VIDEO: MEMBERS of the public were given a fascinating insight into the history of policing in Warrington when the town’s Arpley Street Police Station opened up its doors during a special Heritage Weekend event.
The event proved a huge hit with visitors of all ages as around 800 people visited the Cheshire Police Museum which is based inside Arpley Street, which is still a fully operational police station.
The museum was originally set up at Stockton Heath by retired police officer Peter Wroe, assisted by current curator Pete Hampson, himself a retired officer, but later moved to Arpley Street.
Exhibits include a cabinet of knives seized on the streets of Cheshire, uniforms through the ages, the under water unit and a look back in time from the Victorian era when the station was first built.
There is even Dr Who’s Police Box with most of the exhibits and displays inside former police cells.
Due to the station still being operational visits to the museum need to be made by appointment by calling Pete on 01606 365803 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
More details are also available by visiting http://www.museumofpolicingincheshire.org.uk/