 these reports became more elaborate, with sections on establishment, crime and offence, traffic and miscellaneous matters and by 1966 they contained additional sections on licensing, training and recreation, welfare and police funds.

Contents:
The booklets are free-standing published copies of the reports: the series is incomplete and it is not known when publication in this form began.

Annual report  SPA/2/28/1  1957

Contents:
Mar 1958 (former ESRO ref C/K1/1)

Annual report  SPA/2/28/2  1958

Contents:
Mar 1959 (former ESRO ref C/K1/2)

Annual report  SPA/2/28/3  1959

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/2/28/4  1960

Contents:
Mar 1961

Annual report  SPA/2/28/5  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Contents:
1961

Annual report  SPA/2/28/6  1962

Contents:
Mar 1963

Annual report  SPA/2/28/7  1963

Contents:
Mar 1964

Annual report  SPA/2/28/8  1964

Contents:
Apr 1965

Annual report  SPA/2/28/9  1965

Contents:
(Copy annotated as a draft for 1966)

Annual report  SPA/2/28/10  1966

Contents:
Undated

Records of the East Sussex Police Provident Friendly Society  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Friendly Society was established to provide sickness benefit to its members and, on their deaths, to make payments towards funeral expenses as well as death benefits to widows and dependants and pensions to widows. The two funds which were maintained at first - the Widows and Orphans Fund and Sick and Funeral Fund - were amalgamated in 1941 into a Widows' and Dependants' Fund and contributions were often deducted from pay by the County Treasurer; in addition funds were raised from donations. The Society ceased to exist shortly after the amalgamation of the forces.

Minute books  SPA/2/29/1  May 1920 - Mar 1970

Contents:
Contains proceedings of management committee and of annual general meetings. Signed by Tom Godfrey JP as an exhibit in Rex v Albert Waghorn. Superintendent Waghorn was the Society's secretary, dismissed in Nov 1936 when he was found to have appropriated £1760 3 10d from its funds. He was imprisoned and declared bankrupt

Accounts of income and expenditure  SPA/2/29/2  Jan 1941 - Dec 1954

Contents:
Lists of ordinary members, pensioners and officers, with membership numbers

Record of monthly contributions  SPA/2/29/3  Jan 1941 - Dec 1950

Contents:
Alphabetical lists of members in each category, giving Division in some cases

Record of monthly contributions  SPA/2/29/4  Jan 1951 - Dec 1954

Contents:
Alphabetical lists of members in each category, giving Division in some cases

Minute books of the East Sussex Constabulary Comrades Association  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For photographs see SPA1/45/3.

Administrative history:
The Association, which was formed in 1939, was composed of active and retired members of the force, who met each year for a reunion. This consisted, latterly at least, of a bowls match, an AGM, a coach trip and tea.

Minutes of committee and general meetings, Jun 1940 - Oct 1946  SPA/2/30/1  Jun 1940 - Jun 1968

Contents:
Register of pensioners' names and addresses; accounts of subscriptions and donations, expenditure on postage, 1947-1953; lists of reunion acceptances, 1955 and 1957; draft report of the Secretary and Treasurer, George Moore, to the AGM in 1968

Minutes of committee and general meetings  SPA/2/30/2  Aug 1946 - Jun 1967

Contents:
Notes for a toast to the guests by the Secretary and Treasurer at a function in [1967]

Records of East Sussex Police Athletic Association  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Association was formed as the Police Athletic Club in 1921 and it organized team sports, athletics and other recreational activities. The first sports day was held in 1931. The records below come from various sources: from the committee and from individual members.

Rules etc  [no ref. or date]

Volume  SPA/2/31/1  1922 - Sep 1967

Contents:
Containing: Association rules, 1962 as amended 1966; standing orders of 1938; list of bodies to which the Association is affiliated [1964]; list of officers 1922-1967; lists of rules for Battle Trophy for Divisional Sport, for cricket, golf and table tennis leagues and golf shield; lists of members' achievements in national, district and county sports: minutes of the Sussex Police Sports and Social Club caretaker committee, Sep 1967

Minute books  [no ref. or date]

General and committee meetings  SPA/2/31/2  Dec 1921 - Mar 1935

General and committee meetings  SPA/2/31/3  Oct 1935 - Jan 1946

General and committee meetings  SPA/2/31/4  [1946-1954?]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

General and committee meetings  SPA/2/31/5  Dec 1954 - Nov 1967

Register of members  [no ref. or date]

Alphabetical register of names, with Divisions  SPA/2/31/6  Mar 1962 - Dec 1967

Contents:
Quarterly totals of members in each division, 1962-1967

Annual reports  [no ref. or date]

Printed annual reports nos 33-43  SPA/2/31/7  Sep 1954 - Sep 1964

Contents:
Those for years ended Sep 1954-1956, 1960-1961 also serve as Sports Handbooks. These reports belonged to J Dibley, Hon Secretary, 1960-1964

Annual sports programmes  [no ref. or date]

Printed programmes  SPA/2/31/8  Jul 1930 - Jul 1964

Contents:
For the sports, which were held in Jun or Jul each year, at different locations, 1930-1931, 1933-1935, 1939, 1946, 1949-1952, 1954, 1956-1957, 1959-1960, 1964. (Some items give results and times; see sports handbooks at SPA2/31/7 for report of sports)

Tattoo programmes  [no ref. or date]

Programmes  SPA/2/31/9  Jun 1955 - Jun 1960

Contents:
For the tattoo which followed the annual sports in 1957 to 1960: drills, demonstrations, pageants etc. Proof copy of the section of the programme covering the 'Constabulary Cavalcade: a pageant of progress... 1840-1955' in 1955

Newspaper cuttings  [no ref. or date]

Folder  SPA/2/31/10  Oct 1954 - Jun 1955

Contents:
Containing: poster for sports at the Polegrove Bexhill on 18 Jun 1955 and newspaper cuttings on the sports and tattoo

Photographs  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For photographs of an accident 1946 see SPA2/24/2, for search for escaped prisoners 1949 see SPA2/24/4.

Contents:
Contemporary prints and negatives. Their provenance is unknown: though some are clearly official photographs, they have probably been given to the Authority by former police officers and their relatives (see SPA10 classes for photographs of this type whose origins were apparent). These photographs have been distinguished from modern copies made by the Authority during the 1980s and in some cases placed in albums: this material is preserved as SPA1/45/2-9.

Mounted group photograph  SPA/2/32/1  c1910

Contents:
Of members of Bexhill Division E outside the headquarters. John Hicks, Bexhill, photographer. Dated to between 1902 and 1914 by the hat-badge design and absence of war medals

Mounted picture  SPA/2/32/2  1921

Contents:
With printed caption 'Wales 1921': large group of officers from different forces

Mounted photograph  SPA/2/32/3  [?1920s]

Contents:
Of [Hailsham, Division D] outside a building: it is endorsed 'George Street', the police station site

Mounted photograph  SPA/2/32/4  [1931]

Contents:
Of a group of men from different forces [attending a training course at Wren's Cross, Maidstone]. Pencil note '1931 paper'

Mounted photograph  SPA/2/32/5  c1935

Contents:
Of [Uckfield Division A] and GM Ormerod, Chief Constable 1920-1936, outside their headquarters. Bingham Towner, Uckfield, photographer. All wear caps, introduced 1935

Mounted group photograph  SPA/2/32/6  [1930s]

Contents:
Of men from various forces [on a training course at Wren's Cross]. S Wicken, Maidstone, photographer

Mounted group photograph  SPA/2/32/7  1936

Contents:
Of Haywards Heath Division outside their headquarters. Taken by Eva Pannell, Haywards Heath. It was formerly framed and the following newspaper cuttings were pasted on to the back of the frame: (a) copy of the photograph, with personnel identified, dated 1936 in MS; (b) report and team photographs of a match at the Polegrove Ground in Bexhill in which Bexhill Police were beaten 8-0 by a combined police team, marked '1936'; (c) photograph of the police golf teams, May 1936. This material was presumably assembled by an individual: C Gabbitas, A Nice and F Beard of the Division participated in the football match

Mounted photograph  SPA/2/32/8  11 May 1938

Contents:
Of a bowls match between the East Sussex Police Bowling Club and Eastbourne Police at Bexhill. Hastings Argus photograph. Some of the participants identified by John Dibley

Review  SPA/2/32/9  [1940s]

Contents:
Of police from different forces and ARP personnel: they are lined up in the drive to a building, watched by civilians and further uniformed staff

Mounted group photograph  SPA/2/32/10  Apr 1942

Contents:
Eleven uniformed men and a senior officer in civilian clothes. Copy in SPA/1/45/2 identified as 'local ARP Course'

JI Ferguson, Chief Constable of wartime Sussex Police Force  SPA/2/32/11  Mar 1943

Contents:
With RE Breffitt, Chief Constable of East Sussex [?at Lewes Police Station]. Ferguson's signature appears next to his picture. Sussex Express photograph

'Police Concert, Bexhill'  SPA/2/32/12  1945

Contents:
A comic performance with butcher, patient and nurse. Bexhill Observer photograph B114

Group photograph  SPA/2/32/13  1948

Contents:
Of officers from different forces, identified by John Dibley as 'The first A course at the Police College 1948

Mounted group photograph  SPA/2/32/14  1948

Contents:
Of officers from various forces attending Training Officers' Course, no 28, at the No 6 District Police Training Centre, Folkestone. The participants have signed the mount. TH Everitt & Son, photographer, Sydenham

Mounted group photograph  SPA/2/32/15  1948

Contents:
Of class 1 course 34 at Folkestone. Participants from East Sussex and other forces. TH Everitt, photographer, Sydenham

Two large black-and-white photographs  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Formerly mounted, with captions

'3rd National Police Championship 1949  SPA/2/32/16/1  1949

Contents:
10 miles road walk'. 6 walkers, identified, with trophies, at the front door of [Malling House]

PC W Heather, with trophies  SPA/2/32/16/2  1949

Contents:
Walking champion (2 miles), 1947 and 1948, (10 miles) 1949.

Three formal group photographs  SPA/2/32/17  c1950

Contents:
Of sergeants identified by John Dibley as taken at the Police College, endorsed 5301G, 9301G; smaller print of five men, endorsed 'S Binks, A Barnes'- names which do not seem to belong to East Sussex officers

Mounted group photograph  SPA/2/32/18  10 Dec 1955

Contents:
Class A Course at the Metropolitan Police Detective Training School. Men and women from East Sussex and other forces in the South East. Names and forces printed on the mount. TH Everitt, Sydenham

[Forensic expert] in white coat using a microscope  SPA/2/32/19  [1950s]

Three photographs of recreational events  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Labelled on reverse in the same hand

Lewes Division bowls section  SPA/2/32/20/1  c1958

Contents:
Playing in the Castle Precincts

Police Social (Friday) at East Grinstead  SPA/2/32/20/2  c1958

Contents:
Men drinking and singing

East Grinstead Police Ball, Whitehall Theatre, New Year's Eve  SPA/2/32/20/3  Dec 1959

Contents:
Bagpiper, woman on stage wearing police tunic and cap

Groups of negatives of photographs  [no ref.]  1963

Contents:
Of extensions to the headquarters at Malling House

Four negatives  SPA/2/32/21/1  1963

Contents:
Of the area in front of the house (817/63)

Four negatives  SPA/2/32/21/2  1963

Contents:
Of extension to the rear in course of erection. Marked 'Now Command Suite' (1116/63)

Three negatives  SPA/2/32/21/3  1963

Contents:
Of buildings at a more advanced stage (1416/63)

Construction of the Convalescent Police Seaside Home at 203-209 Kingsway, Hove  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Official photographs taken by Detective Sergeant H Harvey and his staff, Photographic Department.

Record of progress  SPA/2/32/22/1  Jul 1964 - Nov 1966

Contents:
Ringbound booklet of 14 labelled and dated prints showing site, demolition and construction work, completed building - inside and out

More extensive set of prints as at (1), dated but not identified  SPA/2/32/22/2  Jul 1964 - Apr 1967

Contents:
References: HQ/C3/1531, 2276, 2350, 2528/64; HQ/C3/12, 262, 466, 748, 1015, 1264, 1466, 1759, 1862, 2087, 2360, 2604, 2725/65; HQ/C3/196, 704, 1085, 1086, 1620, 2489/66; HQ/C3/2514/67

Photographs  SPA/2/32/22/3  [29 Jul 1964]

Contents:
Of the inside and outside of 203 Kingsway before demolition, showing defects. HQ/C3/1531/64, C1-11

Photographs as at (3)  SPA/2/32/22/4  [Jul 1964]

Contents:
Of 205, 207, 209 Kingsway and Dorset Court. HQ/C3/1532/64, D1-7

23 photographs  SPA/2/32/22/5  [? Nov] 1966

Contents:
Of the reception for the opening of the building by Elizabeth the Queen Mother. HQ/C3/2808/66

Six undated photographs  SPA/2/32/22/6  nd

Contents:
Of a visit to the Home by [HRH Princess Alexandra]

Nine photographs taken outside Malling House  SPA/2/32/23  c1966

Contents:
Uniformed men, cars and signs demonstrating [?accident procedures]. Civilians taking notes, addressed by CWR Terry, Chief Constable, 1965-1967: perhaps a press briefing session, 7113C-J,L. Edward Reeves, Lewes, photographer

Information room, Malling House  SPA/2/32/24  10 Jun 1966

Contents:
Shows equipment and three men at work (9559.1); Kent and Sussex Courier

Aerial survey of Malling House and its surroundings  SPA/2/32/25  Apr 1967

Conditions of access: Additional land was bought in 1968, and detailed planning began in 1973


Related information: For Meridian Airmaps photograph, of which this is an enlargement, see C/A5/46/1 (121)

Contents:
Commissioned by the County Architect of East Sussex to assist in planning its future as headquarters for the Sussex Authority; annotated in black to show new access road, and in red to show areas for acquisition

Copy photograph  SPA/2/32/26  2 Jun 1953

Contents:
Of contingent sent for duty at the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II, taken on platform 3, Lewes railway station, prior to their departure for London
Shows: Chief Constable R E Breffit MA (centre); PC Tom Cotterill (2nd left); PC John Johnson (3rd left, partly hidden); PC John Lower (8th left); PC Jim Thomas (9th left); PC Sid Hook (10th left); PC Sam Eaves (11th left); PC Reg Simmons (12th left); PC A Dixon (14th left); PC Ron Fincham (15th left); PC Stan Pinnock (far right)

Policemen with motor cycles  SPA/2/32/27  Jan 1956

Administrative history:
PC Westacott left the force after a number of years' service; PCs Brinkhurst and Highwood retired in the rank of Sergeant; PC Robards retired in the rank of Inspector; and PC Reece retired in the rank of Superintendent. The site of Redhill Motors has recently (late 1999/early 2000) been rebuilt.

Contents:
Outside Redhill Motors (Brighton) Ltd, East Street, Lewes, marking the supply of a fleet of BSA 650cc motor cycles for the Traffic Division; E A Meyer, 23 High Street, Lewes, photographer
Shows, left to right: PC Brian Brinkhurst; PC Nigel Westacott; PC Peter Highwood; PC Peter Robards; PC William Reece

Officers of the regular force and the Special Constabulary; Reeves, Lewes  SPA/2/32/28  Dec 1942

Source of acquisition: Deposited by John Dibley, 6 Apr 2001 (ACC 8313)


Administrative history:
The photograph was probably taken just before the amalgamation of the Sussex forces, 1943, and was probably held by Sergeant W E Kilborn (the photograph is endorsed Kilbourne)

Contents:
Inspector Bridgeman; Inspector Britton; S/Inspector Wood; S/Inspector Field-Buss; S/Inspector White; Inspector Butler-Browne; Inspector Helsdon; Inspector Fry; S/Inspector Griffin; S/Inspector Hillman; Inspector Hunt; Inspector Ward; S/Inspector Mummery; Inspector Amos;; Inspector Lamberth; S/Inspector Balchin; S/Inspector Shorter; S/Inspector Farrant; Inspector Francis; S/Inspector Hodson; S/Inspector Wood; S/Inspector Edwards; Inspector Henley; Superintendent Wickens; Superintendent Hunt; Superintendent Hopper; S/Superintendent Henderson; The Commandant [?George Joachim Goschen, Viscount Goschen]; Chief Constable R E Breffit; Assistant Chief Constable J E Bailey; Superintendent Moss; Superintendent Simmons; Superintendent Manby

Superintendent W Britton, Sergeant J Bridger and PC F Brooks  SPA/2/32/29  1946

Source of acquisition: Deposited by John Dibley, 6 Apr 2001 (ACC 8313)



Related information: For photographs of maps collected by Superintendent W Britton, see SPA 1/1/23

Contents:
In the control room of the Sussex Police headquarters, Fairmile, Oathall Road, Haywards Heath; Evening Argus

Photograph of headquarters' staff, Malling House, Lewes  SPA/2/32/30  1948

Source of acquisition: Deposited by John Dibley, 6 Apr 2001 (ACC 8313)



Related information: For copy photographs of Miss A Pollard, (also shown in SPA 2/32/31), see SPA 10/38

Contents:
Back row, left to right; unknown; DC F Brooks; unknown; PC A Gray; DC A Peters; PC M Curtis; DC E Von der Heyde; R Arnold; PC H Stickells; DC R Lewery; PC J Brandon; PC S Ralph; PC N Hermitage; PC V Tyrrell
Centre row, left to right: S Hayller; G Ashman; unknown; E Farrow; three unknown; Miss R Llewellyn; Miss A Pollard; WPC B Amos; WPS G Barnes; Miss J Overington; T Healey; unknown; J Russell
Front row, left to right: Sergeant W Goring; Commander E Capron (East Sussex Road Safety Officer); Inspector H Collins; Detective Inspector S J Leader; Superintendent and DCC A Hopper; R E Breffit (Chief Constable); Superintendent C Hunt; Detective Superintendent R Manby; Inspector E Pilbeam; Detective Sergeant F Mitchell; Sergeant W Kilborn

Chief Constable G W R Terry  SPA/2/32/31  24 Oct 1978

Source of acquisition: Deposited by John Dibley, 6 Apr 2001 (ACC 8313)


Contents:
With surviving members of the constabulary who were in the photograph listed as SPA 2/32/30, or served at headquarters c1948
Standing, left to right: W Goring; H Harvey; E Plank; E Farrow; H Stickells; J Russell; S Ralph; S Moore; B Aslin; L Ivett; R Lewery; N Hermitage
Seated, left to right: E Von der Heyde; Commander E Capron; H Collins; Chief Constable G W R Terry; R Manby; Miss A Pollard; W Kilborn

Two photographs  SPA/2/32/32  nd [1938-9]

Contents:
Of a traffic survey conducted on the A27 Lewes to Brighton road, between the Kingston turning and Newmarket; copy of the notice handed out to drivers
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Copy group photograph  SPA/2/32/33  nd [1939]

Contents:
Of the Ditchling Section of Lewes Division
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Two copy photographs  SPA/2/32/34  nd [1940]

Contents:
Of a football match between past and present teams of the force: group photograph of both teams; the Chief Constable, R E Breffit kicking-off
Includes notes written by John Dibley

An East Sussex Constabulary football  SPA/2/32/35  nd [1940]

Contents:
Team and a Royal Air Force team being welcomed at Portslade by the Chairman, Mr H F Parker, JP, prior to a match to raise funds for Portslade Warship Week
Includes notes written by John Dibley

The Duty Room  SPA/2/32/36  nd [1948]

Contents:
At Malling House showing Officers Edwin Von der Heyde, Ron Lewery and Harold Howe
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Christmas party  SPA/2/32/37  nd [1949-50]

Contents:
For the children of police officers and staff based at the Force Headquarters, Malling House, Lewes
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Photograph  SPA/2/32/38  nd [c 1955]

Contents:
Of the visit of an overseas police officer to Malling House; showing (left to right) Detective Superintendent Lawrence Taylor, Detective Inspector Keir Angel, Inspector Bert Sheppard, visitor, Inspector Harry Stickells, Chief Constable R E Breffit and Superintendent Edward Pilbeam
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Civil Defence exercise  SPA/2/32/39  nd [c 1950]

Contents:
In progress at the Lewes Borough Control Centre [West Street]
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Tree removal work in progress  SPA/2/32/40  nd [c 1954]

Contents:
On the paddock at Malling House; includes newly completed houses for police officers in Queens Road in the background
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Visit of John F Kennedy, President of the United States  SPA/2/32/41  1963

Contents:
To Birchgrove House, at which a contingent of the East Sussex force was in attendance: shows Detective Inspector Keir Angel, Superintendent H Nicholson, Superintendent T Pink and Assistance Chief Constable S G Leader
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Constable William Champion  SPA/2/32/42  nd [1960s]

Contents:
With Police Dog (Dante) and a group of schoolboys
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Inspection  SPA/2/32/43  nd [1964]

Contents:
Of passing-out parade at the Sandgate training centre, Folkestone, Kent, by Mr S G Leader, Assistant Chief Constable of East Sussex
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Visitors  SPA/2/32/44  nd [1964]

Contents:
To the crime prevention and display area in the new wing to the rear of Malling House
Includes notes written by John Dibley

The Traffic Patrol fleet of the East Sussex Constabulary  SPA/2/32/45  nd [1939]

Contents:
Shows MG 11/2 litre motor cars and two BSA 750cc motor bicycles, at the south end of The Broyle, Ringmer with Broyleside Cottages in the background
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Two photographs of police force football teams  SPA/2/32/46  nd [1944-5]

Contents:
Goldstone Ground, Hove, showing the victorious No.1 District football team; 11 Nov 1943; The Dripping Pan, Lewes, showing the Sussex Police League Champions
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Copy group photograph  SPA/2/32/47  1935

Contents:
Of East Sussex Constabulary, Uckfield Division
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Photocopy photograph  SPA/2/32/48  nd [1939-45]

Contents:
Showing an East Sussex Constabulary cricket team visiting Lewes to meet a Lewes Priory Cricket Club team; includes Sussex and England cricketer, J H Parks, then a War Reserve Constable at Haywards Heath; Sussex Express
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Sergeants course at Malling House, Lewes  SPA/2/32/49  Oct 1949

Contents:
With participants from Sussex, Hastings and Eastbourne police forces
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Air raid precautions course  SPA/2/32/50  May 1942

Contents:
At an unknown location
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Parade  SPA/2/32/51  nd [1940s]

Contents:
Being inspected by Superintendent Simmons, probably at the Convent Field, Lewes
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Photograph and photocopy photograph  SPA/2/32/52  Jun 1948

Contents:
Of a No.6 District Inspectors course taken at Lodge Hill, Pulborough
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Sergeants course held at Circus Street, Brighton  SPA/2/32/53  Oct - Nov 1947

Contents:
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Presentation  SPA/2/32/54  1958

Contents:
Of Long Service and Good Conduct Medals to members of the force
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Original and copy photograph  SPA/2/32/55  nd [early 1930s]

Contents:
Of the force cricket team or the Lewes Divisional cricket team, probably taken at the Dripping Pan, Lewes
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Photograph  SPA/2/32/56  May 1959

Contents:
At Lewes Bowling Club's green at Mountfield Road, Lewes, showing the Lewes Divisional Bowls team; Sussex Express
Includes notes written by John Dibley

No.1 District  SPA/2/32/57  nd [1946]

Contents:
Probably taken at the finals of Indoor Games Competitions, possibly a Lewes Division Group
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Lewes Division sports team  SPA/2/32/58  nd [1940s-1950s]

Contents:
With trophies won at the annual sports meeting organised by the East Sussex Constabulary; Sussex Express
Includes notes written by John Dibley

British Motor Corporation photographs  SPA/2/32/59  1966-1999

Contents:
Showing MGB motor cars introduced to the East Sussex Traffic Division in 1966 (eight items); two articles published in Enjoying MG, featuring the careers of Hazel Lane and Joy Smith in the Traffic Division, 1999
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Two photographs  SPA/2/32/60  1964

Contents:
Showing the East Sussex Constabulary float at the Lewes Round Table Carnival Procession, depicting policing through the ages; PC Peter Stoner wearing nineteenth century costume
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Two photographs  SPA/2/32/61  nd [1941]

Contents:
Of a parade on the Heathfield to Battle Road, possibly an Armistice Day parade; units include the police, National Fire Service, British Red Cross and ATC Cadets
Includes notes written by John Dibley

East Sussex Constabulary cricket team (unidentified)  SPA/2/32/62  nd [1930-1939]

Contents:
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Photocopy photograph  SPA/2/32/63  nd [1930s]

Contents:
Of the former police house at Cousley Wood, Wadhurst; includes PC Arthur Hunter
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Two photographs  SPA/2/32/64  1955

Contents:
Taken at a Tattoo held at The Polegrove, Bexhill, organised by the East Sussex Police Athletic Association, shows officers displaying old police uniforms of the East Sussex Constabulary from 1840 - 1955
Includes notes written by John Dibley

East Sussex Constabulary bowls team  SPA/2/32/65  nd [1950s]

Contents:
Possibly taken on the occasion of the retirement of Superintendent Arthur Wickens
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Police Constable Harry Stickells No.1  SPA/2/32/66  1955

Contents:
Modelling a new open necked style uniform
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Competitive Walking Section  SPA/2/32/67  nd [1953]

Contents:
Of the East Sussex Police Athletic Association setting out form Church Lane, Lewes, shows Malling House in the background
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Photographs and trophies  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Of the East Sussex Constabulary Tug-o'-War team
Includes notes written by John Dibley

Group photograph  SPA/2/32/68/1  1954

Contents:
With senior officers and trophies

Photocopy of a newspaper report  SPA/2/32/68/2  nd [1944]

Contents:
Announcing the award of the British Empire Award for Gallantry to Sergeant C S Hopkins (a member of the Tug-o'-War team) and Constable E G P Page, for their bravery in attending at a crashed aircraft on the downs near Polegate; Sussex Express

Police Athletic Association trophy (catchweights)  SPA/2/32/68/3  1952

Contents:
Two Police Association Championship badges

Unregistered files  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For registered files see SPA2/26, 2/6.

Contents:
Miscellaneous files from the early years of the force.

Chief Constable's draft statement  SPA/2/33/1  [Jan 1907]

Contents:
[To the Standing Joint Committee] on disturbances at Lewes on Guy Fawkes Night; it gives the background to the prosecution in the Magistrate's Court of four people for unlawful assembly and to the decision not to bring an action at the Assizes

Correspondence from the Returning Officer at Battle  SPA/2/33/2  1906 - 1910

Contents:
On charges for the attendance of police at polling stations; Home Office letter and circular on the rules for payment; Jan 1906; Apr 1910

Home Office post-war committee  SPA/2/33/3  Sep 1943 - Jan 1948

Contents:
To consider long-term questions on the efficiency of the police service: correspondence and returns on training, police prosecutions, promotion examinations, the duties and responsibilities of superintendents and inspectors, pre-war divisional organization, line communications, the special constabulary and uniform. (Ref: 1HQ.Adm)

Miscellaneous reports  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Reports from the Administration Department, which were either prepared by the police force or for it.

Report on an O & M review of administration and clerical procedures  SPA/2/34/1  Nov 1961 - Feb 1962

Contents:
Typescript report by County Council Organization and Methods Section and interim report no 1 on furnishing and equipping the Information and Control Room at Forge HQ

Lewes Division; escapes from Lewes Prison  SPA/2/34/2  Aug 1962


Related information: For photographs of a search for escaped prisoners, 1949 see SPA2/24/4 and procedures, 1954 see SPA2/24/5

Contents:
Report on procedure to be followed at each sub-division; by Superintendent F Ward. Copy no 40, notes as received in the Administration Department.

Report of working party on emergency road signs and police equipment  SPA/2/34/3  [1964]

Contents:
An ad hoc body of officers of various ranks from urban and rural areas of the county which considered emergency arrangements for road checks and accidents

Review of establishment by the Chief Constable  SPA/2/34/4  Dec 1965


Related information: For committee minutes see C/C12/18/1; for annual establishment files see SPA2/6. For reviews of establishment, 1968 onwards, see SPA1/14

Contents:
Report to the Police Committee recommending increases in establishment based on a comprehensive review; appended are schedules giving present and proposed establishments, volume of work undertaken etc.

Force Christmas card  [no ref. or date]

Printed Christmas card  SPA/2/35/1  ?1960s

Contents:
With the design of an embossed gold badge

Reports to Chief Constable from divisions  [no ref.]  1863-1892


Related information: Some were abstracted for the Chief Constable's reports to quarter sessions, see QAC classes.

Contents:
Loose papers, some formerly bundle, found in the roofspace of the Lewes Police Station in West Street in 1989 and transferred to the office in September of that year (ACC 5330). The building served as county police headquarters and Lewes Divisional Office from its erection in 1884 until the acquisition of Malling House in 1947.
The records are apparently the survivors of voluminous series of documents, some of them duplicating records compiled in stations.

Abstracts  SPA/2/36/1  1862-1863

Contents:
'No 2'. Charge sheets, form 47. Classsified totals of offences per division, with numbers convicted and discharged, Feb - May;
'No 3'. [Quarter Sessions] calendars, form 48. Monthly totals of cases in which the force was concerned, Jan 1862 - Apr 1863.
'No 5'. Charge sheets, form 50. List of offences and totals of suspects apprehended, summoned and tried; May 1863

'Voucher no 1'  SPA/2/36/2  31 Mar 1865


Related information: Main series at QAC 3/E1/3

Contents:
Chief Constable's return to quarter sessions on form no 45 giving disposition of the force on 31 Mar

Chief Constable's report to quarter sessions  SPA/2/36/3  26 Jun 1865


Related information: See QAC 2/E5/1 for main series

Contents:
Lacking accompanying returns.

Home Secretary's rules  SPA/2/36/4  16 Mar 1866

Printed

Contents:
'For establishing a uniform system for the government, pay, clothing, accoutrements and necessaries for constables'

Occurrences report on form 9  SPA/2/36/5  1 Oct 1873

Contents:
From Forest Row Station, Division F: strayed sheep the property of Michael Tester of East Grinstead

Duty reports  SPA/2/36/6  Mar 1878

Contents:
Of sergeants and constables in B Division, Lewes, for the week of 17-24 Mar 1878. The reports, on form 8, are signed by the officer reporting. They give the places visited, time of visits, distance from station, details of public house inspections and state of the weather; a 'remarks' column reports occurrences. Reports from constables at Barcombe, Chailey, Glynde, Falmer, Newhaven, Newick, Plumpton, Ringmer, Rodmell, Seaford; from sergeants at Newhaven and Ringmer

Weekly copies of superintendent's journal entries  SPA/2/36/7  Dec 1879 - Jul 1882

Contents:
Signed by James Newnham, I Division, Eastbourne. Daily records of work on form 40

'Headquarter's pay sheets' on form 15  SPA/2/36/8  Dec 1882 - Sep 1883

Contents:
Fortnightly sheets listing gross totals of wages and salaries for each division, total deductions for police rate and superannuation and nett totals of pay. Sheets 871-891, each signed by Chief Constable

Inspectors' returns  SPA/2/36/9  Apr - Oct 1886

Contents:
Under the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act 1878 of outbreaks of disease. From divisions throughout the county, they contain details of the name and address of the animals' owners, place where disease exists and number of animals affected

Report on form 87 from Hailsham Station  SPA/2/36/10  10 Aug 1892

Contents:
On an incident in which Sir James Duke set off fireworks after a Bonfire Supper at the Roebuck Inn, Laughton

Unsuccessful applications for the force  SPA/2/36/11  [n.d.]

Contents:
Declarations of health and personal description on form 43, forms of recommendation and of examination by police surgeon. Endorsed with the reason for the candidate's rejection:
Henry Beagley, Brighton; Sep 1879
Frederick Matten, Hurstpierpoint; Jan 1884
William Sinden, Beckley; Dec 1884
Charles Verrion, Brighton; Jan 1887
William Williams, London; Jun 1888
Alfred Ridley, Hellingly; Jan 1893
Frederick W Rogers, Horsham; Jan 1893
David Packham, Hellingly; Feb 1893
Benjamin Deeks, Brede; Mar 1893

Papers for criminal convictions  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Documents deposited 5 May 1994 (ACC 6311, 6312)


R v Patrick Herbert Mahon  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: SPA/2/37/2-41 are papers retained by Detective Inspector Thomas James Hall of New Scotland Yard



Related information: For a video of television programme, the first half of which recounts the case of R v Patrick Herbert Mahon, 1999 see SPA 2/38/1.

Administrative history:
On 2 May 1924 Patrick Herbert Mahon (c1889-1924) of Pagoda Avenue, Richmond, Surrey, salesman was arrested at Waterloo railway station and taken to New Scotland Yard where he soon confessed to involvement in the death of Emily Beilby Kaye (1885-1924), the daughter of Charles Kaye and Emma (née Beilby), who was born on 26 November 1885 at 313 Waterloo Road, Cheetham, Manchester.
[Patrick] Herbert Mahon (aged 21) of 13 Helena Street, West Derby, literary publisher's book keeper, the son of Henry Mahon, clothing merchant's warehouse stock keeper, and Jessie Hannah (aged 23) of 110 Walton Village, Walton, daughter of the late William Hannah, journeyman engine fitter, were married at West Derby Register Office, Liverpool on 6 April 1910.
In the course of his work Mahon met Miss Kaye at an office in London and they began an affair. She knew of his former conviction for a brutal attack on a young woman in 1916, but nevertheless hoped to marry him and to emigrate to South Africa. Mahon, who was married with two children, did not intend to leave his wife but nevertheless rented a bungalow for them, part of a former coastguard station, at the Crumbles, Westham. It was there on the night of 16 April 1924 that they had violent quarrel; Mahon claimed that she threw an axe at him, that they struggled and that she fell, hitting her head against coal-scuttle which killed her. On Good Friday he cut off her head and legs, on 22 April he burned her head in the sitting room grate, followed by the feet and legs, and then boiled some portions of the body in a large pot.
Mahon's wife was worried by his disappearance and after a search of his belongings she found a left luggage ticket. On 1 May a friend of Mrs Mahon retrieved the luggage from Waterloo railway station but on inspection found it to contain bloodstained clothing and a cook's knife. The luggage was examined by officers at New Scotland Yard and then returned to Waterloo. The next day Mahon was arrested as he collected the bag.
The bungalow at the Crumbles was searched and human remains were found. Mahon was charged at Hailsham Petty Sessional court on 6 May with the murder of Emily Beilby Kaye, and the inquest opened in the sitting-room of the bungalow the following day. The trial opened at Lewes assizes on 15 July before Mr Justice Avory and on 19 July, after the jury had taken 43 minutes to consider its verdict, Mahon was sentenced to death. His appeal was unsuccessful and on 3 September he was hanged at Wandsworth Prison.

Bibliography: There is a detailed account of the case L Knowles Court of Drama. Famous Trials at Lewes Assizes (London 1966) pages 37-58


File concerning the prosecution of Mahon  SPA/2/37/1  May 1924 - Sep 1924

Contents:
Divided into sections consisting of letters of mutual congratulation between the East Sussex Constabulary, New Scotland Yard and the Director of Public Prosecutions, reports of Chief Inspector Savage and copies of statements made by the accused, statements, property of the accused, Dr Webster's report, birth certificate of the deceased, marriage of the accused, inventory of bungalow, banking account of the deceased, Post Office Savings Bank and banking accounts of the accused, correspondence CC and NSY, particulars of £100 notes changed by the accused, letter from Society of Authors to the accused, newspaper extract concerning the conviction of the accused in 1916, copy of the petition made by the accused in 1916, photographs [missing see SPA 2/37/6-40]

Copy of statements  SPA/2/37/2  May 1924

Contents:
By Patrick Herbert Mahon at New Scotland Yard, 2, 3 and 5 May 1924, description of the trunk in which portions of the body were found, inventory of the contents of the bungalow, statement of Detective Inspector Thomas Hall of Scotland Yard and particulars of the £100 notes changed by the accused

Sketch plan  SPA/2/37/3  May 1924

Contents:
Showing the internal layout of the bungalow with newspaper cutting from The Daily News, 8 May 1924 of photographs of the victim, Mahon leaving the bungalow under arrest, Detective Inspector Hall drawing a plan of the building, policemen guarding the building and Mahon leaving the inquest, with attached note to 'Mother, this is the map I was sketching when my photo was taken. You'll see by the plan how very correct it is, T H'

Duplicate of newspaper cutting  SPA/2/37/4  8 May 1924

Contents:
From The Daily News but with additional photographs of crowds standing outside the walls of the garden of the bungalow, members of the jury in the garden of the bungalow and Miss Jessie Richards who identified the victim's clothing

Copy of letter  SPA/2/37/5  22 Jul 1924

Contents:
From A H Bodkin, Director of Public Prosecutions, 1 Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, London to The Commissioner of Police, New Scotland Yard acknowledging the services of his officers in Rex v Mahon

Photograph  SPA/2/37/6  nd (3-5 May 1924)

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of the exterior of the bungalow and the police walking around it

Photograph  SPA/2/37/7  nd (3-5 May 1924)

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of the exterior of the bungalow

Photograph  SPA/2/37/8  nd (3-5 May 1924)

Contents:
Supplied by the Daily Mirror of the exterior of the bungalow

Photograph  SPA/2/37/9  nd (3-5 May 1924)

Contents:
Of the arrival of Detective Inspector Hall, Sergeant Spackling and a local (ie East Sussex Constabulary) Constable and Superintendent at the bungalow

Duplicate of SPA 2/37/9  SPA/2/37/10  nd (3-5 May 1924)

Photograph  SPA/2/37/11  nd (3-5 May 1924)

Contents:
Supplied by the Daily Mirror of policemen at the exterior of the bungalow

Photograph  SPA/2/37/12  nd (3-5 May 1924)

Contents:
Of Sir Bernard H Spilsbury, pathologist, his assistant (a widow of a professor who had been a friend of Spilsbury) and police officers examining the remains of the victim on a table in the garden of the bungalow

Note: Not to be copied without permission of the Sussex Police


Photograph  SPA/2/37/13  nd (3-5 May 1924)

Contents:
Of a man with four dogs searching the Crumbles for the missing head of the victim

Photograph  SPA/2/37/14  nd (3-5 May 1924)

Contents:
Supplied by the Daily Mirror of two men with dogs searching the Crumbles for the missing head of the victim

Photograph  SPA/2/37/15  6 May 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of the crowd outside Hailsham Petty Session Court while Mahon was being charged with murder

Photograph  SPA/2/37/16  7 May 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of the crowd outside the bungalow while the inquest was opened in the sitting room

Photograph  SPA/2/37/17  7 May 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of ?the coroner outside the bungalow at the opening of the inquest

Photograph  SPA/2/37/18  7 May 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of the hostile crowd outside the bungalow at the opening of the inquest

Postcard  SPA/2/37/19  nd (post-marked 5 Jun 1924)

Contents:
Of 'The Bungalow Tragedy: Removing the Remains [of the victim]' sent by Detective Inspector Hall to Mrs Hall, 5 Haimes Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Duplicate of SPA 2/37/18  SPA/2/37/20  nd (Jun 1924)

Contents:
Endorsed 'Thousands of these were sold in shops at Eastbourne'

Photograph  SPA/2/37/21  nd (c1903)

Contents:
Supplied by the Daily Mirror of Emily Beilby Kaye aged about 18

Photograph  SPA/2/37/22  nd (c1920)

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of Emily Beilby Kaye aged about 35

Photograph  SPA/2/37/23  nd (c1920)

Contents:
Of Emily Beilby Kaye aged about 35

Photograph  SPA/2/37/24  nd (c1907)

Contents:
Of Patrick Herbert Mahon aged about 18

Photograph  SPA/2/37/25  nd (1914)

Contents:
Supplied by the Daily Mirror of Patrick Herbert Mahon aged about 25

Photograph  SPA/2/37/26  nd (1919)

Contents:
Supplied by the Daily Mirror of Patrick Herbert Mahon aged about 30

Photograph  SPA/2/37/27  15 Jul 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of the sheriff's trumpeters blowing a fanfare on the arrival of Mr Justice Avory at the start of the trial of Mahon at Lewes assizes

Photograph  SPA/2/37/28  15 Jul 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of Mr Justice Avory arriving at Lewes assizes

Photograph  SPA/2/37/29  15 Jul 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of the exterior of Lewes assize court at the start of the trial of Mahon, showing the sheriff's trumpeters blowing a fanfare, Mr Justice Avory's car and the judge entering the building

Photograph  SPA/2/37/30  15 Jul 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of the departure of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, the pathologist, from the court

Duplicate of SPA 2/37/29  SPA/2/37/31  15 Jul 1924

Photograph  SPA/2/37/32  15 Jul 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the Topical Press Agency, 10-11 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London of Mahon's defence counsel, Mr James Dale Cassels, KC, MP outside the White Hart, Lewes

Photograph  SPA/2/37/33  15 Jul 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of Mr James Dale Cassels, KC, MP leaving the court
Endorsed note that 'Mr Justice Cassels aged 81 is now (1958) our oldest judge'

Album of six photographs of concerning the case  SPA/2/37/34  nd (15-19 Jul 1934)

Contents:
Presumably used during the trial: (1) Officers House, Langney Bungalow, Westham, (2) interior of second bedroom on the left-hand side of passage, (3) interior of third bedroom, opposite bedroom number two on right of passage, (4) interior of sitting room showing fireplace where bones were found, (5) interior of dinning room showing three-legged iron pot, pan and fireplace where the bones were also found, (6) contents (human remains) of two trunks found in the third bedroom

Note: Not to be copied without permission of the Sussex Police


Photograph  SPA/2/37/35  nd (15-19 Jul 1924)

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of the exterior of a model of the bungalow used during the trial

Duplicate of SPA 2/37/34  SPA/2/37/36  nd (15-19 Jul 1924)

Photograph  SPA/2/37/37  nd (15-19 Jul 1924)

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of the interior of a model of the bungalow used during the trial

Photograph  SPA/2/37/38  nd (15-19 Jul 1924)

Contents:
Supplied by the Daily Mirror of the interior of a model of the bungalow used during the trial

Photograph  SPA/2/37/39  19 Jul 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of Mahon in the dock as the judge delivers the death sentence

Photograph  SPA/2/37/40  19 Jul 1924

Contents:
Supplied by the London News Agency, 46 Fleet Street, London of a close-up of Mahon in the dock as the judge delivers the death sentence

Papers  SPA/2/37/41  Aug - Sep 1993

Contents:
Concerning the recovery of SPA 2/37/2-40 by the West Mercia Constabulary

Videos concerning criminal convictions  [no ref. or date]

R v Patrick Herbert Mahon  [no ref. or date]

Video (VHS) of programme one  SPA/2/38/1  1999

Contents:
From the series 'Tales From the Black Museum' produced by Carey Street Productions for the Discovery Channel, the first half of which recounts the case of R v Patrick Herbert Mahon and uses SPA 2/37/3-4, 6-8, 16, 18-19, 22-23, 25-26, 30, 34 (1, 3, 5), 39-40

BRIGHTON CONSTABULARY  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: Records of the force are listed in the following classes:
SPA/3/1 Chief Constable's report books, 1889-1933
SPA/3/2 Chief Constable's reference books, 1920-29
SPA/3/3 Chief Constable's annual reports to Watch Committee, 1924-67
SPA/3/4 Chief Constable's annual reports to Magistrates' Licensing Meeting, 1905-66
SPA/3/5 Liquor licensing: registers of clubs and licences, 1900-69
SPA/3/6 Standing orders, guidance and instructions, 1902-64
SPA/3/7 Monthly analyses of casualty accidents, 1953-64
SPA/3/8 Register of firearms certificates, 1920
SPA/3/9 Newspaper cutting books, 1902-64
SPA/3/10 Histories and exhibition catalogues, 1938-51
SPA/3/11 Sample of criminal record cards, 1918-62
SPA/3/12 A Division: daily occurrence books, 1955-58
SPA/3/13 B Division: daily occurrence books, 1955-65
SPA/3/14 Brighton Police Institute minute book, 1889-1920
SPA/3/15 Police Federation, Brighton Borough Police Joint Branch Board: annual report, 1929-30
SPA/3/16 Brighton Improvement Commissioners committee minute book, 1823-25
SPA/3/17 Registers of officers' service, 1855-1956
SPA/3/18 Photographs, 1895-1968
SPA/3/19 Menu cards, 1902-1934
SPA/3/20 Registers of crime, 1963-1967
SPA/3/21 Crime property books, 1952-1963



Related information: The following records of the Improvement Commissioners contain references to the administration of the police force: minutes of police committee 1853-54, DB/B 60/28; Chief Officer's committee reports 1836-54, DB/B 71/51; report books 1836, 1848-49, DB/B 69/1-3; applications for employment 1830-1853, DB/B 71/120-149; records of quarter sessions cases on assaults on the police 1832-33, DB/B 73/23,25,30,32; lists of emoluments of Henry Soloman, Chief Constable, 1837, DB/B 73/45; report of constables on duty 1838, DB/B 73/53; correspondence with local MPs on opposition to the County Constabulary Bill 1840, DB/B 73/56; draft rules of Brighton Police Superannuation Fund 1850, DB/B 73/91.
For minutes of the Watch Committee 1854-1939, see DB/B 12. The force ceased to exist in 1967, when it became part of the Sussex Authority. The following material relating to the Force is to be found in other SPA classes: records of Chief Constable James Terry, 1860-1895, SPA 10/5; biographical material on Chief Constable Sir William Gentle, SPA 10/19; scrapbook of PC Vernon Smith, 1923-45, SPA 10/6; records of Insp. A V J Evans, 1919-46, SPA 10/11; articles on the police wireless used in the Borough, 1932-37, SPA 1/6/4; article by D Spector on the murder of Henry Solomon, the first Chief Constable in 1844, SPA 1/6/9; material on the Brighton Trunk Murders, 1934, SPA 11/1/3. SPA 11 contains records of the Central Division, which included Brighton from 1968. For training notes of PC A C Dart, 1966, see SPA 10/20; for Road accidents and sketching 1944 by Chief Constable W J Hutchinson see SPA 10/23/1.
For file on Divisional HQ, John Street 1968-72 see R/A6/14.

Administrative history:
The Brighton Police Force was established in 1838 under the jurisdiction of the Brighton Improvement Commissioners and was transferred to the newly-formed Borough Council in 1854.

Chief Constable's report books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Reports of the Chief Constable to the Borough Watch Committee (for minutes 1854-1939 see DB/B12). They were presented monthly and deal with the service and conduct of members of the force: committee resolutions on matters reported are given opposite entries in the text.

1-8  SPA/3/1/1-8  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

9  SPA/3/1/9  Dec 1889 - Jul 1894

10  SPA/3/1/10  Jul 1894 - Aug 1899

Contents:
(Enclosed is a list of constables commended, 1897)

[I]  SPA/3/1/11  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

[II]  SPA/3/1/12  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

III  SPA/3/1/13  Mar 1910 - Feb 1924

4  SPA/3/1/14  Mar 1924 - Jan 1933

Contents:
(With index of constables' names)

Chief Constable's reference books  [no ref. or date]

Volume  SPA/3/2/1  Jun 1920 - Mar 1929


Related information: For Committee minutes see DB/B12.

Contents:
Containing notes of matters referred to the Chief Constable for action by the Watch Committee and its sub-committees.

Chief Constable's annual reports  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Annual reports to the Watch Committee (for minutes see DB/B12). They are printed or typescript and each covers a calendar year. 1 and 2 contain several reports bound together.

Annual report  SPA/3/3/1  1924-1939

Annual report  SPA/3/3/2  1940-1948

Annual report  SPA/3/3/3  1949

Annual report  SPA/3/3/4  1950

Annual report  SPA/3/3/5  1951

Annual report  SPA/3/3/6  1952

Annual report  SPA/3/3/7  1953

Annual report  SPA/3/3/8  1954

Annual report  SPA/3/3/9  1955

Annual report  SPA/3/3/10  1956

Annual report  SPA/3/3/11  1957

Annual report  SPA/3/3/12  1958

Annual report  SPA/3/3/13  1959

Annual report  SPA/3/3/14  1960

Annual report  SPA/3/3/15  1961

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/3/3/16  1962

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Annual report  SPA/3/3/17  1963

Annual report  SPA/3/3/18  1964

Annual report  SPA/3/3/19  1965

Annual report  SPA/3/3/20  1966

Annual report  SPA/3/3/21  1967

Chief Constable's annual reports to the Magistrates' Licensing Meeting  [no ref. or date]

Most of the reports are printed and 1 and 2 are bound volumes


Related information: For minutes of the licensing sessions, 1925-1949, see PTS2/7/1-2.

Administrative history:
Each February the Borough magistrates held their annual licensing meeting to regulate the issue, transfer and surrender of liquor licences in the town. Until 1922 this meeting was known as the Brewster Sessions. At this meeting the justices received a report from the Chief Constable on the operation of the licensing laws during the previous year, giving statistics of current licences, of infractions of the law and of prosecutions for drunkenness. The reports also presented applications for new licences and many of the copies in this set are annotated to show which licences were granted and on what terms

Years ended December 1904-1929  SPA/3/4/1  Feb 1905 - Feb 1930

Years ended December 1930-1943  SPA/3/4/2  Feb 1931 - Feb 1944

Years ended December 1966  SPA/3/4/3  Feb 1966

Liquor licensing: registers of licensed premises  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For magistrates' registers of licences 1822-1951 see PTS2/6/1-7 and for registers of clubs 1902-1958 see PTS2/5/1-8.

Administrative history:
The Chief Constable was responsible to the licensing justices for the administration of the licensing laws and he reported annually to them (see SPA3/4)

Contents:
The registers record the procedures by which the licences were regulated

Registers of intoxicating liquor licences  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Registers giving names and addresses of owner and licensee, name and address of premises, dates of issue, renewal and transfer of the current licence, conditions attaching to the licence, convictions and sentences under licensing legislation and dates of surrenders. The volumes are indexed by licensees' names and house names.

Entries grouped  SPA/3/5/1  Aug 1900 - Nov 1934

Contents:
Alehouses, beerhouses, off-licences and billiard halls

Entries grouped  SPA/3/5/2  c1933 - Sep 1966

Contents:
Publican's licences, beerhouses, off-licences, billiard halls, restaurant and residential, (night) clubs

Registers of clubs  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Registers of sports and social clubs possessing on-licences. They give names and addresses of clubs, dates of registration and of licence renewals, secretaries' names and addresses, permitted hours for serving alcoholic drinks, size of membership and notes on the purpose of each club. Sometimes the names of committee and club members are given. Notes record inspections and action taken on infringements of the licensing laws and (in 4) club registration regulations. Both volumes are indexed. 3 was apparently compiled in 1934 to cover all licensed clubs in the Borough at that date: it includes clubs first registered from 1902.

Club register  SPA/3/5/3  Jan 1934 - Sep 1957

Contents:
(Enclosed are notes of annual statistics 1954 and 1955)

Club register  SPA/3/5/4  Feb 1958 - Nov 1969

Standing orders, guidance and instructions  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Miscellaneous published orders, instructions, digests of legislation etc issued to constables to help them carry out their duties. The items below are an artificial collection, assembled from many sources and their provenance is unrecorded. Where a constable's name and/or number appear on a record this is noted in brackets in the list.

Instruction book for the government & guidance of the Brighton Borough Police  SPA/3/6/1  Apr 1902-May 1903

Printed

Contents:
WB Gentle, Chief Constable. Includes a note of procedure in the case of falling tramwires of 1903. (B51)

Byelaws  SPA/3/6/2  Apr 1874 - May 1909

Printed

Contents:
Bound set apparently of all the byelaws in force in 1909. The spine is marked 'Chief Constable' and the flyleaf is stamped 'Training Department'.

Licensing Act, 1921  SPA/3/6/3  1921

Printed

Contents:
A small pamphlet, memorandum no 1 in a series on statutory acts and regulations.

Memorandum on the betting duty laws  SPA/3/6/4  Nov 1926

Contents:
Booklet issued as a result of the Finance Act 1926. (PC Stockley, 69)

Instructions respecting the application of the police box system  SPA/3/6/5  Sep 1927

Contents:
Booklet on procedure, location of boxes. (PC Stockley, 69)

Consolidated general orders nos 1-8  SPA/3/6/6  Nov 1927 - Jan 1937

Contents:
Booklets containing summaries or transcripts of the general orders issued from time to time, for reference by officers. 1 is an epitome of all general orders since 1920, 2-8 are updates at intervals of between one and three years. General Order on the wireless scheme of Jul 1933. (PC Stockley, 69)

Explanatory Notes on certain Sections of the Brighton Corporation Act, 1931  SPA/3/6/7  Dec 1932

Printed

Contents:
A handbook issued in pursuance of general order 47. The Act regulated the licensing of hackney carriages, boats and bathing machines and contained various public health and nuisance provisions. (William Lamming, PC 170)

Wireless code: secret  SPA/3/6/8  [1930s]

Contents:
Pamphlet giving code words and numbers for use by constables with radios for communication with colleagues. The wireless was first used by the Brighton force in 1933. (PC Trench, 106; PC Field, 142)

Home Office Consolidated Circular January 1925  SPA/3/6/9  May 1935 - Mar 1945

Printed

Contents:
A bound copy of the circular issued as an epitome of all the guidance to the police 'on crime and kindred matters' from 1885 onwards. Typescript and MS amendments have been included, with press cuttings and a note by the Town Clerk on a legal point; the circular was bound in Mar 1935.

Police box system  SPA/3/6/10  Jan 1939

Printed

Contents:
Instructions on the working of Beats, Fixed and Occasional Duties and general outline of the system, WJ Hutchinson, Chief Constable. (PC Parker, 109; P Vore, PC 172)

War time duties  SPA/3/6/11  May 1940

Printed

Contents:
Loose-leaf booklet containing consolidated instructions by WJ Hutchinson, Chief Constable. (PC Lamming, 170)

Crime prevention: instructions to constables  SPA/3/6/12  Aug 1954

Printed.

Contents:
Booklet by WJ Hutchinson. (Restricted circulation: no 112)

Consolidated standing orders  SPA/3/6/13  May 1958 - Mar 1961

Contents:
Loose-leaf typescript volume containing standing orders grouped as follows: organization, practice and procedure, local Acts and byelaws. A quarterly digest of current case law, issued Jan 1959 - Mar 1961, is appended. (LC Beecher, PS 31, May 1958; PC RH Conrathe, Mar 1961)

The Judges rules  SPA/3/6/14  Feb 1964

Printed

Contents:
Folded card giving the text of cautions, rules for taking statements. (PC 172 Vore)

Force order  SPA/3/6/15  1966

Contents:
On report and statement writing (Div Clerk 'B')

Monthly analyses of casualty accidents  [no ref. or date]

Sheets from a loose-leaf register summarising accident figures  SPA/3/7/1  Feb 1953 - Apr 1964

Contents:
They give road classifications, weather conditions, time of day and the causes of the accidents in coded form and the accidents are classified by the ages of those involved, by vehicles and by the severity of the injuries received.

Registers of firearms certificates  [no ref. or date]

Certificates 1-100  SPA/3/8/1  Nov 1920-1944

Contents:
Register maintained under the Firearms Act 1920 of certificates granted to members of the public to keep firearms. It gives names and addresses of holders, description of guns and ammunition, conditions attaching to the certificate and notes of surrenders, cancellations, revocations and renewals. Renewals to 1944 are noted.

Newspaper cutting books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Miscellaneous volumes of newspaper cuttings

Book of reports  SPA/3/9/1  1896-[1914]

Contents:
Of criminal trials which took place in Brighton, with an index of defendants' names, Jan 1902 - Oct 1913; it also includes a table giving annual totals of types of crimes committed [in the Borough], 1896-1913; Jan 1902 - [1914]

Volumes of cuttings  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
On the trial of the Chief Constable and two senior detectives on a charge of conspiracy to obstruct the course of justice

Volume of cuttings  SPA/3/9/2  Oct 1957 - Feb 1958

Volume of cuttings  SPA/3/9/3  Feb - May 1958

Loose leaf press cutting book  SPA/3/9/4  Jul 1960 - Jan 1964

Three cuttings  SPA/3/9/5  Aug 1948

Contents:
One from the Daily Graphic, mounted on card: news items and photographs illustrating the replacement of the high-collared tunic by a tunic worn with shirt and tie

Commemorative booklets  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Brochures published for exhibitions and to celebrate anniversaries.

County Borough of Brighton: Police centenary, 1838-1938  SPA/3/10/1  1938

Contents:
Illustrated booklet containing an account of the force's history

Illustrated catalogue  SPA/3/10/2  Jun 1946

Contents:
Of the Police Exhibition held at Brighton Museum 4 - 22 June to celebrate a joint conference comprising the Jubilee Conference of the Chief Constables' Association (Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales) and the AMC Twenty-first Conference of Chairmen of Watch Committees the exhibition focused on the history of the police while aiming to demonstrate recent advances in techniques, with foreword by the Home Secretary, J Chuter Ede

Catalogue  SPA/3/10/3  Feb 1951

Contents:
Of the County Borough Police 'Beat the Burglar' exhibition at the Royal Pavilion, 15 - 24 Feb, which was staged to encourage vigilance by the public in protecting property and co-operating with the police

History of the Brighton Police 1838-1967  SPA/3/10/4  1967

Administrative history:
Formerly listed as SPA 3/10/6

Contents:
By Inspector Gerald W Baines

Sample of criminal record cards  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
A small selection of criminal record cards made when the cards were being weeded by the Criminal Records Office in 1981.

Cards  SPA/3/11/1  Oct 1918 - Jan 1962

Conditions of access: Closed until 2013

Contents:
On fourteen men and women, all but one including a photograph. They give name, address, age, personal description, conviction record and CRO reference number (including year code)

A Division: daily occurrence books  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Routine policing of the County Borough was organized through two divisions. The precise divisional boundaries and the locations of beats and police boxes are described in the standing orders at SPA3/6/10 but broadly speaking A Division covered the town to the west of Old Steine, including Patcham and Withdean.

Contents:
The volumes contain entries on the events of each day, taken from radio and telephone messages and constables' reports: road accidents cases of sudden illness or death, criminal investigations, persons detained, missing persons, persons sheltered etc. The times reports were received are recorded and each case is classified and coded in the margin. At the back are lists of three-day orders under mental health legislation.

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/1-4  [1955]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/5  18 Jun 1955 - 4 Jun 1956

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/6  11 Aug 1956 - 29 May 1957

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/7  30 May 1957 - 7 Mar 1958

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/8  7 Mar - 23 Oct 1958

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/9  24 Oct 1958 - 11 Jun 1959

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/10  11 Jun - 28 Dec 1959

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/11  28 Dec 1959 - 6 Jul 1960

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/12  7 Jul 1960 - 21 Jan 1961

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/13  21 Jan - 29 Jul 1961

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/14  [29 Jul 1961 - 3 Nov 1961]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/15  3 Nov 1961 - 1 Aug 1962

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/16  1 Aug 1962 - 1 May 1963

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/17  2 May 1963 - 15 Jan 1964

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/18  16 Jan - 1 Oct 1964

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/19  2 Oct 1964 - 8 Aug 1965

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/20  8 Aug - 8 Sep 1965

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/21  22 Sep 1965 - 14 Mar 1966

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/22  15 Mar - 3 Oct 1966

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/23  3 Oct 1966 - 11 May 1967

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/24  12 May - 14 Dec 1967

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/12/25  14 Dec 1967 - 26 Jul 1968

B Division: daily occurrence books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Volumes similar to those described at SPA3/12, covering B division. This division incorporated the eastern part of the County Borough, including Moulsecoomb and Rottingdean.

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/1  4 Jul 1955 - 27 Aug 1956

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/2  28 Aug 1956 - 27 Aug 1957

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/3  27 Aug 1957 - 4 Sep 1958

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/4  4 Sep 1958 - 24 Jul 1959

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/5  24 Jul 1959 - 8 May 1960

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/6  8 May - 18 Dec 1960

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/7  19 Dec 1960 - 25 Jul 1961

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/8  29 Jul 1961 - 10 Mar 1962

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/9  10 Mar - 28 Sep 1962

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/10  28 Sep 1962 - 9 Jun 1963

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/11  10 Jun 1963 - 8 Feb 1964

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/12  8 Feb 1964 - 28 Aug 1964

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/13  28 Aug 1964 - 3 Apr 1965

Daily occurrence books  SPA/3/13/14  3 Apr - 22 Sep 1965

Brighton Police Institute minute book  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Institute was founded by Marriage Wallis and Daniel Hack 'for the purpose of religious, educational and temperance meetings and for ...social recreation'. It was houses in 119 Southover Street, which was let at a nominal rent by the two benefactors: the house contained a reading room where papers and periodicals were available and the functions held there included Bible classes, 'entertainments', prayer meetings and singing classes. In 1889 an American organ was bought and in 1905 a billiard table. The Institute was run by a council, which delegated routine business to a management committee which met monthly. The minute book concludes with the copy of a letter from Clarkson Wallis, the new owner of the Institute, proposing that the lease of the building be continued on the same terms.

Minutes of Institute Council and Committee  SPA/3/14/1  Oct 1889 - Jan 1919

Folder of papers removed from 3/14/1  SPA/3/14/2  Apr 1904 - May 1920

Contents:
Names of constables nominated by each division to serve on the committee, 1904 and 1907 with the committee's report for 1904-1906; balance sheets of the Police-Aided Scheme for Clothing Destitute Children, 1912-1913, 1913-1914 and 1914-1915; correspondence file 18646 on the ownership of the Institute, Jan 1919; circular from the retiring Chief Constable, [William Gentle], on the future of the Institute and of the Police Convalescent Home, Crowborough, May 1920

Police Federation, Brighton Borough Police Joint Branch Board: annual reports  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For Hastings Branch records see SPA5/8.

Administrative history:
The Police Federation for England and Wales had branches for inspectors, sergeants and constables, which participated at local level in a joint branch board.

Proof copy  SPA/3/15/1  Nov 1930

Contents:
Of printed annual reports of the Joint Branch and Constables' Branch Boards for 1929-1930

Brighton Improvement Commissioners Committee  [no ref. or date]


Related information: Committee reports 1810-1821 and Commissioners' minutes are in course of arrangement in DB/B classes.

Administrative history:
The Brighton Commissioners were established under an Act of 1773 and their powers were enhanced by a further Act of 1810. In 1830 they established a police force, whose headquarters were at the Town Hall. This minute book, signed by Committee members, which also includes some signed reports, predates the 1825 local Act, which greatly altered the Commissioners' administrative procedures.

Contents:
The Committees whose meetings are recorded include: street watering, audit, scavenging, watch, new Act, gas, market, groyne, and East Cliff improvement; meetings of site committees are also included. 70 pages have been left blank and are headed 'New Act'.

Minute book  SPA/3/16/1  May 1823 - Jun 1825

Registers of officers' service  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Deposited 18 Sep 1990 (ACC 5574).


Supplementary information: The information in the volumes has been incorporated in Neville Poulsom's 'Alphabetical list of police officers who served in the pre-1968 police forces of Sussex' (copy in searchroom).

Defaulters books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
A series of registers begun in order to record cases of misconduct, though there appears to be an entry for each member of the force from the time they begin. They give each officer's name and joining date, dates and details of offence and of punishment; SPA 3/17/1 in addition notes ranks and numbers. From the 1860s entries are made for promotions and to record rates of pay and superannuation; dates of discharge, resignation and death are also given.
The covering dates given in SPA/3/17/1-4 are those of the first entry for each officer, but the volumes contain entries of later dates. The volumes are indexed.

Defaulters books  SPA/3/17/1  Jan 1855 - Apr 1868

Defaulters books  SPA/3/17/2  Dec 1869 - Aug 1883

Defaulters books  SPA/3/17/3  Oct 1883 - Sep 1902

Contents:
At front: Watch Committee resolution on rates of pay, 1892 and annual estimates of payroll costs, 1886-1889

Defaulters books  SPA/3/17/4  Oct 1902 - Jan 1921

Personal record books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
It is assumed that the registers described in SPA/3/17/1-4 were discontinued in favour of a more systematic recording of service on pre-printed sheets. These were presumably stored in a current alphabetical sequence during the officer's service and removed on termination of service to a non-current sequence. In 1956 or later the sheets relating to officers no longer in service were bound, in alphabetical order, to form the registers listed in SPA/3/17/5-7. The records contain names, years and places of birth, occupations, home addresses, marital status, personal descriptions, details of previous police and military service, certificates (education, ambulance, swimming), notes of commendations and offenses, details of medical history, dates of termination of service and in some cases of death.

Officers whose service terminated  SPA/3/17/5  1921-1956

Conditions of access: Closed until 2007

Contents:
Regular members A - L

Officers whose service terminated  SPA/3/17/6  1921-1956

Conditions of access: Closed until 2007

Contents:
Regular members M - Y, First Police Reserve, Policewomen

Officers whose service terminated  SPA/3/17/7  1921-1956

Conditions of access: Closed until 2007

Contents:
Civilians, Women's Auxiliary Police Corps, Police War Reserve

Discharge certificate books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Counterfoil book of certificates of service granted to constables leaving the force. The stubs repeat the information recorded on the printed certificates: name, age, physical description, dates of service, rank on discharge, cause of leaving and description of conduct. They are initialled by the Chief Constable. This is evidently the last in a series of volumes running up to amalgamation in 1968.

Certificates 301-369  SPA/3/17/8  Jul 1962 - Nov 1967

Conditions of access: Closed until 2018

Photographs  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For further photographs of the force see also SPA10/6/1, scrapbook of PC Vernon Smith, 1923-1945; SPA10/25/1, photograph of Superintendent James Rampton, c1910; SPA10/28/1-2, tug-of-war team, 1916 and B Division, 1919. See also histories at SPA3/10. For albums of photographs compiled by the SPA since amalgamation see SPA1/45/10-14. See SPA10/31/2 for photographs of the force in 1930.

Contents:
Albums compiled by Brighton Constabulary and photographs taken as a record of people and events.

Loose-leaf leatherbound album  SPA/3/18/1  1895 - Aug 1968

Contents:
Evidently compiled in the 1950s and added to in the 1960s. Its contents are arranged in rough chronological or thematic order and include:
Sport and recreation: outings to Steyning 1895, Moulsecoomb Place 1913; cricket teams 1895, 1923, 1931-1935; band c1900 and 1930; golf teams, 1902, 1934; football teams 1922, 1932 and in a match against the German Police, 1938; tug-of-war team [1940s]; Angling section of Police Athletic Association, 1956; rifle range, 1909 and 1950s; B Division trophies 1902; handicraft display 1952.
Events: Brighton Motor Trials, 1905; visit of Joint Central Committee of Police Federation, 1924; General Strike: detachments seconded to Glamorgan and use of special constables at home, 1926; reinforcements from Yorkshire, 1944; detachment to attend the Coronation, 1953; railway strike 1956; visit of Swedish police, 1962.
Accommodation: wartime protection of the Town Hall; interior and exterior views of the new headquarters and of the opening ceremony, 1965-1968.
Staff: office staff c1931; portrait of WJ Hutchinson, Chief Constable, 1933-1956; retirement of Sgt L Adlam, 1968.
Transport and equipment: Transport Department, cars and motor cycles, 1928-1933; patrol car and radio equipment, 1953; motorcycles 1957-1958; mounted police, 1939; police dogs; police wireless, 1935 (see SPA1/6/4); loud-hailer for crowd control, 1938; police post, 1950; wartime control room, 1943; fingerprinting techniques, 1956

Album of photographs of centenary celebrations  SPA/3/18/2  18 May 1938

Archival history:
Formerly listed as SPA3/10/2

Contents:
Open-air service, review of force by mayor and lord lieutenant, Chief Constable with [? four predecessors], detachment of officers dressed in 1838 uniforms, banquet at Royal Pavilion (menu enclosed).

Mounted photograph  SPA/3/18/3  c1938

Contents:
Of a group of parking attendants in front of the Pavilion. They are disabled ex-soldiers and several wear first world war medals. The note accompanying the photograph identifies William Waters (7th from the right in the back row) and the officer in charge is said to be Superintendent Bill Curry (recte William R Corrie who became Assistant Hackney Carriage Inspector in 1935 and later Hackney Carriage Inspector)

Album of photographs  SPA/3/18/4  Jun 1946

Archival history:
Formerly listed as SPA3/10/4


Related information: For catalogue see SPA3/10/2

Contents:
Of the Police Exhibition at Brighton Museum for the joint conference of the Chief Constables' Association and Chairmen of Watch Committees.

Three photographs  SPA/3/18/5  [1950s]

Contents:
Mounted on card, taken by the Central Office of Information and showing a policewoman patrolling in Brighton near the seafront and escorting children across a road. References D56325, 56326, 56329

Mounted portrait  SPA/3/18/6  [1963]

Contents:
Of Albert E Rowsell OBE, Chief Constable 1957-1963 and formerly Chief Constable of Exeter. Ref: 4284F. JL Burrow, photographer

Two group photographs  [no ref. or date]

52 men and one woman  SPA/3/18/7/1  [?1950s]

Contents:
Not in uniform; taken indoors

The Borough force  SPA/3/18/7/2  [1967]

Contents:
Seated in the [new Brighton Headquarters] shortly before amalgamation

22 bundles of negatives  SPA/3/18/8  [1967]

Contents:
Many of them half-plate negatives of items from the albums at SPA/3/18/1,2; some are more recent shots illustrating contemporary policing. They include negatives of all the photographs in the History published in 1967 which is listed at SPA3/10/4 and were presumably assembled so that a selection could be made to use in the booklet. One bundle has the reference 171/67 and date Nov 1967

Menu cards  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For menu for centenary dinner 1938 see SPA3/18/2.

Contents:
Menus and toast lists for formal dinners given by the force. Their origin is uncertain: some are perhaps the personal records of constables.

First annual dinner of the force, Royal Pavilion  SPA/3/19/1  Jan - Feb 1902

Contents:
Includes a list of those attending

Complimentary dinner  SPA/3/19/2  21 May 1926

Contents:
Given by J Henson Infield JP, Grand Hotel

Farewell dinner  SPA/3/19/3  30 Dec 1931

Contents:
To Thomas Wells, Acting Superintendent, Brighton CID on his appointment as Chief Constable of Chesterfield, Grand Hotel. Includes a humorous poem and caricatures of detective sergeants

Dinner, dance and presentation  SPA/3/19/4  28 Sep 1933

Contents:
To Charles Griffin, Chief Constable 1920-1933, Royal Pavilion

Dinner, dance and presentation  SPA/3/19/5  4 May 1934

Contents:
To ex-Superintendent William Lodge, Aquarium Restaurant. Lodge, who joined the force in 1905, was Acting Chief Constable, Oct-Nov 1933 and retired the following March. A photograph of the dinner is in the album at SPA1/45/11

Registers of crime  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received from Central Division, November 1991 (A5779)


Contents:
Registers recording proceedings for crimes committed in both A and B divisions. They give the date and time of the offence, name and address of injured party, description of offence and its classification in returns to the Home Office, value of property, names and ages of persons proceeded against, the court in which the case was tried and the result of proceedings.

Crime register  SPA/3/20/1  Dec 1963 - Dec 1964

Crime register  SPA/3/20/2  Dec 1964 - Nov 1965

Crime register  SPA/3/20/3  Dec 1965 - Nov 1966

Crime register  SPA/3/20/4  Dec 1966 - Oct 1967

Crime property books  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received from Central Division, Nov 1991 (A5779)



Related information: For entries for Dec 1965 to Dec 1967 see SPA 11/5/1

Contents:
Registers of portable stolen property other than money. Each item or group of items is identified by a serial number and a reference number indicating the Division dealing with the case. There is a record of the prisoner's name, a description of the property (sometimes in the form of a typescript schedule inserted in the volume), a note on the disposal of the property by return to the owner, sale or destruction, with signatures of the officers dealing with each case at various stages.

Crime property book  SPA/3/21/1  [1950s]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Contents:
No 1. 1-2218

Crime property book  SPA/3/21/2  May 1952 - Feb 1962

Contents:
No 2. B Division 1-61 May 1952 - May 1960; A and B Divisions 2219-5718 May 1960 - Feb 1962

Crime property book  SPA/3/21/3  Feb 1962 - Nov 1963

Contents:
No 3. A and B Divisions 5718 (sic)-7821 Feb 1962 - Nov 1963

Crime property book  SPA/3/21/4  [1960s]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Contents:
No 4. A and B Divisions 7822-10430

EASTBOURNE CONSTABULARY  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For the Watch Committee minutes, 1891-1968 see DE/A6. For plans of police buildings, 1858-1876 see R/A2/508A. SPA10/16 contains records of Sergeant CJ Arnold, 1932-1945 and SPA10/10 contains records of War Reserve J Collin of Eastbourne.

Administrative history:
The Borough of Eastbourne was incorporated in 1883 and the town became a County Borough in 1910. Instead of establishing a police force on incorporation it entered into an agreement with East Sussex Quarter Sessions for the county force to police the borough and a similar agreement was negotiated with the newly-formed County Council in 1889. But in 1891 the Borough Council terminated the arrangement (see C/C89/6) and C/C54/5(4) for a file and Counsel's opinion on the matter) and established a borough force, whose records are listed in SPA/4.

Chief Constable's reports to County Borough Watch Committee  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For minutes of the Watch Committee, 1890-1968 see DE/A6.

Contents:
Reports, apparently received by the Authority from the Town Clerk's Department.

Reports prepared for meetings, filed: 3024/1  SPA/4/1/1  May 1951 - Dec 1957

Reports prepared for meetings, filed: 3024/2  SPA/4/1/2  [1958-1963]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Reports prepared for meetings, filed: 3024/3  SPA/4/1/3  Jan - Dec 1964

Reports prepared for meetings, filed: 3024/4  SPA/4/1/4  Jan - May 1965

Reports prepared for meetings, filed: 3034/5  SPA/4/1/5  Jun 1965 - Nov 1967

Annual reports  SPA/4/1/6  1953-1967

Contents:
(Printed octavo booklets from 1954): Years ended Dec: 1953-1957; 1965-1967

Pay books: police and civilians  [no ref. or date]

Archival history:
Books recording wages and salaries paid to members of the County Borough force.

Police pay books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Incomplete series of registers of weekly pay of constables. They give name, rank, number, date of appointment, rate of pay and details of payments, allowances and deductions. The volumes are pre-printed to cover a financial year, though 3 contains some later material.

Pay book  SPA/4/2/1  Apr 1941 - Mar 1942

Pay book  SPA/4/2/2  Apr 1946 - Mar 1947

Pay book  SPA/4/2/3  Apr 1949 - Mar 1952

Conditions of access: Closed until 2003

Civilian employees pay books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Books giving name, annual salary and weekly payments made after deductions.

Pay book  SPA/4/2/4  Apr 1947 - Mar 1949

Pay book  SPA/4/2/5  Apr 1949 - Mar 1954

Conditions of access: Closed until 2005

Records of recruitment and promotion  [no ref. or date]

Records of candidates for police force  SPA/4/3/1  Aug 1920 - Jul 1947

Contents:
A book which devotes a double page to each candidate. The left-hand page is a signed and witnessed statement by the candidate as to name, age, address, occupation, army service, health of himself and his family, while the right-hand sheet gives physical description and a police surgeon's medical report with a judgement on the applicant's suitability for service

Records of men qualified for promotion  SPA/4/3/2  Apr 1948 - May 1967

Contents:
Annual lists of names and results in the educational and police duty examinations which qualify serving officers for promotion; periodical lists of men qualified for promotion from constable to sergeant and from sergeant to inspector with dates of joining force and of qualification

Licensing registers  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Records of the enforcement of the law relating to liquor and betting licensing which the force undertook under the supervision of the licensing justices.

Licensed houses and billet register  SPA/4/4/1  Sep 1891 - Sep 1929

Contents:
Volume divided into chronological sections - alehouses, beerhouses, grocers etc, refreshment houses, cinemas, theatres - and indexed by names. It gives the name and address of each establishment, licensee's name, annual value, details of transfers of licences and convictions. The alehouse and beerhouse sections record billets issued to soldiers, with numbers of men and horses accommodated for dates between 1891 and 1909

Register of liquor and gaming licences  SPA/4/4/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
Loose-leaf register divided into sections, with a sheet for each establishment, alphabetically arranged: publicans, beerhouse and wine, liquor miscellaneous, off-licences, residential, restaurant, theatres and cinemas, betting offices. It contains name, address, licensee's name, value, date of first grant of licence, dates of transfers of licences, details of applications for alterations to the building and of complaints and proceedings. It begins in the 1940s and continues to the amalgamation of the forces in 1967.

Register of clubs  SPA/4/4/3  Aug 1947 - Aug 1962

Contents:
Indexed volume recording details of clubs with liquor licences. It gives the name and address of each club, its objects, number of members, secretary's and manager's names, details of rules relating to membership, admission of guests, opening hours. In some cases printed or stencilled lists of rules are enclosed. Annual registration with the police is noted

Charge registers  [no ref. or date]

Charge registers  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Registers of persons charged with criminal offences. They give name, address, age, physical description and occupation of prisoner; details of charge; names of person charging, witness, person taking into custody and magistrates hearing the charge; how the charge was disposed of, result of trial and classification of the offence.

Charge register  SPA/4/5/1  [Before 1892]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Charge register  SPA/4/5/2  Apr 1892 - Dec 1895

Refused charge book  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Register of cases where police officers did not make a charge. It records the names and addresses of the complainants and of the persons accused, the nature of the complaints, police officers involved and the reasons why charges were not made. The volume remained in use for a short time after the amalgamation of the forces until new procedures came into use.

Refused charge book  SPA/4/5/3  May 1891 - Mar 1968

Operational instructions  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Instructions on procedure issued to constables.

Instructional notes  SPA/4/6/1  Jun 1936; 1928-present

Contents:
File of duplicated instructions issued, formerly at Lodge no 18. They are a consolidated set of the instructions issued 'since the inauguration of the Police Lodge System' in 1928 which are still effective. Indexed

Booklet  SPA/4/6/2  Aug 1951

Contents:
Containing instructions under the Air Navigation (Orders and Regulations) and Air Navigation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations

Commemorative publications  [no ref. or date]

Menu and toast list  SPA/4/7/1  14 Mar 1950

Contents:
For first reunion dinner and social evening of the Ex-War Reserve Police at the Albion Hotel

Duplicated booklet  SPA/4/7/2  Apr 1951

Contents:
Containing a short history of the Borough Force to mark its diamond jubilee, prefaced by lists of members of the 1891 and 1951 Watch Committee

Pen-and-ink humorous sketch  SPA/4/7/3  Mar 1936

Contents:
Mounted on card of a policeman with a belisha beacon, advertising the Police Dinner, Town Hall, Wednesday 25 March. Signed 'Geo H'

Papers for criminal prosecutions  [no ref. or date]

R v John Williams, 1912  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The police case was made by Chief Inspector E Bower of the CID and John Williams (alias George Mackay, Seymour and other names) was convicted and condemned to death at Lewes Assizes, Dec 1912. The murder was committed when Williams was about to be apprehended for burglary; he was carrying several pawn tickets for goods stolen in seaside resorts during the preceding months.

Contents:
Correspondence, statements, reports etc relating to the murder, in the Borough, of Inspector Walls.

Police reports  SPA/4/8/1  Oct 1912 - Mar 1913

Contents:
By members of the Borough force and the CID, including a typescript copy of Bower's report on the murder

Manuscript statements of witnesses  SPA/4/8/2  Oct - Dec 1912

Contents:
Mainly relating to the stolen property, the revolver used in the murder and the hat found at the scene of the crime; list of witnesses called at Eastbourne Police Court, 22 Oct - 14 Nov 1912; undated notes on the statement of Florence Seymour, the defendant's mistress. (Original bundle)

Manuscript statements of witnesses  SPA/4/8/3  Oct 1912 - Jan 1913

Contents:
Loose papers arranged in chronological order

Letters for use in evidence  SPA/4/8/4  Oct - Nov 1912

Contents:
Defendant, Florence Seymour and Edgar Power (a witness) to Bower; defendant to Edgar Power; Florence Seymour to a friend

Correspondence with other police forces  SPA/4/8/5  Oct 1912 - Feb 1913

Contents:
Edinburgh and Dingwall on identification and on the defendant's previous record; Burton-on-Trent on goods stolen there; Brighton on the whereabouts of a Mr Pooley; Hants on a pendant stolen from Mrs Blake. Copy of letter from the Coroner to the Director of Public Prosecutions saying how he proposed to conduct the inquest

Stolen property  SPA/4/8/6  Oct 1912

Contents:
List of pawn tickets in Williams' possession; information issued by Hants Constabulary on items stolen, Apr - Sep 1912; reports of property stolen in Bournemouth, Feb - Aug 1912 and Eastbourne, Oct 1912; printed handbills offering rewards for information leading to the recovery of property stolen in Ryde and Eastbourne; cutting of a [Police Gazette] article containing a photograph of Williams, a physical description and details of pawn tickets

Typescript copies of evidence for [Assize trial]  SPA/4/8/7  Dec 1912

Contents:
Itemised and listed. Copies of Major Teale, Chief Constable of Eastbourne

Photographs and newspaper report  SPA/4/8/8  Dec 1912

Contents:
Funeral of Inspector Walls, 16 Oct: postcard showing the cortege passing the Royal Hotel, large photograph of the police detachment and band outside Lloyds Bank; Daily Mirror cutting containing pictures of the Assize case, 13 Dec

Murder of Edward Fox  [no ref. or date]

File of statements, report and notes of evidence  SPA/4/8/9  Jul 1944

Contents:
In the case of G J Marquez of the US Army, accused of stabbing Fox, of the Grenadier Guards, after a fight at the Snappy Snax Café, Old Town. The Borough Constabulary collaborated with the CID of the US Army in collecting evidence

R v John Bodkin Adams  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed until 2008

Contents:
Evidence prepared for the committal proceedings in Jan 1957 and the trial at Assizes in Jul 1957 of Dr Adams, on a charge of murder of Edith Morrell, a patient. He was also charged with forging prescriptions, making false declarations under the Cremation Act and infringement of dangerous drugs regulations. In the Old Bailey trial which followed he was acquitted. The material preserved below seems to be incomplete.

Copy report  SPA/4/8/10  19 Oct 1956

Contents:
On the case for the Director of Public Prosecutions by Detective Superintendent Herbert Hannam of the CID, signed by him and indexed

Copy statements of witnesses accompanying SPA/4/8/10  SPA/4/8/11  [Oct 1956]

Contents:
Indexed

Documents relating to SPA/4/8/10, 11  SPA/4/8/12  [Oct 1956]

Contents:
Transcripts or photocopies. Indexed

Copies of extracts  SPA/4/8/13  [Oct 1956]

Contents:
From chemists' registers and nursing home records

Second report to the DPP by Hannam  SPA/4/8/14  5 Dec 1956

Contents:
Reporting the charging of Adams with 13 offences under the Forgery Act 1913 and Cremation Act 1902 on 24 Nov and amending the report at 10 in certain respects

Statements  SPA/4/8/15  Oct - Nov 1956

Contents:
Relating to prescriptions for Frances Abrams, referred to in 14, with copy letters from Detective Inspector B Pugh of Eastbourne

Statement  SPA/4/8/16  27 Nov 1956

Contents:
Of Hannam on his arrest of Adams on 24 Nov

Third report by Hannam to the DPP  SPA/4/8/17  31 Dec 1956

Contents:
Recording the preferring of charges 14-17 of contravention of dangerous drugs legislation and of murder

Copy statements relating to SPA/4/8/17  SPA/4/8/18  [Dec 1956]

Contents:
Pagination begins at 134. They are indexed

Copy death certificate  SPA/4/8/19  [n.d.]

Contents:
Of Julia Bradnum, 1952, referred to in SPA/4/8/17. The certificates of Edith Morrell and Clare Neil-Miller.

Partial set of documents relating to prescribing practice  SPA/4/8/20  Dec 1956

Lists of exhibits 1-56 for use in murder case  SPA/4/8/21  [Jul 1957]

Contents:
With references to pages of witnesses' statements which are not preserved here; amended version of exhibit 4 and new statements on the prescription register as referred to in 17; notes on registers and account sheets in possession of HR Browne (Chemists) Ltd to be brought to the Old Bailey

Charge sheets  SPA/4/8/22  20 May 1957

Contents:
Containing the other offences, apart from murder, with which Adams was charged, signed by him

Lists of offences  SPA/4/8/23  May 1957

Contents:
To be heard [by the magistrates] on 20-21 May with witnesses' names and exhibits for each - one list is annotated with [fines imposed]; list of witnesses bound over or conditionally bound over

Exhibits, 5, 7, 11-17, 21-28, 30  SPA/4/8/24  [May 1957]

Contents:
Relating to cremation and dangerous drug offences

Exhibits  SPA/4/8/25  Jul 1957

Contents:
1, 4, 5, 11, 15-20, 23, 25, 29, 31-32, 35-39, 42, 44, 46, 52-56, relating to Edith Morrell and Gertrude Hullett; schedule of witnesses to other offences warned to appear at the Assizes, 26 Jul

Typescript note on Dr Adams's antecedents  SPA/4/8/26  Undated

Contents:
Signed by Hannam

Manuscript lists of elderly patients  SPA/4/8/27  Undated

Contents:
Giving addresses and dates and causes of death between 1946 and 1955

Folder  SPA/4/8/28  12 Nov 1956

Contents:
Containing cuttings from three national newspapers on the likelihood of an arrest for murder in Eastbourne

Reports  SPA/4/8/29  Sep 1956 - May 1957

Contents:
Of telephone messages for those conducting the case

Letters  SPA/4/8/30  Aug 1956 - May 1957

Contents:
From members of the public offering information

Notebook  SPA/4/8/31  21 Aug 1956

Contents:
Of shorthand notes of the inquest [on the death of Gertrude Hullett]; a transcript of the evidence is exhibit 20 at 25

File  SPA/4/8/32  Jul - Aug 1956

Contents:
Marked 'Mrs Hullett - Documents', containing witness's statement, copy will, nursing records and correspondence

Police force copy  SPA/4/8/33  Jul - Aug 1934

Contents:
Of the Home Office Poisons Board provisional Poisons list and poisons rules, with Chief Constable's comments on it

Notebook  SPA/4/8/34  Jan 1957

Contents:
Of observations of constables detailed to watch Dr Adams while in a police cell, 14-31 Jan 1957

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers  SPA/4/8/35  Aug 1956 - Aug 1957

Contents:
Of Inspector Pugh on evidence, witnesses etc

Front-page article  SPA/4/8/36  13 Jun 1985

Contents:
'Was he a killer?' in the Evening Argus featuring Lord Devlin's book on the case, Easing the passing

R v Doreen Evelyn Jeffs  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed until 2016

Contents:
A case of the killing by strangulation of Linda Caroline Jeffs, a three-month-old baby. Her mother was accused of murder but pleaded guilty on the charge being reduced to infanticide.

Report on the case  SPA/4/8/37  9 Dec 1960

Contents:
By Detective Superintendent J Mannings of the CID to the Chief Superintendent

'Docket'  SPA/4/8/38  Nov - Dec 1960

Contents:
Of copies of significant statements referred to in SPA/4/8/37, with list and index of witnesses' names

File  SPA/4/8/39  Nov 1960

Contents:
Of 'sketches, maps and plans' relating to the case, referred to in SPA/4/8/37

Folder of photographs  SPA/4/8/40  Undated

Contents:
Of places in Eastbourne and of the baby's body

Inventory  SPA/4/8/41  Undated

Contents:
Of the contents of the Jeffs' home at 56 Ashford Square

Folder  SPA/4/8/42  Nov - Dec 1960

Contents:
Containing numbered copies of telephone messages received about the case

'Original statements' of witnesses  SPA/4/8/43  Nov - Dec 1960


Related information: See SPA/4/8/38

Contents:
Mainly in MS. An index to names gives the statement number both in this file and in the docket

File  SPA/4/8/44  Nov - Dec 1960

Contents:
Of typescript copies of most of the statements in SPA/4/8/43

Lit of exhibits in the case  SPA/4/8/45  Nov 1960

Contents:
Statement of antecedent history of Doreen Jeffs, with MS notes of an interview with her and statements of her mother and sister; copy letter to a friend about the baby

Forms  SPA/4/8/46  Nov 1960

Contents:
Containing (a) information gathered from interviews with pram-owners on make of pram and clothing worn on the date of the baby's death; (b) information from respondents to a poster campaign. Index of people interviewed and further action taken

'Pram and suspect list'  SPA/4/8/47  Nov 1960

Contents:
Tabular chronological list of information relating to prams and suspects seen between 3.45 and 8.20pm on 22 Nov

Working copy of statements as at SPA/4/8/44, annotated  SPA/4/8/48  Nov - Dec 1960

'Working docket, Hartfield Gardens'  SPA/4/8/49  Nov 1960

Contents:
Copies of statements relating the presence of the pram in a shrubbery there

'Working docket, Dale and Kerleys'  SPA/4/8/50  Nov - Dec 1960

Contents:
File as at SPA/4/8/49 containing evidence relating to the shop visited by Doreen Jeffs

'Working docket, Diana GM Collett'  SPA/4/8/51  Nov 1960

Contents:
Statements relating to a suspect

'Correspondence docket on Diana Collett'  SPA/4/8/52  Nov 1960

Contents:
Reports and correspondence from Bristol Constabulary and medical and probation officers

'Things to be done docket'  SPA/4/8/53  Undated

Contents:
File containing numbered notes of action to be taken, deleted on completion

'Reference book - Detective Superintendent Mannings'  SPA/4/8/54  Undated

Contents:
Index of people and subjects being investigated; at the back are lists of public houses and of Eastbourne officers engaged on the enquiry

Index  SPA/4/8/55  Undated

Contents:
Of names which were the subject of searches [in the Criminal Record Office]

Similar index book to SPA/4/8/55  SPA/4/8/56  Nov - Dec 1960

Contents:
'CRO files drawn'

Correspondence  SPA/4/8/57  Jan - Sep 1965

Contents:
With Kent County Constabulary and others on the verdict of suicide while the balance of her mind was disturbed recorded on Doreen Jeffs

Administrative files  [no ref. or date]

File on purchase of technical equipment  SPA/4/9/1  1932 - 1935

Contents:
Memos and correspondence on fingerprint machine from Rudolf Schneider of Vienna, Jul - Dec 1932; reports by Detective-Inspector and Superintendent, advertising material and specimens: photographic equipment and Gestetner duplicating machine Mar - Oct 1935

Register of inspection under the Diseases of Animals Acts  [no ref. or date]

Pigs  [no ref. or date]

Indexed register of inspections  SPA/4/10/1  Jan 1960 - Mar 1968

Contents:
Of farmers keeping pigs within the County Borough. The number of pigs is recorded, with comments on their health and cleanliness. Dates when pigs ceased to be kept are noted

Photographs  [no ref. or date]


Related information: Portraits of officers are to be found in service registers (SPA 4/11). For further photographs of the force see SPA 1/45/15-17. SPA 4/11/1-3 were received July 1990 (ACC 5539); SPA 4/11/4 was received 9 February 2001 (ACC 8280)

Contents:
Mounted photographs of members of the County Borough Force.

The police football team that won the Eastbourne Wednesday Cup, 1920-1921  SPA/4/11/1  1921

Contents:
By G & R Lavis, photographers, [Eastbourne]; shows the team with Chief Constable W H Smith, Sergeants J Luck and A Stevens (in plain clothes) and Chief Inspector W Diplock; names of the officers are given

The borough force with W H Smith, Chief Constable  SPA/4/11/2  nd, c1921

Contents:
By J Weston & Son, photographers, Eastbourne

The contingent representing the force  SPA/4/11/3  Jul 1935


Related information: For a programme of the review and newspapers cuttings see SPA 10/3/3-4

Contents:
At the inspection of police by King George V at Hyde Park, 20 Jul 1935 [taken at Eastbourne]; includes some names

Mounted photographs Chiefs of Police, Eastbourne Police Force, 1902  SPA/4/11/4  1902

Administrative history:
Despite the title of the photograph, only the last three named were Chief Constables of Eastbourne after it established its own force in 1891. James Newnham retired in Apr 1891; John George Fraser was the first Chief Constable, 1891-1893, and died in Oct 1940; Harry Plumb was Chief Constable, 1893-1900, and died in 1906; Major Edward John Jenkins Teale was Chief Constable 1900-1918, and died on 5 Feb 1945.
The photograph was salvaged from Lavis & Co Ltd, photographers, 129 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, after it was bombed in 1943.

Contents:
Shows PC Joseph Carter, First Superintendent James Newnham, Chief Constable John [George] Fraser, Chief Constable Major E[dward] J[ohn] J[enkins] Teale, and [Chief Constable] Harry Plumb; gives numbers of staff serving under each

Records of conduct and service  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received from the SPA, September 1990 (ACC 5574).


Arrangement: The officers in these volumes are included in an index of SPA personnel which is available in the searchroom.



Related information: For records of recruitment and promotion, see SPA4/3 and for pay books see SPA4/2.

Contents:
Service records of officers in the Eastbourne force from its establishment to amalgamation in 1968. The format of these records varies but all record the following basic information: name, place and date of birth, details of previous police and military service, occupation, physical description, names and dates of birth of wives and children. Records of service include: dates of joining and leaving the service, service numbers, promotions, commendations and punishment for misconduct, details of leave of absence and sick leave. All are illustrated by portrait photographs. 3-5 give details of pay and postings and 5 notes training courses attended and awards.

Registers  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Bound volumes with entries in warrant-number order; they are indexed. The dates given below are the dates at which the officers joined the force but records of service are included up to 1943, when the volumes were discontinued.

Warrant nos 1-230  SPA/4/12/1  Feb 1891 - Mar 1923

Warrant nos 231-332  SPA/4/12/2  Apr 1923 - Mar 1942

Record cards  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Personal record cards, containing information as at SPA/4/12/1-2. They seem to have been started in the 1930s and there is some overlap with the volumes, which they apparently supplanted in 1944; they continued in use to 1955 and include war reservists.

Names A - K  SPA/4/12/3  1930 - 1955

Conditions of access: Closed until 2006

Names L - Y  SPA/4/12/4  1930 - 1955

Conditions of access: Closed until 2006

Loose-leaf register  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Register of sheets, alphabetically arranged, recording service. They evidently replaced the card system in 1955; the details of officers in service then were transferred to the sheets. They cover officers who left from 1955 onwards and those in service at 1967 at the time of amalgamation.

Service register  SPA/4/12/5  1955-1967

Conditions of access: Closed until 2018

HASTINGS CONSTABULARY  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For photographs of the Borough Force see SPA1/45/18-19.

Administrative history:
The Hastings police force was established in 1836 and was responsible to the Watch Committee of the Borough Council (see SPA5/1). The classes of records listed below are apparently all that survive from the independent borough force. They were formerly on display in a force museum established at the Hastings Central Police Station in 1956 by Civilian Clerk Charles Banks. He was also responsible for a cell in a block at the rear of the Town Hall, which contained general order books from 1885, station journals from 1870, Chief Constable's annual reports and other volumes, but these were destroyed when the block was vacated. Banks wrote the history of the Hastings Constabulary for the period before 1967 when it was absorbed into the Sussex Authority, see SPA5/10/1.

Hastings Borough Watch Committee minute books  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
These volumes were received by the Police Authority from the Borough Secretary's records in the Town Hall in 1987: Secretary's Department staff were unaware of their transfer and vol 14 is among the minute books received direct from that Department, which are at present being listed as DH/A classes.

Contents:
Signed minutes of the Watch Committee established by the Borough Council in Jan 1836 and of its sub-committees.

Minute book  SPA/5/1/1  May 1836 - Nov 1841

Minute book  SPA/5/1/2  Nov 1841 - Oct 1854

Minute book  SPA/5/1/3  Nov 1854 - Oct 1859

Minute book  SPA/5/1/4  Nov 1859 - Jul 1866

Contents:
Enclosed is a printed list of aldermen and councillors and of dates of Council and Committee meetings, 1865-1866

Minute book  SPA/5/1/5  Aug 1866 - May 1877

Minute book  SPA/5/1/6  May 1877 - Dec 1882

Minute book  SPA/5/1/7  Dec 1882 - Mar 1889

Minute book  SPA/5/1/8  Apr 1889 - Jun 1893

Minute book  SPA/5/1/9  Jul 1893 - Jul 1896

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/10  Jul 1896 - Jun 1899

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/11  Jul 1899 - Jul 1901

Minute book  SPA/5/1/12  Sep 1901 - Jul 1904

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/13  Sep 1904 - May 1907

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/14  Feb 1910 - May 1912

Contents:
See DH/A

Minute book  SPA/5/1/15  May 1912 - Mar 1916

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/16  Apr 1916 - Oct 1919

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/17  Nov 1919 - Mar 1924

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/18  Mar 1924 - Apr 1929

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/19  Apr 1929 - Jun 1932

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/20  Jun 1932 - Apr 1935

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/21  Apr 1935 - Oct 1937

Minute book  SPA/5/1/22  Nov 1937 - May 1941

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/23  Jul 1941 - Feb 1946

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/24  Mar - Oct 1946

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/25  Nov 1946 - Apr 1951

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/26  Jun 1951 - May 1960

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/27  May 1960 - Sep 1965

Contents:
Indexed

Minute book  SPA/5/1/28  Jun 1965 - Dec 1967

Contents:
Indexed

Typescript notes and extracts  SPA/5/1/29  May 1836 - Jan 1847


Related information: For further extracts see SPA5/6/8.

Contents:
From the Committee's proceedings relating to the establishment and regulation of the police force. Found in 5/1/2. Made by Charles Banks for his history of the force; c1967

Standing orders and instructions  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Loose-leaf volumes, formerly the property of the Hastings County Borough force's Superintendent or Deputy Chief Constable. They contain typescript memoranda and instructions and all are updated to 1967, when the force was absorbed into the Police Authority.

Force orders, dated and numbered  SPA/5/2/1  Oct 1960 - Nov 1967

Contents:
Non-current orders have evidently been removed; numbers are in the range 24-413. An index at the front covers these orders and the series of orders and memoranda in 2-4

Legislation memoranda: traffic  SPA/5/2/2  Dec 1960 - Oct 1967

Contents:
Memoranda on new Acts and orders relating to traffic, weeded as at 1. T14 - T164

Legislation memoranda: other  SPA/5/2/3  Jul 1962 - Nov 1967

Contents:
Notes of legislation on miscellaneous subjects, weeded as at 1.038 - 0147

Information memoranda  SPA/5/2/4  Apr 1964 - Nov 1967

Contents:
Memoranda circulated on organization and procedure in the force. Nos 2-88

Force standing orders and instructions  SPA/5/2/5  1962-1967

Contents:
General orders on the conduct of the force, indexed. Like the above records, it has been kept up-to-date by the addition or substitution of sections. It was apparently compiled in about 1962 and maintained current until 1967.

Annual reports of Chief Constable  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
An incomplete series of printed annual reports on the Hastings County Borough Police, addressed by the Chief Constable to the Watch Committee.

Annual report  SPA/5/3/1  1965

Contents:
Mar 1966

Annual report  SPA/5/3/2  1966

Contents:
Mar 1967

Disciplinary complaint book  [no ref. or date]

Disciplinary complaint book  SPA/5/4/1  Jan 1931 - Jul 1950


Related information: For Watch Committee minutes see SPA5/1.

Contents:
Register of complaints, usually entered by senior officers, against policemen on duty. It gives date; officer's name, rank and number; decision of Chief Constable and of Watch Committee if the complaint was reported to them; remarks

Service and pensions record cards  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
In 1923 the Home Office established a system of recording police officers' service in order to maintain national statistics. This was to be done by means of pre-printed index cards, colour-coded according to the status of the officer or his dependants:
White cards were completed for serving officers and recorded the force, officer's name, rank and number, date of birth and of entry into police service, details of promotion, the pension scale applicable, date and reason for termination of service; overleaf were details of marriages, with names and dates of birth of wives and children.
Blue cards were made out on the officer's retirement on pension and give force, name and number, date of birth and of retirement; annual pay and pension scale; length of service and details of surviving wife and children.
Pink cards recorded details of deceased officers whose widows and children were in receipt of pensions and allowances. They give name, rank and number of officer and whether he was serving or retired at death; details of pay and service; dates of birth of husband and widow and date of death of husband; dates of commencement and cessation of pension; details of children under 16 to whom an allowance is payable.
These cards, though compiled from 1923 onwards, cover officers who joined the service or became pensioners before that date. Often more than one card survives for each officer. The principle on which the cards have been arranged is not always clear but they have been kept in their original groups: they seem to cover the period up to the war then, after a gap caused by the creation of the wartime Sussex Police Authority, entries recommence during 1948-1949.

[Home Office]  SPA/5/5/1  1923 - 1928

Contents:
Printed 'Memorandum of instructions as to writing up cards for the purpose of analysing the experience of the police force during the period commencing 1 Apr 1923, and ending at 31 Mar 1928'

Memorandum  SPA/5/5/2  May 1933

Contents:
To Chief Constable from Town Clerk referring to a Ministry of Health memorandum on pensioners from the police force (not enclosed). A schedule of police pensioners giving name, address, former rank and annual pension, including increase under the Pensions Increase Act

Index  SPA/5/5/3  [1948-1949]

Contents:
Of [serving officers 1948-1949]. White cards.

Index  SPA/5/5/4  [1930s-1940s]

Contents:
Labelled 'pensioners'. White cards.

Index of [pensioners]  SPA/5/5/5  [1930s-1940s]

Contents:
Mainly blue cards, but includes some white ones.

Index  SPA/5/5/6  [1930s-1940s]

Contents:
Of widows in receipt of pensions (pink cards); index of deceased officers (blue and white cards); a few non-alphabetical cards for resigned officers.

Correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For correspondence and Chief Constable's report of 1964 on Disturbances at Hastings August Bank Holiday Weekend see SPA 2/26/11.

Contents:
Miscellaneous letters and papers produced by the Borough Constabulary

Blank forms  SPA/5/6/1  Dec 1854 - Feb 1900

Contents:
Appointment of constable, Dec 1854 and Feb 1900; letter giving permission for a photographer's barrow on the beach, Oct 1885

Report by T Mellor, Ore Police Station  SPA/5/6/2  3 Sep 1903

Contents:
Of the service upon publicans in the B division of a notice relating to Catherine Smith, an habitual drunkard. To the report is appended a list of licensed premises and the name and description of the person receiving the notice. Counter-signed by J Kenward, Sergeant

Three letters to the Chief Constable  SPA/5/6/3  Oct 1909 - Mar 1911

Contents:
From the Chief Constable of Tunbridge Wells. (1) about enquiries made on behalf of Sergeant Chantler about suits purchased from 'the prisoner Henry Wyatt', Oct 1909; (2) enquiring whether a 10 mph speed limit is in force in Hastings and what its effects are, Nov 1909; (3) reporting investigations as to J H Lucas and G Twort, Mar 1911

'Militant suffragettes'  SPA/5/6/4  May 1913 - Jul 1914

Contents:
Anonymous letters warning of threats of burning the Brassey Institute, reports of imitation bombs found at the Institute, Holy Trinity Church and a nearby tobacconist's; correspondence from witnesses to a riot during a demonstration by the Women's Tax Resistance League and from the League's national secretary, Margaret Parkes, asking what action the Chief Constable proposes to take; printed memorandum from the CID containing photographs and descriptions of militant suffragettes

'Bacon's plan of Hastings and St Leonards'  SPA/5/6/5  [1928]

Contents:
(Printed), annotated in MS to show the routes of beats. Day duty beats are shown in red, night duty in black, and red crosses show sites of police stations and [boxes]. 9.2 inches: 1 mile, nd but dated c1928 in MS.

File 178  SPA/5/6/6  Jul 1930 - Jan 1952


Related information: See also Clerk of the County Council's file, 1895-1902, C/C78/21

Contents:
On the Hastings Out-Liberties of the Sluice (Pevensey), Winchelsea and Gillingham and the responsibility for policing and licensing Orders of Clerk of the Peace for poor rate payments to the Chief Constable by Bexhill Borough Council and Rye RDC; correspondence with the East Sussex and Kent forces on the effect of the Justices of the Peace Act 1949 on the licensing arrangements for public houses in the liberties.

Royal pardon of George VI  SPA/5/6/7  31 Dec 1940

Contents:
Addressed to the Borough Justices, for George William Tufts convicted and fined by the magistrates under the Control of Photography (no 1) Order 1939

Extracts  SPA/5/6/8  1836 - 1967


Related information: See SPA5/1 for minute books and further extracts.

Contents:
From the Watch Committee minutes, typescript, May 1836 - Oct 1967.
Made by Charles Banks, Civilian Clerk; [1967]

Women Auxiliary Police Corps: duty record  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
During the war the Hastings force was absorbed into the Sussex Police Authority and the main police station became the Hastings Area Headquarters of the Authority. An auxiliary corps of women was recruited to help with administrative tasks and this book records the work done during each duty at Hastings by a handful of Corps members. The tasks performed include delivering messages, firewatching, cleaning, washing cars and vans and testing radios.

Duty record  SPA/5/7/1  Apr 1943 - Aug 1944

Minute books of Police Federation branches  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Federation was established under the Police Act 1919 and three local branches, for inspectors, sergeants and constables respectively, were established in Hastings. The branches combined into a Joint Branch Board to discuss matters of common concern.

Inspectors' Branch Board  SPA/5/8/1  Nov 1919 - Dec 1967

Contents:
Includes proceedings of the Joint Branch Board, Dec 1920 - Jun 1923

Constables' Branch Board  SPA/5/8/2  Oct 1919 - Sep 1931

Contents:
Includes minutes of meetings of the Joint Branch Board, Oct 1924 and Oct 1925

Plans  [no ref. or date]

'Sketch of proposed Police Boxes'  SPA/5/9/1  Jan 1929


Related information: A booklet 'Instructions respecting the application of the police box system' of 1935 is in the SPA Museum at Malling House.

Contents:
Front and side elevations, plan and section. MS, coloured. 2 feet: 1 inch. Sidney Little, Borough Engineer, Town Hall, Hastings. Endorsed in pencil 100/D54

Force history  [no ref. or date]

A history of the County Borough of Hastings Police, 1836-1967  SPA/5/10/1  Dec 1967; 1836 - 1967

Contents:
By Charles Banks, a former inspector who became a Civilian Clerk. Illustrated history with a foreword by Councillor H E Mitchell, Chairman of the Watch Committee and introduction by Donald L Brown, Chief Constable. Many of the records on which the history was based were destroyed when the Town Hall cell in which they were stored was vacated

Conduct registers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also SPA5/4/1, disciplinary complaint book. Entries in these books have been indexed; copy in searchroom.

Contents:
Registers summarising the service of constables in the force and recording good and bad conduct. They give name, age, height, previous trade or occupation, date of joining and number. Chronological entries record promotions, commendations, and misconduct, with notes of penalties. Dates of retirement, resignation and death are given. I was evidently begun in 1895 but it gives details of officers already in service at that date; its final page relates to an officer joining in 1920 but it contains conduct entries for later dates. The dates quoted for 2 are joining-dates but there are conduct entries up to 1937; at that date information was recorded in a new register which has evidently not survived. Both books are indexed.

Conduct register  SPA/5/11/1  Mar 1895 - Mar 1920

Conduct register  SPA/5/11/2  Apr 1920 - Jun 1934

Mutual assistance agreement with Hove Improvement Commissioners  [no ref. or date]

Agreement  SPA/5/12/1  7 Jul 1893

Contents:
Between the Hastings Watch Committee and the Police Committee of Hove Improvement Commissioners governing payments for services and compensation for injury or death when constables of one force are lent to the other under the Police Act 1890. It bears the Hove Commissioners' seal, so is presumably the Hastings copy: it was passed to the SPA by the solicitor to the Authority, in the East Sussex County Secretary's Department

DIVISION A EAST GRINSTEAD TO 1967  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: The records listed below are as follows:
SPA 6/1 Records of Division A East Grinstead (Division F East Grinstead to Aug 1930, sub-division to Sep 1958 and Division A East Grinstead thereafter)
SPA 6/2 Records of Division A Uckfield (sub-division from Sep 1958).



Related information: For plans of the station and courthouse, 1860-1953, see R/A2/508 and SPA1/4/5; for a Clerk's Department file on alterations, 1907-1909, see C/C89/16; for photographs of the new headquarters and courthouse, 1962-1965, see C/A4/85; for photographs of the demolition of the Divisional headquarters and courthouse, and a programme for the opening ceremony of the new headquarters in 1965, see SPA10/17/1; for a file on the opening ceremony, see SPA2/26/3B. For photograph of the Division c1935 see SPA2/32/5.
For an album presented on his retirement in 1894 to George Berry, Superintendent at East Grinstead for 17 years and Deputy Chief Constable for 10, see SPA10/15/1; for records of Superintendent John Dibley at East Grinstead Division, 1958-1960, see SPA10/14/1.

Administrative history:
The 1967 East Grinstead Division has a long and complex administrative history. On the establishment of the force in 1840 the Uckfield Division, Division A, comprised officers posted at stations in the parishes of Uckfield, Mayfield, East Grinstead, Hartfield, Wadhurst, West Hoathly and Heathfield.
By an order of 18 Sep 1855 Division A was reduced in size to consist of the parishes within the Uckfield Petty Sessional Division and a new division, Division F East Grinstead, created to cover the parishes within the Petty Sessional Divisions of East Grinstead and Frant. In 1919 the parishes in the Frant Division were allocated to Division A Uckfield.
On 1 Aug 1930 (General Order 554) Divisions A and F were reunited as Division A Uckfield and on 1 Sep 1958 (General Order 1248/6), when A Division headquarters was moved to East Grinstead, the division was renamed Division A East Grinstead.
The following classes accordingly contain series of records produced by both divisions, some of which were maintained after the division in question had reverted to the status of a sub-division.
The Division includes some areas now in West Sussex; records of police stations in that area are held at West Sussex Record Office.

Records of Division A East Grinstead  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
(Division F East Grinstead to Aug 1930, sub-division to Sep 1958 and Division A East Grinstead thereafter)

Charge books  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For charge books covering the whole A Division Uckfield including East Grinstead, 1933-1941, by which the entries in the second of these volumes are partly duplicated, see SPA 6/2/8, 9.

Administrative history:
The volumes were initially maintained by F Division East Grinstead until its absorption into A Division Uckfield in Aug 1930, and thereafter contain details of felonies only relating to the parishes within the East Grinstead sub-division.

Contents:
These volumes list the number and nature of the charge, the name, address, occupation and description of the person charged and the date of apprehension, the name, address and occupation of witnesses, details of custody, property, detention and bail, the disposal of the charge naming magistrates and the destination of the prisoner.

Charge books  SPA/6/1/1  Oct 1899 - Jun 1910

Charge books  SPA/6/1/2  Jun 1910 - Oct 1936

Registers of indictable offences  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
List details, date and person reporting offence, name of officer and his beat, the Home Office classification, the name of victim (classified as 'owner of property'), the name and age of persons reported and the result of the incident.

Register of indictable offences  SPA/6/1/3  Mar 1922 - Dec 1945

Register of indictable offences  SPA/6/1/4  Jan 1946 - Dec 1953

Register of indictable offences  SPA/6/1/5  Jan 1954 - Dec 1961

Register of indictable offences  SPA/6/1/6  Jan 1962 - Dec 1965

Summons registers  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The volume was initially maintained by F Division East Grinstead until its absorption into A Division Uckfield in Aug 1930, and thereafter contains details of summonses of persons within the East Grinstead sub-division.

Contents:
Lists number of summons (beginning at 40), date of hearing, name and parish of complainant, defendant, age of defendant, witnesses and details of offence and its disposal naming magistrates.

Summons register  SPA/6/1/7  Apr 1924 - Oct 1933

Duty state registers  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
These registers were introduced by a memorandum of the Assistant Chief Constable of 13 Sep 1955, a copy of which is pasted inside the front cover of 6/1/8. They list the station, names of sergeants and constables, the hours worked and details of the duties performed. Each page contains a day's duties and carries a statistical analysis of the sub-division's establishment. The last page of the volume is annotated to show that a new form was introduced on 1 Nov 1965.

Duty state register  SPA/6/1/8  1 Jan 1965 - 31 Oct 1965

Warrant registers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For other records of A Division Uckfield see SPA 6/2.

Administrative history:
The volume begins as an A Division Uckfield record until Sep 1958, when responsibility for its maintenance passed with the divisional headquarters to East Grinstead.

Contents:
Lists the warrant number, date, the name of the issuing magistrate, complainant, defendant with age, description and trade, the offence, the name of the officer holding the warrant and its date of execution.

Warrant register  SPA/6/1/9  Jan 1882 - Nov 1962

Discipline record  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For a similar book for the B (Lewes) Division see SPA 7/10/1.

Contents:
Volume containing details of disciplinary hearings against constables within the division. Gives PC's number, name, date, nature of charge, section of disciplinary code breached, finding and action. The volume ends on the formation of the Sussex Police Authority in 1968

Discipline record  SPA/6/1/10  Mar 1920 - Nov 1967

Conditions of access: Closed until 2018

East Grinstead gypsy patrol  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Deposited by John Dibley, 4 Feb 2000 (ACC 8049)


Photographic record of travellers on the Sussex, Kent and Surrey borders  SPA/6/1/11  Jul 1951 - Oct 1999

Contents:
Contains photographs taken on arrest, and in the field, cross referenced to criminal record numbers; photocopy newscutting of letter by Peter Hunt, East Grinstead, describing the work of the patrol, Oct 1999

Eight black-and-white photographs  SPA/6/1/12  Feb 1958 - Aug 1962

Contents:
As in SPA 6/11

Records of Division A Uckfield (sub-division from Sep 1958)  [no ref. or date]

Order books  [no ref. or date]

Chief Constable's order book  SPA/6/2/1  1846 - 1863

Contents:
1846, 1850-1862 with accounts, 1854-1867. The volume was designed to contain orders issued to the Superintendent at Uckfield (which were pasted onto blank leaves), the dates of inspection of constables' journals and the accounts between the chief constable and the superintendent. Orders from 1857 have been pasted over the details of journal inspections for 1854-1857, leaving 1858-1863 only legible, and over the accounts for Apr - Sep 1854. Most cash receipts are expressed as sums carried forward from 'Red Books'.
The end of the volume contains details of orders for oil for police stations, Nov 1854 - Nov 1866, and of payments by Superintendent James Bennett to William Earl for grooming his horse, Apr 1854 - May 1856.

Letters to Superintendent, Uckfield  SPA/6/2/2  Aug - Oct 1921

Contents:
From the Chief Constable concerning uniformity of licensing hours
Originally loose in SPA/6/2/1

Chief Constable's general order book  SPA/6/2/3  Jun 1920 - Sep 1935

Contents:
The volume contains copies of general orders 1-870 (for which see SPA 2/2/7) as received at A Division Uckfield.

Charge books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
These volumes fall into two groups. The first lists the number, date and nature of the charge and the date of apprehension, the name, address, occupation, property and degree of education of the prisoner, the name and address of witnesses, the name of the arresting or summoning officer, the disposal of the charge, naming magistrates and details of police expenses. The registers from 1895, which are in a different form, omit the details of the prisoner's education and of police expenses, but include details of bail or custody.

Charge book  SPA/6/2/4  Oct 1872 - Oct 1875

Contents:
'4'

Charge book  SPA/6/2/5  Sep 1895 - Aug 1905

Contents:
Indexed

Charge book  SPA/6/2/6  Aug 1905 - Jul 1917

Contents:
'3'

Charge book  SPA/6/2/7  [1917 - 1933]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Charge book  SPA/6/2/8  Jan 1933 - Jun 1941

Contents:
'5'

Charge book  SPA/6/2/9  Jun 1941 - Nov 1941

Contents:
Unused after p24

Police Provident Friendly Society  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Books of quarterly balance sheets of receipts and payments naming members.

Mark Cross Sub-Division  SPA/6/2/10  1880-1956

Contents:
Contains printed balance sheet for the society for 1956; Aug 1880 - Mar 1938

Uckfield Division  SPA/6/2/11  Dec 1941 - Jun 1969

Correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Letter from the Earl of Chichester [as Lord Lieutenant]  SPA/6/2/12  Dec 1919

Contents:
To Hugh Dodd of Uckfield, enclosing extracts from a letter from the Home Office on the formation of a force of special constables to act in a national emergency. He asks Dodd to become Inspector in charge of the Uckfield Division

DIVISION B LEWES  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: The classes of records are as follows:
SPA/7/1 Register of pedlars' certificates, 1912-57
SPA/7/2 Record of cases heard at Lewes, 1903-09
SPA/7/3 Charge books, 1888-1962
SPA/7/4 Registers of non-indictable offences, 1954-66
SPA/7/5 Haywards Heath sub-division: Police Provident Friendly Society balance sheets, 1947-1969
SPA/7/6 Haywards Heath Division: warrant book, 1882-1935
SPA/7/7 Newspaper cuttings c1960
SPA/7/8 Cell registers 1951-53
SPA/7/9 Superintendent's order book, 1841-42
SPA/7/10 Division discipline record, 1921-1967



Related information: For file on its centenary see SPA 12/3/1. (The East Street buildings were converted into officers' housing). For files on Lewes police buildings see C/C 89/10, 14, 30; for photographs see C/A 5/47; for minutes of committee on headquarters extension see C/C 11/33. Deeds of the West Street site 1879-82 are at R/C 4/1-2. For diary of Det Insp F Ward as Divisional Detective, Lewes, 1934-37 see SPA 2/24/1; for procedures to be followed in the event of escapes from Lewes Prison, 1954 and 1962 see SPA 2/24/5 and SPA 2/34/2. For SC Wells's record of air raid warnings in Lewes, 1939-44 see SPA 10/7/1 and for orders for visits to Lewes by the Queen and the Royal Sussex Regiment 1962-63 see SPA 10/14/1. Duty reports of sergeants and constables, March 1878 are at SPA 2/36/4. For register of warrants from Lewes and Uckfield courts 1936-67 see SPA 12/5.
For photograph of Haywards Heath Division 1936 see SPA 2/32/7.

Administrative history:
The classes of records listed here were maintained in the Divisional Headquarters of B or Lewes Division during the period 1840-1967. Before the establishment of the Police Authority in 1967 the Division (one of four in the county) consisted of the following sub-divisions, with sections in brackets: Lewes (Lewes Town, Lewes Rural), Seaford (Seaford, Newhaven), Haywards Heath (Haywards Heath, Cuckfield Rural), Burgess Hill, (Burgess Hill, Hurstpierpoint). In 1840 Lewes was equally one of four divisions, with constables stationed at Lewes, Alfriston, Hailsham, Chailey, Eastbourne, Cuckfield and Ditchling. Between these dates the numbers of divisions rose and fell and boundaries were adjusted, though Lewes was probably the division least subject to alteration. In 1855 Hailsham and Cuckfield became divisions D and E respectively; Cuckfield was later rechristened Haywards Heath. In 1889 the Lewes Borough force, which seems to have operated from within the County Constabulary, ceased to exist under the Local Government Act 1888 and its area was added to Division B. In 1891 Eastbourne Borough established its own force. In 1947 the Portslade portion of Haywards Heath Division was added to the new Hove Division D and from January 1948 the residue became part of Lewes.
The first divisional headquarters was on the corner of North Street and Lancaster Street in 1842 until the site was acquired by the Admiralty for the Naval Prison in 1854. In 1867 a new divisional office was built at 1 and 2 East Street and this remained in use until the opening in 1884 of the new building in West Street which served as county and divisional headquarters.

Register of pedlars' certificates  [no ref. or date]

Divisional register of annual certificates issued to pedlars  SPA/7/1/1  Jul 1912 - Oct 1957

Contents:
It contains name and address of pedlar and dates of issue and expiry of the certificate; cancellations on court convictions, are also noted. Most of the information in this volume was incorporated into the register for the whole force, 1913-1960, which is listed at SPA2/16/1.

Record of cases heard at Lewes  [no ref. or date]

Register  SPA/7/2/1  Jun 1903 - Jul 1909

Contents:
Of (1) criminal cases and (2) orders in quasi-criminal cases, maintained to prove statistics for annual returns to the Home Office. The first section, which is by far the longer, deals with prosecutions, almost all summary. It gives the name of the person charged and his/her age-bracket, details of the offence including place and date and information on the defendant's discharge or conviction (with offence and sentence). The second part gives details of orders applied for and whether they were granted or refused.

Charge books  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Volumes recording charges made before magistrates. They give the name, age and physical description of the person charged, names of person making the charge and witness, details of detention and bail, how the charge was disposed of and the classification of the offence.

Charge Book  SPA/7/3/1  Oct 1888 - Oct 1894

Contents:
The volume is labelled as beginning in Nov 1886 but the earlier entries are missing.

Charge Book  SPA/7/3/2-8  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Contents:
Vols 2-8

Charge Book  SPA/7/3/9  Jan 1950 - Apr 1951

Contents:
Vol 9

Charge Book  SPA/7/3/10-17  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Contents:
Vols 10-17

Charge Book  SPA/7/3/18  Apr 1961 - Apr 1962

Contents:
Vol 18
(Includes cell register entries, see SPA7/8)

Registers of non-indictable offences  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Volumes containing name, address and age of person reported, name of officer reporting, particulars of offence and action taken (proceedings, caution or no action). The result of court action is given.

Register  SPA/7/4/1  Oct 1954 - Jan 1957

Register  SPA/7/4/2  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Register  SPA/7/4/3  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Register  SPA/7/4/4  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Register  SPA/7/4/5  Dec 1964 - Jun 1966

Haywards Heath sub-division: Police Provident Friendly Society balance sheets  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Before the war the Haywards Heath Division (F) covered an area which covered Haywards Heath, Cuckfield and a portion of the western part of the county which extended as far as Portslade. On the reconstitution of the East Sussex force in 1947 Portslade was added to the formerly independent Hove Constabulary to make Hove Division and from January 1948 Haywards Heath was absorbed into Lewes Division. A sub-divisional office was established at Haywards Heath.

Volume  SPA/7/5/1  Mar 1947 - Jun 1969

Conditions of access: Closed until 2020

Contents:
Containing quarterly balance sheets of the Friendly Society funds, maintained by the sub-secretary. It records receipts from members, classified as contributions to the Sick and Funeral Fund, Widows' and Orphans' Fund and Management Fund. Additionally it shows sick pay to members, giving number of days and rate payable

Haywards Heath Division: warrant books  [no ref. or date]

Warrant book  SPA/7/6/1  Jan 1882 - Dec 1935

Contents:
In use in E Division, whose headquarters was at Cuckfield to 1909 and at Haywards Heath thereafter. The Division was absorbed into Lewes Division in 1948.
The register gives warrant number (starting from 1), date of issue, complainant's and defendant's names, offence, physical description including dress, officer holding the warrant and date of execution.

Newspaper cuttings  [no ref. or date]

Single sheet of cartoons  SPA/7/7/1  c1960

Contents:
'Looking at Lewes... with MAC'. Sketches of some of the uniformed and civilian staff at Lewes Police Station by the celebrated cartoonist, [?a resident of Lewes]

Cell registers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See SPA 7/3/18.

Contents:
Register of arrested persons placed in the cells at Lewes Station. They record the prisoner's name, personal property received and property which was the subject of the charge, details of time spent in the cell and of visits. The registers were linked to charge registers and have cross-references to page-and volume-numbers; at some point the two types of registers were merged

Cell register  SPA/7/8/1-8  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Missing on transfer

Contents:
Vols 1 - 8

Cell register  SPA/7/8/9  Apr 1951 - Apr 1953

Contents:
Vol 9, relating to charge books 10-11

Superintendent's order book  [no ref.]  1841-42

Order Book  SPA/7/9/1  Jan 1841 - Apr 1842

Source of acquisition: Received from the Authority, May 1993 (ACC 6092).



Related information: The orders are all contained in the central series of order books at SPA 2/2/1, though presumably only those addressed to the division have been copied.

Contents:
Copies made by the divisional superintendent of orders issued by the Chief Constable from his office in Uckfield, often via Supt Henry Harper, who had an administrative role. The book, a single gathering, is ascribed by R V Kyrke, the historian of the force, in an accompanying note, to Supt Samuel Bolton, who led the division from 1840 to 1854.

Divisional discipline record  [no ref. or date]

Volume containing details of disciplinary hearings  SPA/7/10/1  Jan 1921 - Oct 1967

Conditions of access: Closed until 2018


Related information: For a similar book for the A (Uckfield) Division see SPA 6/1/10

Contents:
Against constables within the division. Gives case-number, name, date, nature of charge, section of disciplinary code breached, finding and action. The volume ends on the formation of the Sussex Police Authority in 1968

DIVISION C BEXHILL  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: SPA/8/1 Battle Division: register of pedlars' certificates, 1919-1923
SPA/8/2 Battle Division: register of aliens, 1914-1917
SPA/8/3 Battle Division: correspondence, reports, returns, 1928-1941
SPA/8/4 Records of Rye Borough Force, Rye Division, Rye sub-division, 1880-1933
SPA/8/5 Battle Division: constable's journal, 1840-1851
SPA/8/6 Division C (Bexhill): minutes of inspectors' conferences, 1951-1967
SPA/8/7 Hailsham sub-division: circulars concerning expenses, 1961-1965



Related information: For file on policing the Borough of Bexhill, 1899-1902 see C/C78/38B; for plans of Bexhill Police Station, 1898-1952 see R/A2/504, for deeds see R/C4/137 and for file see C/C89/11; for photographs of station in 1963 see C/A4/48. For deeds of Battle Police Station see R/C4/136, for file on police buildings 1912-16 see C/C89/26. For PC Chester Crouch's pocket book of general orders see SPA10/2/1. Newspaper articles on the Battle Division Superintendents G Mockford and A Wickens, 1943 are at SPA10/3/3. A photograph of Bexhill Division 1910 is at SPA2/32/1 and of Bexhill subdivision 1938 is at SPA10/29/1. A photograph of Hailsham Division in the 1920s is at SPA2/32/3.

Administrative history:
In 1967 the Division consisted of the following sub-divisions (sections in brackets); Bexhill (Bexhill), Hailsham (Hailsham, Heathfield, Polegate), Battle (Battle Town, Battle Rural, Hurst Green), Rye (Rye Town, Rye Rural). The Division had been formed in September 1951 from Bexhill Division E and Battle Division C. Bexhill Division was so named in 1903 when it transferred its headquarters to new premises in the town from its former office at Ore (until 1881 this division was called the Hastings Division). The Bexhill Division absorbed Hailsham Division D (established 1855) in October 1931. The Battle Division, from which most of the records below originate, was established in 1840: by 1855 it included the parishes in the petty sessional divisions of Battle, Burwash, Rye, Hastings and the Liberty of Winchelsea. Rye Borough was added to its area in 1890 when the borough force was disbanded.

Contents:
The classes consist of records from Bexhill Division and its predecessors.

Battle Division: register of pedlars' certificates  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For County Constabulary register, 1913-1960, see SPA2/16/1.

Contents:
Register of annual certificates granted to pedlars to permit them to trade.

Volume  SPA/8/1/1  Jan 1871 - Mar 1923

Contents:
Giving name of pedlar, place of residence, dates of grant and expiry of certificates; it includes entries relating to the endorsement of certificates granted to pedlars by other police forces, Jan 1871 - May 1881

Battle Division: register of aliens  [no ref. or date]

Register of foreign nationals in the Division  SPA/8/2/1  Aug 1914 - Jan 1917

Contents:
It gives name and address, nationality, date and place of birth, details of family, trade or occupation, date of arrival and previous place of residence, physical description and whether a houseowner, leaseholder, lodger or servant. Each entry is signed by the alien and the register records the issue of registration or refugee certificates and of identity books and notes changes of address.

Battle Division: correspondence, reports, returns  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Papers of the Superintendent in charge of Battle, or C Division for the period before September 1951; at that date the division became a sub-division of Bexhill Division as a result of alterations to the boundaries of petty sessional divisions.

Annual returns  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Returns on the Division submitted to the Chief Constable for incorporation in county returns to the Home Office or in the annual report to the Standing Joint Committee. They mainly relate to liquor licensing, to accidents and motoring offences and to aspects of criminal statistics - legal aid, treatment of juveniles probation, undetected indictable offences etc. The returns include draft and copy reports on licensing to the Battle, Burwash, Rye Borough and Rye County Benches. In some cases the annual bundles contain responses to enquiries about particular matters; these cases have been noted in the list.

Annual return for: 1932  SPA/8/3/1  1927 - Jan 1933

Contents:
Includes return of street accidents, 1927; reports to licensing justices, 1930 and 1931; report on breach of probation, 1931; return of cases of procuration of women and children, 1932

Annual return for: 1933  SPA/8/3/2  Dec 1933 - Jan 1934

Annual return for: 1934  SPA/8/3/3  1934 - 1935

Contents:
Includes correspondence and returns to the Home Office Committee on Detective Work and Organization, Sep 1934 - Oct 1935

Annual return for: 1935  SPA/8/3/4  Sep 1935 - Jan 1936

Contents:
Includes returns for the Home Office Departmental Committee on Fire Brigade services

Annual return for: 1936  SPA/8/3/5  Jun 1936 - Jan 1937

Contents:
Includes returns from constables in the division on their houses: ownership, lighting, water supply etc; return to enquiry about 'traffic in women and children'

Annual return for: 1937-1939  SPA/8/3/6  Dec 1937 - Jan 1940

Contents:
Licensing; adoption and legal aid for 1937; census of riding horses in the division suitable for use as remounts in the event of mobilisation, Apr 1938

Reports and correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Reports to Headquarters  SPA/8/3/7  Aug 1935 - Aug 1939

Contents:
In response to requests for information (for memoranda to superintendents see SPA2/3/6-7). Subjects include: parking on Market Green, Battle, alterations to beats on the extension of Hastings County Borough in 1936, arrangements for a flying demonstration at Shoreham, list of entrants for life-saving examination, subscribers to annual sports fund appeal and details of boys' clubs for annual sports, coke and coal required, sheep farmers on each beat, schedule of narrow lanes, instructions for checking vehicle weights

Reports to Battle RDC  SPA/8/3/8  Mar 1936 - Dec 1937

Contents:
Conditions in village halls used for public performances; proposals for buildings under the Restriction of Ribbon Development Act 1935 - John's Cross and Battle High Street

Auxiliary Traffic Section of the Special Constabulary  SPA/8/3/9  Jul 1940 - Dec 1941

Contents:
It was added in Jul 1940 to deal with the evacuation of pedestrian refugees in the event of an invasion and disbanded in Sep 1941 when the threat receded. Constables' declarations, countersigned by magistrates; schedules of constables; correspondence on training and on the return of warrants and armlets. The correspondence is with HQ and divisional stations

Miscellaneous incoming correspondence and reports  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
With replies, chronologically arranged. It has been arranged in two files

Incoming correspondence  SPA/8/3/10  Jan - Jun 1940

Incoming correspondence  SPA/8/3/11  Jul - Dec 1940

Records of Rye Borough Force, Rye Division, Rye Sub-Division  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Records relating to the policing of the Rye area up to 1951; all cover more than one phase of the administration. The main administrative units are as follows:
1835-1889 Rye Borough Force
1889-1920 Rye Division, I
1920-1951 Rye sub-division of Battle Division C

Rye Borough  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For Borough Council minutes, 1835-1889 see BRY/A1; see also SPA/8/4/2.

Administrative history:
The Corporation maintained its own police force until 1889, when the borough was incorporated into East Sussex for policing purposes.

'Sundays Reports on Publick Houses'  SPA/8/4/1  Dec 1880 - Mar 1889

Contents:
Weekly reports, signed by constables, of inspection of public houses in the Borough

Rye Division  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Division consisted of the Borough and surrounding area.

Charge book  SPA/8/4/2  Apr 1882 - Jul 1890

Contents:
Indexed register giving name, age and address of person charged; date and details of charge; person making the charge, issuing summons or taking into custody; details of how the charge has been dealt with and details of sentences, signed by the magistrate; notes of property in the possession of the person charged; level of literacy. Signed by the Superintendent and the Mayor to Feb 1889

Rye sub-division  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Division was converted into a sub-division of Battle Division in Jul 1920 when the Rye Petty Sessional Division became a Battle sub-division.

Register of stray dogs seized under the Dogs Act 1906  SPA/8/4/3  Jan 1907 - Dec 1933

Contents:
It gives description of dog, name of owner if traced (indexed), note of date and circumstances of straying, details of expenses incurred and whether the animal was returned to its owner or destroyed

Register of previous convictions  SPA/8/4/4  c1910-1933

Contents:
The register opens with entries [recording convictions notified to Bexhill Division] to 1925, then continues with entries for Rye Division to 1920 and the sub-division thereafter. Each entry gives name of offender, occasionally accompanied by a photograph, with details of each previous offence including date and court at which convicted and sentence imposed. The register was evidently maintained at Rye and was used to provide information to the courts

Battle Division: constable's journal  [no ref. or date]

Journal of PC Henry Sheather  SPA/8/5/1  Dec 1840 - Oct 1851

Administrative history:
The journal was found in a spare cell at the old Battle Police Station in 1947 as a result of the collection of archives by the East Sussex Constabulary for an exhibition to be held at Brighton Pavilion in the same year.

Contents:
Kept while he was stationed at Boreham Street Dec 1840 - Jun 1841, Catsfield Jun - Aug 1841, Ninfield Aug - Dec 1841, Battle Dec 1841 - Jan 1842, Ninfield Jan 1842 - Apr 1844 and Bexhill Apr 1844 - Oct 1951. Records the hours of duty, places visited, time of visit, number of miles travelled and remarks. The entries from Feb 1843 - Mar 1851 are in narrative form

Bibliography: It has been used extensively in Reginald Kyrke's History of East Sussex Police (1969) (SPA 2/27/3)


Division C (Bexhill): minutes of inspectors' conferences  [no ref. or date]

Conference minutes  SPA/8/6/1  Dec 1951 - Oct 1967

Contents:
Mostly unsigned. Includes introductory note by J D Dibley, Feb 1999; notes of Hailsham Section conferences, May 1966 - Sep 1966.

Hailsham sub-division: circulars issued to the inspector at Hailsham concerning expenses  [no ref. or date]

Circulars  SPA/8/7/1  Sep 1961 - Nov 1965

Contents:
Includes circulars issued to the inspector at Crowborough

DIVISION D HOVE  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For miscellaneous records of Sergeant GW Saunders, 1940-1949 see SPA10/4, for cartoons of life in the Division by Sergeant LH Philpott, 1954-1958 see SPA10/24. For photograph of the opening of Hove Station 1963 see SPA1/45/3.

Administrative history:
Hove became an incorporated borough in 1898; before that date its police force was under the control of the Hove Improvement Commissioners up to 1894 (for minutes see DO/A3) and the Hove UDC, 1895-1898. For minutes of the Borough Police Committee and Watch Committee, 1881-1967 see the Town Clerk's records, DO/A17. The Hove Borough Constabulary existed until 1943, when the wartime Sussex Police Authority took over its functions. On the Authority's disbandment in 1947 and as a result of the Police Act 1946 police services in Hove were provided by the East Sussex Constabulary; the Hove Division was created to police the borough and the town of Portslade, which had formerly been part of the Haywards Heath or 'F' Division.

Records of Hove Borough Constabulary  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For minutes see DO/A3 and DO/A17, for Hove Town Clerk's memorandum on the Police Act 1890 see C/C89/7 and for civil defence records, 1940-1943 see SPA9/4 below. Further photographs are to be found at SPA1/45/20.

Contents:
Records of the force run by the Improvement Commissioners, Urban District Council and Borough Council, 1874-1943.

Register of constables' services  SPA/9/1/1  Nov 1884 - Aug 1939

Contents:
Indexed register of names, arranged in order of rank, then in PC-number order. It gives date of joining the force, age, physical description, birthplace, occupation, previous police or army service, dates of promotion, commendations or offences, details of awards from St John Ambulance Association or Royal Life Saving Society etc

Pamphlet  SPA/9/1/2  7 Jan 1938

Contents:
'The qualifications for promotion and some obstacles against: "grousing" an obstacle to a man's progress in life'. Chief constable's lecture to the force

Mounted photograph of the Borough Force  SPA/9/1/3  Oct 1924

3ft x 1ft 8in

Contents:
With the Mayor (W Jago), Chairman of Watch Committee (HH Taylor), Town Clerk (WJ Harrison); WC Hillier is Chief Constable. The names, ranks and numbers of the men and women appear in print below the photograph. EW Pannell, Hove, photographer

Mounted photograph  SPA/9/1/4  6 Jun 1930

Contents:
Showing the annual inspection of the force by HM Inspector, Sir L Dunning, at Hove County Cricket Ground. Uniformed and plain-clothes officers on parade, cars and motorcycles

Records of constables  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received from the Authority, February 1988 (ACC 4975) and September 1990 (ACC 5574).


File  [no ref. or date]

File on constables' service and accommodation situation  SPA/9/2/1  Nov 1952 - Apr 1955

Conditions of access: Closed until 2006

Contents:
Schedules of policemen in order of seniority giving address; whether house is owned, rented or County-owned; number of children; date of appointment. List of constables holding Royal Life Saving Society certificates or able to swim. Lists of war service of constables, giving service and rank

Service registers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For files on reservists see SPA9/5.

Contents:
Loose-leaf registers of personnel in succession to that at SPA9/1/1. Like that register, their entries are arranged in order of rank and number: they cover superintendents, inspectors, sergeants, constables, members of the police war reserve and women's auxiliary police corps. They record name, address, date and place of birth, dates of joining and leaving the force, physical description, marital status, certificates, promotions, commendations, misconduct and medical history.

Register for no 3 District of the wartime Sussex Police Force  SPA/9/2/2  Apr 1943 - Mar 1947

Contents:
It includes records on serving officers and, in a separate section, on those whose service has terminated

Hove Division register of serving officers only  SPA/9/2/3  Apr 1947 - Sep 1952

Conditions of access: Closed until 2003

Contents:
It includes details of rates of pay and, in a 'Remarks' column, notes of training and postings

Registers of non-indictable offences  [no ref. or date]

Divisional register recording mainly motoring offences  SPA/9/3/1  Jan 1967 - Jan 1968

Contents:
It gives date, place and details of occurrence, the name, age and address of the person reported, the result of court action if any.

Files: civil defence and administration  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For Clerk of the County Council's file on arrangements for reception of evacuees into Hove Borough see C/C55/83; for police war duties files see SPA2/23. Received from the Authority, May 1989 (ACC 5263).

Contents:
These files cover all three phases of the Hove police service: Borough Constabulary 1940-1943, Hove Division of the Sussex Police Authority 1943-1947 and Hove Division of the County Constabulary 1947-1961. They mainly deal with the role of the police in wartime liaison with the military authorities, with other police forces and with local authorities - but they include civil defence material for the post-war period.

Equipment and fire-watching  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The force was responsible for stocks of tools, respirators, protective clothing, beds and bedding, sandbags, notices, cleansing and decontamination equipment, catering materials etc. These were issued by the ARP Department of the Ministry of Home Security or the Police Authority, lent by the Evacuation or Fireguard Officers, the Corporation Baths or by local tradesmen, or bought. Some of this equipment was issued to non-regular members of the force and some was used to equip the cleansing station, the incident van and three 'police assembly points' which would be used in an emergency. The records listed below relate to stock control of this equipment and to fire-watching duties by members of the force. They were maintained by Sergeants HT Nicholson and G Saunders.

Equipment correspondence  SPA/9/4/1  Feb 1940 - Jan 1945

Contents:
Circulars from the ARP Department, stocktaking lists and returns to the Department and to the Lewes Area Police HQ, correspondence on loan of materials by tradesmen

Equipment register  SPA/9/4/2  Jul 1940 - Jan 1946

Contents:
Receipts. Undertakings by persons borrowing items for police duties; annotated with dates of return. Receipts from [military authorities] for equipment handed over by the police

Inventories  SPA/9/4/3  Oct 1943 - Jan 1945

Contents:
Equipment purchased or on loan for war emergency, with notes of its return to lenders; materials at cleansing station and assembly points; working summary of stock and its issue. Lists of clothing and equipment issued to officers and special constables; lists of candles and hurricane lamps; list of emergency labels issued for use on vehicles

'Fire-watching roster for 12-week period ending 9.1.1944'  SPA/9/4/4  16 Oct 1943

Contents:
Signed by Superintendent JE Lovell. It shows duties against the names of senior officers, constables and members of the War Reserve and Special Constabulary, grouped by Section. On graph paper: fair copy and draft

Blitzemerg  [no ref. or date]


Related information: (See also C/C55/110-112 for County Council material).

Contents:
This was the code name for an operation to resist heavy air attack on the 'five towns' of Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Southwick and Shoreham. Brighton County Borough Council took the lead in evolving the Blitzemerg scheme, for the coordination of services in the event of attack and the Town Clerk's files are to be found at DB/B53

Information and instructions, mainly from other agencies, for use in emergency  SPA/9/4/5  1941-1944

Contents:
They have been amended and updated in many cases; most are marked for the Chief Inspector:
Ministry of information emergency scheme, Feb 1941
Brighton Police Group Scheme (indexed), Mar 1941, revised to Apr 1944
'Blitzemerg' booklet (printed), Mar 1941 revised to Jul 1942
Brighton Hove & District Omnibus Co instructions for a concentrated raid (printed), Mar 1941
Brighton Town Clerk's instructions on (1) decontamination and (2) functioning of Emergency Committees, Apr - Aug 1941
Lists of administrative and rest centres from East and West Sussex County Councils, Hove Borough Council, May 1941 - Jan 1943
Home Office 'Police Invasion Instructions' (printed) Jun 1942
Military scheme for reinforcement camps and rendezvous points, Jun 1942; Feb 1941 - Apr 1944

Non-current material as at SPA9/4/5  SPA/9/4/6  Dec 1940 - Feb 1944

Contents:
Notifications of amendments to Blitzemerg booklet and Police Group Scheme, material superseded by revisions; provisional rest centre lists of 1941; instructions by bus companies on dispersal of vehicles; reports of Blitzemerg exercises in Apr and Jul 1941

Liaison with military authorities  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
It was necessary for the police to be kept informed of the location and objectives of the military forces in the area and these files contain details issued by various branches of the military organization. The area from Thorney Island to Saltdean (covering the whole of West and part of East Sussex) was at the beginning of the war defended by the 38th (Welsh) Division; in Nov 1941 the division was moved to Dorset to be relieved by a Canadian division the following month.

Miscellaneous information  SPA/9/4/7  Mar 1941 - Sep 1945

Contents:
From police HQ and military authorities on the disposition and organization of forces in the area; location statements; operational orders for the Brighton and Hove Garrison (Home Guard). Home Office circulars revising the Inter-Service Pyrotechnic Signals Code; test messages in alphabetic code

38th (Welsh) Division Defence Scheme  SPA/9/4/8  Jul - Dec 1941

Contents:
Part I, operational, Part II, administrative. Typescript scheme, approved Jul - Aug 1941, with amendments to Nov 1941; 113 Infantry Brigade: extracts from Group Defence Scheme and brigade operational instructions, Sep - Nov 1941; notification of location of the Canadian Corps, Dec 1941

Non-current material from the military forces  SPA/9/4/9  Jul 1940 - Sep 1942

Contents:
9th Infantry Brigade defence scheme for Worthing - Brighton Sector, with plan, Jul 1940
Printed one-inch map showing [military sector boundaries] in red and roads (numbered) in green. By 14th Company of Royal Engineers, Aug 1940.
47th (London) Division Home Defence Scheme: Part II Administrative (amended), Mar - Jun 1941
Location statement: 141 (non) Infantry Brigade, May 1941
Instructions for anti-raid action: 2 Canadian Infantry Brigade and Brighton and Hove Defences, May and Sep 1942

Notification of military exercises  SPA/9/4/10  Feb 1944 - Feb 1945

Contents:
One involving anti-aircraft smokescreens, the other a journey by students across country by night. Includes photographs - prints and negatives on glass and film - of [a bomb] lying in long grass

Superintendent's personal correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
On the creation of the Sussex: Police Force in 1943 GE Lovell was appointed First Superintendent of the Hove Division; he was promoted to the substantive rank of superintendent in Nov 1943 and led the force until he entered the forces in Aug 1944.

General correspondence of a semi-official nature  SPA/9/4/11  Apr 1943 - Jul 1944

Contents:
Letters of congratulation, invitations to social and charitable functions, correspondence on his membership of the Rotary Club and the Sussex Services Lodge of the Freemasons, timetable for the visit to Hove by Princess Elizabeth to inspect the Grenadier Guards, enquiries about access to the town as a 'regulated area' etc

Administration  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Chief Clerk's file.

Divisional administrative instructions  SPA/9/4/12  Apr 1947 - Feb 1957

Contents:
From the Chief Constable on the reconstitution of the East Sussex Police Force: on finance, delegation of authority to superintendents, returns to headquarters etc. Instructions and revisions, with correspondence

Peacetime civil defence  [no ref. or date]

Police control at railway accidents  SPA/9/4/13  Jun 1949

Contents:
Copies of memorandum from the Chief Constable at Lewes and of letters from the local authorities in Hove and Portslade and from the Women's Voluntary Services

Superintendent's correspondence with Chief Constable  SPA/9/4/14  Apr 1950 - Nov 1951

Contents:
On sites in Hove suitable for earmarking as alternative police premises in a war emergency, in response to Home Office circular 77/1950

Police War Instructions  SPA/9/4/15  Jan 1951 - Nov 1954

Contents:
Two envelopes containing coded telegrams to be sent in acknowledgement of Home Office instructions detailed in s1. paras 7 and 12; circular on the display of mobilization posters; circular 221/1951 on Control of Aliens in War with Chief Constable's letter of Nov 1954. For further file on Police War Instructions see SPA2/23/2 nd

Confidential report  SPA/9/4/16  Oct - Dec 1953

Contents:
On Air Ministry exercise 'Corncrake' in Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire, Sep 1953, with accompanying maps. Covering letter from Headquarters

Home Guard  SPA/9/4/17  Jun 1954 - Feb 1955

Contents:
Lists of key personnel in the Battalion - in the Hove area and traced plan showing the four companies' call-out areas. Correspondence and memoranda on exercise 'Wake' held in Jun 1954 to test mobilisation of personnel in defence of the RAF station at Truleigh Hill

Correspondence with headquarters  SPA/9/4/18  Nov 1954 - Jan 1961


Related information: For correspondence on the compilation of the list in 1939 see SPA2/23/3

Contents:
On premises in the area eligible for inclusion in the air raid warning list of firms and institutions to be telephoned in the event of a raid. Instructions from Hove Borough Civil Defence Officer, correspondence with Chief Constable on updating the list.

Personal files of reservists  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For registers of service see SPA9/1/1, SPA9/2/2-3.

Contents:
Files on men who joined the First Police Reserve or the War Reserve in Hove: they cover the three administrations of the Hove Borough Police Force, the Hove Division of the Sussex Police Authority and the Hove Division of the East Sussex Force. They contain application forms; record cards detailing pay, service, sick leave and misconduct; reports on misconduct or injuries; correspondence on pay, conditions, resignation, dismissal etc. Neither series of files is complete.

First Police Reserve  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Each file opens with an agreement with the Borough Council to serve for four years if the reserve is mobilised: this happened in 1940.

First Reserve File  SPA/9/5/1  1939-1944

Contents:
Name: Bevell, James A; Date of agreement: Aug 1939; Final date of file: Nov 1944

First Reserve File  SPA/9/5/2  1939-1944

Contents:
Name: Hanson, Alfred J; Date of agreement: Sep 1939; Final date of file: May 1944

First Reserve File  SPA/9/5/3  1939-1944

Contents:
Name: Jenney, Henry; Date of agreement: Jul 1939; Final date of file: Feb 1944

First Reserve File  SPA/9/5/4  1940-1945

Contents:
Name: Mack, Harold; Date of agreement: Apr 1940; Final date of file: Aug 1945

First Reserve File  SPA/9/5/5  1939-1940

Contents:
Name: Melbert, Augustus C; Date of agreement: Jul 1939; Final date of file: Sep 1940

First Reserve File  SPA/9/5/6  1941-1945

Contents:
Name: Morgan, Edmund; Date of agreement: Jan 1941; Final date of file: Feb 1945

First Reserve File  SPA/9/5/7  1939-1945

Contents:
Name: Pronger, Bertie; Date of agreement: Jul 1939; Final date of file: Mar 1945

First Reserve File  SPA/9/5/8  1940-1944

Contents:
Name: Puttock, Edward; Date of agreement: Feb 1940; Final date of file: Feb 1944

First Reserve File  SPA/9/5/9  1939-1944

Contents:
Name: Webb, Charles; Date of agreement: Jul 1939; Final date of file: Nov 1944

Agreements of men who did not join the Service  SPA/9/5/10  1939-1942

Contents:
Name: Bowden, Lee S; Date of agreement: Jul 1939
Name: Johnson, Frank; Date of agreement: Jul 1939
Name: Hebborn, Philip N; Date of agreement: Aug 1939
Name: Pearson, Aubrey P; Date of agreement: Sep 1939
Unsuccessful applicants for War Reserve:
Name: Nowell, Ernest; Date of agreement: Jun 1942
Name: Balchin, CW; Date of agreement: Jul 1942

War Reserve  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The War Reserve contained men not otherwise employed who performed whole-time police work during the war. The files contain records cards and sheets and correspondence.

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/11  1939-1945

Contents:
Name: Allen, George; Date of joining: Dec 1939; Final date of file: Oct 1945

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/12  1940-1945

Contents:
Name: Amess, Leslie WJ; Date of joining: Aug 1940; Final date of file: Dec 1945

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/13  1939-1946

Contents:
Name: Arundel, William VV; Date of joining: Dec 1939; Final date of file: Jun 1946

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/14  1940-1948

Contents:
Name: Astridge, Norman; Date of joining: Mar 1940; Final date of file: Mar 1948

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/15  1939-1948

Contents:
Name: Bambridge, George W; Date of joining: Sep 1939; Final date of file: Dec 1948

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/16  1939-1941

Contents:
Name: Barber, Arthur H; Date of joining: Nov 1939; Final date of file: Sep 1941

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/17  1942-1943

Contents:
Name: Barr, J Courtney; Date of joining: Sep 1942; Final date of file: Nov 1943

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/18  1940-1945

Contents:
Name: Barron, John O; Date of joining: May 1940; Final date of file: Nov 1945

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/19  1939-1940

Contents:
Name: Bates, Laurence GA; Date of joining: Sep 1939; Final date of file: Apr 1940

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/20  1939-1940

Contents:
Name: Billenness, Ernest G; Date of joining: Sep 1939; Final date of file: Feb 1940

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/21  1942-1943

Contents:
Name: Bishop, James A; Date of joining: Jul 1942; Final date of file: Dec 1943

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/22  1939-1944

Contents:
Name: Blackburn, Charles P; Date of joining: Sep 1939; Final date of file: Sep 1939
Name: Bradley, William; Date of joining: Feb 1941; Final date of file: Jul 1944
Name: Brown, Thomas CS; Date of joining: Nov 1939; Final date of file: Sep 1941
Name: Bryant, Edward O; Date of joining: Dec 1939; Final date of file: Nov 1940
Name: Chaplin, Herbert P; Date of joining: Mar 1940; Final date of file: Jul 1940
Name: Cherriman, William TE; Date of joining: Sep 1939; Final date of file: Oct 1939
Name: Collins, Arthur GE; Date of joining: Sep 1939; Final date of file: Jan 1940
Name: Colwell, Walter H; Date of joining: Dec 1939; Final date of file: May 1941
Name: Corben, Guy F; Date of joining: Sep 1939; Final date of file: Aug 1940
Name: Cumming, William; Date of joining: May 1940; Final date of file: Jan 1941
Name: Curtis, John A; Date of joining: Sep 1939; Final date of file: Jun 1940
Name: Danby, John AM; Date of joining: Mar 1940; Final date of file: Jun 1940
Name: Drewitt, Eric EG; Date of joining: Apr 1941; Final date of file: May 1944

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/23  1939-1946

Contents:
Name: Chapman, William A; Date of joining: Dec 1939; Final date of file: Feb 1946

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/24  1940-1946

Contents:
Name: Clegg, Leonard L; Date of joining: Aug 1940; Final date of file: Apr 1946

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/25  1942-1944

Contents:
Name: Copperwheat, George W; Date of joining: Oct 1942; Final date of file: Oct 1944

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/26  1940-1946

Contents:
Name: Criddle, Wallace B; Date of joining: May 1940; Final date of file: Jul 1946

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/27  1939-1945

Contents:
Name: Curtis, Harold A; Date of joining: Sep 1939; Final date of file: Nov 1945

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/28  1940-1945

Contents:
Name: Deering, Frederick JC; Date of joining: May 1940; Final date of file: Aug 1945

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/29  1939-1945

Contents:
Name: Denman, Gilbert MJ; Date of joining: Sep 1939; Final date of file: Dec 1945

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/30  1940-1943

Contents:
Name: Dingley, Philip; Date of joining: Apr 1940; Final date of file: Dec 1943

War Reserve File  SPA/9/5/31  1939-1944

Contents:
Name: Down, Frederick W; Date of joining: Sep 1939; Final date of file: Jan 1944

Handbooks  [no ref. or date]

Town of Hove  SPA/9/6/1  29 Aug 1894

Contents:
Constable's hand-book compiled by Major G J Teevan, Chief Constable of Hove; submitted to and approved by the Police Committee
Inscribed: no. 60

PERSONAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: Some photographs presented to the Authority have been placed in albums: see SPA1/45.

Contents:
The classes of records listed here were assembled by individual policemen in the course of their careers. They record service and achievements and their significance as personal records outweighs their significance as operational records of the forces in which their owners or compilers served. In some cases the men who maintained or received the records served in several capacities, taking the records with them on transfer; in others the records provide rare evidence for the training received. Some of the material listed below was presented to the Authority by relatives or descendants after the retirement or death of the officers to whom it relates. If the provenance is known it is recorded in the list and any correspondence is preserved among the Office's accession records. The people to whom the records relate are identified by the rank held on leaving the police service, if known, and the force in which they served at the end of their careers. These are identified as follows: ESC East Sussex Constabulary, BCBC Brighton County Borough Constabulary, SPF Sussex Police Force (wartime), SPA Sussex Police Authority from 1967.

Gravestone of Superintendent Charles Tobutt, ESC  [no ref. or date]

Photograph  SPA/10/1/1  Undated

Administrative history:
Tobutt joined the East Sussex Constabulary in May 1864. He was promoted to Superintendent in November 1886 and moved from Mark Cross Division to take charge of Ore Division. He died suddenly in Jan 1891 and a grant of £100 was paid to his widow, Elizabeth. The tombstone, whose location is not recorded, gives his age as 49 and also commemorates Elizabeth, who died at 47 the following Aug. (Source: SPA2/8/1, SPA2/2/2).

Pocket book of general orders: PC Chester Crouch, ESC  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Chester Crouch, PC 52, entered the force in May 1887 at the age of 21. He served in numerous posts throughout the county, ending his career in Aug 1913, apparently at Bexhill (where he had been posted in May 1910). In 1916 he returned to serve in Lewes in the First Reserve.

Contents:
The cover of the pocket book bears the numbers PC 52, PS 29. The identity of PS 29, who presumably recorded orders nos 124-129, has not been established; nor has the provenance of the book.

General orders issued by the Chief Constable and recorded locally  SPA/10/2/1  Dec 1894 - Jun 1920

Contents:
It contains the numbered orders 1-129 which are to be found in the books at SPA2/2/3-6

Records of Superintendent George Mockford, ESC  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For further details see SPA10/3/3

Administrative history:
George Mockford was appointed to the East Sussex Constabulary in Mar 1914 at the age of 20. He served at Lewes and Bexhill, joined up for the period of the war and was then posted successively to Lewes, Ticehurst, Frant, Heathfield, Rottingdean and Bexhill. In 1932 he was promoted to Inspector and posted to Battle; in 1935 he was transferred to Bexhill and in 1940 became Superintendent in charge of Battle Division. He retired on ill-health grounds in 1943.

Photograph labelled '1914'  SPA/10/3/1  1914

Contents:
Showing fifteen men being drilled by a uniformed officer. The photograph is taken in a large hall; the front row, seated on the floor, have a Union Jack draped over their knees

Notebook used  SPA/10/3/2  Feb 1923 - 1925

Contents:
For diseases of animal work in Heathfield Sub-Division, where George Mockford was posted on promotion to Sergeant in Jan 1923 and in Rottingdean, where he served from late 1923 to November 1924. It contains:
Copies of Chief Constable's orders relating to diseases of animals, 1912-1925
List of farmers in Heathfield Sub-Division issued with boar and castrators registers under the Swine Fever Order, Feb - Sep 1923
List of gun licences issued, year ended Jul 1923
List of notifications of sheep dipping, Jul - Sep 1923
List of farm sales, with notes that a vet has been informed, Aug - Oct 1923
Rottingdean: list of notifications of sheep dipping, giving numbers of animals to be dipped, Jul - Aug 1924

Newspaper cuttings mounted on card  [no ref. or date]

Photograph  SPA/10/3/3/1  21 Jul 1935

Contents:
Of a review by King George V of representatives of the police, Hyde Park, Sunday Pictorial

Report  SPA/10/3/3/2  May 1936

Contents:
Of funeral of Lt Col G M Ormerod, Chief Constable, Sussex County Herald

Article  SPA/10/3/3/3  5 Feb 1943

Contents:
On retirement of GM Evening Argus and one on his successor as superintendent of Battle Division, Arthur Wickens

Programme (printed)  SPA/10/3/4  20 Jul 1935


Related information: (See SPA10/3/3)

Contents:
For the inspection of the police in Hyde Park George Mockford was part of the East Sussex detachment of an inspector, a sergeant and 10 constables

Records of Sergeant George William Saunders, ESC  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: These records were sent to the Authority in Dec 1979 by Saunders' son, I H Saunders.


Administrative history:
G W Saunders entered the Hove Borough Constabulary in 1919 at the age of 23. The Service Register (SPA9/1/1) records that he was born in Hove and had worked as a shop assistant and spent three years in the army before joining the force. He was promoted Sergeant in Oct 1938 and retired from the Hove Division of the East Sussex Constabulary, Feb 1949.

Folder of documents  SPA/10/4/1  1940 - 1949

Negative and two prints of a photograph of Saunders in uniform  SPA/10/4/1/1  [c1940]

Proficiency certificate in Bomb Reconnaissance and Reporting issued by the South Eastern Command  SPA/10/4/1/2  Nov 1943

Letter from Sussex Police Force turning down an application to retire but notifying the securing of pension rights under the Police and Firemen (War Service) Acts  SPA/10/4/1/3  Jul 1944

Covering letter from Superintendent C Yates for the Defence Medal ribbon  SPA/10/4/1/4  Undated

Certificate of service on retirement  SPA/10/4/1/5  Feb 1949

Sergeant's war service stripes  SPA/10/4/1/6  Undated

Records of Chief Constable James Terry, BCBC  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: The records were presented to Brighton Constabulary, 1955 and the Sussex Police Authority, 1984, by Leslie H Terry, James Terry's grandson.


Administrative history:
James Terry joined the Brighton Police Force in 1843 at the age of 20. He was promoted to the rank of inspector in 1846 and from 1847 to 1876 acted as Inspector of Hackney Carriages. In 1881, on the retirement of Isaiah Barnden, he was appointed Chief Constable and served until 1893, handing in his resignation on the completion of fifty years in the force.

Printed copy of testimonials  SPA/10/5/1  Mar 1860

Contents:
Of Inspector Terry on his application for the post of Chief Superintendent of Portsmouth Borough Police

Volume of newspaper cuttings  SPA/10/5/2  Apr 1881 - Nov 1902

Contents:
Evidently kept by James Terry. Subjects covered included: resignation of Barnden, 1881: trial of PM Lefroy for murder committed on a London - Brighton train, 1881; Terry's attitude towards boxing, 1889; unsuccessful prosecution by the Brighton Vigilance Society for the keeping of a disorderly house, 1892; selection of Thomas Carter as Chief Constable, 1894; the calculation of service for police pensions, 1898; illness of James Terry, 1902. In the front of the volume is the notice of James Terry's election as Borough Councillor for Preston Ward, Nov 1897

Bundle of sheets of card on to which have been pasted newspaper cuttings  SPA/10/5/3  1877 - 1896

Contents:
Most deal with celebrations for James Terry's fifty years of service: presentation of an illuminated address by the Force, public subscription to present him with a house, Hoathly Villa in Florence Road. There is also a report of the presentation of a gold watch by the Brighton hackney carriage proprietors in Jan 1877 and a poster for James Terry's candidacy in the Preston by-election for the County Borough Council, Nov 1896

Volume containing letters  SPA/10/5/4  1876 - 1895

Contents:
To the Mayor, Alderman Dr J Ewart, and the Honorary Secretary to the Subscription Fund, enclosing contributions for a gift for Terry. They are alphabetically arranged by correspondents' names and come from members of the aristocracy, magistrates, borough councillors, local government officers, businessmen and brother-freemasons. The volume also encloses a toast list for the celebration lunch on 22 Nov; a letter from Godfree to Terry on the completion of the house purchase, Feb 1894; a reply from Ewart to a letter of congratulation, May 1895; a letter from R Daly Cocking thanking Terry for help while he was unfit and offering congratulations on his promotion [to superintendent], Dec 1876; Dec 1876; Aug 1893 - Feb 1894; May 1895

Album  SPA/10/5/5  Nov 1893-Oct 1895

Contents:
Containing illuminated address and subscription list, presented to James Terry on 22 November 1893: it records the resolution of a public meeting to open a subscription and is signed by Ewart and Godfree. Enclosed is a letter from Godfree, accompanying three late contributions

Portrait photograph  SPA/10/5/6  Undated

Contents:
Of Terry in a frock coat by Leonard Sarre of West Street, Brighton

Illuminated address  SPA/10/5/7  4 Oct 1893

Contents:
Mounted and formerly framed, from the officers and men under his command: it gives names, ranks and divisions

PC Vernon Smith, BCBC  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Vernon Henry Smith was born in about 1910 and attended St Andrew's Boys' School, Portslade. In 1931 he entered the Brighton Constabulary as a probationer, PC 90. Despite passing his promotion examinations in 1935 he continued as a Patrol Constable and the scrapbook contains evidence, in the form of correspondence, of his attempts to secure a job elsewhere between 1936 and 1943: in Colonial Africa, in Kenya, in Bermuda, in Reigate, in the Sussex Force's War Duties Department, in the RAF and the Intelligence Corps. After the war he gained a temporary post with the Control Commission, policing West Germany and from there he went to Kenya, where he was involved in suppressing the Mau Mau uprising. He finished his working life as Superintendent of a game reserve.
Smith was a keen sportsman and reached the semi-final of the Open Police Boxing Championships in 1935 as the Sussex Champion heavyweight boxer. He was a member of the tug-of-war team which reached the national police championship in 1932 and he participated in the Brighton Police First Aid team which won in the national championships of 1938, as well as winning in several local contests during the thirties. The album at SPA1/45/10 contains a photograph of Smith in a competition, together with shots of him on duty and participating in a road safety exhibition. This volume was given to the Authority in 1983 by A C Todd of Portslade. He was presented with it by Smith's half-sister, who lived nearby. Smith was understood to have died in about 1980.

Scrapbook documenting Smith's working life and achievements  SPA/10/6/1  1923-1945

Contents:
Its contents include: records of educational successes - school report and testimonial, list of probationer constables (with notes on careers of his contemporaries), examination papers and results of promotion examination, RSA german test certificate; records of sporting achievements: participation in boxing matches, tug-of-war teams, competitive first aid teams, rugby and soccer matches - posters, tickets, menus for celebration dinners, photographs, newspaper cuttings; copies of statements made in court, press reports of criminals apprehended by Smith, commendations in internal Daily Informations; newspaper cuttings on developments in the Force such as the introduction of wireless sets and the white helmet; photographs of himself and colleagues and pictures taken during a visit to Antwerp photographs taken in Yorkshire during a stay at the Police Convalescent Home, Harrogate, after an injury sustained in a car chase; photograph of trunk in the Brighton Trunk Murder; cartoons involving policemen; Mar 1923; Apr 1931 - Apr 1943; Feb 1945

Record of air raid warnings in Lewes: William Wells, SPF  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: The books were given to the Authority in Mar 1985 by Sheila Wells of Burgess Hill, [? a grand-daughter].


Contents:
Two pocket books kept by Wells, Special Constable 233, recording the time and duration of air raid warnings. They give date, time at which sirens sounded and time of 'all clear', with running totals of the number of warnings. Wells lived at 12 West Street, Lewes, until it was destroyed by bombing on 20 Jan 1943 (SPA2/21/2); afterwards his address was 2 Grange Road.

Pocket books  SPA/10/7/1  1939 - 1944

Contents:
Sep 1939 - Jun 1942; Jul 1942 - Dec 1944

Records of Sergeant Benjamin Foord, SPF  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Benjamin Foord, born 1881, entered the East Sussex Constabulary in 1908. He served at Wivelsfield, Hurstpierpoint and Seaford before transferring to Lewes on promotion to sergeant in 1920; the following year he returned to Seaford as Sergeant in Charge and retired in 1934. He returned to the force as a First Police Reserve (no 317) for the period of the war. He died at the age of 79.

Personal record card  SPA/10/8/1  Apr 1941

Contents:
Giving address, next-of-kin, rate of pay and allowances

Photograph  SPA/10/8/2  [1941]

Contents:
Of Foord in reservist's uniform

Certificate of service  SPA/10/8/3  Feb 1945

Contents:
Issued by the Sussex Police Force on Foord's resignation. It gives a personal description and details of total police service

Undated article  SPA/10/8/4  [1960]

Contents:
Published by a local newspaper on Foord's death; illustrated by a photograph

Training notes of William Stanford, War Reserve no 417, SPF  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Stanford was enrolled as a war reserve constable in Dec 1939 at the age of 50. In Jun 1943 he was posted to No 2 Area, Bexhill of the Wartime Sussex Police Force and he resigned in Dec 1945 at the end of the war.

Small loose-leaf file of typed notes on training  SPA/10/9/1  Nov 1939 - Sep 1943

Contents:
Notes taken during initial training lectures by Sergeant A Blakey, Nov - Dec 1939; notes of monthly lectures given in the course of general training, Jan 1941 - Feb 1942 and examination questions, spelling and dictation tests given during these training sessions; list of dates of courses [attended] on gas, bombs, fire-fighting, first aid and invasion procedures, Sep 1939 - Sep 1943; undated notes on gun training

Records of J Collin, War Reserve no 119, SPF  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Collin served in the Eastbourne Division of the Sussex Police Force during the war and papers in which his number is quoted as 'S47' suggest that he was a special constable in the Eastbourne force before 1943, though his name has not been found in records documenting service.

File  SPA/10/10/1  Oct - Dec 1943; 1941 - 1943

Contents:
Relating to Collin's attendance at a revision course at the Training School for No 2 (Bexhill) Division, Stone Court, St Leonards, Nov - Dec 1943. School rules, lecture precis, examination paper, manuscript notes on lectures with lecturers' names in some cases. Notes from Nov 1942 and a specimen report of Jun 1941 are also enclosed

Miscellaneous papers  SPA/10/10/2  c1940-1946

Contents:
Statutory instruments, notes on legislation and bomb detection, ARP Training Pamphlet no 3, instructions for claiming the Defence Medal; newspaper cuttings showing sites of bombs in Eastbourne and flying bombs in East Sussex; form of words to be used in making charges under various statutes; undated list of police in three sub-divisions posted to Headquarters, Latimer Road and Hampden Park Police Post

Records of Inspector Arthur Victor Jesse Evans, MBE, SPF  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Arthur Evans, of 77 Chapel Street, Newhaven joined the Brighton Borough Police Force in 1919 at the age of 21, as PC 176. The records below are mainly personal certificates of attainment. He was promoted Sergeant in Mar 1936 and Inspector in Nov 1940 and retired from wartime Sussex Police Authority in 1946.
These records were encapsulated between plastic sheets before their transfer to ESRO.

Form of recommendation  SPA/10/11/1  1919, 1942

Contents:
For a candidate for the force giving personal description, recommendations of previous employer and of 'respectable householders'; terms and conditions of employment of candidate accepted for the force. Typescript copies of these forms, certified Oct 1942; Jul 1919

First-aid certificate  SPA/10/11/2  Jun 1920

Contents:
Issued by St John Ambulance Association

County Borough certificate  SPA/10/11/3  18 Aug 1920

Contents:
Of proficiency in swimming

Promotion examinations set by the County Borough Police  [no ref. or date]

Printed examination papers  SPA/10/11/4/1  Oct 1923 and Oct 1924

Contents:
In arithmetic, geography, police knowledge and general knowledge

Papers for special examination  SPA/10/11/4/2  Jan 1927

Contents:
For Brighton police sergeants: arithmetic, english, geography, general knowledge

Second class certificate  SPA/10/11/4/3  Nov 1925

Contents:
Giving marks in each paper

First class certificate, Feb 1927  SPA/10/11/4/4  Oct 1923 - Feb 1927

Certificate of appreciation  SPA/10/11/5  27 May 1926

Contents:
By the Brighton Corporation of service during the General Strike

Certificate  SPA/10/11/6  May 1937 - Sep 1942

Contents:
Issued after attendance on Home Office courses: First Class Instructor in civilian anti-gas precautions, First Class Instructor in air-raid precautions

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents  SPA/10/11/7A  1942-1945

Contents:
Diplomas presented for a year's driving free from accidents, 1942, 1944, 1945

Resolution  SPA/10/11/7B  4 May 1945

Contents:
Of Brighton Borough Air Raid Precautions Committee in appreciation of the service rendered by Inspector Evans during his secondment as Assistant ARP Officer, Jul 1938 - May 1945

Sussex Police Force  SPA/10/11/8A  15 Feb 1946

Contents:
Certificate of service and of exemplary conduct granted to AVJ Evans when he was pensioned

Copyright photograph  SPA/10/11/8B  [1946]

Contents:
From Sussex Daily News, mounted. Presentation of a silver tea service etc to AVJ Evans (in civilian clothes) by eight [committee members]

Records of Inspector Arthur Victor Jesse Evans, MBE, SPF  [no ref. or date]

Tape recording of broadcast reminiscences by AVJ Evans  SPA/10/11/9  1960s


Related information: For file on the police wireless see SPA1/6/4.

Administrative history:
Summary of contents:
Arthur Evans joined the force after service in the Navy in WW1. Pay was 43s per week, rising by annual increments of 1s to 51s, with an additional shilling after 15 and 20 years' service. Chief Constable, Sir William Gentle, welcomed recruits with the prospect of a brand new station in a few years; this did not materialise until the 1960s. There was no formal training. Oil lamps provided light and heat on the beat; those who arrived early took the serviceable ones which did not leak. On night duty policemen 'worked right' or 'worked left' on beat, keeping buildings on one side or the other so that they could be easily found by the sergeant. Constables' duties were very mixed: at night they knocked up railway workers and others for their shifts. For this they were entitled to 3d per week 'call money', collected Saturdays: the younger men were too proud to ask for it and it often went to the old hands who relieved them. On night duty constables were involved in locking and unlocking public lavatories (one at junction of Elm Grove and Islingword Road), turning lights and water on and off; locking gates in the high iron railings which surrounded the Level and Victoria Gardens at 11.30 and unlocking them at 3am to allow railwaymen to cross on their way to work.
In the early twenties he spent a short time on plain clothes duty, in those days involving regulation of betting, prostitutes and brothels. Tells a story of his observation of illegal betting activities in a pub: his tips were so successful that he was suspected of being a policeman and a planned raid had to be called off.
Brighton was a progressive force: introduction of the wireless set in the early thirties. It could receive but not transmit. The set was about the size of a book; the receiver, like a telephone receiver, was kept in the breast pocket and there was a lead to the hip pocket. It rang when a message was to be transmitted. Story about a member of the public who mistook the apparatus for a hearing-aid but who was immensely impressed on being allowed to liste to a test message.

Contents:
Two items are talks in the 'Fact and Fiction' series of a local radio station, the third is an interview, covering some of the same ground. They were made in the late 1960s and the recording quality is not good.

Mounted photographs  SPA/10/11/10  [c1940]


Related information: Other photographs given by Evans have been incorporated in albums at SPA1/45/10-11

Contents:
Of a group of [officers] in civilian clothes in front of the Pavilion: it includes AVJ Evans and the Chief Constable WJ Hutchinson (appointed 1933). It is perhaps a branch of the Police Federation. Photograph by Mora.

Records of Special Constable - Kinney, SPF  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Superintendent's orders issued during the war when the Sussex forces were amalgamated under a single command. Addressed to Special Constable Kinney, 150.

Instructions  SPA/10/11/12/1  1943-1944

Contents:
Based on Ministry of Home Security circular 108/43 on labelling casualties and dead persons; 24 Jun 1943
Instructions on grounded barrage balloons; 3 Apr 1944
Notice of parades of special constables, 1-3 Sep 1944; 25 Aug 1944

Article by PC Max Soffner, Bomb Reconnaissance Officer, SPF  [no ref. or date]

'Air Raid and other miscellaneous incidents, which in the main occurred on my Beat, and were officially recorded during the War 1939-1945'  SPA/10/13/1  May 1945

Contents:
Copy of printed recollections of PC Max Soffner, bomb reconnaissance officer in the Lewes - Hailsham Division, Maynards Green Station, incorporating list of incidents, their locations with map references, time and remarks

Records of Assistant Chief Constable J Dibley, SPA  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
John Dibley was appointed to the force as PC 268 in Nov 1949 and was posted to Lewes Division the following April. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in April 1956 and in July that year transferred to Uckfield Sub-Division. In September 1958 he moved to East Grinstead Divisional Office and on becoming an inspector in September 1960 he returned to Lewes Division to work in the administrative branch. He remained there until September 1964, when he was posted to the Burgess Hill Sub-Division. After 1967 he continued in the service of the newly-formed Authority, retiring in 1989 as Assistant Chief Constable, Territorial Policing but the records listed below span his career with the County Constabulary. Dibley was an enthusiastic preserver of archive material and much of the material from the Authority and East Sussex Constabulary owes its survival to him.

Miscellaneous reports, orders and general information kept for reference  SPA/10/14/1  Aug 1956 - Jun 1963

Contents:
Articles, cuttings, training notes etc on case law; procedure - forms, circulars, statutory instruments etc; HQ CID instructions; various memos to and from Dibley, orders on such matters as petroleum spirit regulations and house-to-house collections, Dibley's reports and statements of witnesses in prosecutions for fatal accidents in East Grinstead, orders for visits to Lewes by HM the Queen in 1962 and the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1963, report by Lewes Chamber of Commerce on parking etc

Diseases of animals  SPA/10/14/2  Aug 1956 - Oct 1959

Contents:
File of reference material evidently maintained while Dibley was a sergeant: orders, posters, forms, notes of procedures, correspondence on an outbreak of anthrax at West Hoathly

Formation of a police mobile column  SPA/10/14/3  Aug - Oct 1964


Related information: For Administration Department file, 1963-1964 see SPA2/26/10

Contents:
At St Martin's Plain, Shorncliffe, Kent, a regional training exercise involving the Kent, East Sussex and Brighton forces in which Inspector Dibley participated. Notes of meetings, orders and instructions, schedules of men involved, stores issued, report of previous year's exercise, 'Notes on field hygiene and sanitation' published by the force and based on Army notes.

Miscellaneous papers from Dibley's time at Burgess Hill  SPA/10/14/4  Apr 1965 - Nov 1966

Contents:
Instructions on wireless procedure, Apr 1965; report on a search at Pyecombe for an armed robber, May 1966; operational orders 1/66 and 2/66: visit to East Sussex of HM the Queen, Oct 1966 and opening of the Police Seaside Home, Hove by HM the Queen Mother, Nov 1966

Superintendent Dibley's annotated copy of operational orders  SPA/10/14/5  Dec 1969 - Jan 1970

Contents:
For HM the Queen's visit to Crawley on 17 Dec, issued by C Division; includes notes of debriefing meeting

Operational orders  SPA/10/14/6  Mar 1970

Contents:
Drafted by Superintendent Dibley from Crawley Police Station for the Easter march of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament from Crawley to London. With MS annotations

Copies of printed annual reports  SPA/10/14/7  1963-1965

Contents:
Of the East Sussex joint branch board and the Inspectors', sergeants' and constables' branch boards of the Police Federation

Lists  SPA/10/14/8  [1914-1991]

Source of acquisition: Additional
Material on police history transferred by John Dibley after his retirement in 1989.
Accession numbers given in brackets.


Administrative history:
This information was assembled for the Imperial War Museum (ACC 5789); Nov 1991

Contents:
Some transcriptions of war memorials, of policemen killed on active service: Brighton and Eastbourne forces (both wars), Lewes (WW1); photographs of plaques: Eastbourne, Lewes (WW1), East Sussex (WW2 - attached to a chair); photographs of a memorial clock to PC Dennis F C Peel, killed 1944, presented by Superintendent Peel, Deputy Chief Constable of West Sussex, and his wife. A covering letter gives names of Hastings dead.

Illuminated album presented to Deputy Chief Constable George Berry, ESC  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received from the Authority, Nov 1989 (ACC 5371)


Administrative history:
George Berry joined the East Sussex force in February 1865 at the age of 25 and was pensioned in October 1894. For 10 years he acted as Deputy Chief Constable and for 17 years before that he was Superintendent of East Grinstead Division A.

Leather-bound, monogrammed volume  SPA/10/15/1  Dec 1894

Contents:
In a wooden case lined with velvet. Iluminated address, which accompanied a cheque for £172 7s 9d, and the names of 325 subscribers

Photocopies  SPA/10/15/2  Aug 1894 - Feb 1895

Contents:
Of newspaper cuttings on the testimonial and Berry's service from The Police Review and Parade Gossip, Sussex Express, Sussex Daily News; one relates to a cricket match at East Grinstead in which the Wanderers were beaten by a team consisting of Berry, nine sons and two sons-in-law

Records of Sergeant Collingwood John Arnold, ECBC  [no ref. or date]


Related information: Copy photographs of Arnold are in albums at SPA1/45/15-16.

Administrative history:
CJ ('Jack') Arnold joined Eastbourne County Borough Constabulary in April 1923 as a tailor from Warsash, Hampshire and returned in 1948 (SPA4/3/1). He was promoted Sergeant in 1931. He died in Eastbourne in 1983 at the age of 87. His career was distinguished by brave actions: rescues and recovery of bodies from Beachy Head, assistance at an aeroplane crash at Beachy Head and at the bombing of the SS Barnhill and rescue of sailors from the sea. He received awards from the Carnegie Hero Fund Trust, the King's Police Medal and the Bronze Medal of the Royal Humane Society.
These records were sent to the editor of Patrol by Inspector J Saunders of Eastbourne Division, 1983.

Copy letter from WH Smith, Chief Constable  SPA/10/16/1  [?1932]

Contents:
To the editor of a journal describing the rescue by Sergeant Arnold of a man from the cliffs at Beachy Head on 26 Nov 1931, which led to the award of the King's Police Medal

Photocopy  SPA/10/16/2  1945

Contents:
Of an extract from his police record of commendations and awards made to Arnold

Photographs of East Grinstead Divisional Headquarters from Sergeant R Cox  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
These photographs were sent to the Public Relations Officer in 1978 by Bob Cox, CI9 Clerk in E Division, Crawley. They were taken by a member of the East Grinstead Camera Club.

Fifteen prints 14 x 9mm  SPA/10/17/1  1965

Contents:
Showing the Divisional Headquarters and Courthouse in West Street in course of demolition. They show entrances, cells, courtroom, canteen and details of furniture and fittings. The buildings were erected in the 1860s and 1870s: see R/A2/508 and SPA1/4/5 for plans. The buildings were replaced in 1965 by new court and police buildings in East Court (for photographs see C/A4/85): a programme for the official opening by the Duke of Norfolk on 23 Jun accompanies the photographs

Training photographs of Fred Sargent, ESC  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Frederick PW Sargent joined the East Sussex Force in June 1938 at the age of 23, after service in the army.

Contents:
These photographs record his initial training.

Letter to John Dibley  SPA/10/18/1  Jan 1988


Related information: (See SPA10/14)

Contents:
From Fred Sargent enclosing photographs taken on a training course for police recruits from Kent and Sussex forces held at Wrens Cross, Maidstone, the Kent Police headquarters. He describes the training course, which he attended in Sep 1938 with PC [Leslie A] Smith

Biographical material on Sir William Gentle, Chief Constable of Brighton  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Gentle, born in 1864, came from the Reading Police Force to be Chief Constable of Brighton in 1901 and held that post until 1920, when he retired to Norfolk.

Extract from a printed account of his period as Chief Constable  SPA/10/19/1  Undated

Copy of a signed photograph  SPA/10/19/2  1938-1986

Contents:
Of Gentle in the uniform [of the High Sheriff of Norfolk]. dated Apr 1938; note of 1986 identifying some of the medals he wears.

Typescript notes, [?Who's who entry]  SPA/10/19/3  Undated

Training notes of PC A C Dart, SPA  [no ref. or date]

Hard-cover book of notes  SPA/10/20/1  Feb 1966

Source of acquisition: The volume was transferred to the Record Office on PC Dart's retirement from the SPA in 1990


Contents:
Made by A C Dart, PC 359 of Brighton Borough Force on his initial training course held at Nutfield in Feb 1966. The front cover records 'Class A1, Course no 3, Insp: Sgt Young'. The notes, which are indexed, are supplemented by typescript and printed sheets, specimen forms and diagrams and much use is made of mnemonics.

Records of SC Neville S Tacey, BCBC  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Warrant cards etc of Neville Stanley Tacey, an Artillery Captain in the Territorial Army who lived at Vernon Terrace and served as a special constable in the B Division Brighton Force.

Warrant card  SPA/10/21/1  May 1926 - 1932

Contents:
Constable B150, May 1926; warrant card as sergeant, Apr 1928; warrant card as staff sergeant, Sep 1928; membership card of the Brighton Special Constabulary Headquarters, with printed Rules of 1932 signed by Tacey as an Inspector

Certificates of Sergeant William King, ESC  [no ref. or date]


Related information: A photograph of King, 1940, has been placed in an album at SPA1/45/3.

Certificate of service, 1914-1941  SPA/10/22/1  Feb 1941

Contents:
Of Sergeant William King of Bexhill. Accompanied by a photocopy of a record that King, a private in the Military Foot Police, was mentioned in a despatch of Mar 1919 from Sir EHH Allenby

Certificate of membership  SPA/10/22/2  Jan 1924

Contents:
Of the first class of the East Sussex Police Provident Friendly Society as from Oct 1920: issued to King, of Polegate

Publication by Chief Constable WJ Hutchinson, BCBC  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For official publications by Hutchinson see SPA3/6/10-12.

Administrative history:
Captain William James Hutchinson became Chief Constable of Brighton in 1933 and retired in 1956. He acted as Deputy Chief Constable of the amalgamated Sussex Police Authority during the war and his contact with officers of other forces with different traditions and experience made him realise the need for a booklet like this one, published by the Police Review Publishing Co Ltd.

Road accidents and sketching  SPA/10/23/1  Jun 1944

Administrative history:
This booklet has no precise provenance and has been listed as if it were Hutchinson's own copy.

Contents:
Fifth edition, by WJ Hutchinson, Deputy Chief Constable of Sussex. Illustrated with sketches, it gives information on writing and illustrating reports on traffic accidents and other incidents and on map-reading

Records of Sergeant Lewis H Philpott, ESC  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: They were given to the Authority by Philpott in 1985 and transferred to the Office in July 1990 (ACC 5539).


Administrative history:
Lewis Philpott, born in 1910, entered the East Sussex force in November 1952 and served in its Hove Division. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1958 or earlier. He was a skilled cartoonist and his drawings, accompanied by captions, illustrate events in the Division - promotions, new developments, economies, training etc.

Cover of a hard-backed drawing book used as a portfolio  SPA/10/24/1  1954 - Dec 1958

Contents:
For coloured drawings of various sizes of events in Hove Division: they are numbered 2-18 and two are unnumbered. Many are signed or monogrammed and bear Philpott's trademark of a horse. The subjects include: senior officers (Chief Inspector Holt, Inspector Lloyd), promotion, team policing, rescue of an injured pigeon, training in civil defence, self-defence and the arts. 19 is a stencilled leaflet on crime prevention illustrated by Lewis Philpott. Most are undated

Nine less finished sketches  SPA/10/24/2  [1958]

Contents:
In pencil or ink, including the following subjects: patrolling of unoccupied houses, abolition of telephone pillars, police dogs, use of pigeons, economy. Undated, but on scrap paper dated 1952 and 1958

Photograph of sergeants attending a self-defence course at Sandgate  SPA/10/24/3  [Dec 1958]

Contents:
The course is illustrated in 10/24/1 and the photograph is annotated with the names of sergeants and instructors, Lambert, Weston & Son Ltd, Folkestone, photographers

Records of Supt James Rampton, BCBP  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received (SPA/10/25/1) from SPA, July 1990 (ACC 5539) and (SPA/10/25/2) from the collection of Peter Saunders per John Dibley, May 1998 (ACC 7687).


Administrative history:
James Rampton joined the Brighton Constabulary in 1885. He rose through the ranks to become Superintendent of C Division in 1910, moved to B Division between 1912 and returned to C Division in 1913, to remain there until his retirement in August 1919.

Contents:
The photograph listed as SPA/10/25/1 was presumably given to the Authority with the two original group photographs at SPA 1/45/10. That listed as SPA/10/25/2, from the collection of a police historian, is the presentation copy and is inscribed; the photographs listed as SPA/1/45/10 are contemporary copies but printed to smaller dimensions.

Portrait, mounted on card  SPA/10/25/1  nd, [?1910]

Contents:
It has been touched up, presumably for publication. It perhaps dates from Rampton's promotion in 1910

Photograph  SPA/10/25/2  [1919]

Contents:
Of the C Division of Brighton Constabulary by Stanley Mann, 27 York Place, Brighton, presented to Supt J[ames] Rampton on his retirement, 31 Aug 1919
Probably taken at the Wellington Road Station, Brighton; includes fire brigade personnel

Photograph of Sergeant George Geer, ECBC  [no ref. or date]

Photograph  SPA/10/26/1  c1930

Contents:
Evidently copied and mounted by the Authority, with caption identifying the group. It shows, in uniform, Sergeant George Geer (Eastbourne Constabulary) and [his sons] Constables Ronald (Kent), Arthur (Hastings), Ebenezer (Brighton), Harold (Kent) and Sergeant Reginald (Hastings) with Mrs Bertha Geer

Photograph of Chief Inspector John Horne, SPA  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Mounted photograph given to the Authority by Zillah Horne, widow of John Horne, who served in the West Sussex Constabulary and the Traffic Branch of the SPA.


Group photograph  SPA/10/27/1  1948

Contents:
Of trainees from several forces in class 4, course 24 at No 6 District Police Training Centre, Folkestone. Photograph by TH Everitt, Sydenham. Horne is identified in a note on the back

Photographs of Inspector George Bridle, BCBC  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: It is assumed that these photographs were passed to the Police Authority by Bridle's relatives; they were transferred to ESRO in July 1990 (ACC 5539)


Administrative history:
George Bridle joined the Brighton force in 1893 and was promoted inspector in 1903. He was placed in charge of B Sub-Division in September 1919 and retired at the end of the year.

Mounted photograph  SPA/10/28/1  Jun 1916

Contents:
With printed caption on mount 'The Allies and Canadians' Athletic Sports, Preston Park, 17 June 1916. Brighton Borough Police. Winners of open tug-of-war competition'. Eight team members and Inspector Bridle as coach, posed with their rope in front of a union jack. Team members identified. Stanley Mann, York Place, photographer

Mounted photograph  SPA/10/28/2  10 Dec 1919

Contents:
Measuring 79.5 x 68cm showing B Division in front of a neo-Gothic flint building. It was presented to Inspector Bridle by the Division to mark his retirement: he is centre front flanked by [William Gentle, Chief Constable and the Chairman of the Watch Committee]

Photographs of Sergeant William Goring, ESC  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received July 1990 (ACC 5539).


Contents:
Group photographs of members of the East Sussex Constabulary. All include William C Goring, appointed to the force in 1928 at the age of 20, who retired in 1956 and died 1985; they were given to the Authority by AJ Goring, his son, in 1989.

Mounted photograph  SPA/10/29/1  1938

Contents:
Of Bexhill Sub-Division, with the Chief Constable wearing civilian clothes. They are pictured in a drill hall with a gun and a recruiting poster in the background; surnames of the men are written on the mount

Mounted photograph  SPA/10/29/2  c1950

Contents:
Of a group of Sergeants with an inspector [?outside police headquarters, Malling House]: Goring is in the centre of the back row

Group with Chief Constable, RE Breffitt, taken outside  SPA/10/29/3  c1950

Contents:
Goring standing on the extreme left

Mounted photograph  SPA/10/29/4  Jul 1954

Contents:
Of a group in front of the front door of Malling House: the detachment of officers and men from the force reviewed by HM Queen Elizabeth in Hyde Park, 14 Jul

Copy of photograph owned by Keith Rummery, ESC  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Copy taken for the Public Relations Office in 1991 of a photograph lent by Keith Rummery, Manager of the Authority's Workshop at Astley House, Lewes. His father, Sergeant Harold Rummery retired from active service in 1973 to become Deputy Fleet Manager of the Force by 1983. (Details from Force newspaper Patrol, February 1991).

'Fancy dress football match  SPA/10/30/1  Feb 1921


Related information: A further photograph of the team appears as no 21 of SPA1/45/4

Contents:
East Sussex Police v Lewes Tradesmen. February 23rd, 1921'. Copy print showing the police team with Chief Constable and Deputy and PC [John] Rummery, Keith's grandfather, as trainer. Two xerox copies reproduce the mount and its printed captions identifying the men.

Records of PC Edward J Rowland, BCBC  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received from the Police Authority, November 1991 (ACC 5782)


Administrative history:
Edward John Rowland was born in 1907 into a farming family in Devon. He joined the Brighton Constabulary in July 1929 and resigned in October 1932. He was responsible for the arrest of a murderer (see SPA/10/31/1) and this man's hanging affected his health and brought about his resignation. During the war he served in the Admiralty Civil Police in Bath and he became a civil servant at the War Damage Commission afterwards.

Newspaper cuttings  SPA/10/31/1  Dec 1930

Contents:
From the Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, Daily Express, News of the World on the trial at Birmingham Assizes of V E Betts and H C Ridley for the murder of a messenger, T W Andrews, during a robbery. Betts was arrested in Brighton by PC Rowland

Photograph  SPA/10/31/2  1930

Contents:
Of the Brighton County Borough force in the grounds of the Pavilion, taken by the London Panoramic Co. Rowland is identified in manuscript

Training notes of P C Anthony S Dowden, ESC  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Received from the Authority, May 1993 (ACC 6092).


Administrative history:
After war service in the army Dowden was appointed as P C 246 to the East Sussex force in November 1948 at the age of 27. He received 13 weeks initial training at the Sandgate Training Centre at Folkestone and was ranked second in his group. In 1949 he was posted to Lewes and later the same year to Haywards Heath, where he remained for 5 years. After training as a detective he worked in the Lewes CID for 6 months. He was then transferred to the Hove Division CID service. The division had been a borough force until 1947 and Dowden was the first 'county' officer to join the service (see 10/32/4 for an account of his difficulties).
In June 1957 he was promoted Detective Sergeant (No 15) to take over Uckfield Division, which became East Grinstead Division with a change of headquarters in September 1958. Unfortunately the job became too great a strain on his health and he tendered his resignation in February 1960, to become an international security consultant.

Letter of appointment  SPA/10/32/1  Oct 1948

Contents:
From Supt C Hunt, Lewes, to Dowden at Upminster, Essex

Photograph  SPA/10/32/2  Jan 1949

Contents:
Of Dowden on initial training

Three exercise books with an index in a folder  SPA/10/32/3  Nov 1948 - Feb 1949

Contents:
Containing neat copies of notes taken on initial training, accompanied by stencilled handouts from tutors

Letter from Dowden  SPA/10/32/4  Feb 1991

Contents:
To the Chief Constable enclosing the above material and outlining his career with the force

Copy photograph of Mrs Rose Young  [no ref. or date]

Mrs Rose Young (née Holberton) in uniform of the Women's Auxiliary Police Corps  SPA/10/33/1  nd, 1939-1945

Source of acquisition: The photograph was deposited by John Dibley on 23 Aug 1996 (ACC 6894)



Related information: For records of Assistant Chief Constable J Dibley see SPA 10/14.

Contents:
It is by Edward Reeves of Lewes, and was reproduced in Patrol, July 1996, p.4, with notes concerning the Women's Auxiliary Police Corps.

Records of Reginald Kyrke  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Documents deposited Nov 1996 (ACC 6945) and Jan 1997 (ACC 6983)



Related information: RV Kyrke is recorded in the Personnel Register for East Sussex Constabulary: see SPA 2/8/1 (register closed to public inspection until 1 Jan 2039)

Administrative history:
Reginald Vernon Kyrke was born on 14 Nov 1910. He joined East Sussex Constabulary on 27 October 1936. At the start of World War Two, he was a Detective Constable stationed at Lewes. He resigned on 28 June 1942 when called up as a Sergeant Gunner in the RAF Volunteer Reserve. He rejoined on 4 August 1943 and returned to Lewes. He later became a Sergeant at the new post-war District Training Centre. He was promoted to Inspector and retired at East Grinstead on 15 November 1962. Following his retirement, he worked for the Education Department. He later became Resident Custodian at Stokesay Castle in Shropshire, and then Curator at Warwick Castle.

Bibliography: In 1969, RV Kyrke's History of East Sussex Police 1840-1967 was published.


Duty books  [no ref. or date]

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/1  29 Oct 1937 - 25 Jun 1938

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/2  25 Jun 1938 - 19 Oct 1938

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/3  19 Oct 1938 - 28 Dec 1938

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/4  7 Apr 1939 - 24 Jun 1939

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/5  25 Jun 1939 - 8 Sep 1939

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/6  9 Sep 1939 - 15 Nov 1939

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/7  16 Nov 1939 - 3 Feb 1940

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/8  4 Feb 1940 - 30 Apr 1940

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/9  1 May 1940 - 30 Jun 1940

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/10  1 Jul 1940 - 10 Sep 1940

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/11  11 Sep 1940 - 28 Nov 1940

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/12  4 May 1941 - 2 Aug 1941

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/13  18 Mar 1942 - 9 Aug 1943

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/14  10 Aug 1943 - 5 Dec 1943

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/15  16 Sep 1944 - 6 Feb 1945

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/16  22 Feb 1945 - 12 Apr 1945

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/17  12 Apr 1945 - 15 Jul 1945

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/18  24 Mar 1947 - 14 Sep 1947

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/19  15 Apr 1955 - 11 Jun 1955

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/20  2 Jan 1957 - 11 May 1957

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/21  12 May 1957 - 18 Aug 1957

Personal duty books/notebooks  SPA/10/34/22  5 Oct 1959 - 18 Apr 1962

Training material  [no ref. or date]

Information book  SPA/10/34/23  nd, c1943

Incident control  SPA/10/34/24  nd, c1943

Contents:
Notes for guidance, example report forms and plan of an incident showing locations for Incident Posts and traffic posts

Police Gazette  [no ref. or date]

Police Gazette  SPA/10/34/25  16 Mar 1864 - 29 Nov 1865


Related information: See also: AMS 5665 for Police Gazette of Jan 1838 - Mar 1839

Other records  [no ref. or date]

Report  SPA/10/34/26  1908

Contents:
Of the Royal Commission Upon the Duties of the Metropolitan Police

Records of Charles HJR Maggs  [no ref. or date]

Photographs  SPA/10/35/1  1946 - 1996

Contents:
Of Charles HJR Maggs and other police officers, 1946-1948
Photocopies
Accompanied by a letter from Maggs to the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, Paul Whitehouse, describing his career which included service in various Sussex forces until his retirement in 1968, 14 Jun 1996

Booklet commemorating  SPA/10/35/2  Oct 1999

Contents:
The 60th anniversary reunion of the HMS Ajax & River Plate Veterans Association, Ajax, Canada
Includes photographs of Charles Maggs

Photocopies of obituaries  SPA/10/35/3  nd, [Sep - Dec 2000]

Contents:
For Charles Maggs (also known as Peter), including notice in Patrol, Dec 2000

Records of Inspector Brian John Bridges  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: (ACC 6990).


Administrative history:
Brian John Bridges joined the East Sussex Constabulary on 22 Sep 1967 having served in the Kent Constabulary from 24 Jun 1959 to 21 Sep 1967. He was based at Hassocks police station and retired from the force in 1985. The papers listed below reflect his interest in and his activities with aviation archaeological excavation groups in Sussex

Correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]

Papers  SPA/10/36/1  Apr 1973 - Jul 1981

Conditions of access: Closed until 2082

Contents:
Relating to the Wealden Aviation Archaeological Group, the Sussex Aviation Research and Recovery Association and correspondence concerning the burial of German airmen and with survivors of the war

Newspaper cuttings  SPA/10/36/2  Feb 1976 - Sep 1989

Photographs  [no ref. or date]

Photographs of crashed enemy aircraft  SPA/10/36/3  nd [1939-1945]

Photographs of warships and aircraft  SPA/10/36/4  nd [1939-1945]

Photographs of aircraft  SPA/10/36/5  nd [1960s]

Photographs of excavations  SPA/10/36/6  nd [1970s and 1980s]

Printed booklets and posters  [no ref. or date]

The protection of your home against air raids  SPA/10/36/7  Mar 1938

Contents:
Issued by the Home Office

Photocopy (incomplete)  SPA/10/36/8  nd [c1939]

Contents:
From an unidentified booklet concerning police war activities (?in Kent)

Photocopy  SPA/10/36/9  28 Nov 1940

Contents:
Of The defence of Bloodford village by Colonel G A Wade, MC

Photocopy  SPA/10/36/10  Oct 1943

Contents:
Of Per ardua ad-terram by 'Cocles', an account of a fighter pilot

Target: Germany  SPA/10/36/11  1944

Contents:
The United States of America's Army Air Forces' official story of the VIII Bomber Command's first year over Europe, Aug 1942 - Aug 1943

Photocopy  SPA/10/36/12  nd [c1945]

Contents:
Of reprints from the Kent & Sussex Courier and the Sevenoaks Chronicle, 15 Sep 1944 concerning bomb damage

Booklet  SPA/10/36/13  Jan 1950

Contents:
Pilot's notes for Mosquito FB 6, issued by the Air Ministry

Silhouettes of aircraft on the joint services aircraft recognition list  SPA/10/36/14  Aug 1961

Contents:
Issued by the Air Ministry

Wreck Review  SPA/10/36/15  nd [c1973]

Contents:
Number 5, published by the Warplane Wreck Investigation Group

Reprint  SPA/10/36/16  May 1985; 1939 - 1985

Contents:
Of booklet The War in East Sussex: a short account of the main war events in East Sussex, September 3, 1939 - May 7, 1945, and the bombing of the county compiled and published by the Sussex Express and County Herald, Aug 1945

Alfred Archibald Fordham, Special Constable  [no ref. or date]

Copy photograph  SPA/10/37/1  [c1944]


Related information: The photograph was published in the Uckfield and District Preservation Society journal Hindsight, 3, summer 1997

Administrative history:
Inspector Simmonds and the sergeants were probably responsible for war duties and the special constabulary in their area.

Contents:
Of Special Constabulary, Uckfield Division, taken at Uckfield Police Station
Back row Jack Satchell, Iron Pear Tree farm, near Uckfield (2nd left); George Fairbrother (3rd left); George Ashman, employed at Beeches Farm, Buckham Hill, after the war (4th right); Row Awcock (3rd right)
Middle row Bingham Towner (1st left); Vic Nicholson, employed at Bentley Farm, Framfield, possibly as a groom (2nd left); Frank Presley, garage owner, Uckfield (3rd left); Sergeant William Simpson, regular force (2nd right)
Front row: George 'Speedy' Williams, Yew Tree Cottage, Iron Pear Tree, Little Horsted (1st left); ? Bates (3rd left); Inspector Alfred (Jumbo) Simmonds, regular force (5th left); Special Inspector Alex Farrant, fishmonger, Uckfield (centre); A A Fordham (1896-1992), High Cross farm, Little Horsted (2nd right); Len Royall, Tile Barn Cottage, Little Horsted, chauffeur at Horsted Place

Copy photographs of Ann Pollard, Women's Auxiliary Police Corps and Headquarters' staff  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Deposited by John Dibley, 27 Mar 2001 (ACC 8306)


Ann Pollard  SPA/10/38/1  nd, 1939-1940


Related information: For notes concerning the Women's Auxiliary Police Corps, see Patrol, Jul 1996, p4 (SPA 1/8/20)

Contents:
In the uniform of the Women's Auxiliary Police Corps

Group of staff at East Sussex Constabulary Headquarters, Malling House, Lewes  SPA/10/38/2  Sep 1948

Contents:
Left to right: Superintendent C Hunt; Miss A Pollard; Sergeant W Kilborn; Miss J Overington; Sergeant W Goring, R E Breffit OBE MA (Chief Constable); PC T Parker; WPC P Godwin; PC M Welfare; Detective Sergeant F Mitchell; Miss R Llewellyn; Detective Sergeant E Badcock; Sergeant H Collins

The Headquarters' staff of the East Sussex Constabulary, Malling House, Lewes  SPA/10/38/3  1948

Contents:
Front row, left to right: Detective Sergeant F Mitchell; Inspector E Pilbeam; Superintendent C Hunt; Superintendent and DCC A Hopper; R E Breffit (Chief Constable); Detective Sergeant R Manby; Detective Inspector S Leader; Sergeant H Collins; Detective Sergeant E Badcock
Middle row, left to right: Mrs Price; G Ashman; Miss J Overington; E Plank; unknown; R Arnold; T Healey; unknown; Miss R Llewellyn; WPC B Amos; Miss A Pollard; G Moore; J Russell; PC T Parker; PC M Welfare; PC A Hayler; DC E Von der Heyde; PC J Brandon; Commander E Capron (East Sussex Road Safety Officer); Detective Sergeant F Brooks
Back row, left to right: Mrs G Moore; E Farrow; unknown; PC C Webb; PC A Gray; PC M Curtis; PC H Stickells; PC N Hermitage; DC J Goodwin; DC R Lewery; C Pilbeam; PC S Ralph

Photocopy photographs of Superintendent Isaac Budgen and his family  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Donated 26 May 2001 (ACC 8355)


Administrative history:
Isaac Budgen joined the Sussex Police on 19 March 1895 when he was 20. He was promoted to Sergeant in March 1903, and to Superintendent in July 1912. He was one of the eight children of Isaac Budgen the elder, a former publican of The Cat, West Hoathly, who farmed Kittsbridge Farm, Worth.
Isaac the younger married Maria Edwards, and had two children, Harold Victor (Gus) and Frances Emma (mother of the donor). Isaac retired in June 1926. His father had died in 1923, and Isaac the younger looked after the farm until the family decided what to do with it. The farm was finally split between the eight children; Obadiah ('Dick') a builder sold his portion for development.

Album  SPA/10/39/1  nd; c1901-1906; 1914; 1918; [1901-1918]

Contents:
Of photographs that were taken, developed and printed by Isaac Budgen; contains captions by his daughter Frances (later Williams)

Kittsbridge Farm [Copthorne, Worth]  SPA/10/39/1/1  [1901 - 1918]

2 copies

George Edwards, a half-brother of Maria Budgen; Obadiah (Dick) Budgen  SPA/10/39/1/2  [1901 - 1918]

2 copies

Auntie Em, Alice Austen and Gus [Harold Victor]  SPA/10/39/1/3  [1901 - 1918]

Contents:
Unidentified girl ? Frances Williams

Granny [Maria Budgen]  SPA/10/39/1/4  [1901 - 1918]

2 copies

Contents:
Gus [Harold Victor] and me [Frances Williams]

Isaac [the elder]  SPA/10/39/1/5  [1901 - 1918]

2 copies

Contents:
And Frances Budgen, and son Dick; Frances Budgen [the elder] with pet lamb

John Edwards, Granny's [Maria Budgen] half-brother  SPA/10/39/1/6  [1901 - 1918]

2 copies

Contents:
My grandmother Edwards

Kittsbridge Farm  SPA/10/39/1/7  [1901 - 1918]

2 copies

Contents:
Frances Williams (née Budgen)

Isaac [the elder]  SPA/10/39/1/8  [1901 - 1918]

2 copies

Contents:
And Frances Budgen outside Kittsbridge Farm; Granny [Maria Budgen] and me [Frances Williams]

Superintendent [James] Elphinstone  SPA/10/39/1/9  [1901 - 1918]

2 copies

Contents:
With a pony and trap, outside Bexhill Police Station; exterior of Kittbridge Farm, Copthorne [Worth]

Isaac Budgen (on the right)  SPA/10/39/1/10  [1901 - 1918]

Contents:
And colleague on the beat in London Road, Bexhill; Uncle Dick, Auntie Maggie and me [Frances Williams]

Group  SPA/10/39/1/11  [1901 - 1918]

Contents:
Including William Edwards and his second wife Emma, Maria Budgen, and her children Gus and Frances; Aunt Em and me [Frances Williams]

Isaac Budgen the younger, aged 14  SPA/10/39/1/12  [1901 - 1918]

Contents:
Emma and Maria Edwards (later Budgen)

Sidley Station, 1903  SPA/10/39/1/13  1903 - 1914

Contents:
Isaac Budgen outside Cantelupe Road Police Station, Bexhill, c1914

Group photograph of Bexhill Division  SPA/10/39/2  nd; c1903

Contents:
Isaac is possibly fourth from the right in the front row. The photograph may have been taken in 1903, when the Bexhill Division was established and transferred its headquarters from the former office at Ore to new premises in Bexhill. It includes Superintendent James Elphinstone.

Photograph of Isaac Budgen  SPA/10/39/3  Feb 1907

Contents:
In police uniform, with his wife Maria and children Harold Victor (Gus) and daughter Frances Emma
Isaac was still based in Bexhill when the photograph was taken

Photographs of Isaac and Maria Budgen  SPA/10/39/4  1910-1918

Contents:
With children Harold Victor and Frances Emma outside their police house at Bexhill, 1918; Isaac with Maria in a motor-cycle sidecar at Bexhill police station nd, c1910

Group photograph of policemen at Uckfield station  SPA/10/39/5  nd; c1920

Contents:
Isaac is fifth from the right in the front row

Photographs  SPA/10/39/6  3 Jul 1926

Contents:
Of Isaac Budgen at a bowls match of the Mid Sussex League v Sussex B A, at Worthing

Photograph  SPA/10/39/7  nd; 1940s

Administrative history:
Frances's husband, Thomas Brenig Williams, was a Special Constable from 1928 up to the Second World War. He taught at Uckfield Grammar School, 1921-1929, then at Bexhill Grammar School, 1929-1958. Frances taught at Frant, Uckfield Parochial School, and Bexhill Down School (c1946 - c1967)

Contents:
Of Isaac's grandson, Robin Williams (at front) with his mother Frances (on right) at a party at St Peter's Church Hall, Bexhill

Photocopy photographs of Superintendant George Sheppard  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Deposited by John Dibley, 15 Nov 2001 (ACC 8455)


Photocopy photographs  SPA/10/40/1  Sep 1942 - Jan 1944

Archival history:
The original photographs were rescued from destruction by George Sheppard, Superintendant and Deputy Chief Constable of Hastings

Contents:
Taken of bomb damage to buildings in Hastings and St Leonards

Photographs: Chief Superintendant W E Kilborn  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Deposited by John Dibley, 9 Jan 2002 (ACC 8444)


Group photograph  SPA/10/41/1  Apr 1937

Contents:
Showing officers at the Training School, Wren's Cross, Maidstone; includes W E Kilborn, R Pattenden and R V Kryke and J L Thomas of the East Sussex Constabulary

Copy photograph: Police Constable Arthur Hunter  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Deposited by John Dibley, 9 Jan 2002 (ACC 8444)


Copy photograph  SPA/10/42/1  1942

Contents:
Of flooding at Uckfield, looking towards the level crossing

Harold Howe: Second World War carrier pigeon message  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Deposited by John Dibley, 1 Feb 2002 (ACC8500)


Official GHQ communique  SPA/10/43/1  1940

Administrative history:
Harold Howe was stationed at Uckfield during the Second World War; the message presumably refers to the counter attack made by General John Gort at Arras, May 1940, which preceded the retreat from Dunkirk

Contents:
Received from an exhausted carrier pigeon at Uckfield, describing successful operations carried out by the British Expeditionary Force in France

CENTRAL DIVISION  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: The classes of records listed below are as follows:
SPA/11/1 Administrative files including the Sussex Special Constabulary Band, demonstrations at the Conservative Party Conference; 1967-1980
SPA/11/2 Criminal Investigation Department (CID): files on serious crimes consisting of R v Stideford, Lilleywhite, Herbert and Hutchings (football violence); 1983
SPA/11/3 Criminal Investigation Department (CID): files on the Brighton Trunk Murders (R v Jack Notyre otherwise Toni Mancini otherwise Cecil Louis England) consisting of papers, reports and photographs; 1934-1976
SPA/11/4 Criminal Investigation Department (CID): menus for divisional dinners; 1989
SPA/11/5 Division E Brighton: crime property book; 1965-1968
SPA/11/6 Division E Brighton: reports concerning resources and working practices; 1986-1992



Related information: For Central Division annual reports, 1969 and 1970 see SPA1/39/5.

Administrative history:
When the Authority was established in 1968 it had eight divisions, identified by letters of the alphabet, of which four were in East Sussex: E Brighton, F Mid Sussex, G Eastbourne and H Hastings. The following two decades saw many reorganizations, of which details can be found in the annual reports, SPA1/2 and in the files and reports at SPA1/10, 14 and 17. In 1986, when the number of sub-divisions was reduced from nineteen to fifteen, there were five divisions: Central, East, North, West and Gatwick. The Central Division covers Brighton and Hove.

Administrative files  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Miscellaneous files from the Central Division, which covered Brighton and Hove.

Sussex Special Constabulary Band  SPA/11/1/1  May 1967 - Apr 1968

Contents:
Formed as the Brighton Special Constabulary Band in 1967 from 22 members of the band of the 44th Home District Division Royal Engineers, on the reorganization of the Territorial Army. The Band was never fully integrated into the Special Constabulary structure and it ceased to exist on the resignation of the bandmaster in 1968. Memoranda, historical note, list of personnel and record cards. Formerly from 'E', Brighton Division

Letters of appreciation  SPA/11/1/2  Oct 1980

Contents:
From MPs, party members, local constituency associations, for the police's handling of hostile demonstrations at the Conservative Party Conference, Oct 1980. Letters to N Cooper, Divisional Chief Superintendent, with references in the range 160/80 - 223/80, and to the Chief Constable; replies

CID process files on serious crimes  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed until 2014

Contents:
Files prepared by the Criminal Investigation Department for prosecutions in the local courts. They contain statements, photographs, correspondence, forms and reports from other parts of the police service.
Regina v KM Stideford, P Lilleywhite, J Herbert and C Hutchings: assault on policemen at the Brighton and Hove Albion FC v Chelsea United FC match at Hove, 3 Sep (C3/3012/83)

General file  SPA/11/2/1  Sep - Dec 1983

Contents:
Of evidence, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, reports

Police officers' MS statements  SPA/11/2/2  Sep 1983

Contents:
Additional photographs of the pitch invasion including negatives, record of telephone messages, photographs taken at Brighton and Hove Stations of suspects arrested

Files on the Brighton Trunk Murders  [no ref. or date]


Related information: As well as three volumes of photographs of the two bodies (SPA 11/3/2-4), albums of similar format relating to two other murders (SPA 11/3/5-6) have been preserved in association.

Administrative history:
On 17 June 1934 the torso of a woman was discovered in a trunk at Brighton railway station, and the following day a similar trunk containing what proved to be the limbs of the same body was discovered at Kings Cross railway station, London. The victim remained unidentified and the crime unsolved.
In the course of police investigations, on 14 July Jack Notyre alias Toni Mancini alias Cecil Louis England, a waiter at the Skylake Café in Brighton, was interviewed concerning the disappearance of Violet Kaye. The following day, Kaye's body was discovered in a trunk at Mancini's lodgings at 52 Kemp Street, Brighton. Mancini was tried for Kaye's murder at Lewes assizes on 10-14 December 1934 and acquitted.
Mancini's subsequent public confessions to the murder of Violet Kaye have resulted in occasional police involvement, and, coupled with the notoriety of the crimes, have almost certainly led to the preservation of this group of papers, which has accordingly been listed as part of the archive of the Central Division which (see SPA 11/3/7), investigated Mancini's latest public confession in 1976.

File of copy documents relating to Trunk Murders One and Two  SPA/11/3/1  Jun 1934 - Apr 1935

Contents:
Photographs of reconstructed brown paper bag from trunk found at Brighton railway station; 17 Jun 1934
Copy report (at least one page missing) of G Roche Lynch, director, Department of Chemical Pathology, St Mary's Hospital, London and Senior Official Analyst, Home Office, on the remains found at Brighton and Kings Cross railway stations; 6 Aug 1934
Copy letter from Sir Bernard H Spilsbury, department of Anatomy and Embryology, University College, London [and Home Office pathologist] to [addressee's name removed] concerning the contents of the Kings Cross trunk; 20 Jun 1934
New Scotland Yard memorandum on the evidential value of Spilsbury's opinion; 28 Jun 1934
Further opinions by Sir Bernard Spilsbury; 8 Jul, 16 Jul 1934 For his report see SPA 11/3/8
Memorandum by Detective Sergeant Edward R Ayres, Reigate, Surrey to Detective Inspector Pelling, Brighton concerning the suspicions of a member of the public of Dr Edward Seys Massiah of 8 Brunswick Square, Hove; 20 Apr 1935
Statement of Winifred Cramer, unemployed nurse, of 96 Richmond Road, Brighton, concerning her friendship with and the present whereabouts of Olive Taylor, formerly employed as cook-housekeeper by Dr Massiah; 16 Apr 1935
Report of Chief Inspector [Donaldson], CID, New Scotland Yard, London, of his investigation of Trunk Murders One and Two at the application of the Chief Constable of Brighton; Sep 1934
Endorsed 'return to D[etective] S[ergeant] James, Brighton Police For a further copy see SPA 11/3/8

Album  SPA/11/3/2  17 Jun 1934

Conditions of access: Not to be copied without permission of the Sussex Police

Contents:
Of five photographs of the torso discovered at Brighton railway station

Album  SPA/11/3/3  18 Jun 1934

Conditions of access: Not to be copied without permission of the Sussex Police

Contents:
Of eight photographs of limbs discovered at Kings Cross railway station

Album  SPA/11/3/4  1934

Conditions of access: Not to be copied without permission of the Sussex Police

Contents:
Of twelve photographs taken by Henry Carter, New Scotland Yard for R v Jack Notyre, showing 44 Park Crescent on 16 Jul 1934, 52 Kemp Street, Brighton on 15 Jul 1934 and the body of Violet Kaye discovered at the latter address on 15 Jul 1934

Album  SPA/11/3/5  nd [1930s]

Conditions of access: Not to be copied without permission of the Sussex Police

Contents:
Of eight photographs (same format as SPA 11/3/2-4) showing (1) the interior of a railway carriage and (2-8) two legs, severed at the knee, ?not associated with SPA 11/3/2-5

Album  SPA/11/3/6  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Not to be copied without permission of the Sussex Police

Administrative history:
Peake, the survivor of a suicide pact, was tried for the murder of Noyce at Lewes assizes, 9-10 Dec 1936 and convicted (East Sussex Daily News, 10-11 Dec 1936)

Contents:
Of nine photographs (same format as SPA 11/3/2-5) prepared for R v [Arthur Cyril Jefferson] Peake [Lewes assizes, 9-10 Dec 1936] showing the bodies of [Peake and Arthur George Noyce] at 33 Brunswick Terrace, Hove; 9 Oct 1936

File  SPA/11/3/7  Nov - Dec 1976

Contents:
On the re-investigation of the death of Violet Kaye (Trunk Murder Two) following reports in The News of the World and other newspapers, 28-29 Nov 1976, of Mancini's confessions and of new evidence. Includes correspondence between Detective Chief Superintendent C F Johnstone and the director of Public Prosecutions concerning the possibility of proceedings against Mancini for perjury and the difficulties posed by section 13 of the 1911 Perjury Act

File of papers  SPA/11/3/8  1934-1935

Source of acquisition: Surrendered in Apr 1982 by Mrs Francis Holt, widow of [Leonard Arthur] Holt of Brighton Constabulary


Contents:
Copy report of Chief Inspector [Donaldson], New Scotland Yard, of his investigation of Trunk Murders One and Two at the application of the Chief Constable of Brighton; Sep 1934
For a further copy see SPA 11/3/3
Copy report of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, Home Office Pathologist, on the remains in Trunk Murder One; 4 Jul 1934
Anonymous narrative [?by Leopold Arthur Holt] of the investigation of Trunk Murders One and Two. The author details the scope and magnitude of the case, the investigative methods used, and the means employed to control and analyse the data created. The narrative contains reflections on the role of the press and the development of the press conference; nd [c1935]

Menus for CID dinners  [no ref. or date]

Divisional dinner, Hove Town Hall  SPA/11/4/1  16 Mar 1989

E Division crime property books  [no ref. or date]


Related information: Earlier volumes in the series are at SPA 3/21 and the class list describes their contents.

Contents:
Register of stolen property begun by Brighton Constabulary in the period before amalgamation and maintained by 'E' or Brighton Division after 1968.

No.5 10431-11180, 1-1593  SPA/11/5/1  Dec 1965 - Jul 1968

Contents:
1 contains two sets of serial numbers: the second, starting in October 1966, dates from the introduction of the 'shelf system' for locating stored property.

Reports  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Report  SPA/11/6/1  Aug 1986

Conditions of access: Closed until 2017

Contents:
Concerning deployment of resources in Brighton Sub-Division C1, by Sgt AW Wakeford and Constable AR Reeves

Report  SPA/11/6/2  1986

Conditions of access: Closed until 2017

Contents:
Concerning the review of Brighton Sub-Division C1, prepared by Sgt DF Brown and Constable PJ Richardson, for Supt RA Flenley

Report  SPA/11/6/3  c1987

Conditions of access: Closed until 2018

Contents:
Of review into the Duty States of Brighton Sub-Division C1, by Sgt G Shirley and Constable N Brown

Guide  SPA/11/6/4  Apr 1987

Conditions of access: Closed until 2018

Contents:
To the structure, staff and working practices of Brighton CID, by John Byford, DI (Support)

Report  SPA/11/6/5  30 Jun 1992

Conditions of access: Closed until 2023

Contents:
Of formal inspection of Brighton Division

EAST DIVISION  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: The classes of records listed below are as follows:
SPA/12/1 Hailsham Sub-Division CID: process files on serious crimes, 1980-84
SPA/12/2 Hastings Sub Division CID: process files on serious crimes, 1968-81
SPA/12/3 Lewes Sub-Division: superintendent's file on Lewes Police Station centenary, 1984
SPA/12/4 Lewes Sub-Division: photographs of the search for Lord Lucan, 1974
SPA/12/5 Lewes Sub-Division: registers of warrants issued out of Lewes and Uckfield courts, 1936-1972


Administrative history:
When the Authority was established in 1968 it had eight divisions, identified by letters of the alphabet, of which four were in East Sussex: E Brighton, F Mid Sussex, G Eastbourne and H Hastings. The following two decades saw many reorganizations, of which details can be found in the annual reports, SPA1/2 and in the files and reports at SPA1/10, 14 and 17. In 1986, when the number of sub-divisions was reduced from nineteen to fifteen, there were five divisions: Central, East, North, West and Gatwick. The East Division covered the area north-east of Brighton as far as the county boundary.

Hailsham Sub-Division CID: process files on serious crimes  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Contents:
Files maintained by the Hailsham Sub-Division (E5) Criminal Investigation Department on serious crimes within the division. They include statements, correspondence, reports from other parts of the police service, photographs, forms etc, prepared for committal hearings at the magistrates' court. On committal, the file would be passed to the Director of Public Prosecutions for use in legal proceedings.

Regina v M J Evenden  SPA/12/1/1  Sep 1980 - Sep 1982

Conditions of access: Closed until 2013

Contents:
Murder of AJ Frizzell, Hellingly, Sep 1980 (E5/697/80)

Regina v J R Farrington and MH Kavanagh  SPA/12/1/2  Oct 1981 - Feb 1983

Conditions of access: Closed until 2014

Contents:
Procuration, Hailsham (E5/68/82)

Regina v P Wood  SPA/12/1/3  May - Jul 1982

Conditions of access: Closed until 2013

Contents:
Murder of PE Robinson, Buxted, May 1982. Case abandoned on the suicide of the accused (E53/1176/82)

Regina v ME Kirby  SPA/12/1/4  Sep 1982 - Mar 1984

Conditions of access: Closed until 2015

Contents:
Murder of Cdr TJR Kirby, Blackboys, Sep 1982

Hastings Sub-Division CID: process files on serious crimes  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Contents:
Files similar to those described at SPA12/1

Regina v M Redmond  SPA/12/2/1  Sep 1968 - Feb 1969

Contents:
Murder of AC Moorey, Camber, Sep 1968 (HR394/68)

Regina v PJ Matthews  SPA/12/2/2  May 1975 - May 1981

Conditions of access: Closed until 2012

Contents:
Kidnap of Sheila Lady Davenport from Peasmarsh Place, May 1975 (HR105/75)

Lewes Sub-Division: Superintendent's file on Lewes Police Station Centenary  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The police station in West Street was opened in 1884 and served as county and divisional headquarters: for notes on its history, and cross-references see introduction to SPA7.

File on celebrations to mark the centenary of the station  SPA/12/3/1  Aug - Sep 1984

Contents:
Including a retired officers' reunion and an open day with displays on 9 Sep. Centenary brochure, correspondence on arrangements including the names of those who lent records for exhibition, newspaper cuttings, letters of appreciation. A leaflet, 'Lewes Police of Yesteryear' and notes of 1969 by the local historian, LS Davey, on early policing arrangements, taken from the Lewes Improvement Commissioners' minutes, accompany the file

Lewes Sub-Division: photographs of the search for Lord Lucan  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: Closed for 30 years

Contents:
Photographs relating to the investigation into the disappearance of Lord Lucan, wanted in connection with the murder of Sandra Rivett, his children's nanny.

Nine photographs  SPA/12/4/1  1974 - 1976

Conditions of access: Closed until 2007

Contents:
Showing: Lord Lucan's car in Norman Road, Newhaven; search of woodland by uniformed officers on the ground and from a helicopter; preparations for diving in Newhaven Harbour. Newspaper report of Jul 1976 describing the sighting of Lucan in Hailsham by a Metropolitan Police officer; Nov 1974

Lewes Sub-Division: registers of warrants from Lewes and Uckfield Courts  [no ref. or date]

Register of warrants for arrest  SPA/12/5/1  Jan 1936 - Jul 1972

Conditions of access: Closed until 2003

Contents:
Giving the name of the issuing magistrate, the defendant, the offence, physical description (till mid-1940s only), name of officer holding the warrant and the date of its execution. The warrants are serially numbered in annual sequence. Unexecuted warrants are noted as withdrawn or the offence written off by the Home Office. This volume was presumably kept at Lewes Station and continued in use after the amalgamation of the forces in 1968.

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