AN AMAZING photograph of how the Flintshire Constabulary looked over a century ago has been shared by North Wales Police (NWP) this week.

Policing has occurred in North Wales for over 160 years but North Wales Police as we now know it was officially formed on April 1, 1974.

2024 marks the force's 50th anniversary and they are marking it through a range of activities.

As part of its milestone celebrations, team members have been dipping into the archives to take a look back at some pictures through history.

One photo shared by NWP this week has revealed how the Flintshire Constabulary looked back in 1911 (above).


A North Wales Police spokesperson said: "As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we’ve been looking back through our archives to share some amazing photos with you. Here’s what officers in Flintshire Constabulary looked like back in 1911!

"Flintshire, as well as Gwynedd and Denbighshire Constabularies were joined to form North Wales Police in 1974.

"Fast forward 113 years and Flintshire division is now split into Flintshire North and Flintshire South, covering from the Sealand area right the way up to the border with Prestatyn."