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Pontardawe Officers

PC 143 Thomas Jack Rees and shift taken at Pontardawe Police Station
A smart bunch indeed - Kindly submitted by Terry Townend - April 2011

Glamorgan Police Sportsmen
1st left - PC Tom Arthur who was capped 18 times for Wales first cap against
Scotland on the 3/2/1027 and who played for Neath.
2nd left - PC Ned Jenkins capped 21 for Wales first cap against Scotland 3/2/1927 and who played for Aberavon.
3rd right - PC Ivor Morris capped 2 for Wales First cap Feb 1927.
1st right - PC Charlie Pugh capped 7 for Wales first cap 1924 PC Pugh retired as Superintendant at Gowerton Divisional Headquarters.

* Update: The person 2nd from the right in the front row of the photo(wearing traditional type tie) with Welsh internationals Tom Arthur, Ned Jenkins etc is Supt.Rhys Davies, a committee member of Neath and Glamorgan Police RFC over many years.He features in many rugby photographs from that era.

Photograph kindly submitted by Terry Townend - April 2011
* Further identification by Ian Richards - Thanks Ian. Sept 2011

Bronze Star Medal for Gowerton Man

Major Jack Rees was a PC stationed at Gorseinon prior to the 2nd world war and became the first permenent Detecive Constable in the Glamorgan H Division. 

Kindly submitted by Terry Townend
April 2011.

Note The full story with high quality photographs can be read here as a PDF file or by selecting this photograph.

Jack Rees

Advanced Refresher

Advanced Refresher Driving Course - Bridgend 1990
Left to Right: Nigel John (Western Sector) David Conquer (Instructor - South Wales)
Phil Davies - Gwent - Steve Burson - Dyfed Powys.

Kindly submitted by Nigel John _ April 2011

Durham Miners Strike 1984

Durham Miners Strike - 1984 _ Easington Colliery near Peterlee - 'J' Division PSU
Back row-Left to right: Nigel John _ Andy Edwards _ Stuart Powell _ Huw Griffiths _ Steve Culliford _ Phil Flower
Insp Malcolm Mages _ Andrew Thomas _ Frankie Thomas _ John Bromfield _ Will Jones
Front Row-Left to Right _ Graham Lloyd _ Roger Lloyd _ Huw Rees _ Tim Davies _ Dale Ponting _ Gary Owen _
Mark Mathias _ Phil Jenkins _ John Paul Tincombe

Kindly submitted by Nigel John _ April 2011 - Thanks also to Steve Culliford for the extra information.

"There is a book of photographs on sale that I am trying to get a look (through the library)
at about the strike at Easington. It’s called No Redemption. Here’s a link to the photographers
website . Colleagues who were there may also be interested".
Steve Culliford.

Kindly submitted by Nigel John (Ex-Traffic dept - April 2011

Castle Martin

Castlemartin Training area - Pembrokeshire - Circa 1982
Enjoyable visits by members of the Western Traffic Sector
Photographs kindly submitted by Norman Abraham
- March 2011

Castle Martin

Llansamlet Police Station

Llansamlet Police Station
Photographs of the old Llansamlet Police Station sold on and shortly, sadly to be redeveloped
It has great character and will be a shame for the frontage to change!
Kindly submitted by Terry Townend (TT) March 2011

Update: 10th July 2011 - "The site is not being redeveloped but we are renovating the property into our family home. We have taken measures to secure the porch which was structurally unsound and have put a door and replacement windows in and will be keeping it as original as possible. Unfortunately we lost the Police section as it was cast into the lintel which was deteriorating and unsafe but we aim to keep the rest of the facade as intact as is possible".

Kindest regards

JP Williams

Home Sec with Officers
A nice photograph submitted by Dick Williams, pictured with Caroline Estcourt, Ian Donny Rowden
and of course the late Willie Whitelaw (deputy Prime Minister). Photograph taken by John Gronow
Who is the mystery person on the left?


Gowerton Police Station Memorial Stone
All that now remains of Gowerton Police Station
How sad that it was not used for another purpose!
I wonder what/how the Ghost(s) feel about it all? Ed.
Kindly submitted by Terry Townend - Feb 2011

Roger Bowen

Men at work Above - Roger Bowen - Below 'Danno' Jeff Richards
Where does the nickname Danno come from? Answers on a postcard please!! Kindly submitted by Terry Townend - Feb 2011
Terry says - Quote 'I wish I could find one of you or myself but I never stood still long enough' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Old photo
Top Rank Suite - Swansea 1968
Left to right - Stuart (Jones?) (Bouncer) - Ron Draisey - Hugh Williams - Bev Curtis - John Thirwell
Mike Charles - Alan Thornborough (Manager Top Rank) Jerry Protheroe - Stuart Gallagher - Joe Daniels
Kindly submitted by Bev Curtis - Feb 2011
All persons now identified - Thanks to John Thirwell - November 2011

Past & Present - 1821 - 2010

Earliest portrait
The earliest Portrait of a Swansea Constable by John Luce - 1821
Pc  Frank Bowen
PC Frank Bowen, son of retired Sergeant George Bowen, who is one of our members
Photograph kindly taken by Phil Taylor - 2010

Photograph - Copyright: "To Guard my People"
An account of the Origin and History of the Swansea Police

By Walter William Hunt - Superintendent - County Borough of Swansea Police
A PDF document containing extracts from the above book. (Printed 1957)
Kindly loaned by Viv Martin - January 201

The whole book is now available for downloading here

Note: Please allow a few minutes to download this 81Mb PDF file
Best to right click mouse and select 'save link as'

Policing in the 1960's

Final Salute - Police Officers taking part in the funeral of a Swansea colleague in the 1960's
of Police Sergeant 98 Dai Salmon
- The march took place down along Fairwood Road, West Cross,
(A grand send off - Ed)
The above article can be read as a PDF document by selecting it.
Kindly submitted by Viv Martin (Jan 2011)

Tom Evans _ How it used to be
Early 1960's - The way it used to be!
The above article can be read as a PDF document by selecting it.

Kindly submitted by Viv Martin (Jan 2011)

Lord Mayor _ Escort to Church
Lord Mayor being escorted to Church - November 1947
The above article can be read as a PDF document by selecting it.

Kindly submitted by Viv Martin (Jan 2011)

Tom Evans Highlights of his career
The above article can be read as a PDF document by selecting it.
Kindly submitted by Viv Martin (Jan 2011)

150th Anniversary - 1986
Guildhall - Service at St Marys Church
The following 3 photographs kindly submitted by Viv Martin (Jan 2011)

Chief constable David East and the Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan, inspecting
the parade before we marched to St Mary's Church.

Night Shift 1952_1953
The Nightshift parading at Swansea Central Police Station;
way back in time - 1954

A 'Blast from the Past' (Ans: Mystery Pc on the far left is Pc 186 Fred Edwards - Thanks to Viv Martin)
Left to right: Fred Edwards - Jeff Smith - Ron Evans - Graham Thomas - Jimmy Harrigan - Clive Richards - Jimmy James.

Kindly submitted by Graham Thomas - Jan 2011

Pontardulais Choir
Pontardulais male voice choir
Included in photograph - Supt Winston Price, C/Inst Bob Morris
and the late Sgt Ken Brown
Kindly submitted by Terry Townend - Jan 2011

Gorseinon Police Station
Maxi and Bruce o/s Gorseinon Police Station
Kindly submitted by Terry Townend
- Jan 2011

Gorseinon Police Station
'Maxi' Wiltshire - car park - Gorseinon Police Station
Kindly submitted by Terry Townend
- Jan 2011

Traffic Officers engaged on duty during the visit by the
Prince and Princess of Wales - 1986

(Kindly submitted by Huw Edwards) Nov 2010

Photo 1
The late Bob Lawrence (Chief Constable) signing the
'Visitors' book in Swansea with Charles Byrse (Lord Mayor)
and Supt Mel Poole.
Photo 2
Dewi Williams, Winston Price, The Lord Mayor,
Mel Poole and Leighton Jenkins
Photo 3
Mayor's Parlour in Neath with Keith Morgan signing the visitors' book,
Mel Poole, John Williams and Bert Brice.
Photo 4
Riot Training
Back row. 1Roger Vaughan 2, 3, 4 Brian Meredith 5 Alan Rees 6, 7.
Front row 1 Mel Poole 2 Keith Morgan 3 'JR' John Rowlin
4 Winston Price 5 Clive Jones.
Photo 5
Photographs kindly supplied by Mel Poole (August 2010)

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