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Harrogate Police Charity opens its doors to visitors

St Andrews, the Police Treatment Centre in Harrogate, is throwing open its doors this weekend as part of Heritage Open Days.

The Centre, on Harlow Moor Road, will be open from 10.30am until 4pm on Sunday 13 September 2015. Visitors can find out more about the founder of the Police Treatment Centres charity, Miss Catherine Gurney, and the organisation’s history.

Tours of the refurbished treatment facilities, which include a state-of-the-art physiotherapy unit and rehabilitation gym, will run throughout the day and there will also be the opportunity to meander around the award-winning gardens.

On the day, volunteers from the Prison & Police Museum in Ripon will be at St Andrews talking about the history of policing, and will also have handling boxes with truncheons, hats & more for people to see & try on!

Refreshments will be available in exchange for a small donation which will help to support the services the Charity provides to injured and ill police officers. A tombola will run on the day with prizes donated from local business including Bettys, Castle Howard & The Sitting Room Comedy Club.


St Andrews has been part of the Harrogate landscape for over 100 years and has such an interesting history but many people don’t know we’re here. We hope we can give our visitors a great insight into the hidden gem on their doorstep.


Heritage Open Days is the largest heritage festival in the country; in 2014, over 4,600 events welcomed around three million visitors across England. It celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to a wide range of splendid buildings and properties, of all ages and styles, which are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

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