After some searching, Marina Alexander has found names of the policemen who served at Glass, but if anyone else can add any further information about them or can update the information provided we would be delighted to hear from you. You can make your comments using the comment form below this page. You can click on the photos for a larger image.
JOHN PATILLO – from 1902 until 1911
THOMAS MITCHELL – from 1911 until 1919
CHARLES MOIR – s from 1919 until 1922
WILLIAM STEPHEN – from 1923 until 1927
It is believed this photo may be a photo of PC William Stephen and Marina Alexander’s mother taken at Glass.
If someone can positively identify him, that would be great! Please leave a comment in the section below this page.
JOHN BARRON – from 1927 until 1934
From the Press & Journal 1969
FORMER GLASS POLICEMAN
Older readers in Huntly, Cairnie and Glass learned early in the week of the death in Aberdeen of Mr John Barron, who was a police constable in Glass from 1928 till 1934. He was 73 and had been retired since 1948. Mr Barron will be remembered because of his intense love of sport. He was a keen amateur footballer and enthusiastic at hammer-throwing etc. Quoiting and draughts were also among his interests. He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.
JAMES LEITH – from 1934 until (assumed) 1937
JOHN DONALDSON – from 1937 until 1938
From Marina Alexander:
This snippet was taken from an old document – no date I am afraid – but I know that in 1941 my father got an allowance of £10 per annum if he had a motor-cycle and £15 per annum if he had car!
“When the bicycle was becoming popular, the authorities were quick to see the advantages of having men capable of riding the bike. At certain rural stations, Glass for example, the constable was awarded an allowance of £1 a year if he had a cycle and kept it in good order.”
I guess the policemen who were in Glass in the early 1900’s would have had a bicycle!
POLICEMEN OF GLASS IN THE PRESS
Aberdeen Weekly Journal 27th June 1919
A representative company from Glass and Cairnie met in the Royal Oak Hotel, Huntly on Friday evening to do honour to Mr Thomas Mitchell, who has just retired from the Aberdeen County Constabulary after 38 years’ service. Mr Mitchell has been for the past eight years in charge of the Glass and Upper Cabrach districts and now retires on pension. Entering the police force in May 1881, he was first stationed at Fraserburgh and subsequently at Belhelvie, Kintore, Strathdon, Blackburn and Glass.
Aberdeen Journal 18th July 1911
Presentation – On the invitation of Mr and Miss Ross, Mr and Mrs Patillo, Police Station, were invited to the Manse on Wednesday evening, along with a few friends. There was a general feeling in the district that after 9 ½ years’ service, Mr John Patillo could not be allowed to leave without some acknowledgement of his services. The Rev. Mr Ross in making the presentation, referred to Mr Patillo’s quiet and inoffensive way in which he had discharged his duty during the 9 /2 hears which he had been amongst them. He asked Mr and Mrs Patillo to accept, in name of the subscribers, a writing desk and purse and sovereigns and a gold brooch. Mr Patillo suitably replied. The company were hospitably entertained by Mr and Miss Ross. Mr Patillo leaves on Monday to take up duty as hall-keeper in Braemar.