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

Opening of the Cardiff Story Museum and a Royal Meeting


The new Cardiff Story Museum was officially opened by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday 28th June 2011. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the opening, having arranged for a number of police related artefacts to be donated and having provided much information about the Bute . . . → Read More: Opening of the Cardiff Story Museum and a Royal Meeting

Policing the Docks

In the last blog, about the Maritime Blue photo exhibition in June 2010, I referred to the fact that BTP were policing 24 ports nationwide at the time of withdrawal in 1985. Someone asked – where were they? A very good question, to which we have not yet properly got the complete answer. But it . . . → Read More: Policing the Docks

Maritime Blue Photo Exhibition

2010 marks the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of the BTP policing service from 24 ports nationwide which the force previously policed for anything up to 130 years. (A dedicated police service was in place at Cardiff Docks between 1858 and 1985.) To celebrate this event, a fascinating exhibition was held at the . . . → Read More: Maritime Blue Photo Exhibition