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Old 11-26-2014, 11:48 AM
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Hi David

This is from the inquest :

[Coroner] When you first saw the body did you hear any footsteps as if anybody were running away? - No. The door of the warehouse to which I went was ajar, because the watchman was working about. It was no unusual thing for the door to be ajar at that hour of the morning.
By Mr. Crawford: I was continually patrolling my beat from ten o'clock up to half-past one. I noticed nothing unusual up till 1.44, when I saw the body.
By the Coroner: I did not sound an alarm. We do not carry whistles.
By a Juror: My beat is not a double but a single beat. No other policeman comes into Mitre-street.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:54 AM
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If that is the case, how does one explain the below?

"In accordance with instructions given to all the police in the district, the constable did not move, but blew his whistle for assistance" (Times, 11 September 1888).

"One of the constables blew a whistle. Several policemen immediately came on the spot" (Evening News, 1 October 1888).
Easy. Those were Met Police, Watkins was City.

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Old 11-26-2014, 12:16 PM
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Met constables, day patrols, were issued with whistles as standard in 1884, with night patrols following in 1887.

City issued whistles in 1889, after a brief experiment, and were issued to all constables as standard by 1890.

Whistles were used by Dock yard constables, and on special occasions such as Traffic duty and public disorder, prior to those dates.

Incidentally, the Met returned to rattles during both wars, due to heavy use of whistles by other authorities such as the Fire Brigade, Home Guard, Army etc.

Its all in the book. ;-)

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Easy. Those were Met Police, Watkins was City.

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That explains it! Thank you Rob (and Monty).
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:04 AM
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Didn't Watkins say that he went to the warehouse and got the night clerk/watchman to blow his whistle to call for police?
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Hi guys. Well, the auction is over. Items went for over 5 times the estimate.

http://m.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nor...shire-30428747
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:44 AM
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Some folks seem to have much more cents than sense. Wish I just had an adequate amount of both.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:02 PM
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A fool and his money are soon parted.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:24 PM
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Well, Cris, at least you have horse sense... which is more than can be said for many.

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In auctions, biding a higher price on an item you want sometimes turns into not wanting someone else having it.
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