What a year it has been for Gloucestershire Police Archives.
As I write this we are getting ready for our final event - the Force Carol Service just before Christmas. This year we have attended 12 events including evening talks and provided unattended displays at 3 other events.
We have dealt with 82 enquiries, many of them coming in through the website but we have still been out and about collecting items from people who have contacted us in other ways.
We are also working with researchers to provide them with information for articles that they are writing or for talks that they are giving. This is great as it means that we are always building up our knowledge of the history of the Constabulary which employed its first officers on 1st December 1839.
The reopening of Bearland Police Station
Remembrance at Police Headquarters
Attending Prestbury Local History Society meeting in October
Despite the best laid plans the Police Archives are still working out of Stroud Police Station but we all hope that it won’t be too long before our move to the Heritage Hub happens, making us and our knowledge much more accessible.
For more information visit gloucestershirepolicearchives.org.uk/