From elephant escort duty to Z Cars: Amazing police archive snaps show what the real 'Life On Mars' was like in the late 1950s

Trunk show: A constable leads elephants from Warrington Bank Quay railway station to the circus ground in the late 1950s in Cheshire Police
Trunk show: A constable leads elephants from Warrington Bank Quay railway station to the circus ground in the late 1950s in Cheshire Police's Life on Mars-style book Read more:

2009-12-04 - Cheshire, United Kingdom , LIZ HULL

Leading circus elephants along the street, driving to work in a horse and cart or sending a message via carrier pigeon are duties which have long since disappeared from modern day policing. But as these photographs show they were all in a day's work for bobbies on the beat during the last century.
The bygone images, which date back to 1904, give a fascinating insight into the duties of police officers at a time when political correctness and health and safety had yet to make an impact on ...

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