From the early days of rattles and whistles forward to modern radios and mobiles, these pages present the origin and follow the development of policing in Britain. Steeped in tradition yet advancing with the times, the fascinating histories of these police forces await you here.



We are pleased to publish the second issue of our quarterly magazine.

Over seventy pages filled with articles and images about British Policing including the Police Motorcycle from Inception to 1945, the Formation of Radnorshire Constabulary and much more.

We hope you enjoy this second installment:

❯ British Police History Collector Club
Magazine Winter 2019 ❮

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