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