Tuesday 19 January 2016

Durham Constabulary Open Day 1973–Programme

Open Day 1973

The programme to go with the video…

The official 5p programme of the 1973 force open day.

It includes a foreword from the Chief Constable Mr AG Puckering,   the history of the force up to 1973 (written by our chairman & Peeler editor Alan Watson), programme of events on the day and the Acknowledgements page is interesting as it is pre amalgamation.

A licensed bar & restaurant were available & at one of the Marquees you could see ‘Off Duty’ pursuits !!

CLICK HERE or on the picture to view the programme

Monday 18 January 2016

Durham Constabulary Open Day 1973

Another one from the vaults of the BFI, from Mr Puckerings era 8th September 1973:

From Britain on Film available at BFI Player

Thanks to Dave Carter(448) for finding this one on the internet, to the BFI for providing the code for us to use the films on this website. I remember it as if it was yesterday & enjoyed watching myself do gymnastics on that day !! (Bob Brown)

For those of you who live outside the UK or are trying to view on a smartphone or tablet please click on this link : https://youtu.be/bpPtcGuU6y0

Durham Police Cadets (Late 60’s)

And yet another one from the vaults of the British Film Institute for you to watch (hopefully another good one to come if we can get the film released to us )

From Britain on Film available at BFI Player

Tuesday 12 January 2016

Death of a retired Police Officer : Sergeant 131 Allan Maddison

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : Sergeant 131 Allan Maddison, who died on 2nd January 2016 aged 88 years.
Mr Maddison retired from Durham Constabulary 10th June 1977.
Mr Maddison leaves a widow Mrs Maude Maddison.
Funeral arrangements are private.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Friday 8 January 2016

Private Hire Licence ?

John Reddington

I retired in 2010 from Nottinghamshire Police and shortly afterwards started a Chauffeuring / Private Hire business.
I would like to make contact with any retired officers who lives in the Durham area who also holds a Private Hire Licence, as I would like to sub contract some work to them. Your vehicle does not need to be of an ‘Executive’ profile for this particular work.

John Reddington.
Tel: 07980 522105

Friday 1 January 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year...

Here's wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe 2016.

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