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Swing Riots


Dick Godfrey

24 October 2017

7:30pm at St John's Parish Room

Non-members £3

As a former policeman with an interest in history the Swing Riots, that affected the area around Newbury so deeply, was something Dick had to find out more about. In this talk he will explain what happened during this period of unrest.


Dick Godfrey retired from Thames Valley Police with the rank of Chief Inspector. The later years of his career were served in Newbury, which he has made his home. Always interested in history he has spent his retirement years researching various aspects of policing in this area. He is the author of Newbury Borough Police 1835-1875 and the NDFC publication The Newbury Association for the Apprehension & Prosecution of Thieves and Felons.
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