Constabulary travels back in time

Tuesday, 05 January, 2010

Cheshire Constabulary is offering a nostalgia trip for the people of the county,in the form of a special limited edition magazine.

The Force has raided its picture archives and dusted off hundreds of photographs of policing Cheshire in times gone by, published them in a glossy magazine and is now selling it to raise money for charity.

Force Publications Editor Chris Wood said: "The Constabulary has its own
newspaper which is distributed to serving and retired officers and staff, and one of the most popular sections is the looking back column - which we call "Life On Mars" after the BBC show set in the 1970s.

We wanted to produce a magazine, which we could sell to raise money for charity, and we knew that there is a ready market in nostalgia for the 1970s, 60s, and even further back. We asked Catalyst readers to send in their own photographs to put in the magazine, and dug into the Force archives to find as many previously unpublished pictures as we could find.

The result is a unique look at times gone by - a real trip back in time." The 100-page full colour magazine features a huge array of pictures, all taken in Cheshire.

Money raised by sales of the magazine, called "Life On Mars?" goes to two charities - the BBC's Children In Need appeal and the Constabulary's own Force Museum, based in Warrington. The success of the magazine has already prompted calls for a second edition.

• Anyone interested in getting hold of a copy of "Life On Mars" can send a cheque for £4 made payable to Cheshire Police Authority to:

Life On Mars Magazine,
Corporate Communications/Marketing Department,
Cheshire Constabulary HQ,
Clemonds Hey,
Oakmere Road,
CW7 2UA.

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