chels24 October ~ Chelsea's badge alludes to an unsuccessful corporate experiment of the 1950s (when this image was introduced), which seconded lions to the role of Crossing Patrol in many London boroughs as part of a broader human-lion integration scheme countrywide. A previous project, to incorporate lions gradually into the police service, was abandoned because the lions' paws were too big to type up their notes. At first the Crossing Patrol project ran smoothly, with the lions careful to wait for a group of schoolchildren to amass at the kerb rather than stopping the traffic for each individual. Read more

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