Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Death of a retired Police Officer - PC 712 Henry (Harry) Wise

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of retired PC 712 Henry (Harry) Wise, who died at Aberdeen on the 28/02/2012 aged 71 years.
Unfortunately welfare do not have any service details on record for Harry, but it is known that he served at Ferryhill & Sedgefield Sections and prior to his retirement at Newton Aycliffe

RPI to CPI : E-Petition update

On the 9th September 2011 we posted an article in relation to an E-Petition in relation the the RPI to CPI change : http://www.durhamnarpo.com/2011/09/rpi-to-cpi-e-petition-to-view.html

The e-petition 'Public & Private Pension Increases - change from RPI to CPI' has recently reached 109,392 signatures and a response has been made to it.

“This e-petition has reached 100,000 signatures. The Government has notified the Backbench Business Committee in the House of Commons who will consider its suitability for debate when Parliament returns in September. This e-petition will remain live, and people will be able to continue adding their signatures. The Backbench Business Committee have announced that a debate relating to this e-petition will take place on Thursday 1 March 2012 in the Chamber of the House of Commons. Further information about the debate, and on the workings of the Backbench Business Committee, can be found on the Committee's website at http://www.parliament.uk/bbcom The Government will post a further response to this petition following the debate.”

View the response to the e-petition

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Death of a retired Police Officer - DC1154 William Anthony (Tony) Kennedy

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of retired Detective Constable 1154 William Anthony (Tony) Kennedy, who died on the 24/02/2012 aged 53 years.
Mr Kennedy retired from Darlington CID in 2007 following 30 years service. During his service he served in various postings including Darlington & Barnard Castle (uniform), HQ Drug Squad and Darlington CID/Intelligence.

Death of a retired Police Officer - PC 951 Arthur Oldfield

It is with regret that we announce the death of retired PC 951 Arthur Oldfield from Bishop Auckland, who died on the 21/02/2012 aged 77 years.
Unfortunately we do not have any service details on record for Mr Oldfield.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Bishop Auckland, Castle Eden or ???????

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We have an idea that this is probably Bishop Auckland or Castle Eden football team – year unknown.

Can anyone shine any facts on this quaint photograph please. In particular does anyone claim ownership of this photo?

Government Inspection Durham Constabulary H.Q. 1974 (Traffic Patrols North)

Government Inspection Durham Constabulary H.Q. 1974 (Traffic Patrols North)

Government Inspection Durham Constabulary H.Q. 1974 (Traffic Patrols North)
Fred Purser; Norman Lee; Derek Sayers; Jack Blair; George Robson; ?; Ken Garbutt; John Curry; ? ; Ian Irwin; ?; Jack Fidiam;
? ; ? ; Fred English; Norman Davison; Bill Bramfitt; Eric Brown; ?; Eddie Stangroom; Duncan Adamson; Gordon Balderstone; John Knaggs; Bill Sanderson; ?;  Chris Dryden; Trevor Morgan; Geoff Carlon; Kenny James; Ronnie Tarn; Dick Hunter.

(Click on the image to view it bigger or to download it)

Cadet Training School 1973–Bede House

Bede House - 1973

Many Thanks to Dick Barton of Northumbria for forwarding this picture from his Cadet Training days in Durham in the early 70’s.

The Five Cadet houses were made up of cadets from Durham, Northumbria, Cleveland, North Yorkshire & also some Junior Firemen.

Sgt Ray Clish & PC Alan Goad were in charge of Bede House and the Commandant of the the Cadets was Supt Ray Basham who had just replaced Supt Hugh Blenkin

Back Row - Bob Brown (Durham), John Davies (Cleveland), John Herron (Durham), Ian Snowball (Northumbria), Alan Ashman (Durham), Colin Pearson (Durham), Jeff Willis (Durham), Ian Sharp (Northumbria).

Middle Row - Harry Smith (Durham), Dave Collier (Cleveland), Dick Barton (Northumbria), Ian Bestford (Durham), Steve King (Northumbria), Jim Rowntree (Northumbria), Mick Forbes (Fire Brigade), Ian Aitchison (Durham)

Front Row - Mick Perks (Durham), Chris Catnach (Northumbria), PC Alan Goad (Durham), Sgt Ray Clish (Durham), Supt. Ray Basham (Durham), Harry Stephenson (Durham), Dickie Jane (Northumbria), Gordon Roberts (Northumbria), John Proud (North Yorks)

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Death of a retired Police Officer - Arthur Stanley Terrington

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer Mr Arthur Stanley Terrington died on 7th February 2012, aged 81yrs.
Mr Terrington served from 1955-1983 and retired from Chester-le-Street.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Return VAT on Air Ambulance fuel payments.

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29349

Click on the image or the link below to sign this petition :

The Air Ambulance Service is forced to meet rising fuel prices year on year including VAT.

The Air Ambulance Service have saved successive governments millions and millions of pounds funded by charitable donations given by the general public to run what has proven to be an essential service.

Whilst the Lifeboat Service has been exempt from VAT on fuel costs since 1977, a similar privilege has not been afforded to the Air Ambulance Service; We call on the government to have an urgent review of this situation and in doing so We call on the government to return in the form of grants to Air Ambulance Service providers all the future VAT which the Treasury collects from them so that the Air Ambulance Service is in practice exempt from paying VAT in the same way as the Lifeboat Service.

Sign this petition

Hartlepool Divisional Football Team. Grayfields. 1949-50

 

Hartlepool Divisional Football Team. Grayfields. 1949-50

Corner (Trainer); McCrae; Argyle; Myles Beautyman; Harry Bennett; McCormack; Ted Scott (Manager)

Bell; Harry Lockerbie; Tommy Nevins; Bill Greenhalgh; McEwan

Many Thanks to Jack Fidiam for providing this photo.

Durham County Police v Leicester


Durham County Police v Leicester
Back row:  Jack Fidiam; Eddy Bell; Billy Watt; Keith Maddison; Ivor Heard; Terry O’Connor; Barry Bell;  ?..... (G/head).
Front row:  Bobby Allon; Fred Taylor; John Wilson;  Ray Irwin; Ron Bell.
Many Thanks to Jack Fidiam for sending this photo – if you can ‘fill in’ the missing names please either leave a comment or email durhamnarpo@gmail.com with the details

Durham County Police v Leicester. Very early 1970s

Durham County Police v Leicester. Very early 1970s

Back row: Jack Fidiam; Jim Connolly; Barry Bell; John Wilson (S/land); B. Bowmaker (S’land); Eddy Bell; Terry O’Connor; Charlie Moore.

Fr.: Albert Scott; Fred Taylor; Ronnie Bell (S.Shields); Albert Johns; Dave Hills (S/land);  Bobby Allon; Jim Walton  (S. Shields)

Many Thanks to Jack Fidiam for providing this photo.

Kingston upon Hull Police v Durham County Constabulary : Hull Sports Ground 1934/34

Kingston upon Hull Police v Durham County Constabulary, Hull Sports Ground 1934/34

Back row: ? Gregory; “Pop” Pedley; Joe Hepplewhite; Benny Wright; Frank Allen; Miles Beautyman; Ted Scott; Bob Scott; Bill Tempest.
Front  row: Jimmy Greaves; Supt. Headen; ???; Supt. Fred Foster; Supt. Moore; ??? ; Ron Allen
                  
Many Thanks to Jack Fidiam for this photo – if anybody can ‘fill in’ any of the missing names please leave a comment or email   durhamnarpo@gmail.com  with the details

Police Treatment Centres

The following message is circulated on behalf of the Police Treatment Centres :


Due to the current long waiting list at Harrogate anyone who is from Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Northumbria, or PSNI forces (or who lives within these geographical locations) will be allocated a place at AUCHTERARDER even if their preference is for treatment is at Harrogate.
 
With effect from Monday 6th February 2012 any application form received from the Durham force will be automatically allocated Auchterarder (subject to clinical assessment)
 
The Police Treatment Centre implemented this interim measure in June last year, and it proved to be successful in reducing waiting times for treatment, and enabling officers quicker access to treatment.
 
If there are unique and significant circumstances why an officer should be admitted to St. Andrews rather than Castlebrae they should submit these in writing (email accepted) either via Welfare with the application form or submissions can be made directly to the Centre.  Each case will be considered on an individual basis by the clinical and administrative teams.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Death of a retired Police Officer - PC Edward Simpson



It is with regret that we announce the death of retired officer ex-PC Edward SIMPSON of Richmond, North Yorkshire who died on Sunday 29th January 2012, aged 69 years, after a short illness.
Ex-PC Simpson retired on medical grounds on 6th April 1984.

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