Saturday, 29 August 2015

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 78 Jane Lambert

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 78 Jane Lambert who died on 24th August 2015, aged 47 years.
Jane retired from Criminal Justice Unit on 20th July 2011
The funeral will take place at 11.30 am on Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at St Hilda’s Crematorium, Acklam Road, Teesside, TS5 7HD.
The service is not private. Friends and former colleagues are welcome to attend the service and to join with the family afterwards for a buffet at Billingham Golf Club, Sandy Lane, Billingham, TS22 5NA.
Family flowers only.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to The British Heart Foundation.
Our thoughts are with Jane's friends and family at this sad time.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Fund raising events for Police Memorial at Darlington

Mark Gatiss Poster copy Sports Evening DJ copy

Two fund raising events to be held end of September / beginning of October in aid of the Darlington Police Memorial Fund

Job Opportunity – Carmel College, Darlington

Carmel College copy

Federation Magazines available to view

March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015

Federation magazines for the months March to July have been updated on the website

To view these magazines please CLICK HERE to go to the Federation page of the website and then click on the individual month to read the magazine

Death of a former Police Officer : Allan Edgar

Allan EdgarTRIBUTES have been paid to a policeman turned publican who was a force to be reckoned with on the cricket pitch and the life and soul of every party.
Surprisingly agile given his large 6ft 2ins frame, Allan Edgar was nicknamed “the cat” by his colleague and teammate on Durham Police’s cricket team Alan Courtney.
In his prime, in the 1970s, the popular PC also played for Bishop Auckland Cricket Club and was described by fellow cricketer Keith Hopper as "the best wicket keeper who didn’t play for Durham County."
But if there was one thing that overshadowed his cricket ability, it was his colourful personality.
Mr Edgar was a good friend to many and when he swapped catching criminals for pulling pints there was never a dull moment in the pubs he managed, which included the North Briton in Aycliffe Village.
On cricket tours, he would entertain everyone with impromptu stand-up comedy performances, the most famous involving taking apart and reassembling a pub piano.
His recent death at the age of 70 has prompted an outpouring of tributes from his many friends.
Born in Ferryhill Station in 1944, Mr Edgar attended Broom Cottages School and played for Mainsforth Cricket Club in his youth.
On leaving school he worked at Patons and Baldwins Wool Factory in Darlington, before joining Durham Police in 1964.
He stayed in the force until 1977 when he left to manage the bar at Bishop Auckland Cricket Club.
Five years later he became the landlord of the North Briton where for a decade he worked happily alongside his good friend Phyllis Blenkinsopp.
Many well known cricketers stayed at the pub during this time and it became a Mecca for those who enjoyed good banter and sport chat.
Alongside cricket, Mr Edgar, who never married, enjoyed horseracing, an interest which culminated in him and his friends at the North Briton buying a racehorse.

In the early 1990s, Mr Edgar moved to Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, where he managed a French cafe bar before taking over the Honest Lawyer.
Last week, his brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Carol Edgar, from Bishop Middleham, visited the real ale pub to chat to the regulars.
Mrs Edgar said: “People came up to us and said they wanted us to know how well liked he was. They couldn’t speak highly enough of him. He really was wonderful, the ultimate host.”  
Bob Edgar added: “He was just Allan. He was daft as a brush and lived life to the full. He never complained about anything.”
Mr Edgar’s funeral takes place at Woodlands Crematorium, Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe, on Wednesday, August 26 at 2pm.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Death of retired Police Officer : PC 608 George Bennison

George BENNISONcIt is with regret that we have to announce the death of retired Police Officer, PC 608 George Bennison, who died on 16th August 2015, aged 83 years.
George joined Durham Constabulary on 14th Feb 1953 and served at Consett, Stanley, Chester-le-Street, Fingerprints, and the Special Incident Squad.  He retired on pension  18th December 1983 from HQ Photography.
Mr Bennison leaves a widow Margaret.
The funeral will take place on Friday 28th August 2015 at 1.30pm at Durham Crematorium. This service is not private.
Family flowers only please by request or donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Great North Air Ambulance please.
Our thoughts are with the Bennison family and George’s friends at this sad time.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Death of a retired Police Officer : George Fenn

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer : George Fenn, aged 91 years, who died on Monday 3rd August, 2015 at his son’s home in Kent.
Mr Fenn was a widower (wife Pearl) and leaves an adult son, Anthony (Tony) and daughter.
George Fenn was a popular and  very well respected member of Durham Constabulary, serving early service in Crime Cars ( Darlington & Aycliffe), Sergeant Instructor at Harperley Hall, C.C's P.A. to Alec Muir, Commandant at Harperley Hall (Training), Commandant at Police Staff College (Dishforth Wing) (1969) Commander of the Special Course, Bramshill from 1970 for two years and Assistant/Deputy Chief Constable, Durham Constabulary until 1977 when he was appointed Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary, retiring on 31st January, 1984.
Funeral arrangements are as follows : Blacon Crematorium, Chester.(Directly opposite to the Blacon Police Station- post code CH1 5BD) at 2.40pm on Thursday 20th August, 2015 at 2.40pm.
Family flowers only.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

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