Bobby Goes Home
Do you remember Bobby? He was the loveable police car that travelled around schools in the 90s to deliver important road safety messages.
After attending countless schools with his partner, PC Roger Hughes, he went into semi-retirement at a community partnership centre called the Safety Zone in Treforest. Whilst there, he was used by South Wales Police to continue delivering road safety messages when school children visited. Approximately 5 years ago, the Safety Zone was closed and Bobby stayed with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, waiting for the Police to re-house him.
The council got in touch with the South Wales Police Heritage Centre (museum) where a suitable home for Bobby was finally found. He is now FULLY retired and on display in the Police Museum at South Wales Police headquarters in Bridgend. This came just in time for their refurbishment and open doors event held recently.
Pictured with the spruced up and refurbished “ice cream alliance” road safety ice cream van, which helped deliver road safety messages to schools in the 60s and 70s, these two icons of road safety delivery are now re-united.
Find out more about the South Wales Police Heritage Centre here.