Open doors for Bargoed Police Station

10th December 2010

On Friday 9th December, 80 pupils from St Gwladys Primary School, Park Primary School and Glyngaer Primary School were invited along to take a look at what modern day policing entails, and to celebrate the history of the building, which has been a police station for more than a century.

It is believed that the station has been haunted for many years by a friendly ghost called Cedric - which we were hoping may make an appearance. Officers on nights, especially, report hearing footsteps on the corridor upstairs.

The children had the opportunity to visit the cells, meet their local inspector, Huw Jones, and have a souvenir fingerprint badge or key ring to take away.

Bargoed Neighbourhood Team Inspector, Huw Jones said: "Opening our station doors is a great way to let the children and public have an insight in to what goes on within Bargoed Police Station - a lot has changed over the last 100 years! We're hoping everyone took away with them some knowledge and understanding of what goes on in modern policing and the changes that have taken place over the years to get to where we are today."

The station was also open to the general public for tours on Saturday December 10th, 2011.