Weston-super-Mare Police Officers 1890

Petition for Royal Commission on Policing


Date 17/09/18


Mrs. Ann MADSEN, 82 years, who died on Saturday 8 September, widow of Alan, who retired in 1982 and died in 2008. Her next of kin is her daughter living in Burnham on Sea.

Ann's Funeral Service is to take place at Sedgemoor Crematorium at 2 pm on Thursday 20 September 2018.

Date 14/09/18

Obituary - UPDATED

Mrs Joyce BARTON, 94 years, who died on Sunday 2 September, widow of George Barton who retired in 1982 and died in 2016. Joyce had been living near her daughter in Norfolk for some years.

Joyce's Funeral Service is to take place at 2 pm on Monday 24 September at St Nicholas Church, Dersingham, Norfolk PE31 6LN.

Date 13/09/18


Dennis E WARNER, 93 years who died on Tuesday 28 August. He leaves a widow, Jean, living in Keynsham. Dennis was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

We have received no information regarding Dennis' funeral details.

Date 13/09/18

Weston-super-Mare Christmas Social

As in recent years this event will take place at Weston Cricket Club BS23 4NY on Wednesday 12 December 2018, 7 pm to 11 pm.

Whilst it has be necessary to find another caterer, due to Carol's retirement, the cost remains at £6 a head. (Special diet requirements can be arranged).

Please complete the slip in the October Newsletter or contact branch Welfare Officer - John Vincent - or 01934 413 153 to book your place, before 1 December 2018.

If you wish this get-together to continue, please give it your support, we need numbers to exceed 50 for it to viable, or it will go the same way as those elsewhere.

Date 07/09/18

Obituary - UPDATED

Alan ELLIOTT, 86 years, who died on Monday 3 September, retired in 1985. He leaves a widow, Ellen, living in Keynsham. Alan retired from Bristol SOCO as a DC in 1985. He was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Alan's Funeral is at 10.45 am on Monday 1 October 2018 at Haycombe Crematorium Bath.

Date 07/09/18


Mrs Mona ANNETTS, 90 years, who died on Wednesday 8 August, widow of William (Bill) Annetts, who died in 1992. Mona was not, currently, a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Her Funeral is to take place at Milton Road Cemetery Chapel, Weston-super-Mare, at 2.30 pm on Tuesday 4 September 2018.

Date 01/09/18


Mrs Doreen J. CUMMINGS, 93 years, who died on Friday 24 August, widow of William (better known as Des) Cummings who retired in 1975 and died in either 1998 (Branch records) or 2014 (Force records).

Doreen has been living in Spain where her next of kin, her daughter, also lives (we do not have the daughter's address).

We have no information regarding the funeral arrangements but it is likely that they will take place in Spain.

Date 30/08/18

National Police Memorial Day - Service at Weston-super-Mare

The usual service will be held at Clarence Park Baptist Church, Walliscote Road, commencing at 3pm on Sunday 30 September 2018.

There will be no parade, but but the Male Voice Choir will be in attendance. Those wishing to attend should make their way directly to the Church. Light refreshment will be served after the Service, with an opportunity for a chat.

Anyone locally who requires transport should contact the Branch Welfare Officer - John Vincent - or telephone 01934 413153 asap.

Can you please draw this event to the attention of anyone you know who would wish to attend, but has no access to the Website.

Date 28/08/18

In Memoriam

Police Roll of Honour Trust

PC Christopher Malcolm Hood
Died 23 August 1971. Aged 23

Killed in a police motorcycle crash responding to an emergency call.

Roll of Honour

Date 23/08/18


Philip John MOUNTER, 76 years, who died on Tuesday 7 August, retired in 1983. He leaves a widow, Margaret.

Philip's funeral service is to be held at 2.30 pm on Friday 24 August 2018 at St Andrew's Church, Church Road, Curry Rivel TA10 0HQ.

Date 20/08/18

Obituary - UPDATED

Ann FORD, who died on Saturday 18 August, wife of Viv Ford, who retired in 1996.

Date 20/08/18


Michael CROSS, 82 years, who died on Saturday 4 August, retired in 1984. He leaves a widow, Enid, living in Bristol. Michael was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Date 09/08/18


Leslie HARRIS, 60 years, who died on Saturday 28 July, retired in 2009 from the Bath District. His death was reported to Peninsula Pensions by his former wife, from whom he was divorced in 2008. Mr Harris was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

The funeral service is to be held at 1 pm on Friday 24 August 2018 at Semington Crematorium, Wiltshire.

Date 08/08/18


Mrs Jean FOWLER, 88 years, who died on Saturday 28 July, widow of Leslie Fowler, who retired in 1978 and died in 2006. Her next of kin is her daughter, living in Calne, Wiltshire. Mrs Fowler was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

We will update this entry should the funeral details become known.

Date 07/08/18

Foster Care Volunteers

We have been approached by Caroline COOK, Communications Officer at Somerset County Council, regarding that Authority's search for placements for young people with Foster Carers.

If you have a spare room and feel well-disposed to offering a young person a more meaningful life, please contact the Service on 0800 587 9900 or visit the Website at: or contact the Council on 01823 357087 (press office 01823 355020).

Please do not contact the NARPO Branch Secretary as we have no other information than that available through the above contact points.

Date 07/08/18


Cyril HALES, who died on Sunday 5 August, he leaves a widow, Jane. Cyril was not a member of this Branch of NARPO but this entry will be updated when we receive the funeral information.

Date 06/08/18


Christopher Geoffrey READ, 72 years, who died on Friday 24 July, retired after ten years service in 2002. He leaves a widow, Rosemary, living in Plymouth, Devon. Christopher was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

This item will be updated should we hear of any funeral arrangements that have not already taken place.

Date 03/08/18