Visit a piece of Hertfordshire’s history: Tring Police Station – the oldest functioning police station is now welcoming visitors to its mini-museum.
If local schools, clubs and historical societies would like to enjoy a guided tour, local PC Laz Clark would be delighted!
‘As our oldest working police station, Tring’s police station is a High Street landmark but not many people get to come inside and have a look around,’ said PC Clark. ‘I’d be delighted to give visitors a behind-the-scenes tour, as would PCSOs Bardhyl Agallili and Martin Leadbitter.’
The building has been home to Herts police since 30 January 1914 and cost £893 to build on the site of an old butcher’s shop and abattoir.
In addition to being a police station, it was originally also a house for the local sergeant and his family. It had three bedrooms on the first floor and a kitchen and lounge on the ground floor. The building was also equipped with one cell and a small exercise yard for prisoners.
The station narrowly avoided being closed and replaced with a new building in nearby Mortimer Hill in the 1960s but survived and has been a working police station for 108 years. Tring Police Station has also been immortalised in a painting by Mary Casserley a local artist, including PC Clark! To take a tour, email PC Laz Clark at Lazarus.Clark@herts.police.uk.