Cheshire Constabulary bobby helmet, England, mid 19th Century. In the autumn of 1856, the Court of Quarter Sessions set up a special committee of Justices to advise on the application of the County and Borough Police Act 1856._x000D_The Justices were now obliged to establish a paid police force for the whole of each county._x000D_The first full Cheshire Police committee met at the Crewe Arms Hotel, Crewe, on 3rd February 1857 under the chairmanship of Mr. Trafford Trafford._x000D_The first Chief Constable was Captain Thomas Jonnes Smith. Cheshire Constabulary was officially formed on 20th April 1857. (Size: See second photo for measurement.) Photos are part of the description representing the condition report. Pangaea Auctions urges Bidder's to view all attached photos.