A new book by Petersfield Museum, Policing Petersfield: 1840–2016, was launched last week.
It chronicles the story of police in Petersfield from the early days as one of the original 12 divisions of the newly created Hampshire Constabulary in 1840 to the closure of the town’s police station in September 2016.
Written by historian Diana Syms and including more than 140 photographs, the book shares previously unknown stories of policing in Petersfield.
Diana dropped into the P pod to discuss the book with presenter Claire Vennis.
The Watoto Trust helps Kenyan children reach their potential and escape the cycle of poverty. The charity also helps in a wider way to increase awareness of the problems facing Kenya, including pressure on natural resources and loss of habitat.
Petersfield Community Radio’s 13-year-old reporter, Nina Vennis, went along to meet three of the team ahead of a big fundraiser.
The Watoto Trust Christmas Fair takes place on 12/13 November, at the Tithe Barn, Ditcham (GU31 5RQ), from 9am-4pm. The £5 entry fee includes tea/coffee and a slice of delicious cake from Madeleine’s Kitchen.
The Festival Hall is home to Petersfield’s Musical Festival, held every year in March. It’s been around for almost 120 years and over the next few months we’ll be finding out how its organisers prepare for its week-long celebration of music.
Alastair Stewart spoke to organisers Philip Young, the director of music and festival chairman; festival secretary Marcia Fielden; Mark Dancer, conductor of the Petersfield Choral Society and festival accompanist; and Sue Upton, secretary of the Petersfield Choral Society.