A close call for the Scala Theatre, Withington, Manchester,October 1940 This was the place I saw my first X film, 18 certificate today. It was Clint Eastwood in High Planes Drifter back in the I included this cinema in the book The Secret.
Manchester City Police peelers parade in the yard of the city's Albert Street Police Staion in the Early police officers wore top hats and frock coats to allay public fears that the new forces were part of the military.
Until the formation of the Borough Ambulance Service in 1948 it was a Police responsibility to provide ambulances for Brighton. This 1942 photograph shows the Police ambulance with three drivers from the wartime Women's Auxiliary Police Corps.
A member of the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) takes a call during a night of bombing during the Blitz, London, Original publication: Picture Post - 587 - Fire-Fighters! February 1941 (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)