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Manchester City Police’s first six fully sworn female constables on parade in the yard of the force’s headquarters in 1940. They are being inspected by their Chief Constable Sir John Maxwell.  They are joined by members of the Women’s Auxiliary Police Corp, who are denoted by their wearing armbands. Members of the corps did not have police powers. http://www.gmpmuseum.com

Manchester City Police’s first six fully sworn female constables on parade in…

A close call for the Scala Theatre, Withington, Manchester,October 1, 1940

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 1850s. Early police officers wore top hats and frock coats to allay public fears that the new forces were part of the military.

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.

Greater Manchester Police | The 15 Best Historical Photo Collections You Should Be Following On Flickr

The 15 Best Historical Photo Collections You Should Be Following On Flickr

“The Chief Constable of Borough Police watches an inspection of the force’s motorcyclists while wearing spurs and carrying a sword.

To celebrate International Women's Day, here's a 1942 photograph showing the Police ambulance with three drivers from the wartime Women's Auxiliary Police Corps.

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.

Vintage Photos of Fermale Police

circa Mrs Russell of the Womans Auxiliary Police Corps in Preston maintains that a police uniform does not mean that the wearer should be drab or dull. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

A member of the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) takes a call during a night of bombing during the Blitz, London, 1941. Original publication: Picture Post - 587 - Fire-Fighters! - pub. 1st February 1941 (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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)

Hardcore! A member of the Women’s Land Army felling a young tree with an axe, 1941. A younger version of Penny in the book.

Lumberjill - A member of the Women’s Land Army felling a young tree with an axe,

1919 London Police Women

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1919 London: Female members of the Scotland Yard pose in uniform for a group portrait. The London police department was pioneer in recruiting and deploying women in the patrol force.

London bobby circa 1910

City of London bobby circa 1910 - this is the uniform Harry Sawdon wore only a few years later as a WWI London Constabulary Special Constable, for which he later received the Freedom of the City.

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