New Year Honours List 2022

Detective Sergeant Andrew James Winters has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2022 New Year Honours for his unwavering commitment to keeping the public safe and considerable contribution to UK policing.

Having joined BTP in 1983 and selected into a detective role in 1987, Andy . . . → Read More: New Year Honours List 2022

Someone's Still Watching


Someone’s Still Watching

Retired BTP officer and BTPHG member Steve Barnbrook has a new crime fiction novel out.

From the information supplied:

Something strange is happening at the dilapidated run down Children’s Home Alldahope. The local Police do not seem to be interested in the sinister . . . → Read More: Someone’s Still Watching

That Was the Year That Was

Chair’s Year End Message 2021

Our Chair, Phil Trendall, has written an end of the year summary which has been emailed to members.

It can also be found here: That Was the year That Was


Season's Greetings!

Christmas Crochet

I thought I’d make a change from my usual roaring log fire picture this year.

🎄Last year I hoped for a better new year than the last, it didn’t work out that way for many of us, but nevertheless a seasonal greeting from all of us at . . . → Read More: Season’s Greetings!

LNER Policeman During WW2

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Whilst looking for some images of NER Policeman (for a different project) I came across these two images featuring the LNER.

It’s always interesting what you can randomly come across.

The description reads: Two Police officer dog handlers, one a sergeant and one a constable working with . . . → Read More: LNER Policeman During WW2

A Reminder to Members

At a time when we are all getting our address books out (or digital equivalents) to send cards to our nearest and dearest, can we remind you about our dearest Secretary and Membership Secretary. They both work hard in keeping our membership details up to date. We need accurate records both to send . . . → Read More: A Reminder to Members

We Will Remember Them

As we approach Remembrance Day it is time again to reflect on those RDC officers who were killed during the conflicts, either overseas or on duty.

A reminder that we have the Roll of Honour pages detailing those officers.

The 2021 Poppy Appeal for the Royal British Legion has been . . . → Read More: We Will Remember Them

Some Reflections on Black History Month

by Philip Trendall

There are a number of themed ‘History Weeks’ throughout the year. They allow for an organised focus on aspects of history that are often passed by in the mainstream historical research.

Every year I learn new things during Black History Month and I have been fascinated this year . . . → Read More: Some Reflections on Black History Month

Henry Wreathall turns 100!

Henry Wreathall, October 2021 (Image: Katie Pugh)

Retired BTP Sergeant and BTPHG member Henry Wreathall had his 100th birthday today!

Congratulations from all at BTPHG.

To mark the occasion he was interviewed by the Hull Daily Mail.

Also see Henry Wreathall’s gallery.

. . . → Read More: Henry Wreathall turns 100!

Robert Kidd Commemoration, 29th September 2021

On the 126th anniversary of the murder of Detective Sergeant Robert Kidd in the LNWR Goods Yard at Wigan, a plaque was unveiled at Wigan North Western Station by T/Chief Superintendent Glen Alderson, the BTP Divisional Commander. The event was attended by members of the BTPHG, serving officers, railway staff, members of . . . → Read More: Robert Kidd Commemoration, 29th September 2021