Thursday, 24 March 2011

Who is the ‘mystery’ Policeman ??

 

Sadler Street, Durham Notting_Hillb

This one came through to us from the Met Police Historical Section – they’d been told it was Notting Hill in London… but thought it looked like a Durham uniform.

Some ‘Detective’ work has been done by one or two already (Alan Hutchinson & Alan Watson (Chairman)  ) and with the help of Google’s technology it’s believed that the location is Sadler Street in Durham.

The consensus is that the photo was taken mid to late 60’s at Durham Big Meeting (Miners Gala)

So let’s see if we can do a bit of ‘detective’ work in retirement and identify the ‘mystery’ policeman.

If you know who it is either post a comment at the bottom of this article (please remember to include your name) or email : durhamnarpo@gmail.com

11 comments:

David Best said...

Could it be the late Mick Thompson who was at Darlington at that time.

Ian Hilton said...

Looks like Les Brittan, stationed at Darlington, I think he was ex River Tyne Police.

Ian Jamieson said...

Is it not Mick Thompson, who I believe recently died.

David Duncan said...

I too thought it might be Mick Thompson even before I read the other suggestions.

Dave Cromarty (Junior) said...

I thought he resembled Mick Kent, but I didn't know Mick Thompson so stand to be corrected.

Alan Watson said...

Pure guesses I'm afraid, but it could be Bill Stoves of Darlington; Peter Williams of Darlington or Mick Kent- other suggestions? It certainly was NOT the late Mick Thompson. Surely someone must know this guy for certain?

Durham NARPO said...

Definately NOT Mick Kent as he was still in nappie's in the 60's !!
Mick was a cadet until about 1973/4 so it's too early for him - did'nt have belts on tunics in the 70's (apart from senior officers)

Ian Hilton said...

Looking at the reflection in the window, it looks more like Old Elvet, the buildings opposite look like the ones next to what was the County Hotel. I still say it is Les Brittan.

John Cuthbertson said...

I looks like Les Brittan to me. I joined with Les in November 1967. The location looks like outside the tobacconist at Magdalene Steps

Anonymous said...

I would say Old Elvet County Hotel Opposite. Don't know the Bobby. Anything written on the back-----Just a thought.
Tony Stainthorpe.

Arthur Gill said...

I would say this is Les BRITTON ex Darlington who later transferred to River Tyne police.

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