Cosh Boys in Notting Hill, London in 1954 wearing finger-tip length jackets of a style which immediately preceded Teddy Boy style. Note the chain attached to the belt loop, which was a direct influence from the Zoot Suit.
Charlie Rouse was the last of the 'Watchmen' in London before the formation of the 'Peelers' who where the world's first police force. At one point there were night watchmen employed by the City of London.
TV Shows We Used To Watch - 1955 Television advertising When ITV launched on 22 September the BBC's television service had been running unchallenged for almost two decades and was fast gaining popularity.
The village 'bobby'. London's reorganized police force went on duty in British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel introduced the legislation establishing the new police force, hence the popular nickname for London police, "bobbies" or "Peelers".