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Calling WPC Crockford: The Story of a 1950s Police Woman

Written by:
Ruth D'alessandro
Narrated by:
Rachel Atkins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2022
10 hours 28 minutes
In the early 1950s, the Berkshire Constabulary finally opened its ranks to more women. And WPC Crockford was one of those early pioneers...
When 21-year-old Gwendoline Crockford signed up to join the Berkshire Constabulary in 1951, she had little idea of what she was getting herself into. Whether carrying a human skeleton out of the woods, finding a missing child, investigating thefts, or chasing an escaped zebra, every day brought fresh adventures.
In this nostalgic, tender and honest account of post-war British society, we follow a bright, determined woman navigating a man's world, serving as many people as she can. From performing traffic duties to unravelling a dark secret at the heart of an impoverished family, WPC Crockford's career was full of joy, thrills – and heartbreak.
Written by her daughter Ruth, this is the story of a real-life woman police constable as she embarks on her police career.
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