From Flickr: “William Williamson” by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

April 23, 2015 Uncategorized

Name: William Williamson
Arrested for: Indecent exposure
Arrested at: North Shields Police Station
Arrested on: 7 August 1903
Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-19-William Williamson

The Shields Daily Gazette for 7 August 1903 reports:


William Williamson, a labourer of South Shields, was charged at North Shields to-day with indecently exposing himself yesterday afternoon at the Albert Edward Dock. Supt. Jamieson, RTP, appeared to prosecute, and called several witnesses to prove the charge and defendant was sent to prison for one month".

These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives (TWA ref DX1388/1).

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