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In front of the Bury Parish Church this statue of Sir Robert Peel proudly stands.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Peel
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Oct 10 2013 12:26 GMT daveb
Called coppers Peelers in those days
Call them rozzers now - et al
Oct 10 2013 12:30 GMT cleftref PRO
Yes but still derived from his name:

Rozzers
From 'Robert', after Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850), commonly considered the father of modern policing, and who established the Metropolitan Police Force in London (1829). An amusing British term for the police. Used by James May (Top Gear) on his cut-price Police car. More commonly used in comedy TV and Film. (Wiki)

AKA as "Bobbies" ("Boabies in Scotland.)
Oct 12 2013 08:05 GMT daveb
Ah yes - Robert = Bob(by) - but I can hear that Scottish Boaby - lovely

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