Following one of our ‘Throwback Thursday’ posts on social media, Bedfordshire Police was contacted by Tony Ireland, who recognised a man named Frederick Janes (Fred) in one of our photos dating back to 1922.
Tony, who is a Service Manager for Public Protection at Luton Council, also happens to be Fred’s great-great-grandson.
The photo depicts officers from Luton Borough Police decades before it merged with the Bedfordshire Constabulary.
Back then police responsibilities included; licensing of premises, supervising carriages (taxis), stage plays and cinematography. Those responsibilities now belong to local councils. Continue reading