LPTBP Warrant Card

The advent of Social Media, and the embracing of Twitter by the BTP, has meant an exponential increase in the number of photographs available for us to see. Too many, if we are honest, for us to view and catalogue. But occasionally a real gem appears. And yesterday’s (Sunday 18th February 2018) tweet . . . → Read More: LPTBP Warrant Card

Annual General Meeting 2018

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 26th March at The Railway (formerly The Bright House), Public House, Hill Street, Birmingham, commencing at 12.30 hours.

This venue is approximately five minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street Station (map).

A buffet will be . . . → Read More: Annual General Meeting 2018

Promotional Leaflet

 

A new promotional flyer for the History Group has been published.

It is available as a glossy printed tri-fold leaflet or as a PDF download.

For more information go to the Leaflet page.

New Year Honours 2018

Superintendent Matthew Wratten, who led the operation to drive down theft on the London Underground and improve the service to victims has been recognised on the New Year Honours List.

He has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for Services to Policing.

Supt Wratten joined BTP as . . . → Read More: New Year Honours 2018

Merry Christmas

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

Joining Fee increase

The Committee have agreed to increase the one-off joining fee for membership of the BTPHG from £12 to £15. This increase will take effect from Monday 1st January 2018.

So, if you’ve been meaning to join, but just haven’t got around to it, why not join now and beat the . . . → Read More: Joining Fee increase

Railway Police Dogs (1951)

  Steve Beamon recently discovered this gem from British Pathé, which had not come to our notice before.

Showing a BTC Dog Handler on patrol in Kings Cross Goods Yard, with a staged chase and capture of a ‘thief’.

Video from the British Pathé YouTube Channel.

100 Years of Women in Policing

On Thursday the 9th November 2017, BTP held an event celebrating 100 Years of Women in Policing on the Railways.

The History Group had been involved from the early planning stages and were there to assist with a display.

We have a report and photo gallery here: 100 . . . → Read More: 100 Years of Women in Policing

Political Leaders Unite on stage to Honour The Emergency Services

https://www.btphg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Jeremy-Corbyn-ITV-Pride-of-Britain-Awards.mp4

 

The leaders of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats parties united to honour three heroic police officers at the Pride of Britain awards.

Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable put their political differences behind them on 30 October 2017 . . . → Read More: Political Leaders Unite on stage to Honour The Emergency Services

London, Chatham and Dover Railway Police

A fascinating insight into the way our forebears were engaged has come from the a new article on The Dover Historian website.

The article, by Lorraine Sencicle, is one in a series documenting how the English ‘packet’ service out of Dover, that is ships carrying official messages and mail, evolved . . . → Read More: London, Chatham and Dover Railway Police