Changes in Technology Gallery

Headquarters Information Room 1957. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 643)
Headquarters Information Room - believed to be during the 1950s at Holland House Cheltenham. Police Constable Dick Brett in Foreground. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 631)
Using a walkie talkie probably in the early 1960s. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2077)
Force Information Room in 1964 Police Sergeant C. J. Davis and two unknown staff. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 204)
An Inspector, Sergeant and Police Constable and another officer in Information room. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2469)
Photograph from an old negative
Brand new Almondsbury Motorway and Severn Bridge Control Room.(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2461)
Photograph from an old negative
Headquarters Information Room (temporary control room in Talbot House, whilst Holland House was under construction) Sergeant Eddie Wakefield and Sylvia Wheatley (civilian operator) 1960. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1170)
Headquarters Information Room Cheltenham showing Inspector Reg Johnson 1960. (Gloucestershire Police Archive URN 1171)
Marconi Portable Electronic Traffic Analyser (PETA) Type S350 - 1965. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2011-4)
Demonstration of new Truvelo speed detection equipment at the official opening of Bamfurlong Motor Patrol centre 1978. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 267)
Sergeant Dave Stevens Police Constable Ron Pearce and unknown Woman Police Constable in Radio Room, possibly Cheltenham, circa 1980 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1937-1)
Photograph from Graham Stevens
-Telecommunications Room Police Headquarters Cheltenham 1978. Inspector Bruce Smith and Lynn Richings telex operator. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2083)
County Police Headquarters Force Information Room Holland House Lansdown Road, Cheltenham late 1980s . This was after the refurbishment of the 1970s and before the one in 1990. Inspector Jeremy Taylor with two radio operators. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 750)
Information Room, Headquarters at Holland House possibly mid- 1980's (note the sole computer, possibly for Police National Computer). Left to right : Police Sergeant Jim Harding, Eric Hood (civilian operator); Woman Police Constable Rose Daly; Police Sergeant David Thompson (DT); Woman Police Constable Wendy Smith (later Hazlewood). (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1959)
Demonstration of Lion Intoximeter at Police open day Cheltenham. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 487)
Inspector Cyril Smith and Police Constable Colin Manton demonstrating new equipment in what had been the Force Information Room on it's change to a HQ & Northern Control Room following installation of new radio control, telephone & hilltop equipment together with Command & Control computers.The Information Room, Divisional & Sub-divisional control room were amalgamated into two Area Control Rooms based at Holland House (HQ) and Gloucester Bearland. This included changes to shift patterns, conditions of service for civilian operators and inclusion of inspector & sergeant stations on to a new digital Force Information Technology network. At the same time another project delivered the first Command and Control system. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1505)
This page was added on 06/07/2016.

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  • Reference picture URN 2461- that is a picture of the Almondsbury Motorway and Severn Bridge Control Room

    By Adrian WALLACE (10/09/2019)
  • Superb to see a photo of the late Bruce Smith, memories a truly lovely man and relation of mine , proud to have known him …….

    By Pam Gregory (26/01/2018)

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