Officers of Oldham Borough Police race for the line during a sprint at one of the force’s sports day in the early 1900s.
We doubt they would have been in danger of breaking any records for the event, especially in full uniform, but we expect they were more than a match for the burglars of the day.
Oldham Borough Police existed between 1849 and 1969. Policing in
Oldham then became the responsibility of Lancashire County
Constabulary until the formation of Greater Manchester Police in 1974.
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Oldham Borough Police Collection
From the collection of the Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives.
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