A formidable Police birching stool and police helmet from 1863 are among the fascinating artefacts on display at Beamish on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2013. This annual exhibition is staged by the North East Police History Society with unusual and
This annual exhibition is staged by the North East Police History Society with unusual and interesting objects from the Police History collections on view, alongside items from the Beamish collections.
The display will include many items and photographs from Society members own collections, including equipment used by the famous Bow Street Runners. Members of the Society will be on hand throughout the weekend to provide their own insight and knowledge of policing over the decades.
You can also view some of the Police History Society’s Collections on the People’s Collection website.
The Police History Society is currently storing its collection at the Regional Resource Centre as part of the Heritage Cubes project. It offers free facilities to local groups that have a collection of objects that they wish to keep in museum standard storage.
Local history groups who are interested in finding out more about Heritage Cubes can contact the Beamish Learning and Community Participation Team, telephone 0191 370 4000.