It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of one of our members, Ian Murray. Ian retired as an Inspector from Aberdeen and was a regular contributor to the Newsletter. Ian, 86 years of age, lost his fight for life on Sunday 12th February, in Balmedie. May he rest . . . → Read More: OBITUARY: Ian Murray
NRM – Mystery on the Rails season
From the National Railway Museum website:
“From Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express to the recent The Girl on the Train, the railways have provided us with the perfect setting for a thrilling crime story. Join us for our brand new Mystery on the Rails season . . . → Read More: National Railway Museum – Mystery on the Rails – 23 Mar 2017 – 03 Sep 2017
Our 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 27th March at The Railway (formerly The Bright House), Public House, Hill Street, Birmingham, commencing at 12.30 hours.
This venue is approximately five minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street Station (map).
A buffet will be . . . → Read More: Annual General Meeting 2017
Just a reminder that in the ‘Pages’ column to the right of the screen we have a link called ‘Website Updates’. Unsurprisingly this links to the Website Updates page. If you are a regular visitor to the site it’s a handy page to look at to see what new articles and items . . . → Read More: Website Updates!
Two new entries for the Honours, Decorations and Medals list.
A divisional commander who started at BTP when he was just 19, and a Sussex man who volunteered more than 500 hours to policing last year have both been named on the 2017 New Year’s Honours List.
Chief Superintendent . . . → Read More: New Year’s Honours 2017
In recent years there has been a marked uptake in books published about or featuring the British Transport Police, mainly by retired officers and – I’m pleased to report – by BTPHG members.
To that extent, and in order to keep track, a new webpage seemed to be called for to . . . → Read More: BookShelf
The Watch Dog!
BTPHG member Derick Brown recently highlighted a report on BBC regional news for Humberside about a film showing the early police dogs at Hull docks. The first trained Police Dogs in the United Kingdom.
The report is available from the BBC website: Britain’s first police dogs at work in Hull
A . . . → Read More: Watch Dogs!
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Appropriately for November, Ed Thompson has completed the latest update to the Roll of Honour dedicated to RDC Officers who fell in The Great War. There are some additions and corrections to earlier versions of the Roll.
Ed is to be thanked for his dedication in continuing with . . . → Read More: Project Update: Roll of Honour
The Railway Policeman’s Casebook
A new BTP related book is to be published on the 15th September 2015.
Written by BTPHG member Richard Stacpoole-Ryding, author of The British Transport Police: An Illustrated History.
From the book jacket:
“The opportunity to commit crime on the railways began . . . → Read More: The Railway Policeman’s Casebook
Just a reminder that the BTP History Group have scanned all the 157 Journals and made them available in PDF format on disc.
A double DVD disc set is available to purchase at a cost of £15.00 inclusive of UK postage and packing (BTPHG members receive a discount).
Discs can be purchased here: DVD . . . → Read More: The British Transport Police Journals 1948 – 1990