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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.



Richard Ramsay’s account of his policing career in Hamsphire Constabulary and the Metropolitan Police

Policing Petersfield in Victorian Times


This book tells the story of the establishment of a paid police force focusing on the Petersfield Division within the Hampshire Constabulary. It tells the story of local opposition to creating a police force and the struggle to mould a body of men of variable suitability into an efficient police force.

Remembering the Fallen: Volume 1 – Hampshire Constabulary 1914-1919


Foreword by Olivia Pinkney QPM, Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary. At least 42 men from the Hampshire Constabulary and its constituent forces failed to return from the First World War. This book aims to explain how and why they died, to record where they are buried or remembered, and to to ensure that the policemen of the Hampshire Constabulary who did not return from war are no longer just names on our memorials, but remembered as they deserve to be. They are part of our Police family and should never be forgotten. We Will Remember Them.

Remembering the Fallen: Volume II – Hampshire Constabulary 1939-1945


The book reminds us of the sacrifices made by police officers of the Hampshire Constabulary and its constituent forces who lost their lives during WWII as a result of war, either as a direct result of war operations overseas or on the home front. It includes a biography of each officer and includes many original photographs.

This book aims to ensure that the men of this force who did not return from war are not just names carved on our memorials.

The Trial of Frederick Baker


On 24th August 1867, the remains of eight year old Fanny Adams were discovered in a hop field close to her home in Alton, Hampshire. She had been decapitated and horribly mutilated. A local man, Frederick Baker, was arrested shortly afterwards and committed to trial at Winchester Assizes. This book by local Hampshire author, David Green, is an account of the full story of the murder and subsequent trial.

The Unsolved Murder of Vera Glasspool


An account of the murder of a 15 year old girl, who was found in woodland at Longwood in Hampshire in July 1917. The case remains unsolved. This account was written by Dr Clifford Williams, a member of the Hampshire Constabulary History Society.