Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Lanarkshire Police Historical Society

Details of a new Scottish organisation researching police history:

Lanarkshire Police Historical Society

A new organisation dedicated to the history of the Lanarkshire police force is holding a display of memorabilia in Motherwell this weekend. Formed in May of this year, the Lanarkshire Police Historical Society aims to act as a focal point and network for all who are interested in policing in the county. It’ll encourage the preservation of police archives and artefacts, as well as promoting their accessibility to the general public.

The Society intends to promote research into all aspects of the history of the police in Lanarkshire and to publish the results. It’ll forge and maintain strategic links with the local community and relevant academic institutions; and hopes in future to have a permanent display of memorabilia somewhere in the central Lanarkshire area.

There’s the chance of a preview of some of those artefacts this weekend, when the Society holds a display of memorabilia, including badges, truncheons, hats and handcuffs, as well as other items and records. It’s being hosted on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November between 12 noon and 4.00 pm by Lanarkshire Family History Society in its Resource Centre at 122-124 Merry Street, Motherwell (above Hara, Hill and Wason – enter via the car park at the rear).

While membership of the LPHS is aimed primarily at serving and retired police officers and staff, the display is open to anyone who is interested in police history. Donations of police memorabilia to the Society would be much appreciated.

Anyone who’d like to find out more about the Society can contact George Barnsley on 07584 219405 or email him on george[at]barnsleyandbarnsley.co.uk.

Lanarkshire Police Motherwell Section in the 1920s

(With thanks to Elizabeth Irving)


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