Friday, 16 November 2012

Police and crime commissioner : former Durham ACC, Ron Hogg elected

LABOUR'S Ron Hogg has won the election to become Durham's police and crime commissioner.

Ron Hogg won with 36,171 votes, beating independent Kingsley Smith on 18,813, UKIP's Mike Costello on 8,257 and Conservative Nick Varley on 6,900.

There was only a 14.7% turnout in the election.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Death of a retired Police Officer : Insp. 399 Richard Reynolds Brown

It is with regret that we announce the death of retired Insp. 399 Richard Reynolds Brown, who died on the 11th November, aged 82 years.
His next of kin is Barbara Millicent Brownlie.
Mr Brown retired from HQ in 1984 after 31 years' service, he had previously served at Chester-le-Street, Hebburn and Jarrow.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Help Wanted….. re PC 981 Sydney Bell

Help Wanted<br />P.C. 981 Sydney Bell. West Hartlepool.<br /><br />I am in possession of this and several other photographs of P.C. Sydney Bell but to my chagrined I can’t recall from I got them.<br />Can anyone out there enlighten me regarding the history of this officer and details of his career please .I’m afraid  my memory isn’t what it used to be!<br /><br />Alan S. Watson  Editor of Durham Peeler magazineP.C. 981 Sydney Bell. West Hartlepool.

I am in possession of this and several other photographs of P.C. Sydney Bell but to my chagrined I can’t recall from whom I got them.


Can anyone out there enlighten me regarding the history of this officer and details of his career please .I’m afraid  my memory isn’t what it used to be!

Alan S. Watson  (Editor of Durham Peeler magazine)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

A moment to reflect

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"They shall not grow old,
As we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them."

Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Death of a retired Police Officer : Sgt 186 John Waller

It is with regret that we announce the death of retired Sergeant 186 John Waller, who died on the 6th November, aged 96 years.
He leaves a widow Freda Margaret Waller and a son Donald Waller.
John Waller retired from HQ in 1969 after 31 years' service, he had previously served at Barracks, Jarrow, Darlington, Consett, Annfield Plain and Stanley, serving in CID & Traffic departments.
Upon retirement Mr Waller continued to work in various civilian departments including driving school until finally retiring in 1981.

Durham Peeler–Winter 2012

DP - Winter 2012Chairman Alan Watson has once again been hard at work over the past few months putting together the latest edition of the Durham Peeler.

Click on the image to go to the Durham Peeler webpage where you can then click on the images of the Peeler and either read them online or download them to your own computer in pdf format

Members will shortly receive their printed editions through the letterbox.

If any of our readers has a story that you would like put into print, in the Durham Peeler then please email us on durhamnarpo@gmail.com and we will forward your details to the Editor – Alan Watson

Friday, 9 November 2012

Death of a retired Police Officer : Inspector George Moses

It is with regret that we announce the death of retired Police Inspector George Moses, who died on the 4th November 2012, aged 86 years.
He does not leave a widow but he leaves a son Dave Moses (Ex Durham & North Yorks).
Mr Moses joined the Durham Constabulary in 1948 and served throughout the County area. He was promoted from Sgt to Inspector whilst at Barnard Castle and was transferred to Sunderland where he remained until his retirement in 1976 after 28 years service . We do not have full details of his postings and service history as he transferred to Northumbria police upon amalgamation in 1974.

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 782 Neil Hall

It is with regret that we announce the death of retired Police Officer 782, Neil Hall who died on the 4th November 2012 aged 80 years.
He leaves a widow Anne Hall, daughter Judith Taylor & a son John.
He retired from HQ comms in 1983 after 30 years' service, he previously served at Stockton, Hebburn and Mounted Branch at Harperley Hall.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Date for your diary : Next meeting of NARPO (Durham Branch)

diarygThe next meeting of NARPO (Durham Branch) will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 12th November at Bishop Auckland Hospital Club.
Light buffet afterwards. All members or prospective members are invited to come along & enjoy
If you don't know where to go, Click On This Link and you'll see a map of the location and you can get driving directions to it.

Death of a retired Police Officer - Supt. Joseph John Veitch

It is with regret that we announce the death of retired Superintendent, Joseph John Veitch, who died on the 5th November, aged 95 years.
He leaves a daughter Janet Stables, he does not leave a widow.
He retired from HQ in 1968 following 30 years' service; he had previously served at Jarrow, Bishop Auckland, Durham, Houghton, Hetton, Staindrop and Barnard Castle.

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