Charge Books

These books record charges brought by the police against named persons; details include the name and address of the accused and witnesses, date and time charge made and the name of the person bringing the charge, the police officer taking the charge and the name of magistrate hearing the charge.

photograph of the cover of the Wellington Arch Occurrence Book


Many of these items are large format (up to 380 x 530 mm) books. With the exception of the index pages (where included), the entries contained therein are written across the double page spread leading to large images. Thus it is necessary to reach a compromise between legibility for on-screen viewing and image size for download speed. Where legibility has been compromised, a larger image is available for viewing in a separate window.

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