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Banstead Village

Banstead Village Band and Police Station
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Banstead Village Band and Police Station

Banstead Village Band marching down Banstead High Street towards Well House. Date is uncertain but is around 1900. This picture illustrates how narrow the High Street was.

Notice on the right hand side, the old Police Station first used in 1852. By 1863 it had two Sergeants and twelve Constables. The Police moved just across the road to a new station built in 1906. In 1907 there was a Station Sergeant, five other Sergeants and eighteen constables and the building was to serve as Banstead's Police Station for the next 100 years.

See picture 26
Picture added on 04 February 2012 at 10:27
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Police station is now gone. P.C Storey was a happy chap. Not much good at catching crooks!
As a youth I interupted a break-in at the Peter Dominics wine merchants. I i followed the culprits and watched them enter Lady Neville park and they hid the booty in bushes that formed the boundary between the park and the police station car park. I made an anonymous call to the police but two days later it was still there so I helped myself on a daily basis to the cigarettes, and chocolate bars, and various cans and bottles of drinks, for about two weeks until it was all gone.
Added by Daniel Hodgetts on 09 July 2015
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