Friday 31 May 2013

Name that car ??

Name that Car ??

JGR687T, Call sign, crew, where was it based, did you drive a one ??

Leave a comment and tell more about them

One from 1984


This photograph was taken at Durham Castle during the visit of HRH Princess Anne to Mackay's Carpet Factory and the Castle on 4th April 1984.

L to R : PC 756 Peter Todd, Sgt 293 Duncan Adamson, Chief Superintendent Alf Charlton, PC 1017 Brian Jones, PC 1660 Joe Butters and PC 903 John Knaggs.
(Many Thanks to Brian Jones for supplying the photo)

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Death of a retired Police Officer : Insp George Vasey

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of retired Insp. George Vasey, who died on 17th May 2013 aged 95 years.
Mr Vasey retired from Durham Constabulary on 5th January 1964.

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Two from Traffic South

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Two pictures that turned up via FaceBook and came to our attention..

Ford Granada : NGR71T – Alpha Red 44 out of Spennymoor

Picture shows Bob Brown on crewmate Martin Hall’s drive at Spennymoor. The opposite crew of Martin & Bob were Keith Maddison & Brian Stabler, who are sadly no longer with us.

Ford Escort XR3i  : A278BJR– Mike 10 out of Darlington

Crewed by Ian Bestford & John Laidlaw & ???

Another XR3i, A277BJR was based at Peterlee, call sign possibly AR47 and crewed by Barry Cowie & Ken Arthur / Mal Thomas & Neil Walton

Who’s on the police bike and where was this taken ??

Copper Plate : Spring 2013 (Issue 89)

Issue 89Spring 2013 edition of Copper Plate can be viewed by clicking on the image.

You can view older editions of Copper Plate by clicking on the menu bar above or by CLICKING HERE

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Death of retired Police Officer : Det.Sgt 386 Lawrence Hodgson

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of retired Police Officer 386, Lawrence Hodgson, who died on 11th May 2013 aged 87yrs.
Mr Hodgson retired from Durham Constabulary on the 20th April 1977.

Wednesday 1 May 2013

4th Retirees Reunion and Social Afternoon

Don’t Miss Out This Year! Read this carefully, NOW!
The 4th Retirees Reunion and Social Afternoon Spectacular at Durham Constabulary, H.Q., Aykley Heads, on Sunday 30th June, 2013 -  1.30pm to 5pm
Durham Constabulary and Durham Branch of N.A.R.P.O. invite ALL members of Durham Constabulary police and police support staff- both retired and serving to come along to this amazingly enjoyable social afternoon. A great deal of hard work, planning and co-ordination between the Strategic Development Team and your N.A.R.P.O. Committee to be sure that this year’s event will be even better than in the Olympic Year.

The majority of you, who have attended in previous years I know will be coming again – if you know of past colleagues who are not aware of the event – please tell them – they will be most welcome

There will be live entertainment by the Durham Constabulary Band and Choir; exciting demonstrations by the Dog Section, (emergencies excepted), the National Police Air Service Helicopter and its very interesting crew; displays by Durham H.Q. Archives; N.A.R.P.O. & The Blue. Then there are the true stars of the day, yourselves come along and meet old colleagues, tell your war stories” (if you can remember them) and best of all be part of the very friendly atmosphere that us old ‘uns’ can generate among each other.

Light refreshments will be provided and a super raffle organized and contributed by NARPO. The unique souvenir programme which can house your personal photograph taken on arrival- this has always proven to be very popular memento of the occasion.

Please Note: Admission is by ticket only & tickets are free.

PLEASE order quickly – strict and final closing date is 20th June 2013. So if you want to be part of the action – act now! Remember: No ticket – no entry!
N.A.R.P.O. Members including widows please order from:
Mrs Angie Crawford, 8, Warwick Place, Peterlee, SR2 2EZ. Tel. 0191 518 0996.
Non- NARPO Retired officers and Retired Police Support Staff please order from:
Mr Colin Appleby21, Lea Rigg, West Rainton, Houghton le Spring, DH4 6SR.
Tel. 0191 584 6178. E-mail
Serving Police Support Staff & Serving Officers – please order from:
Amanda Dodds or Amanda Hodgson. H.Q. Strategic Development Team

Durham Peeler–Summer 2013

DP---Summer-2013Chairman 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 and we will forward your details to the Editor – Alan Watson

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