A new Police Museum which has been in the works for over two years was officially opened, featuring a Sports Section.
In the absents of Commissioner Stephen Corbishley, Assistant Commissioner Martin Weekes and Roger Sherratt, a retired policeman who is a member of the Bermuda Ex-Police Officers Association cut the ribbon to open the Museum.
The highlight of the opening was the bat, batting pads and a ball that Edward “Bosun” Swainson’s used to score the historic first century scored in Cup Match in 1937.
The museum also recognized other former police officers who played in Cup Match, it was revealed that history was made for the Bermuda Police Service as Emmerson Carrington and Melvin Best became too serving Officers to officiate the Classic together.
During the Opening Sherratt said, “Retired Superintendent George Rose took up the challenge in the Bermuda library, the papers and elsewhere looking for information on Swainson, but found very little.”
In attendance at the Opening was 103-year-old Brownlow ‘Brownie’ Place, who was present at the Classic back in 1937 when Swainson scored his century.”