A Special Constable's Memories 1952 -1981

Audio clip of old style policing

I was a Special Constable for over thirty years, most of that time was spent at Benfleet.  We were very short staffed and quite often there was only one regular officer on duty and special constables filled in where needed.  For more information on the old police houses at Cemetery Corner use this link.

Special constables from Benfleet on parade at Brentwood police station, awaiting inspection. Pc Pithers is on the far right in the center row.
Edgar John Davis
The 1956 Salter Cup First Aid and Police Duties Team from the Brentwood Division, of which Benfleet was part.
Edgar John Davis
Letter informing staff of the retirement of PC Pithers from the specials around 80 years of age.
Edgar John Davis
Benfleet and Canvey Special Constables 1960
Edgar John Davis
Edgar John Davis talking about his time as a special constable 1952 - 81.
Description of the police office at Cemetery Corner, escaping prisoners, the Salter Cup (first aid), PC Pithers, police patrols and points, traffic congestion at Benfleet Creek

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