[Association for Protection of Persons and Property]. Tottenham Park Association for the Protection of Persons and Property – Rules and Regulations. No Place [But Probably Marlborough]: No Publisher, First Edition. Folio. Unbound. Broadsheet. Good. 2pp and conjugate blank, no date but circa 1819.
Lightly browned, slightly heavier to edges, creased from old folds, a few small nicks and tears, lightly foxed.
The rules and regulations for the Tottenham Park Association for the Protection of Persons and Property. These Associations, largely existing between 1780-1850, “were private institutions, made up of local property-owners, who came together to form an organization and raise a fund in order to find, arrest, and prosecute, at common expense, offenders against themselves and their property” (Philips in Hay and Snyder, ‘Policing and Prosecution in Britain 1750-1850, page 118).
They eventually went into decline after the establishment of the Metropolitan Police in 1829, the passing of the 1839 Rural Police Act and finally the County and Borough Police Act of 1856, which made it compulsory for all counties to have their own police force if they did not already have one