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160 Years of Policing in Rochdale (Greater Manchester Police)

Friday the 11th August & Saturday the 12th August 2017

 

This event was held over two days in conjunction with the Rochdale 'Feel Good' Festival.

The Espanlade outside the Town Hall was closed for the two days of the Festival

for the setting up of displays as well as a stage for concerts and an area for foodstalls. 

Not that well attended on the Friday but a grand day out on Saturday was had by all.

Due to some unforseen withdrawals the club only had three vehicles on display but they certainly attracted a lot of attention.

GMP kindly put those of us who had travelled from afar into accomadation for two nights at their Training School at Sedgeley Park. 

A very pleasant stay indeed

 

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 Tucked up at Sedgeley Park the night before the show the GMP Range Rover P38 and the Jaguar S Type Demonstrator.

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GMP Training Centre Sedgely Park.

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Rochdale Town hall on a sunny Saturday morning. 

Unfortunately it didn't last and we had a few spots of rain throughout the day.

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As I said smaller than originally planned for but PCUK stand was as popular as ever.

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Nice new club event tent being put to good use to shelter a small model display and members during the intermitent rain showers.

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One of two GMP Range Rovers on display this P38 is now owned by new club member Johnathan Smith.

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No show up North would be complete without the attendance of this ever popular

GMP Range Rover V8 Classic owned by club member and the Chairman Geoff Taylor.

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As I said the Range Rover Classic is popular with everyone. 

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Last but not least another regular attendee at shows was Derek Sulley and his Jaguar S Type Demonstrator in Nottingham Constabulary markings.

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We do get some unusal visitors to the stand this newly wed couple even got themselves handcuffed by the local constabulary.

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Old and new GMP on parade.

The officer in PPE gear was responsible for organising the Police side of things including our attendance, accomadation.

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Seems to be a flavour of the month thing to have cut outs for people to pose with.

Geoff and I just couldn't resist although the motor was a bit to modern for us.

 

Local Units on Show

 

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GMP RPU BMW 5 Series F10 running out of Eccles was on show Saturday.

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Followed by a GMP RPU BMW X5 F15 on the Sunday.

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To complete the BMW domination of the GMP RPU these lovely RT1200R's made an appearance as well.

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Honda CRF450X Trailie used by GMP RPU to combat the current rise in scooter and bike related crime.

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One of GMP Rochdale's current IRV's is this Hyundai i30.

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Now coming into service as the replacement for the Hyundai IRV's are these Peugeot 308's

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25 No show is complete without the attendance of the local Dog Unit.

Current mobile kennel of choice in GMP is the 3rd Generation Ford Focus Estate.

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Part of the the GMP 'Drivesafe' team this little Smart car is operated by PCSO's.

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One of the most important vehicles on scene was this IVECO chassis'd small incident vehicle

doubling up as the chow wagon for units assigned to the festival.

 

An invite to the back yard of Rochdale Nick

 

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Little line up of Hyundai i30's both old and new.

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GMP 1st Generation Hyundai i30 IRV.

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GMP 2nd Generation Hyundai i30 IRV

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Latest crop of IRV's to hit the roads the Peugeot 308.

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GMP Crime Scene Investigation 1st Generation Ford Transit Connect.

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GMP Vauxhall Vivaro Cell Van.

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3rd Generation GMP Ford Transit Cell Van with the recognisable blue roof.

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GMP Mercedes Sprinter PSU Carrier.

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Another GMP PSU Carrier this time a Volkswagen Crafter.

 

 

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

 

Nice little turn out by the local Fire Brigade including several vintage vehicle brought out from their museum.

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Iveco chassis'd Special Vehicle used by GMFRS Water Rescue Unit.

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Another Iveco based vehicle used by GMFRS.  This truck has been converted for use in Community Engagement.

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Local GMFRS Volvo Fire Tender.

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1957 Dennis-Metz 125ft Turntable Ladder started life on the Rochdale County Borough Fire Service.  In service till 1976.

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Leaving the show at the end of an enjoyable day this lovely old 1940 Dennis 'Big 6' Pump Escape from the GMFRS Museum.

 

Great weekend and another succesful display by the club.  Thanks to those members that attended and help run the display

Special thanks to GMP for the invite and the hospitality. 

The local officers we met were really welcoming and helpful and made for a great weekend.