LPHS EVENTS 2019
Since March 2019 the LPHS have been involved in a number of events in support of Police Scotland, The Scottish Police Federation, the wider police family and the community.
A brief outline of some of these events follows:
27th March 2019
The Scottish Police Federation held their Centenary Conference at the Turnberry Hotel in Ayrshire. The event was attended by past and present members of the Scottish Police Federation, the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, Federation representatives from the UK and Australia and other dignitaries.
The LPHS supported this event by supplying items of memorabilia for displays and vintage police vehicles which were on display outside the main entrance of the hotel.
The displays and vehicles were very popular amongst those attending the conference, the hotel staff and regular guests.
The collection of cars which were on display represented over 80 years of police vehicle history and had been sourced by Jim Manson. They ranged from two fine 1938 Wolseley’s through to a 2008 Volvo V7 estate car which last saw service with Grampian Police and they had travelled from as far afield as Fraserburgh in the North of Scotland to Chorley in the Midlands.
Some of the cars were representative of police vehicles from the era and others were genuine retired vehicles such as the tiny Dunbartonshire Constabulary 1967 Hillman Imp. This car has been lovingly restored and formed part of the novel ‘Pinky & Perky’ cars which had seen service escorting abnormal loads along Loch Lomond side in the late sixties.
7th September 2019
Renfrew Police held an Open Day at their office as part of the ‘Open Doors’ weekend. This was a very well attended event at which the LPHS provided displays and vehicles. The weather was fantastic and the day was a great success. The children had a great time trying out the handcuffs, police hats and uniforms!
8th September 2019
The ‘999’ Emergency Services Day event was held in Edinburgh. The 999 Day is an annual government backed day across the UK held on the 9th of September every year with events taking place on the nearest Sunday. Edinburgh hosted the event this year with events taking place between Friday the 6th and Sunday the 8th of September.
The LPHS provided a display of memorabilia and vintage police vehicles.
67th IAATI Conference
Between the 15th and 20th September 2019 the 67th IAATI Conference was held at the Thistle Hotel, Cambridge Street, Glasgow. The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) was formed in 1952 in order to improve communication and coordination, among the growing family of professional auto theft investigators. It has become recognised as the peak industry body with members in over 71 countries.
Police Scotland hosted this years event and the LPHS provided a 1964 Police Vauxhall Viva for display at the event.
5th October 2019
The Lanarkshire Family History Society, Family History Show was held at the Motherwell Concert Hall, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell. Numerous historical societies and local authorities attended the event which was extremely well attended.
The LPHS provided a display of memorabilia. This attracted great interest from far and wide with enquiries from people as far away as Texas, who had relatives serving n Hamilton Burgh Police, many years ago. Numerous contacts were made as a result of the event.
The LPHS will continue to support any event we can to spread the word about our society, generate new contacts and obtain information regarding our local forces and those whom served in them.