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"From Suffragette Cat Scratch to the Sidney Street Siege

Background imagePolice Collection: The Nightwatch, 1642 (oil on canvas)

The Nightwatch, 1642 (oil on canvas)
XOS1109206 The Nightwatch, 1642 (oil on canvas) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); 379.5x453.5 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imagePolice Collection: Suffragette Cat Scratch and Fight Police

Suffragette Cat Scratch and Fight Police. Cat with Votes for Women sign around its neck proclaims, I m a catty suffragette, I scratch and fight the P lice, so long as they withhold the vote

Background imagePolice Collection: Police Group 1864

Police Group 1864
Group of police officers wearing combed back helmets, in use between 1864 and 1870. Metropolitan Police

Background imagePolice Collection: Recruitment poster for the Corps of Military Police

Recruitment poster for the Corps of Military Police - Second World War. circa 1940

Background imagePolice Collection: Too Many Cooks by Lawson Wood

Too Many Cooks by Lawson Wood
A policeman on the beat around a smart London square appears to be blissfully unaware of the cooks emerging from each house to gaze adoringly at him

Background imagePolice Collection: Police Officer London

Police Officer London
Police officer on duty in London with a George Vi helmet plate Metropolitan Police

Background imagePolice Collection: LAUREL AND HARDY, 1928. Stan Laurel, left, and Oliver Hardy with a police officer in the silent

LAUREL AND HARDY, 1928. Stan Laurel, left, and Oliver Hardy with a police officer in the silent film Leave Them Laughing, 1928

Background imagePolice Collection: Felix Dzerzhinsky

Felix Dzerzhinsky
FELIX DZERZHINSKY Polish/Russian agitator, banished to Siberia, exiled for part in 1905 rising, returned 1917, head of secret police (Cheka) etc

Background imagePolice Collection: Police Public Call Box in the snow, London

Police Public Call Box in the snow, London
A Police Public Call Box, on a London street on a snowy day. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937

Background imagePolice Collection: The Car That Touched a Policeman by H. M. Bateman

The Car That Touched a Policeman by H. M. Bateman
An entire queue of traffic, as well as pedestrians stop and look on in horror as a couple driving a small, yellow car accidentally bump an incandescently irate policeman in the middle of the road

Background imagePolice Collection: John Nettles, actor, pictured on the set of Bergerac. He is sitting on the car his

John Nettles, actor, pictured on the set of Bergerac. He is sitting on the car his character drives, a Burgundy 1947 Triumph Roadster. John Nettles plays the part of detective Jim Bergerac

Background imagePolice 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 imagePolice Collection: Ju-Jitsu suffragette

Ju-Jitsu suffragette
If you want to earn some time throw a policeman! The Ju-Jitsu suffragette shows how a policeman may be tackled. Mrs Garrud, the well-known suffragette

Background imagePolice Collection: Metropolitan Police recruitment poster

Metropolitan Police recruitment poster
A Metropolitan Police recruitment poster, asking for ex-servicemen to apply. There are several hundred vacancies to fill

Background imagePolice Collection: Police Officer / Children

Police Officer / Children
Police officer giving directions to three boys with a three person bicycle pointing in the opposite direction Transport

Background imagePolice Collection: Sir Robert Peel, c. 1846

Sir Robert Peel, c. 1846
Engraving of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), the English statesman and Prime Minister. Peel was a Conservative MP who held strong views on Irish Catholicism and Free Trade vs Protectionism

Background imagePolice Collection: Arrest / Mrs Pankhurst

Arrest / Mrs Pankhurst
Mrs Pankhurst is lifted off the ground when arrested outside Buckingham Palace

Background imagePolice Collection: Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for football match

Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for football match
Officers of the Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for a football match between Fulham FC and West Ham United FC Reserves, competing for the Combination Cup

Background imagePolice Collection: Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Metropolitan Police whistle and chain
A Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Background imagePolice Collection: Policeman on BSA motorcycle, London

Policeman on BSA motorcycle, London
A Metropolitan Police officer riding a BSA motorcycle in London. The BSA could travel at up to 70 miles per hour

Background imagePolice Collection: Cid Officers as Dockers

Cid Officers as Dockers
C.I.D officers cunningly disguised as dockers during investigations into drug smugglers at Limehouse Docks, London. One man (r) has a hook for a hand!

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

A Spot of Bother Ayresome Park Middlesbrough. March 1973 1973

Background imagePolice Collection: EMMELINE PANKHURST (1858-1928). English woman-suffrage advocate. Mrs

EMMELINE PANKHURST (1858-1928). English woman-suffrage advocate. Mrs. Pankhurst arrested outside Buckingham Palace, London, while trying to present a petition to King George V, 21 May 1914

Background imagePolice Collection: Please, Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas by Matania

Please, Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas by Matania
In the centre of London, close to Piccadilly Circus, two children stop a policeman from directing traffic to ask him where Father Christmas is

Background imagePolice Collection: Silver Cross advertisement

Silver Cross advertisement
Advertisement for Silver Cross prams (or baby coaches), featuring an immaculately turned out young 1950s mother wearing an off the shoulder pink dress with pearls, heels and long yellow gloves

Background imagePolice Collection: Police Recruitment Sign

Police Recruitment Sign
Metropolitan Police recruitment poster for more police, offering a job or career in the police force

Background imagePolice Collection: Police Officers London

Police Officers London
Police officers wearing old and new uniforms. On left wearing 1980 uniform, on right the old from the period 1959-1980 Metropolitan Police in London near Houses of Parliament

Background imagePolice Collection: Emmeline Pankhurst

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

Background imagePolice Collection: Mini Police Britain

Mini Police Britain

Background imagePolice Collection: Police Officer & Triumph

Police Officer & Triumph
Metropolitan Police officer on a Triumph motorcycle during World War II

Background imagePolice Collection: Seven women police officers in netball team

Seven women police officers in netball team
Seven women police officers in the 1954 Met Police netball team, posing with a ball and a netball post. They include Heather Walker, Nora Blacklock, June Barrett and Pat Stacke. Date: 1954

Background imagePolice Collection: Suffragettes - Christmas Dinner in Holloway by Lawson Wood

Suffragettes - Christmas Dinner in Holloway by Lawson Wood
Four portly prison officers and policemen force feed a handcuffed suffragette Christmas pudding from the police buffet trolley in Holloway Prison. Date: 1912

Background imagePolice Collection: Anti Fruit Throwing Sign

Anti Fruit Throwing Sign
Metropolitan Police notice warning against throwing or despositing orange peel, banana or other fruit skins in the street in London

Background imagePolice Collection: Night Watch / Amsterdam

Night Watch / Amsterdam
The Night Watch by Rembrandt Van Rijn, Amsterdam

Background imagePolice Collection: The battle of Cable Street, 4 October 1936 (b / w photo)

The battle of Cable Street, 4 October 1936 (b / w photo)
5987094 The battle of Cable Street, 4 October 1936 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The battle of Cable Street, 4 October 1936)

Background imagePolice 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 imagePolice Collection: Novoslobodskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, Europe

Novoslobodskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia, Europe

Background imagePolice Collection: Police dog attacking a young black man during the Youth Mass Demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama

Police dog attacking a young black man during the Youth Mass Demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama, spring 1963
CIVIL RIGHTS, 1963. Police dog attacking a young black man during the Youth Mass Demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama, spring 1963

Background imagePolice Collection: Catford Police Station with officers posing outside

Catford Police Station with officers posing outside
Catford Police Station in south east London with officers posing outside. Date: 1850

Background imagePolice Collection: Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty

Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty
A Metropolitan Police officer, PC Edward Ridout of Chelsea Police Station, on traffic duty. He is standing by a zebra crossing to help a little boy across the road

Background imagePolice Collection: Military police Airedale dog at Aldershot

Military police Airedale dog at Aldershot
A military police Airedale dog at Aldershot, with his trainer

Background imagePolice Collection: NYPD police car

NYPD police car, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imagePolice Collection: Daimler Dart SP250 (ex-Metropolitan Police) 1963 Black tan roof

Daimler Dart SP250 (ex-Metropolitan Police) 1963 Black tan roof

Background imagePolice Collection: Rolling Stones: 28th August 1966 Mick Jaggers midnight blue Aston Martin DB6 was

Rolling Stones: 28th August 1966 Mick Jaggers midnight blue Aston Martin DB6 was involved in collision with a Kraft Foods vehicle in Great Titchfield Street, London

Background imagePolice 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 imagePolice Collection: Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1

Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1
Four early women police officers in uniform, in the street outside the Women Police Service building, London, on duty during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imagePolice Collection: A scene from the Ladykillers (1955)

A scene from the Ladykillers (1955)
shot at the Gasholders near Kings Cross Station, in London

Background imagePolice Collection: Multi service emergency vehicles

Multi service emergency vehicles and their personnel



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"From Suffragette Cat Scratch to the Sidney Street Siege: A Glimpse into the World of Police" Step back in time and witness the evolution of law enforcement through captivating images. In 1928's silent film "Leave Them Laughing, " Laurel and Hardy find themselves caught up in hilarious encounters with a police officer, reminding us that even comedy can't escape the long arm of the law. London's snowy streets are adorned with a peculiar sight - a Police Public Call Box standing tall amidst the winter wonderland. This iconic symbol, made famous by Doctor Who, serves as a reminder of how communication played an essential role in keeping communities safe. In Lawson Wood's whimsical artwork "Too Many Cooks, " chaos ensues as mischievous monkeys playfully taunt unsuspecting policemen. It reminds us that even those tasked with maintaining order can face unexpected challenges. Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of Russia's secret police force, stares intently from his portrait. His image represents both power and controversy surrounding policing methods employed during tumultuous times. A recruitment poster for the Corps of Military Police beckons brave souls to join their ranks. The call for dedicated individuals willing to protect their nation resonates throughout history, showcasing the noble aspirations behind wearing a badge. Amidst London's bustling streets stands a stoic police officer embodying authority and vigilance. Their presence is felt as they navigate through crowds ensuring public safety while serving as guardians against potential threats. H. M Bateman's comical illustration "The Car That Touched a Policeman" captures an amusing moment where traffic violations meet humorous consequences. It highlights how even minor infractions can lead to unexpected adventures when dealing with our friendly neighborhood officers. Sir Robert Peel gazes confidently from his portrait; he was instrumental in establishing modern policing principles during his tenure as Home Secretary in 19th-century Britain. His legacy lives on through community-oriented policing approaches still practiced today.