The Chester and Holyhead Railway and The Britannia Bridge

The Britannia Bridge taken from the Menai Bridge – Photo Bill Rogerson


This month we complete the postings of Bill Rogerson’s (3 part) article on The Chester and Holyhead Railway and The Britannia Bridge, charting the history of the railway and bridge that connects Anglesey to the mainland and the . . . → Read More: The Chester and Holyhead Railway and The Britannia Bridge

New History Writer

Robert Davison has been appointed as a BTP History Writer, for his continued hard work as a researcher and writer on the history of BTP related matters.

Viv Head reports: “Rob has researched and written for the History Lines newsletter and the BTPHG Year Book over a number of years. He . . . → Read More: New History Writer

BTPHG joins Twitter


We are pleased to announce that the History Group have now added to our Social Media presence, so now in addition to the Facebook page we have now joined Twitter.

So if you are a Twitter user, why not try out our new service; and don’t forget to . . . → Read More: BTPHG joins Twitter

Southampton Goods, 1911

LSWR staff Southampton, 1911

Taken only three years before the start of the First World War, one can only wonder what happened to these young men. Accompanied by the London and South Western Railway Constable, an image captured over 100 years ago.

This photo was identified by BTPHG member, and former committee member, . . . → Read More: Southampton Goods, 1911

Memories of Heysham Harbour

In a new entry in the StoryBank section, our Secretary, Bill Rogerson shares his memories of being posted to Heysham Harbour in the late 1970’s.

Link: Memories of Heysham Harbour

StoryBank is one of four sections in HistoryBank, which contains many items of interest to the history buff.

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Annual General Meeting 2020 Cancelled

The Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre

UPDATE (13/03/2020)

Message to Members from the Chairman, Viv Head:

“Dear All,

On behalf of the Chairman and committee, it is with considerable reluctance that the History Group has decided that it is in everyone’s best interest to . . . → Read More: Annual General Meeting 2020 Cancelled

BTP Citizens in Policing Awards

BTPHG Treasurer John Owen & CC Paul Crowther

The History Group was recognised in this years Citizens in Policing Awards at a special ceremony held at Islington Town Hall, London on 24th February 2020. The Chief Constable, Paul Crowther, CBE presented a Certificate of Special Recognition to John Owen representing the . . . → Read More: BTP Citizens in Policing Awards

Make the Difference Awards

Drapers’ Hall

The History Group were recently invited to attend the BTP’s Make the Difference Awards at the breathtaking Drapers’ Hall in the City of London. Glyn Thomas has written us his account of the ceremony here: Make the Difference

This is just one of many articles available in . . . → Read More: Make the Difference Awards

Website Updates!

Time for our occasional 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 . . . → Read More: Website Updates!

C.B.E. for Chief Constable

Chief Constable Paul Crowther

The Chief Constable of British Transport Police has been awarded a C.B.E. in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours list.

Paul Crowther has worked for BTP for 40 years and has served as its Chief Constable for the last five years.

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