The police history website goes from strength to strength and has led to a big increase in enquiries. We have also had lots more interest from people wanting to become volunteers for the Police Archive.
HQ recently had a display to celebrate International Women’s Day and 100 years since the vote and 100 years since woman joined Gloucestershire Constabulary.
Sue Webb says "This picture celebrates the event and is not taken to celebrate my birthday!"
We are hoping to attend a number of events over the next few months including the Gloucestershire Local History Association's 2018 Local History Day (at Churchdown Community Centre, Gloucester on Saturday 28 April) and the force open day on Saturday15th September 2018.
For more information visit http://gloucestershirepolicearchives.org.uk/
About the website
The website is based on the archives of Gloucestershire Police and has been created by the Gloucestershire Police Archive Volunteers as part of “For the Record”. You can browse through photos, memories, stories and historical information related to the history of Gloucestershire Constabulary.
Gloucestershire Constabulary Archive Group was formed in 1998 and first became involved with the county’s police heritage when a number of retired police officers were asked to record details of some photograph albums which had been discovered on police premises.
The project and the group has evolved to include members of the wider police family as well as people interested in police history. A database of archive material and images has been created containing almost 8,000 entries- with many more waiting to be added.