Weston-super-Mare Police Officers 1890

Merry Christmas


Joan Amelia CHAPLIN, 98 years, who died on Monday 9 December, wife of William Henry Chaplin, who retired in 1980 and lives at Templecombe.

We have not, as yet, received the funeral information.

Date 11/12/19


Mrs Pamela MOLONEY, 79 years, who died on Monday 2 December, widow of Michael, who retired in 1986 and died in 2018.

Pamela was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and this entry will be updated should we receive the funeral details.

Date 05/12/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Royston JONES, 78 years, who died on 4 December at Weston-super-Mare Hospice, retired from HQ in 1995. He leaves a widow, Angela, living at Winscombe.

Date 04/12/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Peggy CHIFFERS, 99 years, who died on Tuesday 26 November, widow of Stan, who retired in 1969 and died in 1989.

Peggy's Funeral Service is to be held at 3 pm on Monday 9 December 2019 at the Village Church of St Augustine at West Monkton (website shows post code as TA2 8QT).

Date 27/11/19

Deborah Leat - 27 November 1986

Deborah Leat

Deborah Leat

Deborah Leat, Woman Police Constable of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary who died on 27 November 1986, aged 20.

Killed when her police patrol car went out of control on a bend and crashed into a tree while pursuing a vehicle which had failed to stop in the early hours at Speedwell, Bristol.

Roll of Honour

Date 27/11/19

NARPO Annual Golf Competition

Mike HEDGES is giving us plenty of notice of the 2020 event, which will, again, be at Farrington Park Golf Club on Thursday 4 June 2020. Start with coffee at 11.15 am and close with a meal at 6.30 pm. Anyone wanting to know more can see the Branch Newsletter in January or contact Mike at

Date 22/11/19


Brian Stuart HARRIS, 81 years, who died on Friday 15 November, retired in 1994. He leaves a widow, Heather, living near Bradford on Avon.

Brian's Funeral Service is to take place at West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington, Wiltshire BA14 6HL at 11.30 am on Friday 6 December 2019.

Date 22/11/19

Police Care UK

Dave BLUNDELL, recently appointed Engagements Officer for Police Care UK, which has succeeded the former Police Dependents Trust, asks that we offer his opportunities for volunteer helpers in our area.

Anyone interested, please make contact with Dave Blundell direct.


Date 20/11/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Brian SCHOFIELD, 69 years, who died on Tuesday 12 November, retired in 2000. He leaves a widow, Susan.

Date 19/11/19


Walter (Jack) ARNOLD, 99 years, who died on Friday 12 November, retired in 1971. His next of kin is his son, David, living in Thailand, where Jack had moved some while ago.

Date 19/11/19

Weston Social

Weston-super-Mare Pensioners Christmas Social is taking place at the Cricket Club on Wednesday 11 December 2019 from 7pm to 11pm. If you wish this event to continue in future years, please give it your support.

There is still time to register your intention to attend, before the 5 December, please. Contact John Vincent on 01934 413153 or Roger Thayer 01934 512779

Date 19/11/19

Rotary Organisation

One of our Additional Members - Full Member of the Bristol (Avon) Branch of NARPO - Hugo PIKE has asked that we provide information to our members to encourage joining their local Rotary Club.

Hugo joined Rotary in 1978 and been a member of the Chelwood Bridge Club in the Chew Valley since 1990.

Rotary combines social gatherings for it members and contributes significantly to all manner of charitable causes across the World.

You can find out more if you live in the greater Bristol area by email or elsewhere through Hugo at

Date 19/11/19


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

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

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