Friday, 28 March 2014

Death of a retired Police Officer : Sgt 1109 Dave Storey

Dave Storey

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : Sgt 1109 Dave Storey who died after a short illness as a result of a stroke, on Tuesday 25th March 2014, aged 53 years.
Dave joined Durham Constabulary on the 3rd October 1983, serving at stations throughout the south of the County and at HQ, retiring as a D/Sgt at Darlington on the 18th March 2014.
He does not leave a widow but he leaves sons Andrew and Ben
The funeral service will take place on Thursday 3rd April, 11am at St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington, followed by cremation at Durham at 1pm.
The funeral & cremation services are not private.
Friends are invited to meet afterwards at Darlington Rugby Football Club, Blackwell Meadows, Grange Road.
Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Stroke Association & Cancer Research
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Police Training Centres Staff reunion

Were  you on staff at  the training centres at Pannal Ash, Newby Wiske or Dishforth during the 1960s, 70s or 80s ?
Ever wondered what happened to those old friends you have not seen for a while ?
Would you be interested in attending a reunion ?
If so,Dave Tingle and Brendan Lally have taken the initiative to jointly organise a reunion on a date to be determined and ideally at a venue which would minimise travel for everyone. It is envisaged we would choose an hotel where,following an early afternoon arrival, we might meet in a bar lounge pre dinner or buffet and have an evening of enjoyment and reminiscing ["Ours were the best times" etc] before,where required,retiring to bed.  Departure after breakfast.  Wives,partners etc would of course be welcome
As we all know, many police forces seconded staff to the centres.  Northumbria, Durham, Cleveland. North, South and West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Humberside, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, so we will be very  happy for this invitation to be passed to those areas 
If you are still in contact with anyone from those bygone days please do pass the invitation on
Any suggestions or comments will be welcomed.
To register your interest please contact Dave or Brendan on either of the following emails
dave@tinglefamily.net
bplally146@sky.com

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Death of a retired Police Officer : PW Joan Hunter (Fickling)

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PW Joan Hunter (Fickling), who died on Sunday 23rd March 2014, aged 66 years.
Joan was appointed to Durham Constabulary on 20th February 1967 and retired medically on 17th November 1977.
Her next of kin is her sister Mrs Mary Barrass (also a retired police officer).
The funeral service will take place on Monday 31st March 2014 at 12 noon at Durham Crematorium. This service is not private and friends and former colleagues are welcome to meet at the Crematorium prior to the service.
By request, donations in lieu of flowers are being split between Macmillan and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Our thoughts are with Mary and Joan’s friends and family at this sad time.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Miners Strike 1984/1985

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A few images of the Miners Strike of 1984 /1985 – which was a difficult time for a lot of Durham officers who were brought up in the mining villages of County Durham & had friends & family ‘facing’ them on the picket lines.. (Many Thanks to Martin Hall for providing these photo’s)

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 53 John Eric Harrison

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of retired Police Officer : PC 53 John Eric Harrison (better know as Eric), who passed away on the 17th March 2014. He was aged 77 years.
Mr Harrison does not leave a widow.
Mr Harrison retired from Durham Constabulary on the 8th September 1983, having served some of that time in the Dog Section and also the Control Room.
The funeral will be taking place on Friday 28th March 2014 at the Wear Valley Crematorium in Coundon,at 10.15am, the service is not private.
Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the British Heart Foundation.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1165 John Colin Brierley

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1165 John Colin Brierley, who died on the 6th March 2014, aged 86 years.
Mr Brierley leaves a widow Mrs Olwen Brierley.
Mr Brierley was appointed to Durham Constabulary on the 16th October 1948, he previously served at HQ, Darlington, Alycliffe, HQ Information Room, Aycliffe West, Tasking & Co-ordination Command, HQ CID, he was then seconded to the British Police Unit in Cyprus (1957-1959) he then returned to traffic motor patrols, Special Incident Squad, Crime Support Unit, he then retired from Scientific Aids at Sedgefield on the 28th March 1978.
The funeral service will take place on Tuesday the 18th March at Darlington Crematorium at 1.15pm, the service is not private.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Butterwick Hospice Care, Bishop Auckland.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

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