Friday 28 June 2013

What ? Where ? When ?

BJThis newspaper competition showing Bill Shanks 'breathalysing' Alan Naunton appeared in the Evening Despatch on 22nd January 1985

The Question was :

The Breathalyser was introduced by :

A : Barbara Cartland

B : Barbara Castle

C : Barbara Woodhouse


Many Thanks to Brian Jones for sharing this one with us

Thursday 27 June 2013

Blues & Greens Charity Ride

BGRideThis is just to ask you to help out as every little bit will help.

Paul Carter from the Blue Knights organisation (I am part of) is doing a 2000 mile trip across England with 41 venues to visit.

This is in support of 2 national charities UKCOPS & Royal British Legion, please see the event poster attached which explains this and links to other information.

I ask, if you would not mind, in passing this around to all the NARPO members nationally to see if anyone who is interested in supporting this event and these charities, would like to attend any of the event places or donating on either of the 2 direct charity online options we created.

There is also a donation of equipment at Hunts Motorcycles Kingsway Manchester 10am on Saturday 20th July. The start point will be from GMP HQ at 10am on Monday 22nd July.

Click on the image to download/read the poster.

Thank you so much for anything you can do to help.




Royal British Legion at-

Thanks : Paul Choudhry (Manchester NARPO)

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC440 John Duncan Robertson

It is with deepest regret that we have to advise you of the death of former PC 440 John Duncan Robertson who died on 22nd June 2013 aged 74 years.
Mr Robertson retired from Durham Constabulary in May 1989.

Tuesday 25 June 2013

4th Retirees Reunion and Social Afternoon : This Sunday

Don’t Miss Out This Year!

The 4th Retirees Reunion and Social Afternoon is being held at Durham Constabulary H.Q , Aykley Heads, this Sunday, 30th June, 2013 -  1.30pm to 5pm
Please Note: Admission is by ticket only & tickets are free.

If you haven't already got your ticket then please ring : Amanda Dodds or Amanda Hodgson. at H.Q. Strategic Development Team

Hope to see you this Sunday

Death of a retired police staff colleague : Norman Harker

It is with deepest regret that we advise colleagues of the sudden death of Norman HARKER who died at his home earlier today (25th June),  aged 71 years Norman worked as the Maintenance Team Manager at Headquarters from November 1985 until April 1999.

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1977 Frank Geoffrey Hall

It is with great regret that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police officer : PC 1977 Frank Geoffrey Hall who sadly passed away at about 10.45.a.m. on Saturday, 22nd. June, aged 66yrs.  Geoff served in Durham City and Consett whilst part of Durham Constabulary from 1967 until 1974 when he became part of Northumbria Police. He served on Traffic at Berwick and ended his service at Control Room, Cramlington.

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC Charles Walter Harcourt

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of retired Police Constable Charles Walter Harcourt who died on the 23rd June 2013, aged 93 years.  PC Harcourt retired from Durham Constabulary on the 31st March 1975.  

Saturday 22 June 2013

Two ex Durham officers

Late entries marking the death of two Ex Durham Officers who later served in Northumbria up to their retirement. Regrettably, we were not informed at the time

On 29th October, 2012, John William Wile died at the age of 81 years.
He leaves a widow, Doreen. Our belated sympathies are extended to Doreen and family.
John originally joined West Yorkshire Police, transferring to Jarrow CID in the mid- 1960s where he continued to serve with Durham County until the amalgamation of 1974. He transferred  to Northumbria until his retirement.
He always told his wife “My happiest days were with the ‘Jarrow lads’”

On 16th May, 2013 Eric Pike aged 83 years, died, following a short illness. His private funeral took place in Gateshead on 24th. May, 2013.
He leaves a widow, Mildred and grown up family. Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family
Eric was a long serving committee member of Gateshead Branch and was Chairman for a number of years. He was a born organizer, always keen to help others. He was associated with the RAF Association, Car and Motorcycle sports and a keen member of the Masonic movement.

Saturday 1 June 2013

Death of a retired Police Officer : Edward Jefferson

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer : Edward Jefferson, who died on 27th May 2013 aged 91 years.
Mr Jefferson retired from Durham Constabulary on 30th June 1977.

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