Hopefully however this group of Victorian policemen were in a happier mood.
|19th Century Policemen|
Photo of framed Victorian photograph by Linda Spashett (CC A 3.0 unported licence)
This photo comes from the West Gate Towers and Museum, St Peter's Street, Canterbury.
Even during WWI a policeman's lot was not always to be envied as shown in this picture from Bermondsey on 14 October 1915.
|Damaged house, Chambers Street, Bermondsey 1915|
(Photo - Imperial War Museum Collection)
The policemen are standing beside a crater caused by bombs dropped from the German airship L15.
But courtesy of the Bury St Edmunds Past and Present Society (Spanton Jarman Collection) we can see another group of policemen in what looks like a more rural setting.
|Group of policemen at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - c1900|
Perhaps they are getting ready to join in the chase -
|Buster Keaton running from a huge mob of policeman|
(release date March 1922, Buster Keaton film Cops)
Which surely is a cue for
Hope you enjoyed the show as I could not find sporting policemen like those in this week's prompt.
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