Police Box

Granton Square

This police box has now been removed.

Looking down on Granton Square and across to Granton Harbour

Around 1958

Looking down on Granton Square and across to Granton Harbour  -  Photograph possibly taken around 1950

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Robert Grieves Collection and to Argyll Publishing

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      Looking down on Granton Square and across to Granton Harbour  -  possibly about 1950

 

Police Box

Police Box

The police box in this photo, now long gone, can be seen towards the left-hand side of the photo, just above the road traffic sign.

 

Recollections

1.

Terry McGuire

Coventry, Warwickshire, England

Thank you to Terry McGuire who wrote:

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."

Football

"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 ruffian."

Police Box

"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

 

 

 

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