Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum
Collections held: Police
Dates: Before 1700, 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899
The police collection is a small part of the Simms Collection which was founded in 1953 by Ross Simms, (a local resident) while he was a serving police officer.
On display are British and International police uniforms, caps, helmets, badges, truncheons, handcuffs and other equipment. The uniforms range from a rare 1835 “Peeler” in his tall stovepipe hat to the modern Cheltenham (USA) policeman.
The collection includes uniforms from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Italy, New Zealand, Germany, USA, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and the former USSR.
Winchcombe Museum, The Old Town Hall, Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5LJ
Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?
Who can access the collection?
External (public), Registered users
How big is the collection?
Courtesy of Winchcombe Town Trust 2018