Sussex Police Photo Archive

Sussex Police Photo Archive 1860

Police Constable Edward Dive, 1860. The first uniform worn by the force followed the early pattern where numerals were displayed at the front of a top hat. Constables were permitted to carry cutlasses, but only if they could convince a Justice of the Peace that their beat was especially dangerous. PC Dive served from 1852 to 1873, when he retired on a pension of £31 4 shillings per annum. He was the Barcombe policeman from 1861 to 1871.

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  • Edward Dive was my Great Great Great Grandfather

    By Ian Borthwick (06/04/2017)

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