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Friday, 7 November 2014

Bobbies


A London souvenir for the kids.  Why is it that young boys (and it does seem to be mainly boys) want to be a policeman or a fireman?  And in case you're wondering why an English policeman is known as a bobbie, the nickname came about as the London Police force was created by an act of parliament in1829 by Sir Robert Peel.  

5 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

You forgot the other names of Copper or Old Bill. I did apply to join at 17 but failed the entrance exsam, the sargant told my dad I had no interest but my cousin did and rose to be an inspector in the west mercia force

Luis Gomez said...

Cool! Thanks for the info

Sharon Anck said...

When I took my dad to London, he wanted a Sherlock Holmes cap and he got one.

Babzy said...

i' didn't know about the origin of the name , interesting :)

William Kendall said...

At some point I'd heard the origin of the term, but it's been awhile.

I mused about going into policing, though ended up going into different fields.

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