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One of @leicspolice Historical Collections #ArchiveSecrets - Matt the Police Dog. He was Leicester City Polices first police dog and was codenamed β€˜Fido’. Trained to seek out pickpockets, his real name was hidden out of fear of reprisals. #Archive30

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Did you know that a Wolverhampton woman may have been the first woman in the country to vote, 10 years before women got the vote? In a 1908 by-election, Louise Dawson's name was incorrectly printed on the register as Louis Dawson, so she cast a vote. #ArchiveSecrets #Archive30

Special Constables were taken on in great numbers in the First and Second World Wars. This is a Special Constable’s truncheon from the First World War. #MuseumsFromHome

This week's IHR 'Reviews in History' include @LenaLiapi's 'Roguery in Print: Crime and Culture in Early Modern London' (@boydellbrewer) https://reviews.history.ac.uk/

Jonah Miller applauds a 'clear, convincing and persuasive study' of all things rogue.

#earlymodernhist #VirtualIHR

Many of the documents we hold in the archives are written in code or use ciphers. Our #ArchiveSecrets are revealed in our Secrets and Spies website: http://socsi.in/ka8Px #Archive30
πŸ“œ = SP53/22 Mary Queen of Scots' ciphers, used to bring her to trial.

#Archive30 #ArchiveSecrets
We have thousands of letters in our archival personal papers collections, some of which have not yet been explored. I wonder what secrets they contain...?
#archive #secrets #correspondence

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"Michael Mulvaney (63), a tramp of no fixed abode, was charged at North Shields with being drunk in Duke Street, and with begging."
MM: This is the first time I’ve been here.
Officer: What other courts have you been in?
MM: Oh, several.
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/16610077094/ @TWArchives

Please fill in our new quick survey about the impact that #COVID19 has had on your #archive service. This will help us build up a national picture to inform our support plans for both now and in the future: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/7ADL72/

#DidYouKnow there are only five Easters in the 1852-1932 Met Police Pension Registers (now in @UkNatArchives and available on @AncestryUK). We're signing off for the #EasterWeekend with perhaps the most spectacular of them - enjoy! #StayHomeSaveLives #EasterAtHome #genealogy