Weston-super-Mare Police Officers 1890


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


Mrs Paula June WARNER, who died on Thursday 22 August. Widow of Basil Warner, who retired in 1979 and died in 2016. The funeral service has already taken place in Dorset.

Date 04/10/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Jonathan Shaun MANN, 54 years who died on Thursday 1 October. Jon was not a member of this Branch of NARPO but transferred from the Met and served at Minehead between 1999 and 2011, when he retired on an Injury on Duty Pension.

He leaves a widow, Karen at Cotford St Luke.

Date 03/10/19

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


Margaret (June) JOHNSTON, 85 years, widow of Derek, former Honorary Secretary of the Bristol (Avon) Branch of NARPO. June was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Her Funeral Service is to be held at 12 noon on Monday 14 October 2019 at Canford Crematorium, Westbury on Trym. Bristol.

Date 30/09/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Geoffrey Norman UDALL, 76 years, who died on Saturday 28 September, retired in 1992. He leaves a widow, Jean, living in Taunton.

Date 29/09/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Colin James WILLAVOYS, 82 years, who died on Monday 23 September, retired in 1976. His next of kin is his daughter, Moreen, living in Bristol.

Colin's funeral is Tuesday 15 October 2019 at 11.15 am at Canford Cemetery, Canford Lane, Bristol. After funeral at Horfield Lodge, Kellaway Avenue, Bristol.

Date 28/09/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Rex KINGSTON, former Force Tailor who died on Friday 13 September. He leaves a widow, Pat.

Date 17/09/19

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

Obituary - UPDATED

Christopher CARTER, 56 years, who died on Saturday 7 September, retired in 2012 and was still serving as a Support Staff Member. He leaves a widow, Lyn, living in Taunton.

Date 12/09/19

Obituary - UPDATED

John Anthony LEWIS, 73 years, who died on Thursday 5 September, he leaves a widow, Jennifer.

Date 12/09/19


Barry WESTON, 80 years, who died on Wednesday 4 September, retired in 1994. He leaves a widow, Sandra, living in Bideford.

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

Date 12/09/19


Royston John NOTTINGHAM, 84 years, who died on Saturday 31 August, retired in 1987. His next of kin is his son, Mark, living near Radstock.

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

Date 07/03/19


Joan Lilian JESSEP, 78 years, who died on Sunday 1 September, wife of Brian, who retired in 1999 and is living in Minehead.

Joan's Funeral Service is to take place at Taunton Deane Crematorium at 1 pm on Thursday 26 September 2019.

Date 04/09/19

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

Gloucestershire Cadet Reunion

After a six year break there will be another Gloucestershire Constabulary Cadet Reunion.

This will be held at Wotton Hall Club, 138 Barnwood Road, Gloucester, GL4 3JS on Saturday 26 October 2019 starting at 7pm. The cost will be £15 per person, to include buffet.

Anyone attending should advise Keith Jones by EMAIL. Keith is responsible for contacting and collating details of those attending.

All monies to Paul Organ, 3 Lilliput Avenue, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6HT. Paul can be contacted on 07702 393 873. Cheques to be made payable to P Organ, early remittance would be appreciated to cover costs.

Others involved in the organisation include Brian Page - Gloucester, Tania Hussey - Cheltenham and Sue Mace - Avon and Somerset.

Date 04/02/19