Surreal trip for retired officers

Five retired police officers took a step back in time when they visited the Museum of Policing in Cheshire.

Former colleague Peter Hampson, who manages the museum in Arpley Street, Warrington, lead the tour, supported by his team of volunteers.

They learnt about the history of the force and how uniforms, procedures and crime detection methods have changed over the years. They were also keen to share stories of life on the beat.

It was the first time the officers had been in a police station since they had retired, which for a couple of them was more than 20 years ago.

One of the visitors Sarah Thistlethwaite said: “What an interesting tour of the museum. Seeing our old offices and former working environment  in a ‘different form’ was surreal. Thank you Peter and all the museum volunteers – the museum is a credit to everyone.”

Pictured in the old cells are (left to right) Janet Ingram, Glenys MaCallum, Sarah Thistlethwaite, Mike White and Elaine Enescott.