Wartime tales of policing Hertfordshire 100 years ago go online this week

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 July 2015

On The Beat Herts police heritage project

On The Beat Herts police heritage project


A latest stage of a heritage project which puts the spotlight on how Hertfordshire was policed during the First World War will be launched on Wednesday.

The work of the award-winning On the Beat initiative will be available online and the new portal will be demonstrated at Herts police headquarters.

The website builds on three years of Heritage Lottery-funded work by museum staff, Hertfordshire Archives, the county police and dozens of volunteers.

The project began with a donation of a unique collection of police records from 1840 through to 1919 and the focus on stories from 1914 to 1918 was chosen to tie in with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The project is making unknown and fragile documents available to a wider audience, telling the social history and community stories aspect of policing across the whole of Hertfordshire, including policing during the First World War.

Find out more about the project so far here

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