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Mr Beadle alive and well

Postby Chris » 13 Jun 2017, 21:03

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While researching the function of The Beadle as Parish Officer I was surprised to discover how alive he still was. I did know that the post still exists in Scottish Universities and in some Public Schools and Jesuit Colleges. Something new I discovered was that the smallest private police force in the world, The Burlington Beadle Guard protects and decorates London's Burlington Arcade complete with splendid Regency Attire.
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Re: Mr Beadle alive and well

Postby James » 14 Jun 2017, 11:25

The Burlington Beadles uphold important laws such as no whistling in the arcade. Unless you're Sir Paul McCartney.
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Re: Mr Beadle alive and well

Postby Chris » 14 Jun 2017, 12:26

The one pictured could probably stop more than the odd whistler I imagine? Of course Mr Punch isn't surprised at a Beetle favouring a Beatle.
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