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Mayors presentation

Mayor's Presentation, February 2012

On 29th February 2012, The Right Worshipful, The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Frank Prendergast, held a formal Civic Reception at Liverpool Town Hall to commemorate the disbandment of the force 40 years previously.

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Head Constable, Liverpool Town Police, Michael James WhittyHead Constable, Liverpool Town Police, Michael James Whitty Liverpool Parks Police Constable, c.1895Liverpool Parks Police Constable, c.1895 The Old Water Mill, Newsham Park Liverpool c.1900 (Two unknown Constables)The Old Water Mill, Newsham Park Liverpool c.1900 (Two unknown Constables) Constable 24 John Fitton, c.1920sConstable 24 John Fitton, c.1920s Newsham Park, 1925Newsham Park, 1925 Sgt. George Edward Young, c.1930; Sworn and appointed 19th March 1923. He resided at The Lodge, 1 Green Bank Drive, Sefton ParkSgt. George Edward Young, c.1930; Sworn and appointed 19th March 1923. He resided at The Lodge, 1 Green Bank Drive, Sefton Park PC 56 John Francis Higgins on duty at the vast Sefton Park; The identity of the children is unknown. All the children appear well dressed and not from poor Liverpool backgroundsPC 56 John Francis Higgins on duty at the vast Sefton Park; The identity of the children is unknown. All the children appear well dressed and not from poor Liverpool backgrounds PC 56 John Francis Higgins Sefton Park c.1930PC 56 John Francis Higgins Sefton Park c.1930 PC 56 John Francis Higgins on patrol, Sefton Park c.1930PC 56 John Francis Higgins on patrol, Sefton Park c.1930 General Order: PC 56 John Francis Higgins Retirement; dated 15th January 1951General Order: PC 56 John Francis Higgins Retirement; dated 15th January 1951 PC 45 J.F. Kirwin and Mr Caradog Rowlands; the boatman at Stanley Parks boating lake during the 1930sPC 45 J.F. Kirwin and Mr Caradog Rowlands; the boatman at Stanley Parks boating lake during the 1930s Constable 3 Charles Hopson who retired on Wednesday 7th December 1955 and died on Sunday 11th December 1955. He was a well known and respected Constable in Liverpools Sefton ParkConstable 3 Charles Hopson who retired on Wednesday 7th December 1955 and died on Sunday 11th December 1955. He was a well known and respected Constable in Liverpools Sefton Park Constable 4 K Smith and unknown children, c. 1946Constable 4 K Smith and unknown children, c. 1946 Constable 6 Jack Rickart, 1948; appointed and sworn as a Constable on 6th July 1934Constable 6 Jack Rickart, 1948; appointed and sworn as a Constable on 6th July 1934 Liverpool Parks Police, Newsham Park c.1948 (1 of 2)Liverpool Parks Police, Newsham Park c.1948 (1 of 2) About these Newsham Park photosAbout these Newsham Park photos Liverpool Parks Police, Newsham Park c.1948 (2 of 2)Liverpool Parks Police, Newsham Park c.1948 (2 of 2) Liverpool Parks Police c. 1948 (1 of 3)Liverpool Parks Police c. 1948 (1 of 3) Liverpool Parks Police c. 1948 (2 of 3)Liverpool Parks Police c. 1948 (2 of 3) Liverpool Parks Police c. 1948 (3 of 3)Liverpool Parks Police c. 1948 (3 of 3) Constable 6 Jack Rickart ready for cycle patrol in 1948; unknown officer to his leftConstable 6 Jack Rickart ready for cycle patrol in 1948; unknown officer to his left Stanley Park Section, 1948; Back Row: not known; not known; PC 50 Jim Price; PC 10 Charles Eric Fitton; not known; Front Row: PC 48 William Noakes; PC 44 Albert McConlough; PC 45 Frank Kirwin; not known;Stanley Park Section, 1948; Back Row: not known; not known; PC 50 Jim Price; PC 10 Charles Eric Fitton; not known; Front Row: PC 48 William Noakes; PC 44 Albert McConlough; PC 45 Frank Kirwin; not known; Inspector Buchanan (front Sgt 16 J Capstick, Sgt 15 J Dinwoodie & Sgt 4 K SmithInspector Buchanan (front Sgt 16 J Capstick, Sgt 15 J Dinwoodie & Sgt 4 K Smith Left to right: Sgts Dinwoodie, Capstick, Inspector Buchanan & Sgt. 4 K. SmithLeft to right: Sgts Dinwoodie, Capstick, Inspector Buchanan & Sgt. 4 K. Smith Constable 25 Cyril (Sid) Cox, 1950Constable 25 Cyril (Sid) Cox, 1950 Constable 54 Quick (centre) with two unnamed Constables c.1950Constable 54 Quick (centre) with two unnamed Constables c.1950 PC Shellcross and recruit PC 12 Hughes – Ibbotsons Lane, Sefton Park, Liverpool, 1953PC Shellcross and recruit PC 12 Hughes – Ibbotsons Lane, Sefton Park, Liverpool, 1953 Sgt 6 Jack Rickart, mid-1950s with his son Jack, a member of the City Police, who was to become a Chief Superintendent with the Merseyside PoliceSgt 6 Jack Rickart, mid-1950s with his son Jack, a member of the City Police, who was to become a Chief Superintendent with the Merseyside Police PC Bill Bond, c.1955PC Bill Bond, c.1955 PC 42 Grisedale and PC George Corner - Training School 1956PC 42 Grisedale and PC George Corner - Training School 1956 PC 42 Alan Grisedale with unknown PC; c. 1956, Stanley ParkPC 42 Alan Grisedale with unknown PC; c. 1956, Stanley Park Calderstones Park 1956Calderstones Park 1956 Annual Inspection, Calderstones Park 1957; Sgt 15 Dinwoodie and Superintendant John Buchanan presidingAnnual Inspection, Calderstones Park 1957; Sgt 15 Dinwoodie and Superintendant John Buchanan presiding About the 1957 Calderstones Park Annual InspectionAbout the 1957 Calderstones Park Annual Inspection Inspector J. Buchanan, Scooter Section, 1958; During the mid 1950s and  early 1970s the "Vespa" scooter was in use for uniform patrol duty by both the the City and Park Police in LiverpoolInspector J. Buchanan, Scooter Section, 1958; During the mid 1950s and early 1970s the "Vespa" scooter was in use for uniform patrol duty by both the the City and Park Police in Liverpool Summer 1958: PC Cox on his Vespa scooter at St Johns Gardens, St Georges Hall in LiverpoolSummer 1958: PC Cox on his Vespa scooter at St Johns Gardens, St Georges Hall in Liverpool "The United States Park Police" in Washington DC also liked the idea of the "Vespa" and introduced them for patrol work. New York City Police then purchased a fleet of similar scooters from the United Kingdom - remaining in use on the streets of "The Big Apple" till the late 1970s."The United States Park Police" in Washington DC also liked the idea of the "Vespa" and introduced them for patrol work. New York City Police then purchased a fleet of similar scooters from the United Kingdom - remaining in use on the streets of "The Big Apple" till the late 1970s. PC 25 Sid Cox, PC 19 John O`Gorman and PC 41 Eddy (Ned) KellyPC 25 Sid Cox, PC 19 John O`Gorman and PC 41 Eddy (Ned) Kelly Annual Inspection, 1959Annual Inspection, 1959 Annual Inspection 15 June 1960. The Lord Mayors presentation to Park Constable 25 CoxAnnual Inspection 15 June 1960. The Lord Mayors presentation to Park Constable 25 Cox Liverpool Park Police Annual Inspection 15th June 1960. Presentation of awards by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool David John LewisLiverpool Park Police Annual Inspection 15th June 1960. Presentation of awards by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool David John Lewis Constable David Abraham, Area Cycle PatrolConstable David Abraham, Area Cycle Patrol Newsham Park Liverpool 1960. Constable 45 Patrick McGonigle and his wife Anne and childrenNewsham Park Liverpool 1960. Constable 45 Patrick McGonigle and his wife Anne and children Newsham Park Liverpool 1960. Constable 45 Patrick McGonigle with his sister Kitty visiting from the USANewsham Park Liverpool 1960. Constable 45 Patrick McGonigle with his sister Kitty visiting from the USA Constable 29 Frank Diggle (Vespa Scooter Patrol) 1960sConstable 29 Frank Diggle (Vespa Scooter Patrol) 1960s Sgt 6 Jack Rickart, 1960sSgt 6 Jack Rickart, 1960s Sergeant 4 Smith, Wavertree Park, 1960sSergeant 4 Smith, Wavertree Park, 1960s Constables Hatton and Hollis, Walton Hall Park, 1960sConstables Hatton and Hollis, Walton Hall Park, 1960s Sergeant 4 K. Smith and Constable 64 Fred Tate, c.1960Sergeant 4 K. Smith and Constable 64 Fred Tate, c.1960 1962: Parade by Officers from the St. Johns Ambulance Service, Liverpool Parks Police and the Liverpool Airport Constabulary. Showing: Inspector Buchanan, Sgt. K Smith and Sgt. S Kelly of the Airport Constabulary and Sgt. W Noakes1962: Parade by Officers from the St. Johns Ambulance Service, Liverpool Parks Police and the Liverpool Airport Constabulary. Showing: Inspector Buchanan, Sgt. K Smith and Sgt. S Kelly of the Airport Constabulary and Sgt. W Noakes Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 13th June 1962Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 13th June 1962 Calderstones Park, Liverpool, 13th June 1962. Lifesaving Demonstration by PC 60 James Nolan, PC 75 James Griffiths and PC 27 Brian SmithCalderstones Park, Liverpool, 13th June 1962. Lifesaving Demonstration by PC 60 James Nolan, PC 75 James Griffiths and PC 27 Brian Smith President Tubman of Liberia, 20th July 1962. Escorted by PC 27 Brian Smith while visiting the Liverpool Show at Wavertree Park, LiverpoolPresident Tubman of Liberia, 20th July 1962. Escorted by PC 27 Brian Smith while visiting the Liverpool Show at Wavertree Park, Liverpool Training Course cir 1963 (L to R) Con. Peter Rimmer, Con. Ronald Turner, Con. Harry Blackburn, Con. Ronald Kelly, Con. George WinstanleyTraining Course cir 1963 (L to R) Con. Peter Rimmer, Con. Ronald Turner, Con. Harry Blackburn, Con. Ronald Kelly, Con. George Winstanley Training Course 1963, Sgt. Bill Quick Officer in ChargeTraining Course 1963, Sgt. Bill Quick Officer in Charge Training Course PhotoTraining Course Photo Sergeant 19 Peter O`GormanSergeant 19 Peter O`Gorman PC 47 Alan Leitch, Newsham Park, 1963PC 47 Alan Leitch, Newsham Park, 1963 Constable 47 Leitch (Newsham Park) 1964Constable 47 Leitch (Newsham Park) 1964 PCs Leitch, Jenner and Hatton, Walton Hall Park after Orange Lodge Parade, 12th July 1964PCs Leitch, Jenner and Hatton, Walton Hall Park after Orange Lodge Parade, 12th July 1964 Inspector John Buchanan; Operational Briefing Training CourseInspector John Buchanan; Operational Briefing Training Course Constable 59 David AbrahamConstable 59 David Abraham Constable 56 Terry Gaven, July 1965 – Aged 19 yearsConstable 56 Terry Gaven, July 1965 – Aged 19 years Terry Gaven PhotoTerry Gaven Photo Liverpool Show, Wavertree Park 1966; Police Radio Room; Standing Constables Paul Shelton & Fred Tate; Seated Constables Frank Diggle, Bill Hughes & Sid CoxLiverpool Show, Wavertree Park 1966; Police Radio Room; Standing Constables Paul Shelton & Fred Tate; Seated Constables Frank Diggle, Bill Hughes & Sid Cox Walk in The Park The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Alderman Louis Caplan, with PC Jimmy Griffiths & Sgt. Bill Noakes, Summer 1965Walk in The Park The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Alderman Louis Caplan, with PC Jimmy Griffiths & Sgt. Bill Noakes, Summer 1965 Mobile Section Annual Inspection, Calderstones Park, 1966Mobile Section Annual Inspection, Calderstones Park, 1966 Constable 46 Ged Foster, Calderstones Park Police Office, 1966Constable 46 Ged Foster, Calderstones Park Police Office, 1966 PC 33 Sid Brown c.1960. After service in the Royal Navy he was appointed as a "Constable" serving from 1959 until the disbandment of the force in 1972. Most of his service was in the south area of Liverpool stationed at Sefton Park Police OfficePC 33 Sid Brown c.1960. After service in the Royal Navy he was appointed as a "Constable" serving from 1959 until the disbandment of the force in 1972. Most of his service was in the south area of Liverpool stationed at Sefton Park Police Office Constable Hatton and Constable 74 Frank Jenner, Walton Hall ParkConstable Hatton and Constable 74 Frank Jenner, Walton Hall Park Sgt. 14 A Gooch, Inspector John Buchanan, Sgt. 6 J Richard Early 1960sSgt. 14 A Gooch, Inspector John Buchanan, Sgt. 6 J Richard Early 1960s PC 26 Clive Middleton Summer 1967PC 26 Clive Middleton Summer 1967 PC 26 Clive Middleton Summer 1967PC 26 Clive Middleton Summer 1967 Constable Cox, Control Room, 1967Constable Cox, Control Room, 1967 Constable 42 Alan Grisedale and police dog "Roxy" c.1967Constable 42 Alan Grisedale and police dog "Roxy" c.1967 PC 56 Terry Gaven and PC Jim Putt, 1968PC 56 Terry Gaven and PC Jim Putt, 1968 Constables Ged Foster and Jim Putt, Sefton Park, 1968Constables Ged Foster and Jim Putt, Sefton Park, 1968 Sefton Park April 1968. PC 53 John Forest, PC 81 Christopher Sergeant, PC 32 William Reilly and Sgt. 75 Jimmy Griffiths with Police Dog HoboSefton Park April 1968. PC 53 John Forest, PC 81 Christopher Sergeant, PC 32 William Reilly and Sgt. 75 Jimmy Griffiths with Police Dog Hobo Constable taking his life into his hands, Stanley Park 1968Constable taking his life into his hands, Stanley Park 1968 Constable 78 Frank Evans, Area Cycle Officer, Stanley Park, 1968Constable 78 Frank Evans, Area Cycle Officer, Stanley Park, 1968 Constable 89 Hutchinson (Stanley Park Police), 1969Constable 89 Hutchinson (Stanley Park Police), 1969 PC Terry Gaven and PC Joseph BeeleyPC Terry Gaven and PC Joseph Beeley Stanley Park Police Office, March 1969Stanley Park Police Office, March 1969 Constable Hutchinson, Stanley Park, April 1969Constable Hutchinson, Stanley Park, April 1969 Sgt. 54 Bill Quick (The 1969 Liverpool Show)Sgt. 54 Bill Quick (The 1969 Liverpool Show) Acting Sgt. Tom Lunt, Stanley Park 1969Acting Sgt. Tom Lunt, Stanley Park 1969 Police Social Evening, 1970; PCs Jimmy Putt, John Forrest, Pat Gavin and Joe BeeleyPolice Social Evening, 1970; PCs Jimmy Putt, John Forrest, Pat Gavin and Joe Beeley Home Office Training School, Mather Avenue, Liverpool, 1970; Liverpool City and Liverpool Park Constable Police Dog HandlersHome Office Training School, Mather Avenue, Liverpool, 1970; Liverpool City and Liverpool Park Constable Police Dog Handlers Home Office Training School, Mather Avenue, Liverpool, 1970; Liverpool City and Liverpool Park Constable Police Dog HandlersHome Office Training School, Mather Avenue, Liverpool, 1970; Liverpool City and Liverpool Park Constable Police Dog Handlers Home Office Training School, Mather Avenue, Liverpool, 1970; Liverpool City and Liverpool Park Constable Police Dog HandlersHome Office Training School, Mather Avenue, Liverpool, 1970; Liverpool City and Liverpool Park Constable Police Dog Handlers Home Office Training School, Mather Avenue, Liverpool, 1970; Liverpool City and Liverpool Park Constable Police Dog HandlersHome Office Training School, Mather Avenue, Liverpool, 1970; Liverpool City and Liverpool Park Constable Police Dog Handlers Constable 47 Joseph Beeley and Constable 10 John O`Rourke; Dog Patrol Sefton Park c.1970Constable 47 Joseph Beeley and Constable 10 John O`Rourke; Dog Patrol Sefton Park c.1970 Sgt 16 John Capstick and PC 60 James NolanSgt 16 John Capstick and PC 60 James Nolan Sergeant Pat Gavin, Sefton Park Police Office, 1971Sergeant Pat Gavin, Sefton Park Police Office, 1971 Constable 85 Arthur Gregory, 1971Constable 85 Arthur Gregory, 1971 Constable 90 Peter Dake, 1971Constable 90 Peter Dake, 1971 Constable 23 Peter Dellius, 1971Constable 23 Peter Dellius, 1971 Constable Ged Foster - presentation by Sgt. Jim Putt and Constable Terry Gaven. Seated (forward) Constable Arthur Gregory, 1971Constable Ged Foster - presentation by Sgt. Jim Putt and Constable Terry Gaven. Seated (forward) Constable Arthur Gregory, 1971 Presentation to Sgt. Tom Benson, Liverpool and Bootle Constabulary Dog Section by Sgt. Jim Putt and Constable 56 Terry Gaven, 1971Presentation to Sgt. Tom Benson, Liverpool and Bootle Constabulary Dog Section by Sgt. Jim Putt and Constable 56 Terry Gaven, 1971 Constable Frank Evans and wife Betty at a Police function, 1971Constable Frank Evans and wife Betty at a Police function, 1971 Officers Mess Room c.1971; PC Madeley, PC Greenwood, PC SheltonOfficers Mess Room c.1971; PC Madeley, PC Greenwood, PC Shelton Constable 63 Stephenson and 88 Fitzpatrick at Stanley Park Police Office, March 1972Constable 63 Stephenson and 88 Fitzpatrick at Stanley Park Police Office, March 1972 Liverpool Echo, March 1972Liverpool Echo, March 1972 About the Liverpool Echo articleAbout the Liverpool Echo article Bruche Police Training centreBruche Police Training centre Sefton Park Centenary, 1972Sefton Park Centenary, 1972 About the Sefton Park CentenaryAbout the Sefton Park Centenary Constable 59 David Wilkinson, last patrol, Stanley Park, March 1972Constable 59 David Wilkinson, last patrol, Stanley Park, March 1972 Park Constable Dave Brookfield (Dog Handler)Park Constable Dave Brookfield (Dog Handler) MOD Police, Admiralty Department Detachment, 1973 Front (seated): First in row Constable Alan GrisedaleMOD Police, Admiralty Department Detachment, 1973 Front (seated): First in row Constable Alan Grisedale Police staff college Junior Command Course, 5-89Police staff college Junior Command Course, 5-89 Former LPP Constables (L-R) Alan Leitch, John Hutchinson, Frank Diggle and Fred Tate; standing outside the historic Park Lodge home of Constable Tate, May 2011Former LPP Constables (L-R) Alan Leitch, John Hutchinson, Frank Diggle and Fred Tate; standing outside the historic Park Lodge home of Constable Tate, May 2011
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