If you are a regular visitor to the site this a handy page to look at to see what new articles and items of interest have been added to the website.
Of course smaller items, such as photographs in the Photo Gallery, are being added all the time – so it’s still worth having a look around the site to see what you might find!
The following articles have recently been added to the website:
February / March 2017Honours, Decorations & Medals table: Added Walter Wilson M.B.E. (1946), thank you to his family for bringing this to our notice;and DCI Gordon Briggs Q.P.M. (2017), who joined BTP in 2016, having retired from the Metropolitan Police.Research: Port of Achievement Film of Southampton during World War Two.StoryBank: Children’s Christmas Party, 1950.Newsletter: Zero to Hero
December 2016 / January 2017Honours, Decorations & Medals table: Added Martin Fry Q.P.M. and Mark Walder B.E.M. – Congratulations to them both.StoryBank: The Bullion Run Brian Gosden recalls the moving of gold bullion by train in the 1970’s…..StoryBank: The Railway Police An article in The Police Review from 1920.Projects: The more detailed Roll of Honour (First World War) PDF document has now been updated to include the amendments shown on November’s entry.
October / November 2016Projects: The Roll of Honour (First World War) has been updated. Many thanks to Ed Thompson for the dedication he has put into this project.Research: Montague Edwin Rousham Steve Beamon continues his examination of old photographs and discovers a sad tale…..StoryBank: Lilian Daisy Gale Another sad tale of our only female officer fatality…..Newsletter: The Sands of Time Revisited
May / June 2016Honours, Decorations & Medals table: Added Mark Smith M.B.E. – Congratulations to him.Research: Murder on the Brighton LineStoryBank: The Busiest Level Crossing in Britain
March / April 2016StoryBank: Pc Joe Mullins retires from the DocksBTP History Writers: Congratulations to John Owen and Ed Thompson, who have been added to our own Hall of Fame.Geoffrey Lawrence: Legion of Honour – blogpost amended and updated with photos.Research: The Temperance Refreshment Room
January / February 2016StoryBank: Wartime plane crash hero finally honouredResearch: The Longevity of a Railway Policeman!
October / November 2015StoryBank: PC Reuben Miller – the story behind the picture.StoryBank: The Tadworth Plaque unveiling, another BTPHG project completed.Research: 120 Year History of Docks Police to EndNewsletter: The Birmingham BombingsBehind the scenes: Added Google’s reCAPTCHA tool to the Contact forms.
August / September 2015Newsletter: Promotion ExamsStoryBank: WPc Janet Barker – the story behind the picture.Behind the scenes: Upgraded website software to WordPress 4.3 ‘Billie’.
June 2015Research: The Official Opening of Tadworth (Video)Honours, Decorations & Medals table: Added Detective Sergeant Steven SIMMONS Q.P.M. – Congratulations to him.Photos of the original St. Cross boarding school in the Tadworth Collection, which now comprises four sub-albums.There are now sufficient photos of the North Eastern Railway Police to give them their own sub-album within the Constituent Forces album.
April 2015New photos of the housing development in the Tadworth gallery.More artistic endeavours added to the Cartoons gallery.
March 2015BTP History Writer: Congratulations to Malcolm Clegg, who has been added to our own Hall of Fame.Projects: The Roll of Honour (First World War) has been updated and the accompanying PDF document has been completely re-written.Projects: The Roll of Honour (Line of Duty) has been updated.Research: The Force Crest
January 2015StoryBank: Wipers Lines – a History Lines Special EditionStoryBank: Railway Girls in BlueResearch: The Long Service and Good Conduct AwardAdded link to the First Railway Murder in Britain article to the Old Bailey transcript of Franz Muller’s trial.Newsletter: The Great Storm, 1987. Part 2 (as published in HL), now consolidated as a single article.
December 2014Research: Safe and Sound – Stories of Emergency Response in the Tees Valley, an appeal for stories and artefacts of policing…..StoryBank: Constable Stabbed in the BackNewsletter: The Great Storm, 1987. Part 1.Honours, Decorations & Medals table: Added Chief Superintendent David Charles Wildbore Q.P.M. – Congratulations to him.
November 2014StoryBank: Constable on the TrackStoryBank: GWR Police Pocket Book / Warrant Card Holder, donated by Dick Evans.StoryBank: Sherlock Holmes and the railways.Roll of Honour: Added list of Railway War Memorials, together with associated links.Updated: Southampton Docks Police with a note on Harbour Master William Tubbs’ status.Updated: Henry Wreathall’s gallery with two additional items and accompanying text.
September 2014Newsletter: Beyond the Angels’ ShareBehind the scenes: Upgraded WordPress software to the latest version (4.0).
August 2014StoryBank: The Making of the Barking Bobbies.StoryBank: PC Ronald Thackery – the story behind the pictureNewsletter: The Ash Vale Murders
July 2014Newsletter: Charles Albert Tyrell – the story behind the picture.
June 2014Honours, Decorations & Medals table: Added DCI David Shiperlee Q.P.M. – Congratulations to him.Research: Henry Walter Mustoe – the story behind the picture.Blog Post: Added our support to the Letter to an Unknown Soldier project.Blog post updated: The old Cambridge office finally closes.
May 2014A new photo gallery has also been added in conjunction with the ongoing Census Project – featuring officers and staff from around the force. [Update: Oct 2014 – this gallery is now closed]StoryBank: Henry Wreathall’s gallery
April 2014StoryBank: The RespirexNewsletter: Southampton Docks Police (part two) – second instalment (as published in HL), now consolidated as a single article.
March 2014Newsletter: Southampton Docks Police (part two) – to tie in with David Caplehorn’s recent research we look back at his 2012 History Lines article.StoryBank: Prosecuting Cases at Court
January 2014The WW1 Roll of Honour has been revised and updated.StoryBank: Photographs of Henry RowthornNewsletter: RemembranceResearch: Honours and Awards (Part II)
October / November 2013Two new Project Profile pages have been added: Status & Duties of the early railway policeman and the BTP Census Project.Old Bailey Trials: David Grimwood – features our first example of a constable from the Lea Conservancy.StoryBank: Dock Policeman MissingNewsletter: Working on the Royal TrainResearch: Honours and Awards (Part I)Dock Constable Thomas Flavell added to the Roll of Honour.
August / September 2013I love it when a plan comes together* or in this case a Project.A BTPHG Project has come to fruition this month as after two years Ed Thompson has completed his BTP Constituent Forces Project. Congratulations to him on a job well done.Of course, Ed is already preparing to start his next project – more news soon.A new photo gallery has also been added – Sports & Social collects together various extracurricular activities – much more to come.Newsletter: Career MemoriesStoryBank: An Award for PC Patrick*Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, The A-Team
July 2013Newsletter (Southampton Docks Police) Part 2 (as published in HL), now consolidated as a single article.StoryBank (My Day’s Work)Research (Canal Policing after 1948)
June 2013Newsletter (Southampton Docks Police) Part 1Photo Gallery – replaced photo of Sgt Betty Marshall with a higher resolution image.Behind the scenes:
(1) Updated zoom feature in the photo gallery. This means that any new photographs can be enlarged to their true size by clicking on the image in the gallery. Older lower resolution photos will remain smaller, but where we have a higher resolution photo in the archive they will be replaced over time.
(2) Upgraded WordPress software to the latest version (3.5.2).
(3) Replaced the table management plug-in with the new ‘TablePress’, which should make the process simpler. There are currently 20 tables on the website.
May 2013Old Bailey trials (William Hooker)Newsletter (Railway Police And The Great War)The Constituent Forces section in the gallery now has a sub-division for Portraits, plus new photographs addedMore news in the updates to The closure of Tadworth?
April 2013Old Bailey trials (John Harding)Newsletter (Criminal Investigation – Old Style)
February 2013Old Bailey trials (Joseph Bransgrove, George Juett and John Juson)Newsletter (Wardens)
January 2013Old Bailey trials (William Simpson)Newsletter (In the Detective a Poet)New sections in the gallery featuring Vehicles and Tadworth
November 2012Old Bailey trials (Ethel Courtien)Research (The First Railway Murder in Britain)
October 2012Old Bailey trials (Thomas Cullum)Newsletter (Docks and Canals)Research (Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert)
September 2012Old Bailey trials (James Johnson)Newsletter (Southern Railway Police Vehicle), and the new owner of Tadworth revealed in updates for The closure of Tadworth?StoryBank (Early Railway Policing)Projects – exciting news on the Whitbread Shield / Keith Winter Cup Project