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Weston-super-Mare Police Officers 1890

Member in Hospital

Ex PS 207 Andrew Munro, who served mainly in the Somerset areas of the force is currently in Minehead Community Hospital in a very frail but reasonably alert condition.

He would welcome visits from any ex colleagues who are in the area.

Date 20/06/18


Obituary

Keith HAWKINS, who died on Wednesday 13 June, he had served as a Support Staff member for 39 years. We have no other information regarding Keith.

This entry will be updated when the funeral information is received.

Date 16/06/18


Obituary

John THOMPSON, who died on Thursday 14 June, served in the Somerset Constabulary between 1953 and 1960. Reported by his son, branch member Richard Thompson.

This entry will be updated when the funeral information is received.

Date 16/06/18


Choir

Date 14/06/18


Obituary - UPDATED

Frederick BOARD, 88 years, who died on 2 June, retired in 1977. Frederick was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and we are told that his next of kin is his son.

Date 14/06/18


Obituary

Clive STEWART, 76 years, who died on 7 June, retired in 1996. Clive was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and, although we are told that he has a widow, we have no further information.

His Funeral Service is to be held at 10.40 am on Monday 25 June 2018 at Yeovil Crematorium.

Date 14/06/18


Obituary - UPDATED

Roy BROOKMAN, 92 years, who died on 11 June, retired in 1976. He leaves a widow, Mary, living in Nailsea.

Date 12/06/18


Obituary

Mrs Freda COLLINS, 94 years, who died on 6 June, the widow of Robinson Collins, who retired in 1975 and died in 1998. Her next of kin is her son, Mr J Collins.

Mrs Collins was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Date 12/06/18


Passwords

Date 11/06/18


Obituary

Charles Raymond GARDNER, 87 years, who died on Saturday 26 May, retired in 1987. His next of kin is his son, Peter.

Charlie's Funeral Service will take place at 10.20 am on Friday 8 June, 2018 at North Devon Crematorium, Barnstaple, Devon.

Date 05/06/18


Obituary

Eric Wilfred MARKHAM, who died on Thursday 24 May, retired in 1979 from Staple Hill. Eric was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and served in Gloucestershire prior to the amalgamation.

Eric's funeral service is to take place at Cheltenham Crematorium, South Chapel, at 12 noon on Thursday 14 June 2018.

Date 31/05/18


Obituary - UPDATED

Paul DEAR, 61 years, who died on Wednesday 30 May, retired in 2013. He leaves a widow, Maggie, living in Glastonbury.

Date 31/05/18


Obituary

We have been informed of the death, about two weeks ago, of Mrs Sue BURT, wife of Ray. Ray is not a member of this Branch of NARPO. Ray originally Glospol on the old Staple Hill Division at Staple Hill, Filton and Olveston.

Sue's funeral service is to take place at 11 am on Tuesday 29 May 2018 at St Mary's Church, Olveston.

Date 29/05/18


Obituary - UPDATED

John Henry ROBBINS, 86 years, who died on 14 May, retired on medical pension in 1973 following a road accident while in pursuit of a stolen taxi. He leaves a widow, Joyce, living in Penzance. His estate is in the hands of his daughter, who also lives in Cornwall. John was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Date 24/05/18


Obituary

Kenneth DAWES, 87 years, who died on 1 May, retired in 1987. His next of kin is Mrs Eileen Dawes and is living in Cornwall. Kenneth was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and it may be safe to assume that the funeral has already taken place but if we hear otherwise this entry will be updated.

Date 23/05/18


Obituary

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


Obituary

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 info@avsomfed.org, text message 07769 189102).

Date 07/05/18


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