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Maurice Tidmarsh
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Another one off my concience! Going back a quarter of a century, or more!! I was riding my Police motor cycle one day in Walnut Street, Leicester, when I spied one of our Traffic Wardens engaged on traffic control at the junction of Grasmere Street. Now Traffic Wardens were, in those days, considered a necessary evil. They were a bloody nuisance in...

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Maurice Tidmarsh (Tiddy)
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I'm looking at this web site now for the purpose of relieving my guilty concience of all those various things that I did under the excuse of doing my duty which, in this day and age, would have certaintly earned my the sack or deservedly spending a long time in the local 'pokey'! ...

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Les Smith
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Your recent report from Maurice Tidmarsh - Tiddy as we all knew him - reminds me of a Saturday in the early `70s when all the Leicester motorcyclists were engaged in football traffic control as Leicester City were playing at home. ...

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Les Smith
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It was in the early 1970's after I had been kicked off the traffic Depts. motorbike section for crashing every bike I mounted, that I found myself on the Uppingham Rd Rural Panda, as the beat bobby for 17 villages to the North/East of Leicester. Uppingham Rd station was not 24hrs - just 8am to midnight, and on this particular occasion I was on 8am...

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