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Not Bad for a Daft Cullercoats Lad Part 2

The entry below is a synopsis of our speakers talk on 18th February 2018.

The Presentation this week was by Mr David Wakenshaw an ex Policeman for 35 years.

David continued relating his early life as a boy and his ambition for a future career, he used to go down to the train station to carry luggage for Scottish people down here for their summer holidays receiving coppers for his trouble and taking it home to his mother.

He then became a van boy for a local distributor and was sent up to Glasgow on a delivery. His mother rang a police sergeant who regularly stayed in their boarding house and ask him to look after David while he was up there, this is where he got the interest to join the police force. He then went on to describe his later years in the force and some of the unusual events on his progress from being a Detective Sargent up to becoming an assistant Chief Constable of the north of England.

He told stories about how they handled drunks, deterred people how went skinny dipping in the outdoor pool late at night, his business visit to Argentina, the Protection Rackets and the Scam Charity collections.

This was a delightful morning for all our members who thoroughly enjoyed this presentation.

Questions followed on several points to conclude the presentation.

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