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  HO73/4, report of the Police Association. This is an extract from a Report to the Royal Commission on a Rural Constabulary, 1834, from the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water and surrounding parishes. It describes how pleased they were to have hired an ex-Metropolitan policeman. However, the Report goes on to state that they do not want a police force on London lines to be set up.
 
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  In these documents from five different parts of England, look for: attitudes towards the Metropolitan Police; attitudes towards the old, local constables; attitudes towards setting up local police on Metropolitan lines.
 
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HO73/4, report of the Police Association
HO73/4, report of the Police Association
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