The Final Years of Cardiff City Police (Wordcatcher History)

The Final Years of Cardiff City Police (Wordcatcher History)

by JOHN F. WAKE

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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?

PROLOGUE
1 THE FIRST POLICE CHIEF: JEREMIAH BOX STOCKDALE (1807-70)
STOCKDALE VERSUS FISHER
CHARTIST MARCHES
'THE IRON COPPER' - A TRIBUTE TO STOCKDALE
2 THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF CARDIFF'S OWN FORCE
3 A RHONDDA BOY'S PATH TO BECOMING A CARDIFF CITY POLICE OFFICER
4 'A' DIVISION: CENTRAL
THE CENTRAL CELLS
5 'A' DIVISION: BUTETOWN / TIGER BAY
6 IRISH NEWTOWN
THE IRISH CLUB
THE QUEBEC
7 'B' DIVISION: CANTON, LLANDAFF, GRANGETOWN, AND ELY
GRANGETOWN
LLANDAFF
8 'C' DIVISION: ROATH, SPLOTT, CATHAYS, LLANRUMNEY, AND LLANISHEN
CATHAYS POLICE STATION
9 LICENSED PREMISES, PROSTITUTION AND THE SALVATION ARMY HOSTEL
POLICE AND LICENSED PREMISES
PROSTITUTION
SALVATION ARMY HOSTEL
10 OTHER FORCES IN CARDIFF, TRAINING AND MOTOR PATROL
OTHER FORCES IN CARDIFF
TRAINING SCHOOLS
MOTOR PATROL
11 THE POLICEWOMEN OF CARDIFF
12 DRUNK DRIVERS: BEFORE THE BREATH TEST
13 POLICE STORES, THE NEW CURRY HOUSES, TROLLEY BUSES, & SPECIAL DUTIES
THE CARDIFF CITY POLICE STORES
THE NEW CURRY HOUSES
SPECIAL DUTIES
TROLLEY BUSES AND THE POLICE
14 THE WALES MOBILE COLUMN, MODS AND ROCKERS, AND RADIOS
WALES' MOBILE COLUMN
MODS AND ROCKERS
OLD-AGE COPPERS, NEW-AGE RADIOS
15 THE LAST YEARS OF THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT (CID)
16 ATTITUDES TOWARDS RACE AND HOMOSEXUALITY, AND THE COURTS
RACE AND HOMOSEXUALITY
ANTI-POLICE ATTITUDES
HOMOSEXUALITY
THE CARDIFF COURTS
17 WHERE IS IT? AND WHY WAS IT CALLED TIGER BAY?
18 VIVIAN THOMAS BROOK
A PERSONAL FAMILY TRIBUTE TO A CARDIFF CITY POLICE OFFICER BY JOHN BROOK AND DEE DUNHEIM
ENDNOTE



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Product Details

BN ID: 2940163725847
Publisher: Wordcatcher Publishing
Publication date: 09/25/2019
Series: Wordcatcher History
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Talked on Wales and it's attractions around the world from Washington DC to Dubai. The author of plays performed at various Cardiff locations and the Edinburgh Festival. 
VIP-chauffeured many world famous people on their visits to Wales. 
Joined the Cardiff City Police in 1965 and posted to Bute Street (Tiger Bay) police station. Was a Detective Inspector in South Wales Police.
John has recently undertaken lectures on his books, 'THE CRUEL STREETS REVISITED' and 'CARDIFF. THOSE CRUEL AND SAVAGE STREETS'.

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