Policing through the ages

‘POLICING The Old-Fashioned Way’ was the title of a talk by Marion Alflatt to HUCKNALL UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A).

Marion reminisced about her 25 years of service with Nottinghamshire Police. She said 1916 saw the first appointment of full-time policewomen, with the power of arrest not given them until 1923.

The only aid they initially received was a whistle.

Marion used to work for CID in Nottingham and the Hucknall area.

Her role included supporting women caught up in crime, whether being drunk, shoplifting or victims of abuse.

The U3A’s annual general meeting will take place in April. Other forthcoming events include a grand jubilee jamboree in June.