Swinging the lamp - Dyfed-Powys Police past in paint.

POLICE PAST: Dyfed-Powys Police is to mark its 40th anniversary this year.

POLICE PAST: Dyfed-Powys Police is to mark its 40th anniversary this year.

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Dyfed-Powys Police celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year and to mark the milestone, a timeline painting has been created depicting the Force’s historic beginnings from the night-watchmen of the 1800s through the various amalgamations of its constituent forces to the largest geographical police area in the country that is Dyfed-Powys Police.

The painting has been a collaboration between the Dyfed-Powys Police Museum and Blue Lamp Prints, a company run by a retired Police Officer, who have produced a finely detailed and accurate representation of the diversity of the many iconic locations in Dyfed and Powys and the various Police personnel, uniforms and transport over the years.

This company has produced these pictures for every other force in the country.

The company do not charge for the painting, but produce prints to be sold. The original painting will be presented to the Force on the July 25 by Blue Lamp Prints at the Police HQ in Llangunnor.

The occasion will also see the re-launch of the Dyfed-Powys Police Museum and there will be a small display of artefacts including some of the many photographs held by the museum archive that require identification.

If you are a Dyfed-Powys Police Pensioner and would like to attend the unveiling of the painting, help identify people and locations in these photographs, and help to preserve the history of Dyfed-Powys Police, and ‘swing the lamp’ about days past, then contact the Museum Curator, Kevin Smith at the Police HQ by calling 01267 226304 or 01267 226308

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