Second World War Gallery 2

World War II training Parkway 1943. Left to Right: Unknown Police Constable 160 (in-charge officer); Inspector Ted Brent (?); Superintendent AH Carter. In centre background: unknown; Police Constable John Gardner (?); Police Constable Eric Jenkins (?) (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2094)
Police officers recovering property from a bomb-site in Stoneville St Cheltenham 1941. Attache case held by Police Sergeant John Parsons was found under a bed and contained £1,000. Left of picture Police Sergeant Tremlin, with Inspector Ted Brant centre. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1441)
Staff Training - Gas protection equipment. Left to right: Chief Constable Stanley-Clarke, Mounted Patrol Officer Police Constable Tuffley, Motor Patrol Officer Richard Pole, In protective clothing- Police Sergeant Wiggett, Motor Patrol Police Constable (Unknown) Police Sergeant Matt Wilmott, Superintendent Joe W.P. Goulder. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 95)
Police officers inspecting war-time parachute at Filton 1944. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 808)
The front of Holland House sandbagged during war time. It was later damaged by a bomb and on 31st December 1940 the Chief Constable reported that to temporarily accommodate staff he had rented rooms in a house opposite Head Quarters at £2 per week. On 1st February 1942 the Force had to relinquish this property and four rooms were rented in Wilton House. These rooms were given up on 27th March 1943 as the repairs had been completed which enabled staff to move back in to Holland House. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 593)
Officers undergoing gas training at Headquarters, Holland House far left in civilian clothes - gardener/handyman Ernest Williams. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 577)
Police Constable Norman Stevens coming off 'Point Duty' at Stroud, showing unnamed boy (an evacuee from London) who regularly watched policemen doing this duty. Dated 1946. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 965)
Police contingent marching from Lansdown to Stroud Rugby Ground at Lightpill, during War Weapons week to raise funds for a Spitfire aircraft. Inspector Ted Herbert leading the parade, Police Sergeant Crowther in front rank on left, to his right Police Constable Arthur Cleveland and Police Constable Les Rowell 1941. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 966)
Parade at Filton 1944. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 168)
Visit by officials to bomb damaged street (Stoneville St) in Cheltenham. Superintendent Arthur W Hopkins walking in front of the car. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2081)
This page was added on 11/10/2017.

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  • I think it is Brunswick Street. Queen Mary visited Brunswick Street on the 5th August 1942.

    By Phil Lomax (29/01/2023)
  • Don’t think that’s Brunswick Street based on the fact that St.Mary’s Church spire in the background which support the caption of it being Stoneville Street.

    By Colin Manton (09/09/2022)

    By R E WILKS (07/09/2022)

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