Directorate of Telecommunications
This section contains a collection of scanned photographs relating to Warwickshire Outstation (Romsley Region).
The outstation was set up sometime in the late 1960’s at Lillington Police Station near Leamington Spa. In early 1975, the staff were moved to a new purpose built workshop located in the grounds of Warwickshire Police HQ.
1xSWT, 4xW/T and 2xW/M
Warwickshire Police and Fire Services
Supporting Morton-in-Marsh Fire College Borstal.
Lillington was the first Outstation I worked in shortly after starting at Romsley Depot in March 1970.
I still have many fond memories of my four and half years spent at the Outstation. Much of this was due to the friendship, fine mix and personalities of the people who worked there and the geographical area. The low integration technology helped stimulate a high level of personal interest and challenge by repair to component level, rather than just 1st line servicing. Furthermore, the informal yet professional manner in which we worked as an organisation, coupled with a by and large customer base that was appreciative of the work undertaken on their behalf made the job all the more interesting and enjoyable.
In early January 2009 I took the opportunity whilst passing through Leamington Spa to see what had became of the former Police Station that eventually was to be the first Warwickshire Outstation in 1969.
The building now houses a dental practice and undoubtedly have been reworked inside. The outside, although different since the garages have been demolished, still brought the happy memories flooding back after 34 years!
Acknowledgements: Photos, David Partridge