Monthly Archives: February 2016

A policeman’s lot: Constable Thomas Cureton Atcherley (Part 1)

As a ‘bobby’ in Bloxwich (and later in Walsall town) at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, Police Constable Thomas Cureton Atcherley found himself up against drunks, gamblers, thieves, army deserters and other assorted miscreants, not to mention a house fire. Fortunately, his job had its lighter moments too. When the 1881 census was… Read more »