Robert Kidd Commemoration, 29th September 2021

On the 126th anniversary of the murder of Detective Sergeant Robert Kidd in the LNWR Goods Yard at Wigan, a plaque was unveiled at Wigan North Western Station by T/Chief Superintendent Glen Alderson, the BTP Divisional Commander. The event was attended by members of the BTPHG, serving officers, railway staff, members of . . . → Read More: Robert Kidd Commemoration, 29th September 2021

Tadworth Plaque Unveiling


Another BTPHG Project has come to fruition with the unveiling of the commemorative plaque at Tadworth, the former site of the BTP Training Centre.

In a new StoryBank article, Project Manager Rob Davison describes the ceremony and the background to the Tadworth Plaque.

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BTP Journals Project


The British Transport Police Journals 1948 – 1990

The BTP History Group have now completed the project of scanning all the 157 Journals and making them available in PDF format on disc.

Those that took part in the initial fund-raising exercise and donated £20 or more should . . . → Read More: BTP Journals Project

The BTP Census Project

by Viv Head

Once again the Force is embracing a major change in its structure – from seven, already large Areas, to four enormous Divisions. Whether you think this decision is based on a money saving exercise or an attempt to improve efficiency is largely irrelevant in the context of the . . . → Read More: The BTP Census Project

Project Update

A BTPHG Project has come to fruition this month as after two years Ed Thompson has completed his BTP Constituent Forces Project. Congratulations to him on a job well done. Of course, Ed is already preparing to start his next project – more news soon.

More details on the Website Updates page…..


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Project Update: Keith Winter Cup

Following on from last month’s good news (below) about the intention to re-instate the presentation of the Keith Winter Cup, Project Manager Colin Sinclair has now completed an interim report on the history of the award.

This includes a full listing of recipients and the background to the award. There are, however, still some items . . . → Read More: Project Update: Keith Winter Cup

Project Update: Whitbread Shield

The Whitbread Shield


Colin Sinclair advises me that the Whitbread Shield part of his Project is almost complete. In the meantime he has prepared an extensive report from his endeavours so far.

See the update on the Whitbread Shield / Keith Winter Cup Project Profile page.

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Yet More Progress Stuff...

2011 moves on and so does BTPHG, albeit not quite so quickly. Where does the time go? Our second AGM was held in April, chaired in style by Glyn Thomas, not bad for an up and coming youngster. And we have a committee meeting due in a couple of weeks. The Group’s first . . . → Read More: Yet More Progress Stuff…

2011 Update Stuff

The 2011 AGM is almost upon us – Tuesday 29th March at 1130 at Eddy’s Club, Birmingham. Sadly though, (or gleefully?) the Chairman is stuck in the shaky city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Membership Secretary, Glyn Thomas will be taking the chair. The first edition of the BTPHG Year Book will be distributed at the . . . → Read More: 2011 Update Stuff

BTPHG Projects page

We have now have revamped the Projects webpage to identify the Project Manager for each Project. This will enable people interested in a specific project to make contact directly.

UPDATE: February 2011

Just added new ‘Lifesaving and other Awards’ page. First table relates to Royal Humane Society Awards.

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