Website update – Further reading

For those interested in finding out more about the history and development of the decorated truncheon and tipstaff I have added a list of the most popular books on the Read More

Website update – Public Offices

One of the most interesting topics in the history of policing surrounds the development in London of Bow Street as a ‘Public Office’. This was followed in 1792 by another Read More

Hertfordshire parish constable’s truncheon

Lot 590 in the forthcoming Biddle & Webb auction (12 September 2014) represents a fine example of a parish constable’s truncheon. The truncheon is finely decorated with the royal arms Read More

Bramshill Heritage Open Day – 2014

Bramshill House is home to probably the largest truncheon and tipstaff collection in the world. Sadly, in 2012 the Home Office announced the property would be sold off as part Read More

Lockdales – truncheon sale

Lockdales, the auctioneers based at Martlesham Heath in Suffolk have a large number of truncheons (mainly Scottish) in their next sale to held on the 13 and 14 September 2014. Read More

Website relaunch

I first launched a website in 2005 in a effort to share the knowledge I had gained as a collector of decorated truncheons and tipstaves. The advances in web technology Read More

An Unequal Match

An Unequal Match Although replaced in recent years by the baton the wooden truncheon was for a long time one of the iconic images of policing in the UK, and Read More

John William Parker Field

John William Parker Field 1814–1879 The firm of Parker Field and Sons was formed by John Field and his two eldest sons, John and William in 1841. It was created Read More