THE GLAMORGAN CONSTABULARY POLICE RE-ENACTMENT GROUP
“ TO GUARD MY PEOPLE”
The Glamorgan Constabulary Police Re-enactment Group are dedicated to the history of policing through the ages.
The group uses uniforms of the Victorian and Edwardian era and many artefacts used are authentic from 1889 to 1962 period.
The group has its own mobile police station where children and adults can enter the gaol, try on a police hat/helmet for a photo shoot.
In addition to the gaol the group has a mobile police museum, artefacts from the Victorian era to 1962 are displayed on a table in a gazebo.
Duties undertaken by the group vary from meet and greet, escort duties (carnivals), school education shows, charity fund collecting.
The Glamorgan Constabulary Police Re-enactment Group was invited to attend the South Wales Police open fun day at Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil, with the beautiful Cyfarthfa Castle open to the public in the background, the setting was set for a stunning day.
There was something for everybody there, hot air balloon, miniature go cart racing, miniature train rides, the SWP dog displays and of course us with our mobile jail.
All three services attended with their own displays, South Wales Fire and Rescue service actually attached a 2-inch hose for the kids to aim at a target of 50 mtrs.
Seargent Harris from the GCPRG said: "This is by far the best open fun day we have attended. SWP support team have been excellent with their help and advice. It has been well organized and planned, our mobile jail has been busy all day with photo shoots with the kids and families. And above all the weather was sunny all day which made this a fantastic event."
'Bobby' - The Glamorgan Constabulary Police Re-enactment Groups mascot.
South Wales Police Open Fun Day
Merthry Tidfyl 2017
South Wales Police Open Fun Day Team.
St Fagans National Museum of History
Sgt Harris and APR (Air Raid Precautions) Officer Allen Hill payed a visit to the St Fagans National Museum of History on Friday and what a surprise we had.
The location is full of restored and rebuilt houses, cottages and shops all in the era of the 19th century. Lots of the cottages had real burning fires, people in them days did not have the modern technology like today, but you can imagine the cosiness of how they lived.
Spread over a large area of land so take some good walking shoes with you. It costs £5 for parking, take £1 coins with you.
Cafe, restaurant and toilet facilities are availble.
Our mobile police station where children can go inside and
try on Victorian handcuffs and hats.
SWANSEA CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE 2017
An estimated 200,000 people turned out on a cold but dry evening for Swansea's Christmas Parade.
They were ten deep from the bottom of Wind Street to the High street down Orchard Way and along the Kingsway.
Young children sat on the pavement edge waiting to see the spectacular floats, musical bands, walking re-enactors in their special outfits.
The deputy mayor of Swansea, councilor David Phillips in a brand new convertible VW car was escorted by two Victorian Policemen from the Glamorgan Constabulary Police Re-enactment Group.
Around the Christmas tree, thousands gathered for the big switch on of the tree and street lights by Father Christmas.
This was by far the best and biggest parade ever seen in Swansea. The Christmas cabins, bars, and restaurants did excellent business.
And after the parade, hundreds made a dash to the Winter Wonderland Park to finish the evening's entertainment.