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Policeman Collection

"Policeman: Guardians of Order and Justice Through Time" From the iconic 10 Downing Street to the suffragette suffragists on the warpath

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Stratford-upon-Avon DAC01_03_012

Stratford-upon-Avon DAC01_03_012
BRIDGE STREET, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, WARWICKSHIRE. The view looking east along Bridge Street with the George Inn in the left foreground

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Hotel Papua at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Hotel Papua at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Hotel Papua at Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea - a local policeman directing the traffic beneath a large clock. Date: 1961

Background imagePoliceman Collection: The Embankment, London on wet night with Policeman and Trams

The Embankment, London on wet night with Policeman and Trams
A truly superb postcard photograph of The Embankment, London on wet night. The lights cast a strange eerie glow on the scene, magnified through the windows of a row of parked trams

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Suffragette Suffragists on the WarPath

Suffragette Suffragists on the WarPath. Four gleeful suffragettes attack policeman lying prostrate on the ground. Captioned, Jump on him. He is only a mere man. Date: circa 1907

Background imagePoliceman Collection: 10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street
The entrance to 10 Downing Street as it was in the 1990s before the massive security that followed 9/11. Date: circa 1990s

Background imagePoliceman Collection: The Jarrow March. The marchers left Jarrow on 5th October 1936

The Jarrow March. The marchers left Jarrow on 5th October 1936. They reached London on 31st October 1936 and they returned to Jarrow on 5th November 1936

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London

Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London
Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, with a group of policemen during the Siege of Sidney Street in Stepney, East London, on 3 January 1911. Date: 1911

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Ed Woodward in The Wicker Man (1973)

Ed Woodward in The Wicker Man (1973)
Edward Woodward as Sergeant Howie in a sequence from Robin Hardys The Wicker Man, based on a script from Anthony Shaffer

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Burning crosses at the annual bonfire night parade held in Lewes, East Sussex

Burning crosses at the annual bonfire night parade held in Lewes, East Sussex
England, East Sussex, Lewes, The annual bonfire night parade celebrating 17 protestant martyrs killed in the fifteen hundreds

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Cartoons featuring William Marcy Boss Tweed, James Ingersoll and George Miller

Cartoons featuring William Marcy Boss Tweed, James Ingersoll and George Miller
XJF265588 Cartoons featuring William Marcy Boss Tweed, James Ingersoll and George Miller, from Harpers Weekly, 19th August, 1872 (engraving) (b/w photo) by Nast

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Multi service emergency vehicles

Multi service emergency vehicles and their personnel

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Kay Snap - Mr Bobby the Policeman

Kay Snap - Mr Bobby the Policeman. 1930s

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Hong Kong street scene, 1890s C016 / 4499

Hong Kong street scene, 1890s C016 / 4499
Hong Kong street scene. Pedestrians, carts, rickshaws and signs in both Chinese script and English on a hill street in Hong Kong in the 1890s. At the time, this area was a British colony

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving)

Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving)
5996966 Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving) by Brion, Gustave (1824-77) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene from Les Miserables)

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Suffragette House that Man Built Policeman

Suffragette House that Man Built Policeman. Policeman has a suffragette in his grip whilst another attempts to bring her umbrella down firmly on his head

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Truro City Police, Truro, Cornwall. Probably around 1890

Truro City Police, Truro, Cornwall. Probably around 1890
A group of Truro City Police photographed outside against a backdrop of trees. Truro was granted city status in 1877 at which point the force was renamed from Truro Borough Police to Truro City

Background imagePoliceman Collection: St Pauls Cathedral and a Sergeant of City of London Police

St Pauls Cathedral and a Sergeant of City of London Police Date: circa 1950

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Ealing Fire Brigade with horse-drawn appliance

Ealing Fire Brigade with horse-drawn appliance
Firefighters of the Ealing Fire Brigade, West London, with a horse-drawn appliance, and a policeman standing alongside

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Aston Villa v Besiktas European Cup match at Villa Park, 15th September 1982

Aston Villa v Besiktas European Cup match at Villa Park, 15th September 1982. Final Score: Aston Villa 3-1 Besiktas Policemen, photographers

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Advertisement for Bovril

Advertisement for Bovril - nurses must use Bovril in place of beef tea as it is infinitely more nourishing. Date: late 19th century

Background imagePoliceman Collection: A London policeman, 1911

A London policeman, 1911
3785133 A London policeman, 1911; (add.info.: A London policeman, 1911. Shows a policeman stopping traffic to allow pedestrians to cross the road)

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Inspector Alice B Clayden and her brothers, London

Inspector Alice B Clayden and her brothers, London
Woman police officer, Inspector Alice Bertha Clayden, with her three brothers (together with Sergeant Henry Pegler) in the yard of Crawford Place Police Station, London W1 -- the brothers are

Background imagePoliceman Collection: PC John Soanes wearing the new helmets which have been issued to officers in Essex

PC John Soanes wearing the new helmets which have been issued to officers in Essex, as he takes a last look at the old ones, 1969

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Truro City Police, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1900

Truro City Police, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1900
Group of Truro City Police, under Chief Constable Angel (formerly Superintendent Angel), on the roof of City Hall, Boscawen Street. Bill Odgers, the Town Crier, is standing in the centre

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Truro Borough Police, Truro, Cornwall. 1870

Truro Borough Police, Truro, Cornwall. 1870
From left to right: Sergeant Roberts, Constable Coad (collar number 1), Constable Collet (collar number 4), Constable Scown (collar number 2) and Constable Bettinson

Background imagePoliceman Collection: The Old Stocks of Dromore

The Old Stocks of Dromore - a view of a man in the stocks with a policeman beside, to the right are a crowd of boys. The posters on the wall behind are interesting

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace

Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace
Woman police officer, Inspector Alice Bertha Clayden, outside Buckingham Palace on 2 January 1928. Her brother Sergeant Alfred William Clayden (second from left)

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace

Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace
Woman police officer, Inspector Alice Bertha Clayden (second from right), outside Buckingham Palace on 2 January 1928. Her brother Sergeant Alfred William Clayden (second from left)

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Suffragette Arrested Black Friday 1910

Suffragette Arrested Black Friday 1910. A scene from the Black Friday deputation, 18 Nov, 1910. Showing Miss. Ada Wright (C1862-1939) pulled off her feet by a policeman

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Chimpanzees as policemen

Chimpanzees as policemen
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s: Two chimpanzees dressed as policemen, standing holding guns. (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Flam-flam hippie girls from The Pink Flamingo Club on Wardour Street in Soho are asked

Flam-flam hippie girls from The Pink Flamingo Club on Wardour Street in Soho are asked to go back to the club as they are causing a disturbance on the streets of London, Friday 25th August 1967

Background imagePoliceman Collection: 1938 August Bank Holiday Meeting

1938 August Bank Holiday Meeting
BROOKLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 01: Boaters on the River Wey spectate as cars pass on the banking above them during the August Bank Holiday Meeting at Brooklands on August 01, 1938 in Brooklands

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Ludgate Hill, London, 1872

Ludgate Hill, London, 1872. A scene of traffic congestion, with a railway viaduct (centre), and the dome of St Pauls visible in the distance

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Arrest of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Street, 13th February 1908 (b / w photo)

Arrest of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Street, 13th February 1908 (b / w photo)
XJF996613 Arrest of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Street, 13th February 1908 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Lockwood, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Lockwood, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
A Policeman and two smartly-dressed messanger boys stand in the street at Lockwood, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The Huddersfield Industrial Society Building is on the left (still standing)

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Votes for Women - policemen with a suffragette arrested in Hyde Park about 1912 Colourised

Votes for Women - policemen with a suffragette arrested in Hyde Park about 1912 Colourised photograph

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Thumbing ones nose from the motor tricycle, advertisement for the Automobiles de Dion-Bouton

Thumbing ones nose from the motor tricycle, advertisement for the Automobiles de Dion-Bouton, illustration by Wilhio
Posters, France, 20th century. Thumbing ones nose from the motor tricycle, advertisment for the Automobiles de Dion-Bouton, illustration by Wilhio, Paris, 1900

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Walton Street Police Station, Knightsbridge, SW London

Walton Street Police Station, Knightsbridge, SW London. Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Traffic at Staines Bridge returning from the coast on a hot summer day

Traffic at Staines Bridge returning from the coast on a hot summer day. Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey. June 1960 M4362

Background imagePoliceman Collection: (The Morning After of a Faun) Le Lendemain d un Faune (or

(The Morning After of a Faun) Le Lendemain d un Faune (or, What an Afternoon ) - The Great success of the new ballet L Apres-Midi d un Faune in which the faun, failing to abduct the nymph herself

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Jurisprudence by H. M. Bateman

Jurisprudence by H. M. Bateman is an humorous illustration of a Judge sitting in the courtroom balancing a feather or quill on his nose

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall

Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall
Children watching a Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imagePoliceman Collection: LFB major control unit in operation at a fire

LFB major control unit in operation at a fire
LFB firefighters in action, and a major Control Unit vehicle in attendance at a fire, 7 October 1955. The Control Unit had its own dedicated operational staff

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Scouts selling Coronation programmes

Scouts selling Coronation programmes
Boy scouts selling Coronation programmes to people lining the route in a London street for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Picture No. 10983323

Picture No. 10983323
Dog - German Shepherd - 3 months old wearing police helmet Digital Manipulation Date:

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Firefighters in action in Commercial Road, East London

Firefighters in action in Commercial Road, East London
Firefighters in action with hosepipes at business premises, 81/85 Commercial Road, East London, 18 June 1957. The first floor, a large tailors workshop

Background imagePoliceman Collection: Stoke-on-Trent Campbell Monument early 1900s

Stoke-on-Trent Campbell Monument early 1900s

Background imagePoliceman Collection: WW2 - Secret Of The Scarlet Bomber

WW2 - Secret Of The Scarlet Bomber
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 story book, Secret Of The Scarlet Bomber, written by Phillip Conde. The image portrays a wartime policeman writing notes



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"Policeman: Guardians of Order and Justice Through Time" From the iconic 10 Downing Street to the suffragette suffragists on the warpath, policemen have played a vital role in maintaining peace and security. They stood tall during historical events like The Jarrow March, where marchers embarked on their journey for justice in 1936. Even Winston Churchill himself witnessed their bravery at the Sidney Street Siege in East London. These courageous officers faced burning crosses during annual bonfire night parades held in Lewes, East Sussex, reminding us of their unwavering commitment. Cartoons featuring figures like William Marcy Boss Tweed, James Ingersoll, and George Miller showcased both humorous and serious sides of policing. Meanwhile, Hong Kong street scenes from the 1890s captured their presence amidst bustling city life. In films such as "The Wicker Man" (1973), Ed Woodward portrayed a policeman entangled in a mysterious web of intrigue. And who could forget Aston Villa's European Cup match against Besiktas at Villa Park on September 15th, 1982? Policemen ensured safety amid passionate football rivalries. These dedicated individuals are not limited to one service; they are part of multi-service emergency vehicles that rush to our aid when disaster strikes. Kay Snap's beloved character Mr Bobby the Policeman has warmed hearts with his kindness and dedication to serving communities. Finally, Victor Hugo immortalized them through Javert's character in "Les Miserables, " depicting detectives upholding law and order even amidst personal struggles. Through history and fiction alike, policemen have been pillars of society—protectors who embody courage while ensuring our safety day after day.