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Map detailing police responses to the General Strike in Northumberland

Date: May 1926. Catalogue reference: HO 45/24708

GENERAL STRIKE, 1926

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY POLICE
STATE OF AFFAIRS IN GOSFORTH POLICE
DIVISION ON FRIDAY 7TH MAY 1926

AREA OF DIVISION 62,627 ACRES
POPULATION - DO - 73,589 (1921 CENSUS)
AUTHORISED STRENGTH OF REGULAR POLICE: -

  • 1 SUPERINTENDENT
  • 2 INSPECTORS
  • 8 SERGEANTS
  • 45 CONSTABLES
  • 56 TOTAL

[Map shows North Road, from Seaton Burn to Gosforth. The Newcastle City Boundary is also shown, just below Gosforth. The following places are marked on the map, listed from top to bottom. Unless denoted otherwise, they are positioned to the right of North Road.]

SEATON BURN [On North Road]
  • 10 A.M. UGLY CROWDS ON HIGHWAY.
DUDLEY
  • 10.50 P.M. COAL RAID.
  • 11.15 P.M. RIOTOUS CROWDS DEALT WITH BY POLICE .
WIDE OPEN [On North Road]
  • 10 A.M. UGLY CROWDS ON HIGHWAY.
BURRANDON
  • 11.15 P.M. RIOTOUS CROWDS DEALT WITH BY POLICE.
KILLINGSWORTH CROSSING
  • -11.50 A.M. LARGE CROWD SMASH RAILWAY SIGNAL CABIN WINDOWS [ETC.].
  • -7.50 P.M. TRAIN STONED + WINDOWS BROKEN.
WESTMOOR
  • 10.50 P.M. DISSORDERLY STONETHROWING CROWDS CHARGED AND SCATTERED BY POLICE.
CLOUSDEN HILL
  • 11.15 P.M. RIOUTOUS CROWDS DEALT WITH BY POLICE.
FOREST HALL CROSSING
SWALLOW PITCROSSING
  • 10 A.M. POLICE HAVE TROUBLE WITH CROWD.
  • 3.55 P.M. INTIMIDATION + ATTEMPT TO BLOCK COLLIERY RAILWAY.
BENTON BRIDGE
  • 9.50 P.M. COPING STONES FROM BRIDGE DROPPED ON RAILWAY.
BENTON
  • 10.50 P.M. DISORDERLY STONE-THROWING CROWDS DISPERSED BY POLICE.
GOSFORTH [On North Road]
THROCKLEY [On left of North Road]
  • 9.30 A.M. RIOTOUS CROWDS HOLDING UP TRAFFIC ON ROADS.
  • 11.30 A.M. SITUATION VERY THREATENING.
  • 1 P.M. POLICE REINFORCEMENTS SENT.
  • 1.30 P.M. SITUATION IN HAND.

SCALE - 1 INCH TO 1 MILE

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