Our first Exhibition of the new decade starts on Tuesday Jan 14th. This Exhibition called “Southam’s Bobbies”, which will run until the end of May, explores the history of Policing across England and Wales with particular reference to Southam. It explores the history of Law & Order enforcement over the hundreds of years before the existence of Police Forces and then takes up the story of the characters who headed up Law enforcement locally once a Police Force was established in Southam, one of the first areas in Warwickshire to have such a thing.
Many of the items on display have been loaned by the Warwickshire Constabulary History Society and the Marton Museum of Country Bygones. Richard Woodcock and Terence Gardner from the WCHS have also provided many interesting insights into Policing in Warwickshire as well as loaning items for display – many of which are rarely seen since the WCHS has no publicly accessible display room of its own.
In addition to Police specific stories you can also read newspaper reports of crimes and other misdemeanours reported in interesting ways! The Exhibition is open in Tithe Place opposite Southam Library as follows:
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings 10:00 to 12:00 until and including May 19th.
Contact us for group visits at other times.