Site updates and News Items
05-08-2014 Totally out of the blue I (Andy Lambert) was given a chance to visit TDV and of course asked if I could bring my Camera. The unit is now available to rent again and hopefully someone responsive to the building's great history will take it on.
For those of us who have not been back since Traffic Division left the building, it was a bit of a shock to see how much it had been changed, during its recent Forensic role
If you worked V division then you should love this book. It is very atmospheric
both about the area and the time.
1969: Following a raid at a jewellery store in Wimbledon, an officer from the London Metropolitan Police Traffic Division in a high powered V8 Rover pursues a gang of jewel thieves in a stolen Jaguar. The pursuit begins on the Kingston By-Pass at Putney Heath and ends at the Fairmile, just outside Cobham in Surrey, when the Jaguar driver rolls the car on a sweeping left hand bend. The police officer, in an attempt to avoid hitting the Jaguar, runs off the road and collides with a tree, killing him instantly. But that is where the story begins!
To order your copy click on this link Guardian Angel
31-07-2012 Keith Knight's Diorama of the Hollyfield Road building has now been photographed and placed on the website.
You can find it in the "Equipment Photo Gallery"
12-03-2012 A reunion is again planed for THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER 2012, 7.30PM at Imber Court Click here to download your invite form.
Please take a moment to pass the date and information on as not everyone visits these pages as often as you!
01-08-2011 The addition to the website of some great pictures
from Mark Newman which I suspect some of those who worked at TDV towards it end
31-01-2011 At long last we are no longer alone, TDZ 's Dickie Bird has gone 'on line' with a TDZ Website. There is a a link to the left, please take a moment to send him your support.
30-03-2010 The website has been approached by the BBC to see if they could contact any officers that were involved with the Poll Tax Riots around Trafalgar Square in 1990
They are doing a story on it and would like to talk to any retired Police Officers who were involved in it. If you can help please contact Andy MacFarlaine, BBC News Website on telephone 0208 225 8886
15-10-2009 Reunion 2012 page added to this website (see link on Left)
31-7-2009 List of Reunion Attendees who have confirmed their attendance made available for all to see Click here to view it.
3-7-2009 Re Reunion Click here to download your invite form.
Make cheques payable to C.TRAVIS and send to 33 Minsterley Avenue Shepperton Middx, TW17 8QS
further message from Cliff Travis
Details: TDT, TDV and TDB are all invited. The date will be Friday 2 Oct 2009 at 7.30PM to 11PM. The location is the Surrey Room at Imber Court. Buffet Provide and the cost is £10
What you can do to help me now is to pass on details of the Reunion to any former Hampton/Surbiton/Barnes Officers that you know. If you are not sure if they are on my own list just email or telephone me with their details and I will take appropriate action.
message from Cliff Travis
The last Reunion 3 years ago consisted of 108 attending. Since then I know that 18 of our friends have left us for that "Great Garage up in the Sky". There could be more that I do not know about. In addition we are all 3 years older and travel for some of our friends is now out of the question. To add to our problems the Country is going downhill fast and money is tight. I am quite happy to organise the Reunion full stop. What I do not want is finding that we have only 30/40 turn up on the night. I need your views please, are you happy with me to proceed as normal or call it a day? Can we do anything to increase numbers?
A thought did cross my mind that I could call it a 5
Area Traffic Unit Reunion and include former colleagues from Barnes Garage.
Having said that most of the TDT/TDV traffpols served at Barnes anyway before
transferring out. Bob "Dolly" Gray organised a TDB Reunion about 10 years ago
but there have been no further TDB Reunions. I did try to contact Dolly whose
last address was in Northolt but without any joy. Does any one know where Dolly
is now or heaven forbid is he no longer with us? Look forward to hearing from
For more details and contact info please download this form
It is the usual "Your account has a problem"
which then leads you via a link, to a 'Phishing' site, to capture your details.
As with all these scams remember:
2006 Added Neil McAlpine's email regarding the sad loss of Paul (the Pig)
Stewart. Click here to read.
Details are:- Friday the 6th October 2006 19:30 to 23:00 at Imber Court Sports Club (upstairs in the bar).
Buffet available at about £10 Please email Clifford Travis, to request your invite and he will contact you closer to the time: firstname.lastname@example.org