Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman
A fascinating slice of 1950s life Pamela Rhodes, tells her story of life as a policewoman in Bobby on the Beat. When Pam joined in the 1950s the force's female recruits faced a sceptical public in rural Yorkshire and even before they stepped out on the beat there were the prejudices of older male officers to overcome.
Yet from the first Pam was thrust into the front line. From runaway bulls to investigating ladies of the night and cases of vice, her innocent eyes were quickly opened. And soon, spending her days on the streets, she came to know the neighbourhood and the extraordinary characters who lived on the right, as well as wrong, side of the law.
In the charming Bobby on the Beat, Pamela Rhodes' tales of life as a copper provide a fascinating glimpse of country life now long gone - when seeing a bobby on the beat meant all was well. Her unique story was picked up when she entered the life-story competition run by Penguin and Saga Magazine, in which she placed as a runner-up.