As we’re nearing the end of Stage One of our Heritage Lottery Fund Start-Up Grant project, Policing Past Community Present, we thought we’d share with you today some images from the last six months. The final part of this stage is to hold Focus Groups and a Consultation Survey, which we will use to gather opinions on interacting with heritage, with a focus on police heritage. This will inform our future plans and enable us to root our proposals in community-informed ideas. We welcome any comments or feedback and encourage anybody with an interest in involvement in the project to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A notice from Devon Constabulary in 1879, advising the punishments for filthy language
Part of a generous donation received during the project lifetime, the Register of Stray Dogs from the Newquay area covers a timespan of 1969-2009
Curator and Project Consultant Angela and Project Consultant Carmen meet to discuss project organisation
The Curator and Volunteers celebrate a successful 2014 with a Christmas lunch
Reaching 100 Twitter followers
Sharing an image from our salvage mission to Central Stores at Police HQ. We asked our followers on Facebook to help us identify these truncheons and were overwhelmed with the response.
Devon and Cornwall Police HQ, Middlemoor, in the 1950s
Our first project selfie!
Objects of police heritage can come in unexpected forms. We hold a variety of gas masks and objects from
Buttons in abundance! We asked our followers on social media to see what we can do with our vast collection of police buttons.
Work Placement Volunteer Cameron took a series of photographs of the Collection during his time with the project
Community Consultation – focus groups and online survey to gather opinions on police heritage
Police Officers involved in the First World War – a moving blog by volunteer Peter
Opening up the Collection has enabled us to show the world what rich Collections are stored in a small police station in Devon!
Police lamp awaiting a permanent home in the stores