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A Hundred Years in the Saddle: Avon and Somerset Mounted Police 1899-1999 - Stephen Foulkes

Broadcast Books, 1998, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Text complete, clean and tight.

Signed by the author on the reverse of the contents page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Surviving two World Wars, several political attempts at disbandment, football riots, civil disorder and even the policeman who ate his own horses, the Mounted Branch of the Avon and Somerset Police celebrates its centenary anniversary in 1999. Local history and the development of the Mounted Unit are intertwined in this affectionate and often moving portrait by Stephen Foulkes. From its beginnings amid dockers’ riots to the crowd control and football duty of the modern era, the Branch has been maintained as a practical arm of the Police Force. Unparalleled success at national Horse Shows has also made it the envy of mounted units across the country. The Police Horses have been serving the region now for 100 years. This is their story.”


Size: 9¼" x 6½". 202 pages.
£9.50