Monthly Archives: October 2013

HISTORIC NOVEMBER – a monthly digest of historic dates relating to the London Underground

This is the second of what may become a regular series of articles about events gone by based on the theme of a century ago (and 50 years and 150 years).November 1863 seems to have been a quiet month for … Continue reading

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The L.G.O.C. Division of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary

In England and Wales the so-called ‘special constabulary’ has a long an honourable history that in a sense pre-dates regular policing. In essence, local magistrates could appoint men to act under their direction as constables if they felt that there … Continue reading

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HISTORIC OCTOBER – a monthly digest of historic dates relating to the London Underground

It is already October, and I thought I’d check my database to see if anything much has happened in significant previous Octobers that might be worth recalling. Checking for 150, 100 and 50 years ago, the following turned up. OCTOBER … Continue reading

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