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August 14, 2017

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting Erin Williams, the great great great grand-daughter of Rebecca Lipscombe - the second Birmingham lock-up matron and one of the original two female police officers.

Rebecca Lucy Allen was born on the 23rd May 1856. Records...

July 5, 2017

Celebrating 100 years of female police officers within the West Midlands 

July 4, 2017

100 years ago, back in 1917, the first two female police officers were appointed in the West Midlands.

Evelyn Miles and Rebecca Lipscombe, both lock-up matrons in the Birmingham City Police, became the first policewomen on the 30th April after much campaigning by women...

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