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Twiglet Thomas
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When the stresses of life led to committal
  A Metropolitan Police Peeler Thomas Frederick GREY was born c. 1840/41 in the parish of Clonfert, Eyre Court, Ireland.  At the age of 20 he joined London's Metropolitan Police and was issued with Warrant No. 40333. On the night of the census he was listed...
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Ironsides - an officer with steely determination
The story of John Calder SWANSTON (1851 - 1891)  Hong Kong Police Officer (1871 - 1891) can be found on my Hong Kong Cemetery Blog: John Calder SWANSTON
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The Strawberry Line - Cheddar to Axbridge to Winscombe
The recent heatwave put a stop to long walks along the beach or in the countryside - in fact stepping foot into the garden even proved too hot at times.   Once the temperature dropped back down to the 20s the footpaths beckoned and it was time to set off ag...
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Burning the calories between Brean and Burnham
Today's walk starts off at Brean Village Hall where I find a footpath running up from behind the bus shelter & public conveniences. The going is difficult slipping and sliding on the soft sand but I make it to the top and am greeted with the sight of the be...
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Along The Flats and Up The Down
The Carrot Bus Shelter, Weston super Mare Having put on half a stone in weight over the winter the time has come for a few early summer walks along the Somerset coast.  Perfect timing - just before the schools break up and the onslaught of holiday makers be...
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From Bristol Bobby to Hong Kong Copper
My next talk  "From Bristol Bobby to Hong Kong Copper" is to be for the Clevedon Civic Society Local History Group Thursday 15th. September 2016 @ 7.30pm St Andrews Church Centre, Clevedon I understand that visitors are welcome - entrance fee £3   Clevedon ...
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Daniel HALL 1853 - 1913 Another of those Bristol Bobbies
Readers
of my blog will already have read about Job Witchell who was recruited for the
Hong Kong Police Force from the Bristol Constabulary way back in 1882 along
with several colleagues. This
story relates to another of those officers – Daniel Hall.   But ...
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Daniel HALL 1853 - 1913 Another of those Bristol Bobbies
Readers
of my blog will already have read about Job Witchell who was recruited for the
Hong Kong Police Force from the Bristol Constabulary way back in 1882 along
with several colleagues. This
story relates to another of those officers – Daniel Hall.   But ...
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Job WITCHELL - From Bristol Bobby to Hong Kong Copper (and beyond)
  In
May 1882 Mr. Hogge, the Recruiting Officer of the Hong Kong and Straits Settlement Police visited Bristol .   The Hong Kong
Police had been established some 38 years earlier when an Inspector and 2
Sergeants from London’s Metropolitan Police volunteere...
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