Local Events Gallery 2

1940-1969

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)
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