Avon and Somerset Constabulary History & Heritage Group

Organisation: Archive, Police Force

Collections held: Police

Dates: 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ

Contact: historyandheritage@avonandsomerset.police.uk

Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?

‘When The Whistle Stops’ - A compendium of more than 50 stories, anecdotes and images of policing in the South West since 1836 – All previously unpublished

‘Dorry’s War’ – The story of a Special Constable serving during the ‘Battle of Bristol’ in his own words.

150 years of Policing Bristol

‘Our Wilf’ The story of a VC winner who became a policeman

Who can access the collection?

External (public), Online (digital records)

How big is the collection?

Documents: 20,001-50,000
Photographs: 50,001-75,000
Objects: 1001-5000
Artwork: 11- 100
Books/journals/magazines: 501-1000