On Tuesday 29 January 1935, in dense fog, Constable Shaw was engaged in school traffic duty, when he heard the sound of a galloping horse. Realising that no-one would be driving at that speed in the conditions, he stopped some children crossing the road. Almost immediately, a horse and bread van appeared out of the fog. Constable Shaw seized the horse's head by the muzzle and forelock, successfully bringing it to a stop. The horse bucked and plunged until quietened down by the Constable. (London gazette - 1.1.36)