100 years of Woman Police in Gloucestershire 4

1960 and beyond

Woman Police Constable Sylvia Price in new uniform 1965. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1085)
Women Police Constables, possibly Winifred Norman (left) and Margaret Hall, on patrol 1960s? (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2092)
Women Police Constables in the park talking to children. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2092)
Policewoman on point duty in Stroud. Thought to be Woman Police Constable Mary Organ (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2473)
Photograph from an old negative
Policewoman on traffic duty on a zebra crossing in Cheltenham Promenade. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2471)
Photograph from an old negative
Woman Police Constable Maggie Hall and Detective Constable Ricky Hall earlier in their careers. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 238)
First drug squad 1967. Left to right Woman Police Constable M. Hall; Inspector R. Pitman; Woman Police Sergeant D. Blowen; Police Sergeant D. Button; Woman Police Constable Davis. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 222)
Woman Police Constable Monica Juggins using PYE pocket-phone UHF radio in Imperial Square, Cheltenham, circa 1970. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2103)
Are you lost? (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7812)
Women Police Constables displaying uniform hats and hairstyles 1977. Standing Left to right: Christine White (later West), Elaine Cook Front: Charlotte Mary Wilde , Margaret Morgan (later Richards), Rachael Roberts. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 232)
Woman Police Constable Caroline Churches, (later Bundy) 1980s. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2084)
Police Constable and Woman Police Constable Trish Fawcett cycle testing 1983 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2086)
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)
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)
Gloucestershire Automatic Number Plate Recognition Intercept Team at Royal Air Force Fairford, Royal International Air Tattoo 2008, in the shadow of a United States Air Force B1. bomber. This was the year the Royal International Air Tattoo was cancelled. There were several days of torrential rain in the week before the event, the car parks were waterlogged and impossible to use. From left to right: Police Constables Lloyd Birch, Kate Bradley, Martyn Hillier, Police Sergeant Andy Evans and Police Constable Martin Gardner. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2161)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Jon Cann and Mandy Dearlove at Royal International Air Tattoo 2009/2010. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2383)
Photograph from Mandy Dearlove
Police Constable Claire Todd with her 2 dogs Stella and Duke . Stella the Staffie was rescued by West Hatch RSPCA in Taunton. It is normally a 6 week course to become a fully trained drugs, cash and firearms dog. Stella completed her training in just 4 weeks.(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1929-1)
Celebration International Women's Day 8th March 2018 Celebrating 100 years of votes for women and 100 years of Women police in Gloucestershire. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7874)

After the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 the Policewoman’s Department ceased to exist and women slowly began to be treated as equals .


This page was added on 05/03/2018.

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  • Congratulations and well done to all my blue light sisters celebrating their centenary.

    Thank you for your service and sacrifices. We are proud of each and every one of you.

    In 2019 , Women Police Officers of the Metropolitan Police Service will celebrate our centenary. We have come a long way , proud of our contributions and achievements shaping Policing and keeping the Metropolis safe.

    By Purnima Raval (20/11/2018)

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