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Helston Constabulary, 1928

NumberHESFM:1977.1679
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1928
KeywordsPolice Emergency Services People Helston
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

The Helston Sub Division of the Falmouth Division of Cornwall Constabulary, 1928. Back row, left to right: PC Samuel Pearce (collar number 205, stationed at Porkellis from 6.2.1928 to 8.11.1932 and later Helston), PC John Bennett (collar number 201, stationed at Porthleven from 15.12.1925 to 8.11.1932 and later Helston), PC John Charles Mallet (collar number 113, stationed at The Lizard from 15.12.1925 to 3.10.1930 and later Constantine), PC Walter Henry Dymond (collar number 196, stationed at Helston from 6.2.1928 to 5.12.1930 and previously at Porkellis), PC John Miller (collar number 43, stationed at Breage from 15.12.1925 to 30.7.1931), PC Charles Leslie Teague (collar number 12, stationed at Helston from 16.1.1925 to 3.5.1929), PC Charles Edwin Pearn (collar number 46, stationed at Helston from 4.5.1928 to 24.11.1928). Front row, left to right: PC Edgar Ead (collar number 97, stationed at Mullion from 31.12.1921 to 15.8.1929), Inspector Thomas Lee (stationed at Helston between 30.8.1922 and his retirement on 31.11.1928), Superintendent Thomas Nicholls (Falmouth Division from 30.11.1917 until his retirement on 31.5.1930), Sergeant Samuel John Grainger (stationed at Mawgan-in-Meneage from 1.6.1926 to 30.7.1931), PC Percy Job (collar number 38, stationed at St Keverne from 15.12.1925 to 1.6.7.1931). The photograph may have been taken to mark the retirement of Inspector Lee and it is interesting to note that PC Dymond is incorrectly identified as PC Bassett on the mount of the photograph. Research has found that the collar number 196 belonged to PC Dymond and that there is no trace of a PC Bassett within the Helston Sub Division. It is possible that the police officer's name was changed to Bassett deliberately as on 29.1.1931 PC Dymond was "called upon to resign for discreditable conduct".