Monday 25 November 2013

NARPO (Durham) Branch meeting tonight

diary-plgThe next meeting of NARPO (Durham Branch) will be held tonight, Monday 25th November at 7.30pm 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.

Friday 22 November 2013

Red 46…..

Dave & Dave Jul 79PC 818 Dave Duncan & PC1960 Dave Wall with Mkll Granada NGR 93T, call sign Alpha Red 46. 

It was taken in Bishop Close, Darlington outside the Police houses in July 1979

Ah, the good old days.

(Many Thanks to Dave Duncan for sending the photo)

Durham Peeler : Winter 2013

DP - Winter 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

Friday 15 November 2013

Death of a retired Police Officer : George Pears

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer : George Pears who died on the 17th August, 2013 aged 65 years. George initially served in Durham Constabulary but finished his service with Northumbria Police, retiring in May 2000.

George lived in the Houghton Le Spring area. He leaves a partner, Carol .

The funeral was held on the 27th August, 2013.

Saturday 9 November 2013

Paws Up Calendars

Calendar picture The ‘must have  ‘accessory’ for 2014 has now arrived  - the ‘Paws Up’ 2014 Calendar.

The calendar has been produced to raise funds for the Durham Retired Police Dogs Benevolent Fund

These limited edition calendars are A3 in size and feature pictures of twelve of our four legged friends for you to view over the next year.
Calendar 2 A calendar can be yours for only £8 including P & P

If you would like to order please click on this link :

There’s lots of other Paws Up ‘goodies’ on this page and it’s the right time of year to be buying a present for your friends and spreading the word about Paws Up

Thursday 7 November 2013

A Moment To Reflect


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flander's fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, tho poppies grow
In Flander's fields.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

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