A POLICEMAN’S LOT …

A Figure of Fun? When Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan sat down to write the ‘Pirates of Penzance’, the comic aspect of the British policeman – or ‘bobby’ – as a figure of fun was to be cruelly exposed on the public stage in an effort to show off the less serious side of law enforcement in […]

AN AUDACIOUS BURGLARY

An Olympian Ordeal During my frequent browsing of the old newspapers which were once local to my home area, it is the occasional ‘eureka‘ moment, like the excitement of finding an elusive ‘bargain’ at a church fête jumble sale or Sunday street market, that so seems to make this whole thing of research so worthwhile. […]