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Policeman and boy, Great North Run, South Shields 2008

Great North Run 2008, #3.

When I was a schoolboy I was taught to believe that a policeman is your friend, and that you should never be afraid to approach him.

The Great North Run which ends every year at the sea front in South Shields attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, it could be so easy to get lost in the crowds, separated from friends or family, perhaps the young lad had lost someone. Perhaps he wanted to get to somewhere but found that the roads ahead were closed, perhaps he wanted to get to a point where he was not allowed to go. Perhaps he was interested in the policeman’s motorbike and communications equipment.

Who knows what they were talking about?

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 200mm lens, 1/1000 second, f4, iso 200

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Written by curly

October 8, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, Events, People, South Shields, Sports

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  1. You just made me realize that our policemen would be one of the last in my list of people to run to for help. How sad is that?

    Hilda

    October 8, 2008 at 12:30 am

  2. Such an interesting photo Curly.

    jill

    October 8, 2008 at 1:05 am

  3. Little boys want to grow up to be police and fireman all over the world 🙂

    Bill

    October 8, 2008 at 1:52 am


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