Sir P.J.Sillitoe’s Granddaughter Visits Our Museum
A surprise visitor to the Glasgow Police museum on Saturday 17 July 2021 was Mrs. Sally Chater of Halifax, West Yorkshire. She informed the museum curator, Alastair Dinsmor, that she is the granddaughter of Sir Percy Sillitoe, the famous former Chief Constable of Glasgow (1931-43). Alastair showed Mrs. Chater and her husband the items on display including Sir Percy’s ceremonial uniform and a text board outlining his career and the re-organisational achievements he carried out while Chief Constable. His introduction of the black & white cap band in 1932, ‘The Sillitoe Tartan’ still carries his name and has now spread throughout the world as a recognisable symbol of policing.
Mrs. Chater expressed her appreciation for the detail of the displays and the fact that Sir Percy is still remembered for his influence on policing in Glasgow.