Wendover Police Station History

I was posted to Wendover Police Station January 1956, prior to this having been serving with the Coldstream Guards in London. The Police Station then was a large shed situated behind the two Police houses at 101 and 103 Aylesbury Road. One might say having seen the fine Police Stations in London it was a bit of a shock.

Wendover at this time was serviced by an Inspector, two Sergeants and about ten Constables. There were an additional Constables at Aston Clinton, Butlers Cross, Stoke Mandeville Great Missenden, Prestwood and The Lee. In May 1959, we moved into the new Station at the corner of Lionel Avenue. The old Police Station, the shed, was taken down and re-erected at Amersham to double the size of their existing premises near the old Brazil’s Pork Pie factory. They soon had a new place in King George Road.

At its peak, the Wendover Police Station had 18 Constables, two Sergeants, two Detective Constables and an Inspector. Wendover additionally took responsibility of policing Holmer Green with its resident Constable.

In 1968, Thames Valley Police was formed from the forces of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Reading Borough and Oxford City. From then on so called progress!

Doug Manderfield, sometime Sergeant 504