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GWR collection that belonged to the Chief of Police Mr J.H. Matthews comprising: GWR wooden Police Truncheon in very good used condition with 'Parker Holborn Maker 233' on bottom of handle; General Strike May 1926 hallmarked silver official GWR Presentation Tray bearing his name; Glass Hip Flask in an ornate metal sleeve engraved 'JHM Cardiff Station GWR'; an oval metal plate with an etched negative of his head and shoulders which matches the newspaper cutting photograph (2nd left) when he attended the presentation of gold medals and ambulance awards at Southall GWR First Aid Class; a box of Great Western Railway Macniven & Cameron No 1 Pen Nibs. Some photocopy paperwork relating to the history accompanies. J.H. Matthews, who had been the GWR Senior Detective since 1912, took charge of the Special Police and the Traffic Police when they were unified in 1918. Designated Chief of Police, he was first of only three to ever hold the post, the later two being George Stephens and then Arthur Lane. A very desirable and historic lot.

Category:  Misc
Auction: March 2016 , Lot: 102
Sold for: £1,000
GWR Collection That Belonged To The Chief Of

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