David Boyd is a Policeman at a time now accepted as being the 'Heydays of British Policing'. These Chronicles of his service with the Lancashire Constabulary during the 1960's into the 1970's are intertwined with intimate details of his personal life. Highs as well as lows are humorously related including a time when from being an elite 'Z' Car Driver he finds himself at the opposite end of the 'status ratings'. Sudden marriage causes a real downside in his career when he finds himself posted to Foot Patrol Duties as an ''Hour-end Policeman' in a small Town called 'lapley Vale'. Fiction really is based upon fact. Readers are treated to facinating insights into ''Warts and all Policing'. From start to finish natural, unspoilt, humour is ever prominent and prevails. Many of the Police Officers of today might feel envious of the high levels of respect and popularity extended to 'Boydie' and his Colleagues by the General Public. They were left alone to decide upon their adequate and acceptable levels of law enforcement, albeit by the use of radically diverse methods, to achieve their desired goals. Many who were fortunate enough to have shared similar experiences to those of 'Boydie' might justifiably feel pangs of nostalgia and perhaps long for the return of those 'Halcyon Days''.
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