First female police sergeant
This fantastic old photo shows the St Helens Soroptimists before their annual dinner at the up-market Fleece Hotel in Church Street, some 40 years ago.
Tuesday, 24th September 2013, 9:54 am
Among them, if you’ll excuse the pun, is the particularly “arresting” sight of Ethel Van Schaik - on the far left on the back row.
Mrs Van Schaik made history by becoming the first female police sergeant in St Helens.