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Weston-super-Mare Police Officers 1890

In Memoriam

DC Colin John Batchelor
Died 12 July 1984, aged 45
Killed in a police car accident returning from an investigation.

Roll of Honour

Date 12/07/20


Obituary - UPDATED

Ronald Ernest (Ron) GIBBS, 86 years, who died on 7 July, retired in 1986. His next of kin is his son, Ian, currently living in Taunton.

Date 07/07/20


Obituary - UPDATED

Robert (Bob) HOLT, 56 years, who died on Friday 26 June, retired from the Regular Force in 2012 and from the Support Staff in 2019.

He leaves a widow, Karen, who is also a Full NARPO Member, living at Shepton Mallet.

Date 28/06/20


Obituary

John ROBBINS, 94 years, who died on Wednesday 24 June, retired from Bath in 1978. His next of kin is his daughter, Jane, living at Portishead.

Date 26/06/20


Obituary

Valerie WARREN, who died on Friday 19 June, wife of Jim, who retired in 1986 and lives at Weston-super-Mare.

Val worked at Weston police station for many years.

Valerie's Funeral Service will be held at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium at 2.30 pm on Monday 6 July 2020. Although attendance in the Crematorium Chapel will be for a limited number of family members only, Jim has asked that we tell you that the grounds will be open should anyone with to show their respects, exercising the usual social-distancing precautions.

Date 22/06/20


AXA - NARPO Travel Insurance

We have been asked by NARPO House to draw the attention of those interested to the Questions and Answers document produced by AXA.

Any further queries this may raise should be addressed to the Insurers (telephone number on the document) or NARPO House, please. The Branch has no direct involvement.

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Date 20/06/20


Obituary

Colin CHURLEY, 86 years who died on Wednesday 10 June. He leaves a widow, Sylvia, living at Longwell Green. Colin was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Date 10/06/20


Obituary

Henry SPARKS, 90 years, who died on 5 June, retired in 1983. Henry was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and we have no other information or next of kin details.

Date 10/06/20


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Robert ROBINSON, 74 years, who died on 23 May, retired in 1991. His next of kin is his daughter, living in Penzance. Robert was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Date 10/06/20


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Steve BROAD who died on Friday 5 June 2020. Steve was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and we have no other information, but have been told that there will be no funeral.

Date 08/06/20


Obituary

Marion GUNDRY, 87 years who died on Wednesday 8 April. Marion was Secretary, at Taunton Headquarters, to both Ch Supts Austin (Oscar) UNDERHILL and John Hughes for many years.

Her funeral took place at Taunton Deane on 16 April. Marion was not a member of this Branch but would have been known to many members.

Date 03/06/20


NARPO Insurance Update

We have been asked by the CEO at NARPO House to ensure that our members are aware of the following - any queries raised when viewing this information should be addressed to NARPO Head Office or the Insurers as our Branch has no direct involvement.

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Date 02/06/20


Obituary

Alan THACKWAY, 92 years, who died on Monday 25 May, retired in 1983. He leaves a widow, Freda, who had recently moved with Alan to a Nursing Home in Frome.

Alan's funeral will be held within the currently prevailing restrictions.

Date 27/05/20


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Alan Beardmore who died on Tuesday 26 May. Alan was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and we have no further information.

Date 27/05/20


Obituary

Madeleine PRUETT, 83 years, who died on 22 April, widow of Colin Pruett.

Date 27/05/20


Obituary

Thomas Edward Gerald (Gerry) HAWKINS, 90 years, who died on Friday 22 May, retired in 1977. He leaves a widow, Margaret, living in Martock.

The funeral will take place at 2 pm on Friday 12 June 2020 at Martock Parish Church. The funeral arrangements will be in accordance with the current lock-down regulations.

Date 23/05/20


Cancellation - Oake Manor

We regret that it has been necessary, following liaison with the management there, to cancel the Lunch planned for Oake Manor Golf Club on Wednesday 7 October 2020.

We know that this will be a disappointment to many.

The July Newsletter will carry the Branch Committee's thoughts regarding the payments deferred from the May Lunch, scheduled for Brean Country Club, so please await its arrival before making contact with the Honorary Treasurer.

Date 18/05/20


In Memoriam

Steve Jones

PC Stephen Jones
Died 17 May 1999, aged 34

During the pursuit of a stolen vehicle on the M48 motorway near Bristol, the officer deployed a spike strip in front of the vehicle to stop it but it swerved towards him as he stood on the motorway hard shoulder and he was struck and killed.

Roll of Honour

Date 17/05/20