Vintage Bradford Police Helmet Plate Cap Badge Wild Boar Head - Kings Crown [SOLD]

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Vintage Bradford Police Helmet Plate Cap Badge Wild Boar Head - Kings Crown - Lug Fastening approx 100mm x 70mm [SOLD]

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Vintage Bradford Police Helmet Plate Cap Badge Wild Boar Head - Kings Crown - Lug Fastening approx 100mm x 70mm [SOLD]

A boar's head sits atop Bradford's coat of arms and is featured on this Bradford Police Helmet Plate  - but why is Bradford associated with a wild pig? 
The tale goes back to the time of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster, because Bradford belonged to him

A particularly large and ferocious boar had made local people terrified.The lord of the manor said he would give a reward to anyone who was able to kill the boar.A man named Northrop was walking in the area... He thought 'I could capture the boar and kill it and collect the reward'."But a boar is rather big and he couldn't take it with him so he thought 'I know I'll cut its tongue out to prove I've killed it'."
But then another man came by and saw the the boar and thought he would take it to collect the reward So he cut the boar's head off and went off to the manor.
However, the reward went to Northrop, as the lord concluded he had clearly killed the animal first.

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