LPTBP Warrant Card

The advent of Social Media, and the embracing of Twitter by the BTP, has meant an exponential increase in the number of photographs available for us to see. Too many, if we are honest, for us to view and catalogue. But occasionally a real gem appears. And yesterday’s (Sunday 18th February 2018) tweet from BTP Edinburgh (@BTPEastScot) was one such gem.

William Francis NEWMAN warrant card

William Francis NEWMAN warrant card

The officer tweeted “Shown a piece of BTP History this afternoon at Edinburgh Waverley. A Member of Virgin Trains East Coast staff showing us his late granddad’s warrant card from 1940 when he served as a special constable in London.”

It is very nice to see such a good example of a London Passenger Transport Board warrant card. We have a couple of other examples, one from Alfred Peedle, who later became Assistant Chief Constable; but this a particularly good example.

Thanks to all concerned for bringing this to our attention.

William Francis NEWMAN warrant card

William Francis NEWMAN warrant card shown alongside a modern warrant card cover.

 

William Francis NEWMAN warrant card (front)

William Francis NEWMAN warrant card (front)

Source: Twitter @BTPScotEast
Thanks to Robert Cameron for highlighting this entry, and to Viv Head for capturing the image in better detail.

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