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Gloucestershire officers at Tonypandy miners strike 1910-11. Back Row from left to right: Police Constables William Clarke; Charles Coldicott; William Fry; Arthur Ewans; Francis Wood; Henry Boulton; Charles Betteridge; Harold Thompson. Middle row left to right: Police Constables William Hands; Ralph Crook; Alfred Tennant; Charles Bull; James Case; George Wickham; William Merrett, Henry Mainstone; William Bayliss; Percy Bowrey; William Pinnions. Seated left to right: Police Constables William Strawford; Henry Strickley; Police Sergeant Robinson, Inspector Dennis; Police Constables Hubert Stephens, Harold Illes. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1385)
Unidentified officers with three early aircraft,belonging to the Army Aviation corps. Cheltenham October 1913. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1244)
Gloucestershire Constabulary Detachment attending Miners' Strike, Rhondda Valley in May 1921. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 123)
Police Constable Harry Coates on duty at an event attended by Lloyd George 1925. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1227)
Police Constable F. F. Taylor with pit worker during the 1926 miners' strike at Flour Mill Colliery, near Bream. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 568)
Fifteen uniformed officers on motor cycles and motor cycle combinations during the Forest of Dean Miners strike in 1926. Second from left is Police Constable William H. Chandler. The officer in the sidecar in the centre of the photo is Inspector Alan Brent of Coleford. It is believed that most if not all of the motor cycles were the property of the riders. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2385)
Gloucestershire Constabulary mounted police at Miners' Strike - Forest of Dean in 1926. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 127)
Miners and four uniformed police constables taken at Princess Royal Colliery pithead, Forest of Dean - 1926. Second from left is Police Constable 43 Fitzroy F. Taylor stationed at Lydney. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 130)
On 13 October 1928 the night mail train from Leeds to Bristol travelling at high speed through Charfield station ran into a goods train. In the horrific crash three carriages of the mail train were thrown against a road bridge and the train itself caught fire; 15 passengers were killed and many people were badly injured. The picture here from the Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucester Graphic of 20 October shows how serious the accident was. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2546)
Police on board Spanish Ship Juan de Astigarraga in Sharpness docks as a result of the crew's attitude towards the discharging of the cargo. The Spanish sailors were averse to the picture being taken. Police Constable Gay, Police Sergeant Albert Gowell , Police Constable Gibson. The ship left Sharpness docks on 28.10.1938. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 128)
Police Officers at Cheltenham Races 1938. Chief Superintendent J. Goulding and other officers. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 922)
Judge leaving Assize Court Shire Hall Gloucester with police escort. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 126)
Police Constable Roebuck with the winner of the "Baby of the Year" contest. Joined the Force circa 1931, retiring in 1945 due to illness having served at Stroud, Painswick, Forest of Dean, Gloucester & Cheltenham Headquarters Traffic, but not in that order. Attached to Bristol Central during World War 2. On retirement took over the Duke of York Public House at Chalford Hill. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1516)
Old Barton Fair, Gloucester, showing Police Constable N Stevens with a street photographers monkey which had escaped and which he took into custody. Monkey eventually returned to its owner. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 968)
Police Officers outside the Dursley Victoria Cinema 1949 at showing of the film 'The Blue Lamp'. Back row left to right: Police Constables Gordon Smith, Ron Robinson, Jock Hart, Fred Charles. Front row Inspector Auger and Police Sergeant Hopkins. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1042)
The uncovering of the Roman Pavement at Woodchester, Stroud. Thought to be 1951. Left to right Police Constable N. Stevens, unknown, Bill Brunt, Police Sergeant F. Smith, unknown. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 969)
Anthony Eden and his wife on visit to Gloucester also shows Superintendent W. Hart. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 780)
Police Constables Roy Adlem and Graham Gibbons outside Tewkesbury Abbey on the occasion of service commemorating funeral of King George V in 1953. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 742)
Brittania aircraft crash in Severn Estuary near Oldbury in January 1954. Officers on duty at Thornbury Police Station at the time (though not shown in any of the photographs) were Inspector Oliver Mills, Sergeant Alan Ballinger, Police Constables Ken Roberts, Roy Adlem, and Jerry Lewis (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 747)
Civic procession to Gloucester Cathedral with Police officers heading parade 1958. Superintendent Hart Police Constables W. Stokes; John D. Jones; Peter Harris; Ewart Bradley. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 783)
Tanker explosion on the River Severn. On 25 October 1960 two tankers collided in heavy fog near to Sharpness on the River Severn. They were then caught by the tide, lost control, and smashed into one of the bridge's pillars. The bridge partially collapsed and one of the boats, carrying petrol, caught fire and exploded. The other vessel was carrying a cargo of oil which ignited and burnt for several hours. Five men were killed in the disaster. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 190)
The morning after the Severn Rail Bridge disaster 26/10/1960. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2248)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Crash of a Varsity aircraft in Tuffley 1963. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2458)
Photograph from an old negative
Crash of a Varsity aircraft in Tuffley 1963. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2794)
Photograph from an old negative
Crash of a Varsity aircraft in Tuffley 1963. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2795)
Photograph from an old negative
Police Constable Colin Peterfield on patrol; Montpellier, Cheltenham The photograph gained an award for the photographer, Police Sergeant Derek Pittaway , in the International Police Photographic Contest in Tokyo. Police photographers from many parts of the world submitted examples of their work in this, the fifth International Police photographic contest. but only one entry from England - Derek Pittaway's entry, was granted an 'Honorary' certificate by the judges. There were 1800 entries of which only 220 were selected. The photo was deemed 'excellent'. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 636)
Building of the Severn Bridge possibly 1964 when the main towers had been built, & the first lines had been “spun” across from the two banks, enabling the walkway to be put in place. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 932)
Officers on duty Welford to Kempsford Road for Concorde's first landing at RAF Fairford 1969. Officers - Police Constable David Smeeton; Philip Hopson; Pam Allen ( Wakefield); Pat Pittaway; Bob Lightfoot. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1208)
Underwater section and Royal Naval bomb disposal squad dealing with unexploded bomb in the River Wye at Bigsweir Bridge 1974. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 209)
Competitors and aircraft at Staverton at Police Air Rally 1975, Deputy Chief Constable Coppin, with unnamed competitors. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 212)
Crash of light aircraft at Ullenwood Golf Course in 1978. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 739)
Light aircraft crash at Ullenwood Golf Course in 1978. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 739-3)
Serious rail crash at Naas Lane Crossing Lydney three men killed 1979. Close up of wrecked lorry. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 315)
Gloucester City Crime Prevention Panel with Police Sergeant Tony Poulter 1980s. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 621)
Police Constable "Ted" Keeper Community Services Department. teaching Tewkesbury school children about the police service. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 438)
Gatcombe Park Horse Trials 1984. Left to right Superintendent Roger Pearce, Chief Superintendent Alan Bobs, Chief Superintendent Graham Murdock, Superintendent Colin Stabler, in background Chief Inspector Roy Fisher. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 749)
Right Honerable Douglas Hurd visit to Police Headquarters Control Room and meeting Chief Inspector J. Coopey and Police Constable S. Willis. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 383)
In 1968 Sir Francis Chichester sailed single-handed around the world in his yacht Gipsy Moth IV, completing his journey in 274 days. The yacht was taken around the country and displayed in major towns & cities.Here she is on that trip, outside Talbot House, where she was on display, & kept safe overnight, before resuming her journey next day. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2169)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Right Honourable Mrs Sally Oppenheim Member of Parliament and Chief Constable L. Soper at Police Headquarters 21.5.1982. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 409)
Detective Sergeant Brian Rice showing the County High Sheriff weapons used in Post Office raid in Cheltenham in June 1986. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 478)
Police dog and handler - dog jumping through flaming hoop at Gloucestershire Constabulary 150th Anniversary event, Staverton Airport. Dog handler is Police Constable 1010 Tim Nash, with Police Dog Max. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 537)
Trades' Union Congress Rally in The Promenade, Cheltenham escorted by Gloucestershire Police. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 387)
As part of the Trades Union Congress protest against the prohibition of Government Communications Head Quarters workers being allowed Trade Union membership, a series of marches took place annually through Cheltenham, in January. Police Constable Martyn Hillier riding J82CVJ which was put on the road in December 1991, so this is the 1992 march. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2269)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Home Secretary Kenneth Baker visiting Gloucestershire Constabulary on his first day in office. 28.11.1990. Photo includes Chief Constable Albert Pacey Chief Superintendent Joe Skipsey and Deputy Chief Constable Lou Whitton. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 544)
A Green Goddess leaving South Cerney barracks during Operation Fresco in 2003. All Goddess's in the County were escorted by Gloucestershire Police cars. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6073)
Superintendent Phil Sullivan and Inspector Roger Grigg talking to Martyn Hillier outside Gloucester Cathedral at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Gloucestershire Regiment 1994. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6083)
Photograph from David Morgan
Police Constables Martyn Hillier and Clive Paterson. The Gloucestershire Regiment existed from 1881 until 1994 when it was amalgamated with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment. (Berkshire & Wiltshire) to form the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment. In the final week of the Regiment before amalgamation, the regiment toured Gloucestershire (including what is now South Gloucestershire and marched their colours through various towns On Saturday 26th March 1994 saw the celebration of 300 years of service to Monarch, Country and County by The Gloucestershire Regiment. A service of Thanksgiving was held at the Cathedral in Gloucester, followed by a parade through the city to the docks where the Colours of the Regiment were marched off parade for the last time. They are now displayed in the regimental museum. As well as the Gloucestershire Regiment there was a Canadian contingent from Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, this regiment fought alongside the “Glosters” in Korea. Both units were awarded the United States Presidential Unit Citation. The ambassador to the UK from the Republic of Korea was also present. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6082)
Photograph from David Morgan
As part of an European-wide road safety campaign, a German officer, from Cologne, was guided around Europe, from country to country and force to Force. Here he is on the M5 Michaelwood southbound services, with Police Sergeant 777 Colin Moore, before leaving for London via the M5/M4 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2266)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Gloucestershire hosted the national Bikesafe show at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Fifty police motorcyclists from as far afield as the Northern Constabulary,City of London and Northern Ireland, as well as all the neighbouring forces,sent riders to assist with the observed rides for members of the public. More than ten thousand riders attended in 2007. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2565)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
2005 was the first year that Gloucestershire Constabulary hosted the National BikeSafe show at Cheltenham Racecourse. Police motorcyclists came from all over the United Kingdom. Here a number of officers are parking up their machines for the night in the old workshops at Bamfurlong. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2162)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Harley-Davidson UK lent the constabulary a police specification demonstration bike - an unusual sight on the roads of the United Kingdom. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2167-1)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Harley Davidson and a line up of “foreign” Force bikes. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2167-2 )
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Chief Constable Dr Tim Brain and Miss Ursula Anderson at Bikesafe 2007. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2564)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Bikesafe 2007. Chief Constable Dr Tim Brain presented the organisers with an award for their efforts. From left to right; Mr Martin Grey,Inspector Paul Morrisey, Miss Ursula Anderson,Police Constable Martyn Hillier, Police Sergeant Adrian Mansell. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2563)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Four Gloucestershire motorcyclists at the national BikeSafe show 2009, hosted by the Metropolitan Police at Hendon. Left to right - Police Constables Richard Kent, Martyn Hillier, Simon Meredith & Andy Baker. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2163)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
This page was added on 13/06/2016.

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  • The photo of the 1958 parade in Gloucester includes my father Ewart Bradley , shown as E Bradley . Hope this helps

    By Richard Bradley (04/07/2017)
  • Great to see the picture of my late father ( Bill Brunt ) at the opening of the Roman Pavement at Woodchester.
    The history of ‘the pavement’ played a special part in my fathers life.

    By Julian Brunt (09/06/2017)
  • Only criticism is that the dog handler at the 150 Annivesary, was not Steve Hale, who never was a member of the section, nor was it Steve Bick, Steve Ashton or Graham Hale, it was me P.C. 1010 Tim Nash, with Police Dog Max. My one shot of fame gone forever!!!!

    By Tim Nash (07/12/2016)

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