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Cheshire policemen

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I found this site yesterday

Museum of Policing in Cheshire - Police History
The Museum is an independent charitable trust run by retired and serving police officers with the co-operation of the Cheshire Constabulary. http://www.museumofpolicingincheshire.org.uk/
I had a response by today and the man who responded is one of our members!!

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Lancashire Police

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You can do a search of the Police Records held at Lancashire Record Office here http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/education ... search.asp this link no longer works, contact the Lancashire Record Office for details.

Information thanks to Katie
"Archives for the Police Force or what remains of them are held at

The Merseyside Police Museum
Canning Place, Liverpool
Tel 0151 709 6010 ex 2100/2099. "

The address will give you details of what records survive.

At Liverpool Record Office there are the Watch Committee minutes 352 WAT. These will not give you personel details, however you should be able to get the dates of when your ancestor was recruited and his police number.

A Guide to the Archives of Police Forces of England and Wales
http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/history/poli ... index.html
http://www.open.ac.uk/arts/research/pol ... chives.pdf
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Jim Talbot

Cheshire Police

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The Museum of Policing in Cheshire holds all the police records for Cheshire, and also Warrington Borough Police. In total there are 14000+ records of Police officers, many being born in Liverpool, the records start in 1857 and are more or less complete up until 1913, post this whilst we may have a record it will not be as complete as the pre 1913. We also hold Marriage Details of over 1000 officers from about 1850 onwards and pension records from about 1857. All initial searches are free. Jim Talbot, Trustee and Researcher Museum of Policing in Cheshire.

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Liverpool City Police

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I'm sure you are going to find this site useful, good job done by it's creator.

http://liverpoolcitypolice.co.uk/
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Re: Liverpool City Police

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Thank you Mary. For all members here who are researching information about relatives who served in Liverpool City Police please understand that the Liverpool police force in the 19th century early 20th century was nothing like it is now area wise. For example, Old Swan Bridewell was originally Lancashire Constabulary. The building still exists on Derby Lane and as a young policeman I served from there when it was Liverpool and Bootle Constabulary.

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Just a quote from Brian which searchers might find useful as there won't be a lot of records available.

Anyone asking about an officer who went on strike in 1919 should be told that the record for that person will just say, 'dismissed'.
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British Transport Police

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From one of our Facebook Group, this also looks as though it will be useful
http://www.btphg.org.uk/ British Transport Police
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Re: Links to Police - Liverpool, Lancashire, Cheshire

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Locations of Police Stations in Liverpool and Wirral

Central Offices, 24 Hardman Street 1
Recruits and Training, Mather Avenue
Transport and Road Safety, Seel Street 1
Traffic, Spekeland Street, 7
Hackney Carriages, Hood Street, Whitechapel 1
Stores, Everton Terrace
Main Bridewell, Cheapside
Mounted Police and Dog Section, Headquarters Greenhill Road 19

Divisional Offices
A Central Division, Hatton Garden
B Everton Division, 101 Prescot Street
C West Toxteth Division, Lark Lane
D Scotland Division, 13 & 15 Rose Hill 3
E Kirkdale and Walton Divisions, Westminster Road 4
F Allerton and Speke Divisions, North Parade, Speke
G Old Swan Division, Old Swan
City Magistrate's Court, Dale Street 2

Bootle Borough Police, Central Police Station, Oriel Road 20

Birkenhead Borough Police, Chief Office, Police Headquarters, Chester Street; Bridewell, Sessions Court, Brandon Street
District Police Stations, Well Lane, Tranmere; Laird Street, Birkenhead; Arrowe Park Road, Upton; Vittoria Dock, Dock Estate

Wallasey Borough Police, Central Police Station, Manor Road, Liscard
Police Sub Stations Church Road, Seacombe; Leasowe Road, Wallasey; Victoria Gardens, New Brighton; Chadwick Street, Moreton

H M Prison, Hornby Road 9
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Re: Links to Police - Liverpool, Lancashire, Cheshire

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UK, Police Gazettes, 1812-1902, 1921-1927 are available on Ancestry.
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db. ... +Campaigns

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Re: Links to Police - Liverpool, Lancashire, Cheshire

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Re: Links to Police - Liverpool, Lancashire, Cheshire

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I to have used the Cheshire site and it was a great help to find my Ancestor Francis Sturgis Pearce born in Keevil wiltshire 1836 served in the Crimea war and was hospitalised at Scutari under Florence Nightingale then Joined the Liverpool Borough force something I did not know about (Courtesey of Jim Talbot then the Cheshire force ( a lot of records at Chester record office he was the Bobby in charge of Rock Park 1871 and a lot more information from Jim on his time in Cheshire ( Just one small point as this is a totally volunteer site a little donation does help )
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Huyton,Brown,Dogherty,Seery,Price, Whiteley,Trevaskiss,Brady,Barlow,Hazelhurst,Ormerod,Shaw,Pearce,Sturgis,Shaw,Moseley

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Re: Links to Police - Liverpool, Lancashire, Cheshire

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