Old Photo Album

Photo Album

Search for Misper at Pendine Beach - 1973
Inspector Glan Rees and Pc 273 Dulais Williams

(Thanks to Berwyn Williams for this 'Blast from the Past' contribution - March 2013)

Misper search at Pendine Beach in 1973

First Aid Team - Winners - 1967
"B" Division - First Aid Team - Winners - 1967

Back row L.to R.  Harold Sherwood, Brian Phillips, Dulais Williams, John Ambrose, Martin Lewis and Wyn Foster.
(Thanks to Berwyn Williams for this 'Blast from the Past' contribution - March 2013)

First Aid Trophies 1972
First Aid Trophies won during 1972 

L to R: Peter Evans, Bill Williams, Ronald Callahan, Gerald Evans and Berwyn Williams.
Thanks to Berwyn Williams for this 'Blast from the Past' contribution - March 2013

Unit Beat Policing Experiment
Unit Beat Policing Experiment - 12th March 1967

(1) Ken Watkins. (2) Gethin Morgan (3) Berwyn Williams Pc.261 (4) Richard Parry Pc.154 (5) Hywel Lodwick Pc.34 (6) Not Known ? (7) Nick Baskerville Pc.58 (8) John Wynford Davies Pc.230.

Thanks to Berwyn Williams for this 'Blast from the Past' contribution - March 2013

1st ever Football Team

The first ever Dyfed – Powys football team taken prior to a match played at Park Avenue, Aberystwyth in the autumn of 1968. (Amalgamation having taken place the previous April). 

Our opponents in the PAA competition were Cardiff City Police and following a ‘robust’ challenge by Don Evans in the first few minutes, the match turned out to be a niggly affair with both sides very fortunate to finish the match without seeing red! (Incidentally, Dyfed – Powys won the game 3 – 1).

Front (left to right): Pete (90) Davies, Gwyn Hughes, Chris Brennan, Peter Davies, Brian Oakley.

Back: Lawson Morgan, Hugh Colley, Colin Williams, Terry Parkhouse, Don Evans, Phil Gale.

Sadly, Colin and Brian are no longer with us. Colin was an outstanding centre half who played in the Mid Wales League for several years. Many believe that he was good enough to have played at a much higher level.

Brian was a keen sportsman and following retirement he was elected to represent Llandrindod Wells (South) on Powys County Council and was elected chair of the authority prior to his passing in 2004.

Thanks to Hugh Colley for this 'Blast from the Past' contribution! March 2013

More to follow soon!

Kindly contributed by Ex. C/Supt Mike Cronin - January 2013

Kindly contributed by Ex. C/Supt Mike Cronin - January 2013


Supt Rene Soar, C/Supt Griffiths (Gonzales), Chief Supt Brian Stubbs, Chief Supt Graham Murphy, DCC Shattock, CC R B Thomas, ACC (Now a Branch Vice president) John Owen Evans, C/Supt Bryn Jones, C/Supt Mike Cronin, C/Supt Gerwyn Griffiths, Det Chief Supt D M Davies.


Many thanks to Hugh Colley and others for identification.


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An even higher quality image can be provided upon request.



Kindly submitted by Joe Woods - Ex. Pc 92 in the Dyfed Powys Police from 1974 to late 1977

when he then transferred to the Met. Now living in a warmer climate, all the way from Queensland, Australia.

Please see News page for further details...

These photographs have been reduced in both file and physical size to fit on this web page.

If you would like a better quality photograph, please email us.

Jeff Davies 


Fund raising Boat Race




















Kindly submitted by Joe Woods Ex. Pc 92 - 1974-1977 (12th Jan 2013)

Fund raising boat race we held against Ferryside locals on 30th July 1977, attended by the Mayor of Carmarthen. 

We raised 300 pounds for the mentally handicapped children's unit at Glangwili Hospital.  The officers in the picture,

apart from myself, (with Police Hat on, kneeling in front of the Mayor) are Winston John, George Phillips, Kevin Owen and Phil Richards.


Visit to the Old Llandrindod Wells Police Station

Visit to the 'Old & New' LLandrindod Wells Police Station's

Left to right:- Dave Crees,  Bill Smith, Terry Rees, Wyn Edwards, Malcolm Taylor, Ian Kinsey, Phil Hopkins, Alan Harding,  Bill Morgan, John Roderick, Bill Price (father in law of Chief Supt Steve Hughson), Barry Hicks, Dave Gorman, ex Special Constable Mark Bradley, and Richard Wilding, local historian and son of former Magistrate Len Wilding, along with Insp Stuart Eckley and Chief Supt Hughson (shortly to join the ranks of NARPO upon his retirement early in the New Year).    

Llandrindod Wells Police Station has recently shut and relocated to a purpose built premises, shared with the Fire Service, on a Business park at the edge of the town.  Retired officers who served at the old Police Station were last week given the opportunity of a final nostalgic look around the old building and to swap stories about their time spent in the Spa town with their colleagues.  Those who took up the invitation included some who had lived in the flat above the old Station plus the flat and the house attached to the Station.  The time spent in the town by these retired officers spanned the decades from the 1950s to the early part of the 2000s. The retired officers were then given a guided tour of the new Police Station by Chief Superintendent Steve Hughson, in charge of policing in Powys and Inspector Stuart Eckley, the officer in charge of Llandrindod Wells. 


The state of the art building with all its environmentally friendly features and updated policing facilities is in stark contrast with a now empty cold Victorian building and gave the retired officers a chance to compare the two buildings.  The general consensus was that while it was the end of an era with the closure of a town centre Police Station which will now in all probability be turned into residential housing, the move was necessary in this day and age and will see an improvement in the facilities offered to those officers currently stationed in the town. Phil Hopkins from Welshpool, who together with his wife Gill, was among the visitors, said “We all appreciated the opportunity of a final look around the building which held so many happy memories for many of us.  We would like to thank Chief Supt Hughson and Insp Eckley for giving up their time and making some old men very happy!”


The visit was collated by Barry Hicks who was stationed at Llandrindod Wells in the late 60s prior to him leaving the police and taking up a career with the RAF.  Upon his retirement, he moved back to Llandrindod with his wife Haf  and is now the secretary/treasurer of the  Mid Wales Police Association. Bill Smith has prepared a short 'Slideshow' of photographs, accompanied by music of the visit, which he has put on the You Tube website.  If the below link does not work, just type in "Llandrindod Wells old Police Station" into the search bar and this will bring it up -





Traffic Officers Course - Ferryside - 1981

Submitted by Tommy Davies (Ex. 334) - Nov 2012


Llanelli Table Tennis Team - 1971

Submitted by Tommy Davies (Ex. 334) - Nov 2012



Submitted by Clive Cowey - April 2012

Submitted by Clive Cowey - April 2012

Submitted by Clive Cowey - April 2012


Submitted by Clive Cowey - April 2012


Submitted by Clive Cowey - April 2012



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