Some of the 'Old Crocks' outside the Old Ship Hotel, Brighton. They are about to set off with the help of a policeman.
Bill joined Brighton Police force in 1913. He rejoined the force after war service on the Western Front and the Italian Alps. He retired in 1937 but was recalled to the force in 1939, finally retiring in 1946.
This recording was made by Sussex Police in the late 1970s when Bill was coming up to his 90th birthday.
The original recording has been lost and this version is taken from an old VHS copy owned by Bill’s grandson David Scales.