The History of Policing
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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 ‘Fido’. Trained to seek out pickpockets, his real name was hidden out of fear of reprisals. #Archive302
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.
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
📜 = SP53/22 Mary Queen of Scots' ciphers, used to bring her to trial.
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
"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