Weston-super-Mare Police Officers 1890


Maureen HEAD, 80 years, who died on Wednesday 14 August, the widow of John Head, who retired in 1990 and died in 2012. Her next of kin is her daughter, Kate.

Maureen's funeral service is to be held at 1.30 pm on Friday 30 August 2019 at Mendip Crematorium, Old Wells Road, Croscombe, Shepton Mallet BA5 3RR.

Date 17/08/19


Roger MANN, 64 years, who died in Thursday 15 August, retired in 2004. He leaves a widow, Jackie, living in Weston-super-Mare.

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

Date 17/08/19


Mrs Patricia FISHLOCK, 86 years, who died on Thursday 1 August, widow of Elver Fishlock who retired in 1981 and died in 2015. Her next of kin is her daughter, Amanda.

Patricia was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and this entry will be updated should we hear of funeral details that have not been completed.

Date 17/08/19

National Police Memorial Day

The annual Memorial Service to remember those who gave their lives during the course of their duties as police officers, will be held at Clarence Park Baptist Church, Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare, at 3pm on Sunday 29 September 2019. The service will be conducted by the Rev Steve Christian and the MV Choir will be partaking. All are welcome.

Contact John Vincent 01934 413153 or Neil Goodwin 01934 636702

Date 13/08/19

Thank You - Richard Oliver

First of all thank you so much for donating to Prostate Cancer UK JustGiving site. My target of £3k has already been exceeded - £3,335.58 plus £520.50 a total of £3,856.08

I have attached a photo just to prove I did it, an experience NOT to be repeated. I did ask if they would do a 'Loop the Loop' but thankfully they would not do it on a wing walkers first visit.

Thank you again.


Date 09/08/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Anthony PICKFORD, 91 years, who died on Thursday 1 August, retired in 1983. Tony will be remembered by many from his working in the Force Armoury. He was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and his next of kin is his daughter, living in Radstock.

Date 07/08/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Martin BEES, 67 years, who died on Thursday 1 August, retired in 2004. His next of kin is his daughter.

Date 03/08/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Mrs Jillian FERGUSON, who died on Friday 2 August 2019. Widow of Ronald Ferguson, who retired in 1997 and died in 2008. Her next of kin is her daughter living at Portishead.

Date 03/08/19


Derek Lane, 84 years, who died on Saturday 27 July 2019. Originally a Gloucestershire officer he retired in 1986 with the rank of Superintendent from the then 'S' Division, Community and Crime Prevention.

He is the father of retired Sergeant Jerry Lane and he leaves a widow Desiree who lives in Weston-super-Mare.

Funeral is family only.

Date 29/07/19


Peter HOGAN, 76 years, who died on Friday 19 July, retired in 1986. He leaves a widow, Jill, living in Frome.

Peter's Funeral Service is to take place at 11 am on Thursday 8 August 2019 at Bath Burial Meadow, Midford Hill, Midford, Bath BA2 7DE.

Date 25/07/19


James MILLARD, 93 years, who died on Friday 12 July, retired in 1980. James had been living in Staffordshire and his next of kin is his daughter, living in Wales.

He was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and this entry will be updated should we receive information regarding his funeral.

Date 23/07/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Kenneth John (Ken) HALL, 74 years, who died on Tuesday 16 July, retired in 1993. His next of kin is his sister, Margaret.

Date 17/07/19


John Kenneth SHELDON, 93 years, who died on Monday 15 July, retired in 1981. John's wife predeceased him in 2017 and his next of kin are his two daughters.

There is to be a family only burial in accordance with John's wishes.

Date 17/07/19

Obituary - UPDATE

Fred PARR, 79 years who died on Thursday 11 July 2019. Fred was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and we have no other details, except that he retired from the Drug Squad and 'A' Division.

Date 15/07/19

Marston DUFTY

We have received a request, through one of our members, for those who knew him when serving to contact the son of Marston DUFTY. Marston is not a member of this Branch of NARPO but we are sure many of you would have worked with him in the past.

Three months ago Marston, who retired in 1996, had a stroke and is currently in hospital in Liverpool. He is recovering but has some paralysis which they are working on and some memory issues. It is likely to be a long haul but those of you who know him will remember him as a fighter!

If you do remember him and would like to make contact his email address is

His son Nigel is managing his emails and has asked that if anyone has a humorous story (and if you know him you will have a story!) could you email it to the address and Nigel will print it out for him and it may help stimulate his memory and play a practical part in his recovery.

Date 10/07/19

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