For ten years the speaker headed up the policing of over ninety parks, gardens, cemeteries and open spaces in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The talk will look at the history of public parks, the evolution of the ‘Parkie’ from Victorian times to a specialist policing unit. The talk will also include some of the amusing and unusual events encountered in that decade. These included the visit of the Emperor of Japan; hosting the Olympic Torch, together with the mystery of the disappearing python; the case of the Rochester cat, the incredible spurting man and the middle eastern potentate – amongst others. An unusual and amusing talk is assured.Views: 32 | Enquiries: 2
Mike Scott Rumble worked in the public sector for 50 years, both as a Police Officer and in local government. His last post was a Head of the Parks Police Service in Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. He is currently Chairman of the White Lion Society (Friends of HM College of Arms). He is a Green Flag scheme Judge (Parks & Gardens) and Independent Person on the Standards Committee of a local District Council. He has a passionate interest in Heraldry, Police History, Airships, Uniforms, badges and memorabilia as well as being a competent artist and illustrator. He is able to provide his own projector and equipment for talks and always has an interesting tale to tell !
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