Changes in Police Uniform Gallery

Group of Police Officers entitled originals taken outside St. Matthews Church Cheltenham early 1870s. According to an informed source it isn't St. Matthew's Church in the background, it is the massive corrugated iron temporary Parish Church, built to hold a congregation of 1500 whilst urgent structural repairs were carried out on St. Mary's. Eventually it was moved to a site in St. George's Road and St Matthew's was built on its site. The temporary church ended its days (rather improbably) as a railway carriage shed at Lydney Junction for the Severn and Wye Railway. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 32)
William Hinder Number G 242, joined 4.6.1860 aged twenty two 5' 10'' previously a labourer from Newnton, Wilts. Promoted sergeant 1.11.71, superannuated 15.10.1879 on one shilling and four pence per day.(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1707)
Group of officers at the retirement of Superintendent Morgan, Cirencester, 1902. Back row left to right: Jones, 227 Lester, Wiggins, Corbett, Wiggins. Middle row: Sergeant 81 Hope, Long (the Superintendent's groom), Police Constables 256 Gasside, 299 Hiron, Read, 180 Wayman, Wade. Front row: Mrs Hope, Police Constables 181 Brotherton, Cleavely, Mrs Morgan, Mr Morgan, Police Constables Cove, Hands, Neville (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 43)
Staff at Stroud Police Station 1906. Named officers: left to right standing: Police Constables Dance, Loveday, Wintle, unknown. Seated Police Sergeant Hale, Police Constable Simpson, Police Constable Deakins. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 48)
Back row from left to right: Police Constable Hiron (Kemble), Police Constable Greengrass (Tetbury), Police Constable Poulton (South Cerney), Police Constable Wood (Fairford), Police Constable Antell (Cirencester) Police Constable Hands (North Cerney) . Middle Row left to right: Police Constable Cleavely (South Cerney); Police Constable Core (Sapperton); Police Constable Baskett (Tetbury); Police Constable Bullock (Cirencester); Police Constables Aston and Durant (Lechlade); Police Constables Ball, Hamblin, Corbett (Cirencester). Front row left to right: Police Sergeant Smith (Tetbury); Police Sergeant Neville and Superintendent Webb (Cirencester); Police Sergeant Jenkins (Fairford); Police Constable Long (Bibury. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2309)
Group photo taken at an unknown location. Appears to be the station complement. Retired Police Sergeant Harry Olpin believed to be fifth from left in front row. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1701)
Police Constable 171 Charles Davis joined circa 1904 died 1918 of influenza & pneumonia. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1656)
Police Constable taken at a studio in Gloucester. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1633)
Constable no 23. Could be Charles Bolwell. Note arm band, possibly 'on duty' and First Aid badge. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1650)
Although this photograph is the same as the one above, it came from a different source with a different caption.
Police Constable Frank Hallett who joined the police force in July 1900 and retired as a Superintendent in August 1937. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 121)
Headquarters staff in 1920 outside New Court Police Headquarters, Lansdown Rd. Cheltenham. Back Row left to right; Police Constables Crouch, Jotcham, Orderly Keyse, Police Constables Lippett, Wynniatt. Middle row left to right: Miss Watts, Police Constables Williams, Large, Woman Police Constable Hagley, Police Constables Wakefield, Birchard, Miss Stowell. Seated left to right: Police Sergeant T.A. James, Inspector J Evans, Superintendent J.B. Biggs, Chief Superintendent Cooke, Inspector A. Sainsbury,Police Sergeants J.A. Price, G. Pugh. (Gloucestershire Police Archive URN 116)
Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucester Graphic
All ranks at Divisional Parade at Chipping Sodbury Police Station 1927. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 613)
Tewkesbury Police 1920 Back row: Police Constables 389 Claude Baglin, 95 Paddy Bird, 333 Henry Vickeridge, Police Constable from Coombe Hill, Police Constables 359 Jock Kerr, 4 Rogers Front row left to right: Police Constable from Twyning, (He has been awarded the Silver Braid) Inspector Durham, unknown , Police Constable 275 Tom Mitchell. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 711)
Group of officers Tom Pittaway second right standing ( pre war - believed to be early 1930s.) (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 634)
Recruits 1937 H Thomas, 438 Edward Day, R Wildin,156 Denis Holbrook, 439 Athol H Aston, 198 Jack Francis Kay, 175 Ronald Smith, B Sanders, 424 Richard Stephens, 216 Walter Long, Police Sergeant Matt Wilmott, Deputy Chief Constable JWP Goulder, J Squire, 425 Sydney Barlow, 423 G Coates. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 112)
Staff at Chipping Campden 1937. Includes: Police Sergeant Bridges, Superintendent Williams, Police Sergeant Bryant Front row: first left Police Constable Stan Long. Second from right John Meadows. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 133)
Police Constables F.W. Hudson and P. Falconer taken at Police Headquarters 1940. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 575)
Driving Course at Devizes (Regional driver training centre). Number one course October 1945 Gloucestershire Officers shown - Police Constable Norman Stevens second uniform officer middle row second from right: Police Constable Bernard Sanders second uniform officer from left, back row: Back row seventh uniform officer from left PC Ken Beszant. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 971)
Initial course, class 35, Number Seven District Police Training Centre Eastwood Park, Falfield, 1950. Back Row left to right: fourth Police Constable K. H. J. Martin, sixth Police Constable W.A.S. (Bill) Stapleforth, Centre row left to right third Police Constable R.A. (Bob) Parker, fourth Police Constable C. Phelps, fifth Police Constable R. Traval, sixth Police Constable R. Niblett. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 954)
Police Constables Jim Tolhurst and Geoffrey Evans at Whaddon police station 1950s. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 595)
On the right Police Constable 182 Kenneth William Meyers with Police Constable Ted Restall on the right. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10579)
Police Constables Roy Adlem and Graham Gibbons outside Tewkesbury Abbey at the service commemorating funeral of King George V in 1953. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 742)
Police Constable wearing the new issue of uniform (change to collar and tie from high collar) 1954. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1089)
Police Constable 830 Brian Roebuck as a main road motorcyclist 1969. (Gloucestershire Police Archive URN 1590)
Two officers in uniform one wearing helmet with old style badge and the other wearing a new style helmet badge. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1400)
Riot shield training taking place at Bamfurlong with instructor Police Constable John Hammond. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1644)
Riot shield training taking place at Bamfurlong with instructor Police Constable John Hammond and Bridget Woodhall now Chief Superintendent. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1644-3)
Riot shield training taking place at Bamfurlong with instructor Police Constable John Hammond. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1644-2)
Riot Shield Training at Royal Logistic Corps Barracks, Aston Down. Back left - Keith Bucknall. Back right - Nigel Lawrence Front, second right - Steven Parker. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1763)
Police officer (385?) in uniform at the cross in Eastington. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1555)
Modern police officer in uniform at the cross in Eastington (Nigel Avron ?). (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1555-1)
Regular and Special Officers posing for a recruitment poster outside Police Headquarters Cheltenham. Left to Right unknown Special Constable - Main Road Motor Cyclist Police Constable Jon Parnell and Woman Police Constable Carol Paxford, Traffic Officer Police Constable Andrew Hampton and two unknown Special Constables. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 461)
Woman Police Constables Felicity Dunkerley and Frances Bingham modelling the 2 different types of hats for policewomen - at change over from old style white hat to hardened bowler Autumn 1985. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 440)
Police Constable Booker and Police Sergeant Maddern in Cirencester. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1559)
Officer in riot gear. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1564)
Riot Training 2010 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6880)
Photograph from Simon Edwards
Riot Training 2010 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6879)
Photograph from Simon Edwards
Riot Training 2010 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6878)
Photograph from Simon Edwards
This page was added on 13/06/2016.

Comments about this page

  • Great pics! Wondering if anyone has a good quality colour image of the Silver Braid Bravery award.

    By David Picton-King (21/12/2019)
  • The bottom picture will be sometime in the 1990’s as the shields were phased out towards the end of that decade.

    By Brian Clifford (31/01/2017)
  • Two officers ‘ possibly Tewkesbury’ is in fact Cirencester Market Place looking towards The Fleece Hotel.

    By Bryn Winke (17/09/2016)
  • the 2 officers are in Cirencester and not Tewkesbury. PC Booker on the left.

    By Neil (16/09/2016)
  • In the second photo form the bottom, the male officer is Sgt Dino Maddern. They are in Cirencester (not Tewkesbury; that is the Fleece Hotel in the Market Place in the background)

    By Andy Wood (15/09/2016)

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