Law & Order

IMG_0877

Mr Ord had been parish constable in Middlesbrough as early as the 1830’s. He had a trained dog called Nettler in which the trouble makers stood in great awe. He was succeeded by a man called Kilvington, who was so thin the townsfolk nick-named him Tin-Ribs...Whenever there were casualties from fighting or being senseless through drink, the police would push the man to the police station using a hand cart borrowed from a local tradesman. If a man had too much to drink and became aggressive, he was put in the stocks in Queen’s Square until he calmed down.

The Story of Cleveland

Minnie C. Horton

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s