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Policemen Collection

"Policemen: Guardians of Order and Justice Throughout History" From the intense standoff at Sidney Street Siege in East London

Background imagePolicemen Collection: The Great Train Robbery: aftermath & reportage, 1963

The Great Train Robbery: aftermath & reportage, 1963
" The most daring and fruitful mail robbery in English History" : a page from The Illustrated London News, detailing the aftermath of the Great Train Robbery of 8th August 1963

Background imagePolicemen Collection: A Spot of Bother Ayresome Park Middlesbrough. March 1973

A Spot of Bother Ayresome Park Middlesbrough. March 1973 1973

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst a suffragette, on her way to Cannon Row after smacking Inspector Jarviss face. 1909

Background imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen Collection: Multi service emergency vehicles

Multi service emergency vehicles and their personnel

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Kay Snap - Mr Bobby the Policeman

Kay Snap - Mr Bobby the Policeman. 1930s

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Suffragette Militant Arrested Mary Phillips

Suffragette Militant Arrested Mary Phillips. A woman, flanked by two policemen, with mounted officer in front, is led down a London Street

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Detective Sergeant George Carter (left played by Dennis Waterman

Detective Sergeant George Carter (left played by Dennis Waterman) and Detective Inspector John " Jack" Regan (right played by John Thaw)

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Suffragette Lancashire Lass Arrested

Suffragette Lancashire Lass Arrested. A Lancashire lass in clogs and shawl being Escorted Through Palace Yard by two burly policemen

Background imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen Collection: Newcastle United v Sunderland 24 February 1979 - Fans and police clash on Neville Street

Newcastle United v Sunderland 24 February 1979 - Fans and police clash on Neville Street in Newcastle Trouble on the streets of Newcastle when Sunderland arrived in the city during the 1970s

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Caught (photo)

Caught (photo)
614426 Caught (photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Caught, depicting a policeman standing before a young child, who stands naked)

Background imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen Collection: Sheffield Police, 1972

Sheffield Police, 1972
From an original at Sheffield Libraries: u10482

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

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

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Muhammad Ali outside the Odeon in Birmingham. 7th June 1979

Muhammad Ali outside the Odeon in Birmingham. 7th June 1979

Background imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen Collection: Picture No. 10983323

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

Background imagePolicemen 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 imagePolicemen Collection: Study for Deserted - a Foundling (oil on canvas)

Study for Deserted - a Foundling (oil on canvas)
2956891 Study for Deserted - a Foundling (oil on canvas) by Holl, Frank (1845-88); 55.25x76.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The scene is Bankside, the London docks)

Background imagePolicemen Collection: The Coldstream guards seen here being given their order before mounting the guard at

The Coldstream guards seen here being given their order before mounting the guard at Buckingham Palace 1st September 1959

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Victorian Scrap -- Policeman

Victorian Scrap -- Policeman. late 19th century

Background imagePolicemen Collection: The Adventure of the Empty House, Sherlock Holmes

The Adventure of the Empty House, Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, the Adventure of the Empty House, a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle. " Colonel Moran sprang forward

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Police sergeant with women in military uniform, WW1

Police sergeant with women in military uniform, WW1
Police sergeant standing in front of a car (or ambulance) with a group of women in military uniform, WW1. Date: 1914-1918

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Deptford Police Station, south east London

Deptford Police Station, south east London, with a group of policemen standing outside. Date: circa 1905

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Kiev Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, Europe

Kiev Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, Europe

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Ned Kelly captured by Police Constable Kelly and railwayman Jesse Dowsett

Ned Kelly captured by Police Constable Kelly and railwayman Jesse Dowsett
2654905 Ned Kelly captured by Police Constable Kelly and railwayman Jesse Dowsett, 28 June 1880 (engraving) by Unknown Artist

Background imagePolicemen Collection: London 1908 Olympic Games One of the earliest Olympic dramas to be captured on film

London 1908 Olympic Games One of the earliest Olympic dramas to be captured on film. Pietri Dorando is helped after he collapses just before crossing the finishing line in the 1908 Olympic Marathon

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Police Gun School, North London

Police Gun School, North London
Inspector Robert Gould gives instruction to a group of trainees at the police underground shooting range in North London. Date: 1960s

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Suffragette Imps become Suffragists

Suffragette Imps become Suffragists. Cartoon Imps who featured in Ideas Penny Illustrated Weekly are seen behaving as wild suffragettes

Background imagePolicemen Collection: May good luck always cross your path

May good luck always cross your path. A black cat crossing the path of a traffic policeman

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Sensational Grand National. The winning jockey, William Dutton on Tipperary

Sensational Grand National. The winning jockey, William Dutton on Tipperary Tim about to receive congratulations after the race. 30 March 1928

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Misfitz - Qua-Qua

Misfitz - Qua-Qua. early 20th century

Background imagePolicemen Collection: J W Nott-Bower

J W Nott-Bower
Captain sir J W NOTT-BOWER Police chief [Note : there were more than one policemen in this family] Date: circa 1911

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Traffic Squad Police, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Traffic Squad Police, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Traffic Squad Police, 1911.

Background imagePolicemen Collection: Quarantined children of cholera victim, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Quarantined children of cholera victim, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Quarantined children of cholera victim, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imagePolicemen Collection: London Strike. Police escort for one van., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

London Strike. Police escort for one van., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
London Strike. Police escort for one van., between c1910 and c1915.



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"Policemen: Guardians of Order and Justice Throughout History" From the intense standoff at Sidney Street Siege in East London, where Winston Churchill himself witnessed the bravery facing dangerous criminals, to the aftermath and reportage following The Great Train Robbery in 1963, these men in blue have always been at the forefront of maintaining law and order. Even during seemingly ordinary moments like A Spot of Bother at Ayresome Park Middlesbrough in March 1973, their presence ensures safety for all. Their dedication is not limited to tackling crime; they also play a crucial role in upholding democracy as seen through their encounters with suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and Lancashire Lass Arrested for fighting for women's rights. Throughout history, police officers have adapted to changing times. From Truro City Police patrolling the streets of Cornwall around 1890 to modern-day multi-service emergency vehicles rushing to save lives they can ever-evolving protectors. But it's not just about serious business - there is room for warmth too. Meet Mr Bobby the Policeman captured by Kay Snap; his friendly demeanor reminds us that behind those uniforms are compassionate individuals who care deeply about their communities. In times when fire threatened Ealing, it was the brave souls from Ealing Fire Brigade with their horse-drawn appliance who worked hand-in-hand with policemen to keep citizens safe from harm. The world of crime would be incomplete without mention of Detective Sergeant George Carter played by Dennis Waterman - an iconic portrayal showcasing both grit and determination that define our perception of these heroes on screen. And amidst all this action-packed narrative lies a momentary pause: an advertisement for Bovril featuring a policeman enjoying a hot cuppa after a long day's work. It serves as a reminder that even superheroes need some comfort too. As we delve into artistry inspired by these valiant figures such as "Deserted.