My time on the beat or When Policemen still had feet

Peter Layzell

East of England
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Paid: £40 plus travelling from Burnham on Crouch, Essex
25th March 2019
Police | Humourous | Essex | Nostalgia

This talk is in two stand alone parts covering Peters first two years in the Police at Billericay before pandas & radios, when policemen walked and old fashioned policing saved the day.

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About Peter Layzell

Peter was born and raised in North Essex although he has lived at Burnham on Crouch for over 30 years. At 16 years he joined Essex Police Cadets serving at Harwich and Clacton on Sea. At 19 he became a Constable in Essex Constabulary being stationed at Billericay where he was one of the last generation of Essex Police to walk the beat in the way that Policemen had done for a hundred years. At 22 he transferred to Basildon followed by promotion to Sergeant & a move to Corringham/Tilbury and Grays where he experienced a very different Essex. In 1982 he was transferred to Southminster, which was a rural beat run by a Sergeant. Peter expected to stay one year but ended up spending 16 years as the ‘Sherriff of the Dengie Hundred’. After retirement Peter gained an adult teaching degree after which he was a tutor at Essex Adult Community Learning until a second retirement in 2015 to allow more time to deal with the ever increasing public interest in his Local, Essex Regiment and Family History web sites, allowing his historical interest to become a small business. Since then he has developed a reputation as a Local Historian with interviews on BBC Radio Essex, Saint FM and BBC 1 TV and talks to a wide range of groups. Peter is on several approved speakers lists including Essex WI, Public Speakers Corner, Speakers in Essex and the National Federation of Family History Societies

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