The Final Years of Cardiff City Police: Edition 2

Wordctacher Publishing Group Ltd
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In 1969, Cardiff’s own police force was amalgamated with others to become South Wales Police. This book recounts reminiscences of officers who worked the beat every day. John F. Wake is just one of those cops who trod the streets and knew the people of the dockland area and to the south of central Cardiff. The city, indeed the country, was changing in the sixties and new challenges faced those who had to manage policing the population. This book reflects the day-to-day life of police officers at a turbulent time in our social history. The demolition of Tiger Bay in Cardiff corresponded with the final years of the Cardiff City Police, the force soon entering into an amalgamation of constabularies. Street life in 1960's Cardiff was colourful to say the least and the only protection an officer had was a truncheon and a whistle. Cardiff police did not even carry handcuffs. The I.T. revolution was decades away. Follow Cardiff City Police officers on their beats and in their police stations in this informal look at 1950 and 60s life. Anecdotes vary from The Beatles' visits to street prostitution. Why was it called Tiger Bay? And do you remember the iconic pubs not only in the 'bay' but within Cardiff's boundaries?
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About the author

John F. Wake has presented talks on Wales and its attractions around the world, from Washington DC to Dubai. He has also penned plays performed at various Cardiff locations and the Edinburgh Festival. John has VIP-chauffeured many world-famous people on their visits to Wales. He joined the Cardiff City Police in 1965 and posted to Bute Street (Tiger Bay) police station, then became a Detective Inspector with the South Wales Police. John has recently undertaken lectures on his books.

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Publisher
Wordctacher Publishing Group Ltd
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Published on
Sep 25, 2019
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Pages
252
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ISBN
9781789421392
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Law Enforcement
History / Europe / Great Britain / General
History / Europe / Great Britain / Wales
History / General
Political Science / Law Enforcement
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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