Jane UPHAM, 57 years, who died on Tuesday 14 November 2017. Jane was the wife of Myles Upham, who retired from Bridgwater in 2008. He is not a member of this Branch of NARPO.Her Funeral Service is to be held at Taunton Deane Crematorium at 11.30 am on Monday 20 November 2017.
John ALDRIDGE, who died on Tuesday 7 November, served on 'B' Division. John was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.
There is to be a family only Funeral Service which will be followed by a Thanksgiving Service, to which friends and former colleagues will be welcome and which is to be held at Chewstoke Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Chewstoke BS40 8XD at 1.30 pm on Monday 20 November 2017.
Nigel (James) CORBETT, 92 years, who died on Tuesday 7 November, retired as Sergeant of the Corston Section in 1975. He leaves a widow, Beryl, living in Bath.
James' (the name he always used through his police service) Funeral Service will take place at 1.45 pm on Friday 24 November 2017 at Haycombe Crematorium, Bath.
REMINDER - Weston Christmas Social - Wednesday 13 December 2017 7pm to 11pm at Weston Cricket Club.
This is the last remaining Christmas Police Pensioners Social started in the old Somerset Constabulary, and which continued following amalgamations. Please give serious consideration to attending this event, as the lack of support will result in it too meeting its demise.
Contact John Vincent at Email or telephone 01934 413153 by 6 December 2017 to allow for catering arrangements. (£6 a head). Thank You.
Bob Buck is looking for support, he has been managing the roadside on the A369 at Easton-in-Gordano for conservation. The wildflower spectacle on St. George's Flower Bank Local Nature Reserve.
They have applied for a grant from the Aviva Community Fund to buy a new trailer. This will be a great help to make our haymaking quicker, more efficient - and easier.
He is asking members to vote for this project in support of the grant.
Joan Ann SMITH, 76 years, who died on Thursday 26 October, the wife of Terry Smith, who lives at Bath and retired in 1991.
Joan's Funeral Service is to be held in the Top Chapel at Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, at 11.30 am on Tuesday 21 November 2017, followed by interment in the cemetery grounds.
Desmond (Des) BLANTHORNE, age 97 years, who died on Monday 30 October, retired in 1979. His next of kin is his son, Roger, who is also a Branch member.
Des' son, Roger, tells us that there is to be a family funeral at Birkenhead on Monday 13 November 2017.
We have been informed of the death, on 24 October 2017 of Mrs Barbara POTTS, 97 years, widow of William Potts, who retired in 1976 and died in 2006. Her next of kin is her son, Graham, who lives in Bristol. Mrs Potts was not a member of this Branch of NARPO. This entry will be updated if we receive information regarding the funeral arrangements.
We have been informed of the death, on 25 October 2017 of Mrs Audrey MORIARTY, 90 years, widow of Raymond Moriarty, who retired in 1980 and died in 1996. It appears she had been living with her next of kin, her daughter who lives in Kidderminster. Mrs Moriarty was not a member of this Branch of NARPO. This entry will be updated should we receive information regarding the funeral arrangements.
Sean SKELHORN, 54 years, who died on Saturday 28 October, retired in 2016. He leaves a widow, Christine.
There is to be a private family funeral with a Remembrance Service which will take place at 11 am on Tuesday 21 November 2017 at Holy Trinity Church, High Street (A39) High Littleton (website shows post code as BS39 6HG), at which all former colleagues and friends will be welcome.
PC David George Petch
Died 24 October 1981, aged 31
Killed when his traffic patrol car crashed following a speeding car.
Mrs Beryl DAVIES, 92 years, who died on Monday 16 October, widow of David Davies, who retired in 1974 and died in 2003. Her next of kin is her daughter, Mrs Elaine Crowther, living in Taunton.
Beryl's Funeral Service is to take place at 2 pm on Friday 27 October 2017 at Taunton Deane Crematorium.
Michael RYAN, 65 years, who died on Tuesday 10 October, retired in 2004. He leaves a widow, Priscilla, living in Galmington, Taunton. Michael was, during his service in Taunton, a District Federation Representative - he was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.
Michael's Funeral Service is to be held at Taunton Deane Crematorium at 4 pm on Friday 20 October 2017.
Walter Rodney (Ron) MITCHELL, 89 years, who died on Tuesday 10 October, retired in 1983. He leaves a widow, Cynthia, living at Stratton on the Fosse.
Ron's Funeral Service is to be held at 2 pm on Friday 3 November 2017 at Mendip Crematorium, Old Wells Road, between Wells and Shepton Mallet, website shows post code as BA5 3RR.
Harold STRINGER. 92 years, who died on Saturday 7 October, retired in 1971. He lived at Coalpit Heath and his next of kin is his daughter. Harold was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.
His funeral is taking place at 2pm Wednesday 1 November at Westerleigh Crematorium.
7 December 2017 - Temple Meads, Bristol.
Colston Chappell is, once more, organising a pre-Christmas get-together, for former colleagues at the Knights Templar pub at the rear of Temple Meads railway station in Bristol at 5.30 pm on Thursday 7 December 2017.
Colston can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Police Headquarters, Portishead - Sunday 1 October 2017
The Branch Committee ensured our very visible representation at the Open Day, with much for the large number of visitors to see around the Headquarters site. A somewhat threatening weather forecast did not deter most of the many ticket holders from attending.
Our picture shows the Chief Constable, Andy Marsh, visiting the NARPO stand and with Chris Lockyer, Linda Gittings, John Vincent and Rod Deane.