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A Child of his Time?

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CoL Police Museum

Aldermanbury

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EC2V 7HH

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Join Rebecca Walker for a short talk examining the life and work of Dr Borlase Childs. Surgeon to the City of London Police for over forty years (1844 – 1885), Childs had a “before his time” interest in promoting the wellbeing of the force’s officers. We will look at how, against a background of personal adversity, Childs fought to improve the lot of the ordinary City constable, overcoming resistance to establish the City Police Hospital and re-designing the men’s uniform to give them the custodian helmet still worn today.

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