4:24pm Wednesday 30th March 2011
By Amie Mulderrig
Members of Flaunden’s Women’s Institute were treated to a talk on policing in the 1950s, as part of their monthly meeting.
Guest speaker David Vass had crowds of ladies enthralled at Flauden Village Hall on Tuesday, March 15, as he reminisced over his time walking the beat.
Anna Hutton-North, society member, said: “It was a fascinating step back in how life was in the 1950s, where it was all single-sex station houses, walking the beat carrying truncheons and wearing capes.
“There were some stark differences to today’s police force, with their use of radios and mobile phones – his way of communicating was with a whistle and using a local phone box.
“It was interesting to hear just how much it has all changed, in just one generation.”
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