Constable No 1.G
Retired on 'Half Pay' 01/07/1859 aged 54
Earliest known photograph of a Gateshead 'Polis'
(Had previous service with Newcastle Police - 1 year 11 months - Discharged August 1838)
This painting is by a local artist. It has been painted after extensive research and information from the Watch Committee minutes which detail how a constable of that era would have been dressed for duty.