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Policemen in a Snowstorm

February 1991

London Policemen in the City

London  -  Police

©  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                              Photo taken: 7 Feb 1991

 

Comments

1.

Peter Stubbs
Edinburgh

-  Background to taking the photos  -  1991

2.

Tracey Woods
London

-  Christmas Card Request  -  2011

3.

Ian Moore

-  The 1st Police Officer  -  Message 2011

4.

Peter Stubbs
Edinburgh

-  Christmas Card Published  -  2011

5.

Wil Ames
Chiswick, London

- The 2nd Police Officer -  Message 2015

6.

Wil Ames
Chiswick, London

- The 2nd Police Officer -  Message 2015

 

Comment

1.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

London

Background to taking the Photos

This is one of a series of photos that I took in London in the early-1990s.  At the time, I was working in Edinburgh and visiting London about once a month to attend meetings.

I used to travel to London on the overnight sleeper train.  This gave me a couple of hours to spare, to wander around London with my camera before the day's business began.  On many occasions, I visited London's Docklands to see the latest constructions there.

However, I took this photo in February 1991 during an early morning snowstorm in the City.  It was taken in the City from Princes Street, looking towards King William Street, The Monument and London Bridge.**

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 13, 2015

**  Thank you to Wil Ames for writing on May 13, 2015 to let me know this location.:

 

Comment

2.

Tracey Woods

City of London Police

I was contacted by Tracey Woods of City of London Police, Corporate Communications Dept. on 30 September 2011.  She made the request below, which I agreed to.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 13, 2015

Christmas Card Request

   London  -  Police ©

"Your photo of the two City of London Police Officers in the snow has been forwarded to me.  It is one of the images for our Christmas Card which we would like to consider for this year and wondered if you would be agreeable to this.

Do you know the identity of the two Police Officers?"

Police Officers

Tracey sent the message above to me 22 years after I took the photo.  At the time, I did not know the identity of the two Police Officers, but see Comments 3 below.

Peter Stubbs:  May 13, 2015

Tracey Woods, City of London Police:  September 30, 2011

 

Comment

3.

Ian Moore

Ex-City of London Police

Just one day after being asked above if I knew the identity of the two Police Officers in the photo that I had taken 22 years earlier, I received the message below from Ian Moore.

Ian wrote:

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 13, 2014

that

1st Police Officer

"I was recently idly searching images on Google for City of London Police with whom I served up to 1995.  I noticed that on the very first Google image page you have 3 photos of me and a colleague taken around the Bank area during a snowfall (dated Feb 7th 1991).

Photos

The first 3 images below are all from the same photo - reproduced in
 (1) black+ white    (2) sepia tone    (3) blue tone.

The 4th image is taken from a similar photo, zooming-in.

     London  -  Police ©            The City of London  -  Two Policemen in Winter ©            The City of London  -  Two Policemen in Winter ©

   High Speed Trains at King's Cross Station in Winter ©

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 13, 2014

 What are the chances of that?

I am the one with my back to the camera.

Ian Moore: ex-PC412C Bishopsgate:   October 4+5, 2011

 

Comment

4.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

This is the Christmas Card that City of London Police produced.  All proceeds from the sale of the card were donated to Child Victims of Crime.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 13, 2014

Christmas Card

2011

Christmas Card published by City of London Police, featuring my photograph of two Policemen standing in a snowstorm and chatting, near the Bank of England Head Office in the City of London

©  Peter Stubbs, www.edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                      Photo taken: 7 Feb 1991

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 13, 2015

 

Comment

5.

Wil Ames

Chiswick, London, England

It took 24 years, but I now know the names of both the Police Officers in this photo.

Wil Ames wrote:

 

Christmas Card

London  -  Police ©

"Your photo of the London Policemen in the snow has just been brought to my attention.  The black & white image recently appeared on a Google search.

It has been quite a talking point on the City of London Police Facebook page, and I'm curious as to how you came to take it.

I've given the background to taking this photo in my 'Comments 1' above.

Peter Stubbs:  May 13, 2015

2nd Police Officer

BTW.  I'm the lanky copper on the left."

Wil Ames, Chiswick, London, England:  May 12, 2015

 

 

Comment

6.

Wil Ames

Chiswick, London, England

I've now received another message about this photo from Wil Ames.

Will wrote:

Facebook Discussions

    Christmas Card published by City of London Police, featuring my photograph of two Policemen standing in a snowstorm and chatting, near the Bank of England Head Office in the City of London ©

"I was aware of the Christmas card, via colleagues, but I had never seen it as I transferred to another force in 1994.  The photo may also have been used for the front cover of a City of London Police magazine, but I donít know how reliable this information is, or the date of that magazine."

Wil Ames, Chiswick, London, England:  May 13, 2015

 

 

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