The phrase “Peeler” or “Bobby”, used to describe the London police constables, are a result of our next Birthday.
On February 5th, 1788, Sir Robert Peel was born.
He was appointed Home Secretary in 1822. He reorganized the criminal code, which had become too complex and bowed under to be effective. He had a fascinating, interesting, frustrating career well worth reading about. I recommend you pick up a copy of the book, A Curious Collection of Dates, by Leah Guinn and Jaime N Mahoney, both members of our group. [“Amber” and “Tressa” -Selena] They have written a very informative and interesting volume to read. Leah has given me permission to quote from her book for my column for our enjoyment.
Thanks Leah and Jamie,
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For those interested in the topic, this month’s Sherlockian E-Times – http://www.sherlock-holmes.com/e_times17-2.html – includes a short feature on the history of Scotland Yard.
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