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My Early Police Days - Part 8

Posted by Mervyn Mitton , 06 September 2013 · 788 views

INTRODUCTION
 
When you live , or, work in an old town or city, it is easy to overlook historical buildings and
landmarks.
 
This happened when I was first posted to Bethnal Green Police Station.  The area was a mixture -
tall, ugly concrete blocks of flats - typical for the the late 1960's.   Rows of old terraced houses...


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My Early Police Days ... Part 7 b

Posted by Mervyn Mitton , 18 August 2013 · 372 views

I have split this post into two parts of 7 pictures each.  The last time I tried to post I reached 13 - pressed the wrong
button and wiped everything  -  my language was quite 'bad'......
 
The Thames River Police were one of the earliest Forces set-up in London  -  in the 1790's.
Their main purpose was to protect the West...


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My Early Police Days Part 7a

Posted by Mervyn Mitton , 18 August 2013 · 475 views

Sorry for the short delay  -  I have decided to retire and closing South Africa's top Collectors'
Shop  (Militaria, silver, porcelain, prints etc)  has been a major undertaking after 24 years in
the shop.  Nearly finished and then things will - hopefully - get back into a routine.
 
We have talked in these past few blog...


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My Early Police Days .... Part 7

Posted by Mervyn Mitton , 14 July 2013 · 440 views

INTRODUCTION
 
A Member kindly told me recently, that this Blog is a part of Social History.  I hadn't thought of
it in this way  -  however, I suppose it will prove of interest to some Police researchers and
perhaps, younger Policeman.  The simple fact is that this happened to me personally, 47 years ago !
 
Sin...


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My Early Police Days ....... Part 6

Posted by Mervyn Mitton , 24 June 2013 · 643 views

INTRODUCTION
 
I saw on TV that London has been subjected  -  yet again  -  to public disorder.  I suppose a
capital City will always be a target.
 
Probably the worst riots that London ever saw were the Gordon Riots of 1780.  Lord George
Gordon stirred-up a great deal of sentiment about the Catholic Relief...






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