Website Updates

Welcome to the Website Updates page.Blue lamp

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:

June / July 2017

Honours, Decorations & Medals table: Added Alun Thomas Q.P.M. and Steve Greenwood B.E.M. – Congratulations to them both;
Newsletter: Augustine Conlon Added recent research by Steve Beamon.
Behind the scenes: Added Cookie Policy.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

February / March 2017

Honours, 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.
Newsletter: Zero to Hero
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

December 2016 / January 2017

Honours, 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.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

October / November 2016

Projects: 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…..
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

May / June 2016

Honours, Decorations & Medals table: Added Mark Smith M.B.E. – Congratulations to him.
Together with additional photos in the gallery, including three photos of Tadworth in 1995, after the completion of an extension and refurbishment of the main building. These were supplied by Peter Williams, the architect. Then of the GMW Partnership, now of wdpk architects limited.

March / April 2016

BTP 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.

January / February 2016

Together with additional photos in the gallery.

October / November 2015

StoryBank: PC Reuben Miller – the story behind the picture.
StoryBank: The Tadworth Plaque unveiling, another BTPHG project completed.
Behind the scenes: Added Google’s reCAPTCHA tool to the Contact forms.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

August / September 2015

Newsletter: Promotion Exams
StoryBank: WPc Janet Barker – the story behind the picture.
Behind the scenes: Upgraded website software to WordPress 4.3 ‘Billie’.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

June 2015

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.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

April 2015

New photos of the housing development in the Tadworth gallery.
More artistic endeavours added to the Cartoons gallery.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

March 2015

BTP History Writer: Congratulations to Malcolm Clegg, who has been added to our own Hall of Fame.
Projects: The BTP Journal Project has been completed and a DVD now available.
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 2015

StoryBank: Wipers Lines – a History Lines Special Edition
Added 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.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

December 2014

Research: Safe and Sound – Stories of Emergency Response in the Tees Valley, an appeal for stories and artefacts of policing…..
Newsletter: The Great Storm, 1987. Part 1.
Honours, Decorations & Medals table: Added Chief Superintendent David Charles Wildbore Q.P.M. – Congratulations to him.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

November 2014

StoryBank: GWR Police Pocket Book / Warrant Card Holder, donated by Dick Evans.
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.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

September 2014

Behind the scenes:  Upgraded WordPress software to the latest version (4.0).
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

August 2014

StoryBank: PC Ronald Thackery – the story behind the picture
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

July 2014

Newsletter: Charles Albert Tyrell – the story behind the picture.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

June 2014

Honours, 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.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

May 2014

A 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]
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

April 2014

StoryBank: The Respirex
Newsletter: Southampton Docks Police (part two) – second instalment (as published in HL), now consolidated as a single article.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

March 2014

Newsletter: Southampton Docks Police (part two) – to tie in with David Caplehorn’s recent research we look back at his 2012 History Lines article.
A new photo sub-album has also been added – Tadworth -The demise of the chapel classroom – watch it come down, together with additional photos in the gallery.

January 2014

The WW1 Roll of Honour has been revised and updated.
Newsletter: Remembrance
Research: Honours and Awards (Part II)
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

October / November 2013

Two 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.
Research: Honours and Awards (Part I)
Dock Constable Thomas Flavell added to the Roll of Honour.
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

August / September 2013

I 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 Memories
Together with additional photos in the gallery.
                                                                                 *Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, The A-Team

July 2013

Newsletter (Southampton Docks Police) Part 2 (as published in HL), now consolidated as a single article.
StoryBank (My Day’s Work)
Together with additional photos in the gallery and the BTP Authority added to links.

June 2013

Newsletter (Southampton Docks Police) Part 1
Photo 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 2013

Old Bailey trials (William Hooker)
The Constituent Forces section in the gallery now has a sub-division for Portraits, plus new photographs added
More news in the updates to The closure of Tadworth?

April 2013

Old Bailey trials (John Harding)

February 2013

Newsletter (Wardens)

January 2013

Old Bailey trials (William Simpson)
New sections in the gallery featuring Vehicles and Tadworth

November 2012

Old Bailey trials (Ethel Courtien)

October 2012

Old Bailey trials (Thomas Cullum)
Newsletter (Docks and Canals)

September 2012

Old Bailey trials (James Johnson)
Newsletter (Southern Railway Police Vehicle), and the new owner of Tadworth revealed in updates for The closure of Tadworth?
Projects – exciting news on the Whitbread Shield / Keith Winter Cup Project
Together with additional photos in the gallery.

July 2012

Old Bailey trials (John Hall)
Newsletter (Down Memory Line)
Research (Arming the BTP)
Together with additional photos in the gallery and more links.

June 2012

Old Bailey trials (Jones & Fisher)
Newsletter (Memory Lane)
StoryBank (London Omnibus)