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