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

April 29, 2015 Uncategorized

Name: William Small
Arrested for: Frequenting
Arrested at: North Shields Police Station
Arrested on: 13 June 1904
Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-51-William Small

The Shields Daily Gazette for 13 June 1904 reported:


At North Shields Wm. Small (21) and Edward Walker (20) were charged with frequenting the River Tyne for the purpose of committing a felony on the 13th inst. Supt Jamieson, River Tyne Police, prosecuted. Sub. Inspector Mayne stated that at 2.20am he was on the river in a boat together with PC Moore and PC Mayne when he saw the defendants on the trawler Scotia which was alongside the quay. The both ran away but were apprehended. PC Moore said there was a third man on the boat who escaped. Small said he was helping to moor the boat to oblige the crew. Walker denied having been there at all. Small made his sixteenth and Walker his sixth appearance. They were fined 5s and costs each or seven days”.

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).

(Copyright) We’re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite ‘Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’ when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you’re unsure please email

via Flickr

Follow me on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: