Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 865 John (Jack) Currie

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 865 John (Jack) Currie, who died on the 19th May 2017. He was aged 83 years.
He leaves a widow Betty.
Jack was appointed at Durham Constabulary on the 25th October 1954, he served at Chester le Street, Bishop Auckland, HQ CID Crime Patrols, motor patrols, the marine underwater search unit and Bishop Auckland.
He retired from West Auckland on the 31st October 1984.
The funeral service will be taking place on the 2nd June at Wear Valley Crematorium at Bishop Auckland at 11.00am. The funeral service is not private.
Donations have been requested in lieu of flowers to the Air Ambulance.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Force “Family Fun Open Day”

Police HQA message from Stuart Ingram (Durham NARPO Branch Secretary) to NARPO members :

Force " Family Fun Open Day "
Good Morning to you all.
The above event is being held within the New Police HQ grounds on Saturday 10th June 2017 between 1-00pm and 4-00pm.
You are welcome to attend with friends and family BUT you must supply the names and addresses of those in your party to either Ray Jones or myself (Stuart Ingram).
This will enable tickets to be issued about a week before the event.
You will receive them in the post from HQ.

If you wish to attend please email : durhamnarpo@gmail.com & your details will be forwarded to Ray Jones & Stuart Ingram (Durham NARPO) who will make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 2081 John Owen

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 2081 John Owen, who died on the 7th May 2017. He was aged 68 years.
He leaves a widow Carol.
Mr Owen started with Durham Constabulary on the 27th November 1972 and he retired from the force on the 15th April 2004, his last posting with Durham Constabulary was as a Firearms Licensing Officer at Durham City.
The funeral service will be held on the 19th May 2017 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Croxdale at 2.45pm.
This will then be followed by the cremation at Durham for close friends and family only.
The funeral service is not private.
Donations have been requested in lieu of flowers to the Stroke Association.
All welcome for refreshments at The Daleside Arms, Croxdale, afterwards
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Death of a retired Police Officer : Sgt 559 Joseph Michael Wood

It is with regret that we have to advise colleagues of the death of a retired Police Officer :  Sgt 559 Joseph Michael Wood who died on 9th May 2017 aged 76 years.
Michael joined Durham Constabulary on 15th February 1960 and from HQ Training his first posting was to beat duty at Durham City.  In December 1962 he joined CID and worked in NECRO.  Remaining within the same department Michael undertook INDENTIKIT roles until November 1970 when he was seconded to No 2 RCIO.  In December 1972 he moved into Fraud Squad before being promoted to Sergeant in September 1980 when he was posted to HQ CID Administration.
From December 1982 he returned to Fraud Squad before moving into the HOLMES Unit in March 1987.  He retired from HOLMES on 15th January 1991.
Michael leaves a widow, Audrey, who has also served with Durham Constabulary.
Funeral service is to be held at 1pm on Thursday 25th May 2017 at the Methodist Church, High Street, Carrville.  The service is not private and friends and former colleagues are welcome meet at church.  The will be family flowers only and any donations in lieu of flowers are requested for Guide Dogs UK please.  A collection plate will be available in church.
Our thoughts are with Audrey, and Michael’s family and friends at this sad time.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Durham Peeler – Summer 2017

Durham Peeler - Summer 2017Durham Peeler editor Alan Watson has been keeping himself busy over the last few months to produce the Summer 2017 edition of the Durham Peeler.

To view this latest edition of the magazine online, please click on the image.

If you would like to view other editions of the Durham Peeler please Click Here

Hard copies of the magazine will be distributed to members soon

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Death of a retired Police Officer : Detective Sergeant 517 Bryan Clennell

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer :  Detective Sergeant 517 Bryan Clennell, who died on the 29th April 2017. He was aged 77 years.
Mr Clennell was appointed to Durham Constabulary on the 1st September 1971, he served at Stanley CID, Drug squad and then HQ Crime Support Unit before retiring on the 10th September 1993.
Mr Clennell does not leave a widow, but leaves two daughters and a son.
The funeral service is taking place on the 18th May 2017 at 12.30pm at St James Church, Burnopfield this will then be followed by the cremation service at Mount Sett Crematorium. The funeral service is not private.
Friends can meet up after the cremation service at Lintz Cricket Club, Burnopfield.
Donations have been requested in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimers Society UK.

Traffic reunion Wednesday, 10th May at the Spectrum Leisure Centre,Willington

Government Inspection Durham Constabulary H.Q. 1974 (Traffic Patrols North)Fred Purser; Norman Lee; Derek Sayers; Jack Blair; George Robson; ?; Ken Garbutt; John Curry; ? ; Ian Irwin; ?; Jack Fidiam;? ; ? ; Fred English; Norman Davison; Bill Bramfitt; Eric Brown; ?; Eddie Stangroom; Duncan Adamson; Gordon Balderstone; John Knaggs; Bill Sanderson; ?;  Chris Dryden; Trevor Morgan; Geoff Carlon; Kenny James; Ronnie Tarn; Dick Hunter.

Just a reminder that the next Traffic reunion will be on Wednesday, 10th May, 10:30am onwards, at the Spectrum Leisure Centre,Hunwick Lane, Willington DL15 0JA, where there will be exclusive use of a room with refreshments being available, thanks to Ian Hirst.
Hot food will be available at Spectrum Centre next week. Curry & Rice, Pasta bolognese, Pie, peas and chips etc as well as toasties, scones etc. 
Put this date in your diary and bring along any memorabilia (photos etc) to share.

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 656 George Ronald Maxwell

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer, PC 656 George Ronald Maxwell, who died on the 1st May 2017. He was aged 84 years.
He leaves a widow Rita Maxwell.
George retired from Durham Constabulary in 1984.
The funeral service is taking place on the 10th May at 1pm at Saint Matthew's Church, Newbottle, Houghton-le-spring, the service is not private. This will then be followed by a private cremation service.
The family have requested donations in lieu of flowers to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Death of a retired Police Officer : PW 48 Margaret Rose Dinning (nee Dawson)

Margaret DinningIt is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PW  48 Margaret Rose Dinning (nee Dawson), aged 81 years, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, 27th, April 2017.
Margaret, who was married to Chief Superintendent Raymond Dinning, (Rtd), joined the Durham Constabulary in  1st April 1957  and served in Durham City and Chester-le-Street Divisions, retiring on 27th April 1962  to have her first child.
However in retirement she retained her police involvement and was for many years the Chairman of the Chester-le-Street Police Ladies Club in addition to being the organiser of regular Chester-le-Street Divisional Charity Social Evenings in aid of The Freeman Hospital Cardiology Unit, and the Annual Children’s Christmas Parties.
She leaves her husband Raymond, Son Steven & his wife Jennifer and daughter Tracey and her partner Jo, together with her grandchildren Kirsty (partner Alex)   and Andrew
Funeral Service to be held at Chester-le-Street St Marys and St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Church Chare Chester-le-Street at 11.am. on Monday 15th, May 2017 followed by a private (Family Only) cremation.
Family Flowers only, donations in lieu, (if so desired) to Cardiology Care Unit Universities North Durham Hospital.

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