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Old 06-06-13, 04:15 PM
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Default “Newton Constabulary” armband

I recently got this in a trade, it measures 9 ½” x 2 ½” and appears to have been sewn on to something (an armband?). No “Newton Constabulary” is known of in the UK and the only references I can find online refer to a sub-unit of the Massachusetts State Guard just after the First World War who, amongst other things, policed Boston during the police strike of September 1919. I’d really like to know more before I move it on - perhaps our American members can help?



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Old 06-06-13, 04:28 PM
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I live in newton and the old police station still there
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Old 06-06-13, 04:34 PM
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http://newton-le-willows.com/index.p...d=62&Itemid=75

if you scroll down to public establishments it gives you the address of it at the time and who also was there
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Carl,

Wouldn't the police in Newton le Willows have been part of Lancashire Constabulary or possibly another County or Borough ( Warrington ? ) Force in the past, I don't think there would have been a Newton Constabulary in Newton le Willows but happy to be proved wrong.

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Old 06-06-13, 04:48 PM
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because newton is on the borders of wigan,warrington & merseyside i know it used to be part of lancashire and part of it was called newton-in-makerfield at one time even now people still put lancashire on letters etc but at the moment we come under merseyside with a warrington (cheshire) postcode WA , it did have its own court etc ,so you would have to go through the history books to find out
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http://newton-le-willows.com/

this page may help if you need to research
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http://newton-le-willows.com/index.p...d=553&Itemid=1

scroll down this to short history ,it gives an explanation about the dates and what happpened

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Carl,

I have an interest in the Rifle Volunteers in Newton, the 6th V.B. Kings Liverpool Regiment had a company headquarters in Southworth Road the property sadly now demolished

See here :http://newton-le-willows.com/index.p...sk=view&id=566

But I don't think Police Forces or Constabularies existed for towns the size of Newton but again I may be wrong.

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P.S. I understand there is someone who stands at Earlstown Market and sells militaria, do you know of him ?

P.P.S. might equally be Newton Stewart as I presume the item came from Scotland
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Hi Guys

Thank you for all your replies, I bounced it off a police collector of over 40 years experience; he'd no record of such a force by that title in the UK.

I did wonder if it might be connected to the 'Z-Cars' TV series, but that was set in "Newtown".

According to the guy I got it from it came in a trade from the USA some years ago, beyond that he knows nothing else of it's origin.

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yes i do know them all locally i deal with a few of them and have done for a few years ...8th foot

at least you know where newton le willows is ...chacal
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Newton is a suburban city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.
Constable is a rank still used in the US albeit rarely today as it came in a trade from the US it is possibly American

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Collecting to Stone Staffordshire and surrounding Towns and Villages. In particular the whereabouts of my Great Uncles medals

14 Star Trio 1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment to 9605 Pte H Taylor known to be serving with A Coy 1915

also his brother location of his British War and Victory to 12125 Pte W.J Taylor serving with 5th Batt R.F. 1915. I have his 14/15 Star.
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Newton is a suburban city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.
Stephen

After all this time your suggestion was correct: it has just been confirmed on a Facebook police collector's page that this was used by Special Police in Newton Massachusetts during WW1.

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