Heavitree police truncheons

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Heavitree police truncheons

The image shows three of the set of seven Heavitree truncheons passed to the museum in 1988 from Heavitree parish church. Each is marked with the painted letters WR IV (i.e. King William IV, 1830-7), HSC (for Heavitree Special Constable) and a number. The name of an individual has subsequently been written in ink as follows: John Piper; Mr Harte; Jasper Russell; A. Davy; G. Venn; Robert Hurford; Richard Harris, Polsloe Mills. Some of these individuals can be traced in early 19th-century records such as the Tithe Map of 1840 and the electoral register of 1832.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum