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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Another Display Cabinet

Further to the previous post – More Display Cabinets – Ed Thompson has confirmed that we have a new display cabinet at Spring House Training Centre. Meaning that there are now four.

Spring House

Well done to him and the team for getting this done. The displays are regularly . . . → Read More: Another Display Cabinet

Happy Holidays

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at the BTPHG!

History from Nottingham

PS Garyjohn Warren and John Owen

Today, BTPHG Treasurer and Archivist John Owen met up with BTPHG member Sergeant Garyjohn Warren at BTP Nottingham in order to receive some old photographs that had been on the walls at the police station for as long as anyone can remember. In order to . . . → Read More: History from Nottingham

Tadworth 1947

Tadworth Sept 1947

 

BTPHG member George Chaney has presented us with a photograph missing from our collection. An early Tadworth course photograph from September 1947 (course 8). Prior to this our earliest class photo was course 9, taken in November 1947. This was taken prior to the British Transport Commission . . . → Read More: Tadworth 1947

We Will Remember Them

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

To that end, BTPHG Committee Member Ed Thompson has been working on our World War Two Roll of Honour, where his research has led us . . . → Read More: We Will Remember Them

Great Train Robbery Confidential: The Cop and the Robber Follow New Lines of Enquiry

Another new BTP related book has recently been published and added to our virtual BookShelf.

Following on from his autobiography, An Inspector Recalls: Memoirs of a Railway Detective, retired BTP Detective Superintendent and BTPHG member Graham Satchwell has ventured into the true crime arena with his own investigation . . . → Read More: Great Train Robbery Confidential: The Cop and the Robber Follow New Lines of Enquiry

Birmingham New Street, c.1920's.

Birmingham New Street, c.1920’s.

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This photo comes from the BTP Collection and was recently rediscovered by Ed Thompson. Ed says “The photo is printed on card on the reverse it reads ‘Railway Police New Street Station Birmingham. Taken in the 1920’s. Joseph Twentyman is second left, back . . . → Read More: Birmingham New Street, c.1920’s.

WW1 Centenary Memorial Service

Over 186,475 railway people from Britain and Ireland fought in World War One, on land, sea and in the air, and more than 18,957 of these gave their lives. On 14th May, 1919, in the presence of His Majesty King George V, over 7,000 railway people and families attended a service of . . . → Read More: WW1 Centenary Memorial Service