Project ID676
DescriptionWarrington U3A's Family History Transcription Group has transcribed two volumes of police records from the beginning of 20th century, one a Register of Warrants, and a second one of Robberies. These will both be compiled into publicly searchable electronic databases.
TopicSocial history
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3AWarrington U3A
Organization/partnerWarrington Museum and Art Gallery
Year started2017
Source of referenceSources 52, Sep 17, p.13
OutputOn 1st March 2019, Group members gave  a presentation to a Warrington Family History Group meeting, describing the information available in the ledgers, some particularly  interesting cases, the Legal and Court systems of the time, and the early days of what became the Probation Service. Other members had traced reports of some of the cases in local newspapers and found pictures and biographical details of come of the Police officers involved.  This session followed visits arranged for 40 members of the Family History Group to the 'Museum of Policing in Cheshire', which is situated in the old Police Station in Warrington.