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Wigan Borough Police Officers at Prince of Wales' Investiture 1969
Photo: Aubrey
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Item #: 32167
Most of the Wigan Borough Police Officers on duty in Caernarvon for the Investiture of The Prince of Wales 1st July 1969.
Photo taken 30th June outside the castle.
Left to right
John Meehan, Tom Meehan, yours truly, Colin Brindle, Maurice Hayes, David Garrington, Graham Smallshaw, Alan Cotton and Tommy Kitchen.
Sadly Maurice Alan and Tommy have passed away.may they r.i.p.

Comment by: MickLD on 7th May 2020 at 14:08

Some good lads there, Aubrey!
I served with them all apart from Maurice, who retired only weeks before I came to Wigan.

Comment by: wigginlad on 7th May 2020 at 18:58

Back in 1969 I drove for Osram (GEC) and delivered all the Flood lighting to light up Caernarfon Castle where this photo was taken. Didn't get an invite though !!

Comment by: Albert.S on 8th May 2020 at 10:04

Very good photograph Aubrey. I suppose you took the photograph?. I believe shortly afterwards, Wigan Borough Police was amalgamated with the Lancashire Constabulary.

Comment by: MickLD on 8th May 2020 at 10:27

Albert - this photo would have been taken shortly after the amalgamation.
Prince Charles's Investiture took place on July 1st 1969, and the Wigan Borough Force became part of Lancashire Constabulary three months earlier, on 1st April.

Comment by: Aubrey on 8th May 2020 at 11:32

Albert, I am on it.

Comment by: Aubrey on 8th May 2020 at 11:39

Bill Chadwick and Mick Goulding were also there, I cannot remember if there were others

Comment by: Albert.S. on 8th May 2020 at 13:31

Yes Aubrey. I see you now, third from the left. Recognise Alan Cotton, Maurice Heyes. David Carrington. Tommy Kitchen

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