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“So You Want to be a PEELER, Eh Boy?”


The book is a unique memoir based on the diaries and journals of Police Sergeant William Foyle and his eldest daughter Ellen. In 1887, 19 year old William Foyle crossed the threshold of Winchester Police Station in Hampshire and began a new and extraordinary life.

“Stand by ya Beds” (Life as a 1970’s Police Cadet)


“Stand By Ya Beds” (Life as a 1970s Police Cadet) is now available to purchase. It explores the history of the Police Cadet scheme both nationally and within Hampshire Constabulary. It includes a history of The Priory buildings that later became the Cadet Training School at Bishops Waltham. It also includes personal recollections of the exploits of the Author’s Cadet intake in 1975.

A Pictorial History of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary


COMING SOON (Delivery expected beginning of December)

This new book includes 242 photographs, over 40 in full colour. They provide an insight into how policing has developed over the last 180 years. You will be able to see changes in uniform, equipment as well as vehicles and buildings. Each photograph includes a brief description and details of whom or what is depicted. The book helps to preserve the memory of the thousands of individuals who have served as officers and staff in the various forces that have existed in the two counties, including former Borough ad City forces that have long since been amalgamated into the larger force.  Also included are comprehensive biographies of the fifteen Chief Constables of Hampshire Constabulary, from 1839 to the present day.

Never a Dull Moment: Memoirs of a Portsmouth Woman


A police pioneer and later Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Gladys Howard spent most of her life in dedicated public service. Her posthumously-published memoirs paint a picture of a woman succeeding in an age before equal rights and opportunities had become established. Gladys always lived in the city of Portsmouth, and she describes growing up in Portsea before moving on to the Blitz years, dodging flying lumps of molten shrapnel. Joining Portsmouth City Police in 1947, Gladys went on to became the City’s first woman police sergeant and inspector. A remarkable woman, she later became Lord Mayor of Portsmouth. This book, with an introduction and notes by Hampshire police historian Dr Clifford Williams, is full of interest for those who want to know more about Portsmouth, women policing and civic duty. An equal share of profits will be donated to The Gurney Fund, which exists to provide support relating to education and development for the children of police officers, from subscribing forces, where a parent has died or retired on ill health grounds.