Weston-super-Mare Police Officers 1890


Clive HIPKEN aged 75 years who died on 5 November 2021. Clive retired 20 years ago having spent most of his service in South Bristol and later Almondsbury RPU.

Funeral at South Bristol Crematorium at 3 pm on 10 December 2021.

Date 03/12/21


Jeanette Marguerite POPE, 86 years, who died 13 November 2021 after a short stay in hospital.

Jeanette was the widow of John POPE who died in September 2012. Her next of kin is her son Kim.

The funeral took place on 1 December 2021.

Date 01/12/21

Obituary - UPDATED

Brian HUMPHRIES, 80 years, who died on 26 November 2021. He retired as a Detective Chief Inspector at SB in 1992.

Brian was a widower and leaves three daughters.

Date 30/11/21

Deborah Leat - 27 November 1986

Deborah Leat

Deborah Leat

Deborah Leat, Woman Police Constable of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary who died on 27 November 1986, aged 20.

Killed when her police patrol car went out of control on a bend and crashed into a tree while pursuing a vehicle which had failed to stop in the early hours at Speedwell, Bristol.

Roll of Honour

Date 27/11/21


Thomas CLARKE, aged 89 years, who died on 16 November 2021. He retired in 1985 as Sergeant 116 from Bristol Comms.

Tom originally joined Somerset Constabulary in 1955 and leaves a widow Hilary.

Grave side funeral service is 11.30 am on Wednesday 8 December, Keynsham Cemetery.

Date 22/11/21


Antony McCARTHY, 89 years, NARPO member, who died on 19 November 2021. Antony originally joined Somerset Constabulary prior to amalgamation. He retired as Police Sergeant 645 based at Dulverton, West Somerset.

Antony leaves a widow Jean.

Date 19/11/21

Xmas Social

As there is no regular local Xmas Social this year Paul Budd has secured the use of the function room at the Ebdon Arms, Lilac Way, Wick St Lawrence, Weston-super-Mare BS22 9WE on the evening of Friday 10 December 2021.

All are welcome to what will be an easy going, casual get together. The pub can provide us with a buffet for £5 a head and if you want the buffet you will need to pay by BACS/Cheque (Avon and Somerset Branch NARPO) in advance so he can confirm numbers.

Regular attenders and new members welcome, meet old friends and make some new ones. If anyone else wants details then message Paul. Gathering from about 6.30 pm onwards, buffet will be about 7.30 pm.

Buffet: Pay in advance £5.00 per head, Cheques made payable to Avon and Somerset Branch NARPO sent to P. Budd, 5, Aconite Close, Wick St Lawrence, Weston-super-Mare. BS22 9TW, alternatively pay by BACS (use your name as Ref).

BACS Details
Avon and Somerset Branch NARPO
Account number 56066945
Sort Code 60-23-32

Date 17/11/21

Obituary - UPDATED

Roy Willingham, 77 years, who died on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

Roy was originally a Glospol officer who on amalgamation was stationed at Kingswood.

He leaves a widow Arlene living in North Somerset.

Date 17/11/21

Obituary - UPDATED

Gerald (Gerry) Penny aged 88 years who died on 15 November 2021. Gerry originally joined Somerset Constabulary and was later DS 612 in Avon and Somerset. He served in the RCS and the TSU until retirement in May 1986.

Gerry leaves a widow Janet and family in Lincolnshire.

Date 16/11/21

Obituary - UPDATED

Roy Jones, aged 88 years, who died on 11 November 2021. He originally joined Somerset Constabulary in 1956. Roy retired in 1986 as Superintendent at Bristol St Georges and formerly Almondsbury. He leaves a widow Pam.

Roy also worked hard for the IPA over many years.

The funeral will be held at Coventry Crematorium, Canley on Thursday 25 November at 2.30 pm.

Date 12/11/21


Sylvia WILLIAMS, 93 years who died on 28 October 2021. Sylvia was the widow of David Williams who died in 1997.

Our sympathies are with daughter Deborah and family at this time.

Date 10/11/21

Obituary - UPDATED

Joseph Hawkins aged 86 years who died on 4 November 2021.

He was DC 819 serving in Bath City Police and Avon and Somerset.

Joe leaves his son, Duncan, daughter, Lynda and three grandchildren.

Date 05/11/21


John SEAR passed away at home on Friday 29 October 2021, following a short illness. He retired as Sergeant 1250.

He leaves a widow, Gerry.

John's funeral service will be at 1.20 pm on Wednesday 17 November 2021 at Torquay Crematorium.

Date 05/11/21