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  • Another reference to police walking tempo, from the Echo 1st Oct;

    "In every street was to be heard the "regulation" step of the policeman. It was he only who disturbed the silence of the night, for, with very few exceptions, the detective officers were invisible."

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    • " 'It was he only who disturbed the silence of the night, for, with very few exceptions, the detective officers were invisible.' "

      Eh?

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      • Originally posted by Robert View Post
        " 'It was he only who disturbed the silence of the night, for, with very few exceptions, the detective officers were invisible.' "

        Eh?
        Inaudible perhaps?
        Regards, Bridewell.

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        • The police used bookmakers' tic tac to convey to people that they were under arrest.

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          • Originally posted by Robert View Post
            " 'It was he only who disturbed the silence of the night, for, with very few exceptions, the detective officers were invisible.' "

            Eh?
            Detectives were plainclothes, after all, and probably walked with an ordinary step. Unless the author suggests the detectives weren't on the streets at all?
            Pat D.
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            Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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            • Evening News 10th Nov

              "As the hours stole by plain clothes detectives, both amateur and professional, left the scene of their monotonous perambulations and once again the streets resounded only to the heavy mechanical tread of the blue coated guardians of the night"

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              • Originally posted by Joshua Rogan View Post
                Evening News 10th Nov

                "As the hours stole by plain clothes detectives, both amateur and professional, left the scene of their monotonous perambulations and once again the streets resounded only to the heavy mechanical tread of the blue coated guardians of the night"
                that's great!!!

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                • Originally posted by Joshua Rogan View Post
                  Evening News 10th Nov

                  "As the hours stole by plain clothes detectives, both amateur and professional, left the scene of their monotonous perambulations and once again the streets resounded only to the heavy mechanical tread of the blue coated guardians of the night"
                  Anyone who doubts that the Victorians (and their press) had a predilection for melodrama ought to read that ten times before breakfast.
                  Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                  "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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                  • Originally posted by Busy Beaver View Post
                    In her witness statement, Mrs Fanny Mortimer, said that she heard "The Measured stamp of a policeman's beat". Does that mean policemen walked in a certain manner and you could pick out, that it was a policeman passing by? Could it also mean that policeman walked to a certain tempo, so that they met up at the same place, assuming that nothing significant had happened during the course of the beat?
                    If I may interject to add that Fanny Mortimer did not hear anyone call out, nor did she see anyone when she was at her door..off and on until 12:50ish, then steadily until 1.

                    What Fanny says she heard is problematic for the other witnesses, specifically club witnesses.
                    Michael Richards

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