In pictures: Fifty years since the finals days of Preston Borough Police

This year marks half a century since Preston Borough Police became part of Lancashire Constabulary.

Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 3:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 4:39 pm
Preston Borough Police officers on parade at Earl Street police station, in Preston, circa 1964
Preston Borough Police officers on parade at Earl Street police station, in Preston, circa 1964

Preston Borough Police Association is to hold its final reunion on April 26 to mark the 50th anniversary of amalgamation at the Lonsdale Club, Fulwood Hall Lane, Preston.

Preston Borough Police policeman on patrol in 1965
Fleet of Preston Borough Police vehicles in 1967

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PC George Bell, of Preston Borough Police, in the police box in Church Streeet during a snowstorm in the 1960s
Preston Borough Police traffic patrol in 1966
Badge for Preston Borough Police
Policeman on point duty in Church Street, Preston. July 1955
PC Brian Reader outside Earl Street police station, in Preston, in the mid 1960s
Preston Borough Police Special Constabulary Inspection Parade circa 1964
PC Smith testing two way radios at Preston Borough Police station
Preston Borough Police cricket team circa 1965
Preston Borough Police parade on Lancaster Road, Preston. The site is now occupied by the town hall
Mayor Preston Coun R C Hanldey formally unveils the first of 16 new police boxes for Preston in October 1934