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?
1 THE FIRST POLICE CHIEF: JEREMIAH BOX STOCKDALE (1807-70)
STOCKDALE VERSUS FISHER
'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
7 'B' DIVISION: CANTON, LLANDAFF, GRANGETOWN, AND ELY
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
SALVATION ARMY HOSTEL
10 OTHER FORCES IN CARDIFF, TRAINING AND MOTOR PATROL
OTHER FORCES IN CARDIFF
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
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
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
A chilling medieval ghost story, retold by bestselling historian Dan Jones. Published in a beautiful small-format hardback, perfect as a Halloween read or a Christmas gift.
One winter, in the dark days of King Richard II, a tailor was riding home on the road from Gilling to Ampleforth. It was dank, wet and gloomy; he couldn't wait to get home and sit in front of a blazing fire.
Then, out of nowhere, the tailor is knocked off his horse by a raven, who then transforms into a hideous dog, his mouth writhing with its own innards. The dog issues the tailor with a warning: he must go to a priest and ask for absolution and return to the road, or else there will be consequences...
First recorded in the early fifteenth century by an unknown monk, The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings was transcribed from the Latin by the great medievalist M.R. James in 1922. Building on that tradition, now bestselling historian Dan Jones retells this medieval ghost story in crisp and creepy prose.
She's out of retirement – and out for revenge
When Georgina Garrett wakes in the night to find intruders in her house, she knows she must do everything she can to keep her children safe.
But just when she thinks the ordeal is over, she realises something is terribly wrong. She arrives at her crime-lord husband David Maynard's London house to find a bloodbath. Six of David's best men lie dead and he is nowhere to be found.
Georgina may have walked away from the game but she's still the best player on the street. Now, she will stop at nothing to get her husband back and to make whoever took him pay for ever daring to set foot in her town.
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A violent family living in violent times.
In the 1840s, the Donnelly family immigrates from Ireland to the British province of Canada. Almost immediately problems develop as the patriarch of the family is sent to the Kingston Penitentiary for manslaughter, leaving his wife to raise their eight children on her own.
The children are raised in an incredibly violent community and cultivate a devoted loyalty to their mother and siblings, which often leads to problems with the law and those outside of the family.
The tensions between the family and their community escalate as the family’s enemies begin to multiply. The brothers go into business running a stagecoach line and repay all acts of violence perpetrated against them, which only worsens the situation.
Refusing to take a backwards step, the Donnellys stand alone against a growing power base that includes wealthy business interests in the town of Lucan, the local diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, law authorities and a number of their neighbours.
"Hegel's Philosophy of Mind" by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (translated by William Wallace). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
COVID-19 is a virus that has caused a pandemic that has changed the social, community, economic and financial references and, above all, the perception that the population has of their own safety and that of the family. Living the emergency at home is not easy. For this reason, the author provides useful advice to guide thoughts as well as manage the emotions and stress accumulated in the "quarantine" days. The paper is distributed at a symbolic price with an invitation to the reader to contribute, where possible, to the fundraising organized by the Civil Protection Department to support those who fight the virus in the front line.
Dr. Giacinto D’URSO works in the human resources management sector. He attended the Military School "Nunziatella" and obtained his master's degree in Political Sciences, Diplomatic and International Sciences, Law and Psychology as well as the 1st level University Masters in International Humanitarian Law, in Criminology, Investigative and Security Sciences and in Management and Human Resources Administration. He is the author of articles and books related about stress and trauma, the latter included in the Passerino Editore Psychology series
The knowledge of Mind is the highest and hardest, just because it is the most “concrete” of sciences. The significance of that “absolute” commandment, Know thyself—whether we look at it in itself or under the historical circumstances of its first utterance—is not to promote mere self-knowledge in respect of the particular capacities, character, propensities, and foibles of the single self. The knowledge it commands means that of man's genuine reality—of what is essentially and ultimately true and real—of mind as the true and essential being. Equally little is it the purport of mental philosophy to teach what is called knowledge of men—the knowledge whose aim is to detect the peculiarities, passions, and foibles of other men, and lay bare what are called the recesses of the human heart. Information of this kind is, for one thing, meaningless, unless on the assumption that we know the universal—man as man, and, that always must be, as mind. And for another, being only engaged with casual, insignificant and untrue aspects of mental life, it fails to reach the underlying essence of them all—the mind itself.
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