Volunteers at the police museum gathered to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Tales of how important the Queen had been to their lives were shared, with many remembering her visits to Warrington.

In May 1968 The Queen toured Bridge Street in her first official visit to the town. She returned in November 1979 with the Duke of Edinburgh when they visited the Town Hall and the exciting new Golden Square development.

In August 1998 Queen Elizabeth II again came to Warrington and went to the newly-opened Hollins Park Hospital in Winwick. She returned in May 2012 for the opening of the new Orford Park Jubilee hub.

Museum manager Peter Hampson said: “The Queen has always been a part of our life, from growing up right through our lives and police service.”

More than a dozen volunteers enjoyed the Soiree, together with their guests Sgt Graham Robinson, Museum Liaison Sergeant and Insp Ruth Atherton LPU Inspector.

A portrait of the Queen held centre stage and Her Majesty was toasted. The room was decorated with red, white and blue bunting and special Jubilee decorations.

Volunteers enjoyed a variety of cakes, sandwiches and savouries…and a good chat!