Manchester Police peelers relaxing photographed around 1840. This is one of the very earliest images of policing in the Greater Manchester Area. The foundation of British policing was greatly influenced by some-time Home Secretary and Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel. Sir Robert was born in Bury, now part of the Greater Manchester region. From the collection of the Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives. To find out more please visit http://www.gmpmuseum.com
Sir Robert Peel 1788-1850 English politician became a Conservative MP Home Secretary and Prime Minister in 1841-46. He is remembered chiefly today for founding the Metropolitan Police Force to combat crime in London, For many years poiicemen were nicknamed Bobbies after him.
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire - Built in 1611 by Robert Cecil, First Earl of Salisbury & Chief Minister to James I & has been the home of the Cecil family ever since. An earlier building on the site was the Royal Palace of Hatfield. Only part of this still exists, a short distance from the present house. The older building of the Old Palace was owned by Henry VIII. It was while she was living in the Old Palace, in 1558, that Elizabeth learned of her accession to the throne.
Melbourne Hall, Melbourne, Derbyshire - The elegant stone hall, part 17th century but with fine provincial 18th century facade, is famous as the home of Queen Victoria's prime minister, Lord Melbourne & for its outstanding garden built in the early 18th century in the style of Andre Le Notre. The house contains a grandly carved staircase & fine Stuart portraits & pictures by Lely and Dahl.