Weston-super-Mare Police Officers 1890


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Geoff Heal

We have been informed by the Branch Secretary of the West Mercia NARPO that Geoffrey Charles HEAL, 70 years, died on Saturday 8 February 2020 after a short illness (cancer). He leaves two daughters.

Geoff served from 1969 till 1999, arriving in West Mercia in 1978 on promotion to Sergeant. He had between 1969 and 1978 served in Surrey, Gloucestershire & Avon and Somerset.

His Funeral Service is to take place at 11 am on Tuesday 25 February 2020 at Redditch Crematorium, Bordesley Lane, Redditch B97 6RR.

Date 14/02/20


Funeral Details of Alun Parsons (Retired PC 737), his funeral will be held at Westerliegh Crematorium (BS37 8QP) 11.45 am Thursday 27 February.

Date 11/01/20


Carole ANDERSON, wife of Mike, who died on Saturday 8 February. Mike is not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

This entry will be updated when the funeral information becomes available.

Date 11/02/20

In Memoriam

Cadet Sharon Bury - 8 February 1980

Cadet Sharon Bury

Roll of Honour

Date 08/02/20


Leonard BAWN, 94 years, who died on Friday 24 January, retired in 1974. There are no next of kin details and Leonard was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Leonard's funeral service is to be held at Swindon Crematorium at Royal Wootten Bassett at 2 pm on Monday 17 February 2020.

Date 06/02/20


Mary BRETT, 94 years, who died on 7 December, widow of Edward Brett, who retired in 1972. Her next of kin is her son, living in Weston-super-Mare.

Mary was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and it must be assumed that the funeral service has already taken place.

Date 06/02/20


Margaret HONOUR, 91 years, who died on Wednesday 22 January, widow of Mervyn, who retired in 1976 and died in 1986. Her next of kin is her son, living in Bristol.

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

Date 06/02/20

Obituary - UPDATED

Richard OLIVER, 74 years, who died on Friday 31 January, retired in 1993. Former Weston Traffic Officer, CID and RCS. He leaves a widow, Maggie, living at Weston-super-Mare.

Date 04/02/20


Marion PICK, 85 years, who died on Friday 10 January, she served in the former Bristol Constabulary.

Marion's funeral service is to take place at 12.15 pm on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at Haycombe Crematorium, Bath.

Date 03/02/20

Obituary - UPDATED

Mrs Monida HARRIS, who died on Saturday 25 January, widow of Jim, who retired in 1979 and died in 2010. Her next of kin is her son, Mark, living in Newton Abbot.

Date 28/01/20

Obituary - UPDATED

Malcolm POPPERWELL QPM, age 86 Years, who died on Saturday 11 January, retired in 1988. He leaves a widow, Barbara, living at Burnham on Sea.

Malcolm was an Additional Member of this Branch and Full Member of the Bristol (Avon) Branch of NARPO.

Date 11/01/20


Mrs Sally CANTELLO, 97 years, widow of James (Jim) who retired in 1975 and died in 2017. Her next of kin is her daughter, also Sally, living near London.

Sally's funeral is to be held at Haycombe Crematorium, Bath at 12.15 pm on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Date 11/01/20


David Sidney (Sid) ROGERS, 85 years who died on Wednesday 1 January. He leave a widow, Pam. Sid was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Sid's funeral service is to be held at Canford Crematorium, Westbury on Trym, Bristol at 12 noon on Friday 31 January 2020.

Date 11/01/20


Stephen WHEALE, 61 years, who died on 11 December, retired from the British Transport Police in 2008 and joined the Branch in 2010. He leaves a widow, Rosa.

The funeral has already taken place before we became aware of Stephen's death.

Date 09/01/20


Freda TAYLOR, 96 years, who died on Wednesday 8 January, widow of Dennis Taylor, who retired in 1980 and died in 2001. Her next of kin is her son, Timothy, living in Yeovil.

This entry will be updated when we receive the funeral information.

Date 09/01/20


Geoffrey WOZENCROFT, 74 years who died on 18 December. His next of kin is his daughter, Karen. Geoffrey was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

The funeral service is to be a private family gathering.

Date 08/01/20


We have, belatedly, been informed of the death, on 1 June 2019 of Mrs Margaret WHITING, 88 years, who had been living near Plymouth. She was the widow of James Thomson, who retired in 1986 and died in 2012.

Neither were members of this Branch of NARPO.

Date 07/01/20

Funeral of Royston Jones - Message from Roy's wife Angela

Following Roy's funeral Service at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium on Wednesday 18 December 2019, my family and I would like to say a big thank you to all those who attended.

I had hoped to get around to speak to everyone, but soon realised this was not possible. Also thank you to those who sent messages of condolences.

Date 06/01/20

Obituary - UPDATED

Alun PARSONS who died on Saturday 4 January while on holiday overseas. He leaves a widow, Trish.

Steve Croome, Simon Anderson and Alun Parsons

Date 05/01/20


Norman WILLIAMS, who died on Wednesday 1 January, retired in 1984. He leaves a widow, Margaret.

Date 03/01/20


Betty JONES, 96 years, who died on Monday 30 December, wife of Donald Arthur Jones, who retired in 1981.

Funeral 12.45 pm on Tuesday 28 January 2020 at St John the Baptist Church, Lower Church Road, Weston-super-Mare. BS23 2AQ.

Date 03/01/20

NARPO Annual Golf Competition

Mike HEDGES is giving us plenty of notice of the 2020 event, which will, again, be at Farrington Park Golf Club on Thursday 4 June 2020. Start with coffee at 11.15 am and close with a meal at 6.30 pm. Anyone wanting to know more can see the Branch Newsletter in January or contact Mike at

Date 22/11/19

Bristol Reunion

"C" Division and Bristol Police Reunion

Friday 13 March 2020. 7 pm - Late.

Cribbs Sports & Social Club Station Road, Henbury, Bristol.

£5.00p per person this includes Buffet & Raffle.

Cheques/Cash and SAE please to:

Geoff Williams 16 Northleach Walk Shirehampton Bristol BS11 9RS

Any Info Needed: Tel No's 07970 883 329/01179 820 586

Date 05/11/19

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