Website Updates!

A bit of a bumper month for new content on the website, so 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 . . . → Read More: Website Updates!

Plaque Refurbished



BTP Plaque

It recently became apparent that the BTP plaque on ‘The Beat’ at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire had been suffering due the affects of weathering over the years.

BTPHG Membership Secretary Glyn Thomas raised the matter with the Force, and Chief Constable Paul Crowther . . . → Read More: Plaque Refurbished

BTP officers and staff honoured for their service by Her Majesty The Queen

Three British Transport Police (BTP) officers and staff have been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen as part of her Birthday Honours.

The three colleagues who have been honoured for services to policing are:

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Forsyth, based in London, is awarded a QPM. Force . . . → Read More: BTP officers and staff honoured for their service by Her Majesty The Queen

National Police Memorial Day 2020

Today we remember those that have been lost.

Link: NPMD

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.

. . . → Read More: Memories of Heysham Harbour

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