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Mrs Iris HARRIS, widow of Reg, who died in 2017. Iris was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Her Funeral Service is to be held at Mangotsfield United Reform Church, Cossham Street BS16 9EP at 12.15 pm on Thursday 31 May 2018, followed by cremation at Westerleigh Crematorium.

Date 18/05/18


Charles OAKWELL, 96 years, who died on 15 May, retired in 1977. His next of kin is his son, Brian, living at Isle Brewers, near Taunton.

Charlie's Funeral Service is to be held at Yeovil Crematorium at 11.20 am on Friday 1 June 2018.

Date 17/05/18

Obituary - UPDATED

Brian MAGGS, 69 years, who died on 15 May 2018. He leaves a widow, Shelagh. Brian was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Date 17/05/18

In Memoriam

PC Stephen Jones
Died 17 May 1999, aged 34

Killed when struck by a stolen vehicle he was attempting to stop.

Roll of Honour

Date 17/05/18

Obituary - UPDATED

John BUTLER, 75 years, who died on 12 May, a Full Member of the Bristol (Avon) Branch of NARPO. John leaves a widow, Barbara, living in Keynsham.

Date 13/05/18

Reunion Dinner

The Annual NARPO Dinner at Brean Leisure Centre took on a musical theme when the Police Choir were invited to attend.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal, an excellent raffle, and then the music began. Guests were treated to a varied programme of songs by the choir. Two soloists then caused much hilarity. Peter Jones performed 'The Laughing Policeman' and John Gray was quite lecherous in 'Have Some Madeira M' Dear'. Everyone sang the last line and were also invited to join in when the choir sang 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.

It proved to be a most enjoyable evening and a few could be heard singing quietly as they headed for home.

Date 12/05/18

Obituary - UPDATED

Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips, 61 years, who died on Sunday 6 May, retired in 2016. He was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Kevin was a past Chairman of the Avon and Somerset Police Federation. He leaves a widow, Anna and four children.

The funeral service will take place at Westerleigh Crematorium, Westerleigh Road, Westerleigh, Bristol BS37 8QP (sat nav use BS37 8RF) on Friday 8 June 2018 with the service beginning at 11.00 am. There is no specific dress code, wear whatever you are comfortable in.

Following the service the family invite you to celebrate Kevin's life at Kendleshire Golf Club, Henfield Road, Coalpit Heath , BS36 2UY. To assist the venue on expected numbers, the Police Federation will be collating names of attendees on behalf of Anna (email, text message 07769 189102).

Date 07/05/18


Royston GAINEY, 91 years, who died on Wednesday 25 April, retired in 1974. We understand that he leaves a widow, Janice.

Roy's Funeral Service is to be held at Haycombe Crematorium at 11.30 am on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

Date 30/04/18


Mrs Gwen STEPHENS, 97 years, from Stoke-sub-Hamdon, who died on 16 April. She was the widow of Lancelot, who retired in 1967 and died in 1999.

This entry will be updated when we are aware of the funeral information.

Date 26/04/18

Obituary - UPDATED

Mrs Jean SEARLE, 92 years, who died on Monday 23 April 2018. Widow of Eddie Searle, who retired in 1985 and died in 2008.

Date 25/04/18


We have been informed of the death, on 22 February 2018 of Mrs Norma WRIGHT, 87 years, the widow of Ken Wright, who retired in 1982 an died in 2010. The next of kin is her daughter, living in Bristol. Norma was not a member of this Branch and it must be assumed that the funeral took place some time ago.

Date 23/04/18

Obituary - UPDATED

Michael John WILLCOX, 83 years, who died on Wednesday 18 April, retired in 1983 from Bridgwater. He leaves a widow, Hilary, who lives in their home in Cornwall.

Michael's Funeral Service is to be held at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 2 May 2018 at Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4AP.

Date 19/04/18


Andrew Richard MOORE, 57 years, who died on Tuesday 17 April, retired in 2011. He leaves a widow, Rosina, living in Watchet.

Andrew's Funeral Service is to take place at Taunton Deane Crematorium at 10.00 am on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

Date 17/04/18


Clive D T WYNESS, 86 years, who died on Monday 16 April, retired in 1978. He leaves a widow, Jan, living near Bridgwater.

Clive's Funeral Service is to take place at Sedgemoor Crematorium at 1 pm on Friday 27 April 2018.

Date 17/04/18

Obituary - UPDATED

Keith RICKARD, 70 years, who died on Saturday 14 April, retired on a medical pension in 1989. He leaves a widow, Mrs M J Rickard, living in Newport, Gwent.

Originally a Glospol officer, at the time of retirement he was a traffic officer based at Almondsbury.

Date 16/04/18

Force Club - Fishing Section

Bob GIBBS is, again this year, the source of season tickets for the section of the River Avon at Farleigh Hungerford and they will be available from him from 1 May 2018.

Bob is also trying to track down two cups previously awarded but not yet returned:-

The Norman Frost Cup, for the Regional PAA(PSUK) Team Championships


The Colin Forty Pairs Cup.

If you want to get your ticket for the coming year or have any information as to the whereabouts of the trophies, please contact Bob GIBBS at

Date 15/04/18

NARPO Golf Day

Branch Member, Dave Walbyoff, has once more, taken on the task of organising the NARPO Golf Competition, this year on Thursday 7 June 2018. The event will take place at the Mendip Spring Golf Club, starting with coffee and bacon roll at 11 am for the tee off at 12 Mid-day.

Following the 18 hole Stableford Competition there will be a two course meal. All-inclusive for £34.00.

Contact Dave on 01934 834 159 or at

Date 01/03/18

Summer Outing

Branch Summer Outing - Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway
Wednesday 4 July 2018

Members and their Guests are welcome to enjoy another great Branch Summer Outing. This time Linda Gittings is our organiser and we will have a day on the, nationally recognised, Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway from their station at Prestbury - alongside the car park of the Cheltenham Race Course - all the way up to Broadway.

There will, of course, be a cream tea available on the 15.10 train departing Broadway but the day can start as early as 10.30 from Prestbury and you will have unlimited travel for the day.

Full details and the booking form will be available to Members in the April edition of the Branch Newsletter.

Date 13/02/18