A bit of Wobbly Bobby history
Sir Robert Peel, commonly referred to as the father of modern policing, helped establish the first organized police service in London. These new police officers quickly earned the nicknames ‘Peelers’ or ‘Bobbies.’
It took some time to establish the standards of discipline which are expected today from a police force (in 1863 alone, 215 officers were arrested for being intoxicated while on duty).
It is to those early Bobbies of the London police force, be they noble, or not so noble (perhaps even a bit wobbly on occasion), whom we raise a glass in salute of their efforts.
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