Weston-super-Mare Police Officers 1890


Jean WOODMAN who died on Saturday 2 November, wife of Robert (Bob) Woodman. They are not members of this Branch of NARPO.

Jean's funeral service is to be held at South Bristol Crematorium BS13 7AS at 12 noon on Monday 2 December 2019.

Date 12/11/19


Dominic HINGSTON, 59 years, who died on 3 October, retired on medical pension in 1989, after eleven years service on the former 'A' Division.

Funeral Service 29 November 2019 1.30 pm Canford Crematorium.

Date 09/11/19

Obituary - Updated

Alison Elizabeth MILDREN (Liz), 51 years, who died on 5 November, retired in 2019. Wife of Steve who retired in 2017.

Date 08/11/19


Janet VARDY, who died on Tuesday 5 November, former member of the Support Staff in the HQ Personnel Department. Janet was not a member of this Branch of NARPO. Her next of kin is her husband, Mike.

Her Funeral Service is to take place at 11 am on Friday 22 November 2019 at Westerleigh Crematorium near Pucklechurch, South Gloucestershire.

Date 07/11/19


Mrs Jean WILLIAMS, 87 years, who died on Sunday 27 October, widow of Trevor, who retired in 1984 and died in 2001.

Jean was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and we have not, as yet, been informed of the funeral details.

Date 06/11/19

Bristol Reunion

"C" Division and Bristol Police Reunion

Friday 13 March 2020. 7 pm - Late.

Cribbs Sports & Social Club Station Road, Henbury, Bristol.

£5.00p per person this includes Buffet & Raffle.

Cheques/Cash and SAE please to:

Geoff Williams 16 Northleach Walk Shirehampton Bristol BS11 9RS

Any Info Needed: Tel No's 07970 883 329/01179 820 586

Date 05/11/19


Carol NEWMAN, 79 years, who died on Wednesday 30 October, the wife of Peter, who retired in 1988.

Carol's Funeral Service is to be held at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium at 12.30 pm on Thursday 14 November 2019.

Date 02/11/19


Mrs Sybil CHALLIS, 91 years, who died on Sunday 27 October, widow of Kenneth, who retired in 1983 and died in 2005. Her next of kin is her son, Robert.

Sybil was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and we will update this entry if we receive information regarding her funeral arrangements.

Date 30/10/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Len TURLE, 91 years, who died on Tuesday 22 October, retired in 1983. His next of kin is his daughter, Elaine.

Len's funeral service is to be held at Yeovil Crematorium (website shows post code as BA20 2EJ) at 1.20 pm on Wednesday 6 November 2019.

Date 24/10/19

Wells Police Station

A message from Malcolm Dykes for those who may be interested.

Wells Police station is closing and is up for sale. To mark the end there is going to be a commemorative photograph of all the serving officers and as many retired officers that have worked there over the years.

I have been asked by my son-in-law PS Matt Slade to make contact with as many past officers that have worked at Wells Police station.

The picture will be taken at 3.30 pm Thursday 14 November.

Date 24/10/19

In Memoriam

Police Roll of Honour Trust

PC David George Petch
Died 24 October 1981, aged 31

Killed when his traffic patrol car crashed following a speeding car.

Roll of Honour

Date 24/10/19


Ann GAUT, who died on 17 October, widow of John GAUT, who we understand died in 2016.

Ann was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and this entry will be updated should we become aware of her funeral details.

Date 21/10/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Mrs Pauline Audrey ANNING, 91 years, who died on Wednesday 16 October. Widow of Ernest Arthur Anning, who retired as a Constable in Taunton in 1984 and died in 2017.

Pauline's funeral is to be held at Taunton Deane Crematorium on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 2 pm.

Date 17/10/19


We have been informed of the death, on Sunday 29 September 2019 of Mrs Margaret LAMBOURNE, 91 years. Margaret, who was known as Joan, was the widow of Peter, who retired in 1984 and died in 2016. Her next of kin are her four sons.

Funeral arrangements are 7 November at 2 pm, Westerleigh Crematorium.

The Wake to follow will be at the New Inn, Westerleigh. If anyone would like to attend please notify Paul Lambourne or Alan for catering purposes.

Date 08/10/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Gillian (Gill) LEACH, 71 years, who died on Friday 4 October, beloved wife of Dave Leach, who retired in 1996.

Gill's funeral is to take place at Haycombe Crematorium at 10 am on Monday 28 October 2019.

It will be much appreciated by your Honorary Secretary if members please resist the temptation to send email messages of condolence.

Date 05/10/19


Michael Beer, 77 years who died on 26 September 2019. He joined the Police Service in 1961 and served with the Avon and Somerset Constabulary until his retirement in 1993 with the rank of Superintendent.

His next of kin is Sandra who lives in Cheddar.

Mike's funeral will take place at South Bristol Crematorium & Cemetery, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS13 7AS at 12 noon, Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Date 04/101/19

Christmas Social Gathering

Thursday 5 December 2019 - 5.30 pm

Colston CHAPPELL has arranged another get-together at the Wetherspoons Pub - The Knights Templar at Temple Meads, Bristol - all former colleagues welcome to attend.

Contact Colston at

Date 01/10/19

Yeovil Police Reunion

Karen MINES, Chair of the East Somerset Police Club, has invited us to help to mark the planned demise of the Yeovil Police Station, which many of us will remember when it was new.

To celebrate the building's 45 years as a landmark in the community, there is to be a Reunion Night, at Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil - starting at 6.30 pm on Saturday 18 April 2020 until 1 am, including a three-course meal, with a live band and comedian after-dinner entertainment. The cost is £35 each (£30 if you are a member of the E S P Club).

For more information or to reserve your places contact Karen at There is facility for tables of up to ten people, so, with all this advance notice, why not organise a group to attend.

Date 17/09/19

WsM Christmas Social

A Date For Your Diary - Weston-super-Mare Christmas Social - Wednesday 11 December 2019.

John Vincent has arranged for another pre-Christmas get-together at the Weston-super-Mare Cricket Club from 7 pm till 11 pm on the evening of Wednesday 11 December 2019. Attendance in December 2018 was disappointing so please support John's efforts on our behalf.

Full details will appear in the October Branch Newsletter and on this Website. If you want to declare your intention to attend or to find out more, please contact John at or Roger Thayer at

Date 10/07/19