Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
"There was a police box
in Granton Square, facing HMS Lochinvar, the RNVR HQ's. I
remember a tale being told of that particular box."
"Kids would play football
on the square, and the RNVR complained to the Police, as their
large windows were expensive to replace.
The local Bobby hid from
sight, until the game was in full flow, then rushed upon the kids.
They, of course, scattered, but he managed to collar one young
"He put him in the Police
box, and left him there, to give him a fright. He then took
a ten minute stroll around his beat, and on returning to the box,
gave the young lad an earful, warning him of the consequences of
being caught again. Then he turned him out of the box.
The lad ran up the hill
to Granton scheme, turned around, and shouted to the Bobby, 'Ha,
Ha, I've ate your piece!',
He'd gone through the
Copper's greatcoat pocket, found his sandwiches, and eaten them!"
Terry McGuire, Coventry, Warwickshire, England:
May 15. 2012