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WW2 – Invasion Committees – Ringwood and Romsey

An insight into police planning for an invasion of Britain during WW2.

The suicide of Titanic’s Fred Fleet

In 1912, Fred Fleet, the look-out on the Titanic became a key witness in the public inquiries. Sadly, 53 years later he would commit suicide in Southampton

Head Constables of Winchester City Police

There were eight ‘Head Constables’ of Winchester City Police between its formation in 1832 and when it was amalgamated with Hampshire Joint Police Force in 1943.

PC 120 Jack Cawdrey

Jack Cawdrey joined the Southampton County Borough Police in 1939 as PC 120, when he was 21, and was initially posted to Woolston. This was then known as the punishment division under Superintendent John Hill!

Policing Southampton in the 1950s

The following article was written in 2003 by Jim Brown, former police officer in Southampton. It is a personal opinion and reflects on how he saw the world in the 1950s.

PC 182 James Dolan

Jim Dolan was born on 2nd June1920 in Southport, Lancashire. The son of a ‘Retired Constable’, he served with the RAF during the war as a ‘Bomb Aimer’.

Peregrine Fellowes – a forgotten hero

Peregrine Henry Thomas Fellowes was born on the 7th November, 1851, the only son of General Fellowes of the Royal Marine Light Infantry.

PC 406 Robert Bruce Walmsley

The story of Robert Bruce Walmsley is unique in the history of the force, as he continued to serve despite losing a leg in a traffic accident when he had just 12 years service.

Amazon Volvo Restoration Project

Saving the Amazon by Steve Woodward

PC Goronwy EVANS GM

P.C. 77 Goronwy Evans G.M. – Portsmouth City Police 1936 – 1968

The Itchen Stoke Shooting

An 18 hours siege and gun battle – police officers found the man who had successfully held them at bay lying helpless with a serious gunshot wound in the head.

The John Barleycorn (public house) murder – Harold Loughans

In the silent hours of 29 November 1943, the landlady of the John Barleycorn public house, Portsmouth, 63 year old Rose Robinson, was murdered in her bedroom.

The murder of Fanny Adams

This infamous case concerned the murder, at Alton, of ‘sweet’ Fanny Adams, aged 8 years. This took place at Flood Meadow, on Saturday, 24th August 1867.

PC 189 Ted RUFFELL

A Tribute – Edward Owen (Ted) RUFFELL. PC 189, Hampshire Constabulary

The Percy Toplis story

On the morning of Sunday 25th April 1920, the body of Sidney George Spicer was found in a hedgerow on a quiet country road near Thruxton Down, Andover.