Occasionally we are asked if someone is available as a, ‘guest speaker ‘ for clubs etc. We can recommend Colin Peake, who is a retired officer and who gives light hearted talks on policing in Hampshire, illustrated with slides. Proceeds to charity. Please e-mail the Society for more information.
Monthly Archives: December 2008
The Newspaper of the Hampshire Constabulary
Frontline is available on audio tape – contact Keith Vincent.
You can view back copies to 2001, via the force web site in pdf format
Copies are available for members of the public on the front counters of every police station in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and most Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton libraries should hold an up-to-date issue.
Alternatively, you can read our online version of the newspaper on the pages listed above.
If you would prefer to receive the paper version then you can join our Frontline mailing list by sending a cheque for £10 sterling to cover administration and production costs for a year’s subscription (nine copies), made payable to Hampshire Constabulary, and addressed to:
Media & Corporate Communications
Clearly mark your letter ‘Frontline subscription’, and don’t forget to include your own name and address. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hampshire Family History Research Recommended:
Hampshire On Line Parish Clerk (OPC) Project
Hampshire Parishes Portsea & Portsmouth
Ann Barrett’s Isle of Wight Family History page with list of many former police offciers.
The Society would like to hear from anyone who is researching the history of policing of their Hampshire home town.
In the 1920s a memorial, in the form of stone pillars, was installed in the entrance steps to the old Headquarters in Romsey Road, West Hill, Winchester. This was in memory of those Hampshire officers who were killed in the Great War and listed their names. The pillars ‘disappeared’ after the old building was demolished in the 1960s – anyone know what happened to it?
- Southampton City Police Records – Derek Stevens.
- Reprinting General Orders – Derek Stevens.
- The murder of Vera Glasspool 1917 – Cliff Williams.
- Car Jacking incident in Andover 1938 involving Sgt James Hennon and PC Alexander Brodie. Main offender Andrew Vanderburg received 10 yrs penal servitude for this – Cliff Williams.
A mystery – was there another police force operating in the town? The latest news is, ‘yes there was.’ It was Metropolitan police officers, living in Gosport, policing the naval establishments, either the Portsmouth Dockyard or the newly established naval bases on the Gosport aside of the harbour.
Cliff Williams at Headquarters, Winchester, is researching the History of Law and Order/Policing in Andover 1800 – 1967 and would welcome opportunity to hear from those who served in Andover during that period.
Southampton Solent University in partnership with the Hampshire Constabulary History Society are hosting a one day ‘Policing through the ages’ Conference at the Police training centre, Netley, near Southampton on Saturday 19th March 2011
Guest speakers and organizers – click to enlarge
‘Policing through the ages’ Conference
Chief Insp. Cliff Williams meets Senior Archivist Caroline Edwards
at a HRO Police Exhibition.
Contributions, articles, photographs etc.,
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