Monday, 23 October 2017

Hidden Henley

THIS is the first time that I have featured something that I hope readers will not have already seen for

THIS is the first time that I have featured something that I hope readers will not have already seen for themselves!

Rather more comfortable than 10 years ago when it was part of the old Henley police station, this former cell now houses a table in the Brew House, the pub that now occupies the building.

A number of flats has also been built on the site, which has been named Peel’s Yard, presumably a reference to Robert Peel, who helped create the modern concept of the police force when he was home secretary in the 1820s.

It wasn’t until the latter half of the 19th century that Henley had a full-time police force and by the turn of the 20th century we had 14 constables, two sergeants, an inspector and a superintendent. That’s a lot more than nowadays!

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