Thursday, 29 June 2017

Death of a retired Police Officer : Chief Superintendent 270 Derek Sayers

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : Chief Superintendent 270 Derek Sayers, who died on the 27th June 2017. He was aged 87 years.
He does not leave a widow but leaves two sons.
Mr Sayers retired on the 22nd February 1989.
The funeral service will be not be private, however details have not been finalised yet.
The family will circulate the funeral details in the Northern Echo around the 19th or 20th July.

( Funeral details : 1pm Tuesday, 18th July, 2017, at Elm Ridge Methodist Church, Darlington. Private cremation. Reception Blackwell Grange)
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team – The White Helmets


White HelmetsThe Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team  will be appearing at BikeWise 2017…….

This will be one of their last appearances as shortly after they confirmed their attendance at BikeWise 2017 it was announced the team will be disbanded after this summers performances. 

This will be a unique opportunity to see the White Helmets who have been acknowledged as the oldest, best known and most accomplished motorcycle display team in the country, if not the world. 

Formed in 1927, this season marks the 90th anniversary of the Team performing displays of motorcycling skills and whilst horses gave way to motorcycles in the display in 1937, many of the tricks they perform today are similar to those of the original riders. Based on their iconic helmets the Team adopted the world famous name ‘The White Helmets’ in 1963.  This coveted and prestigious item is an honour to wear and marks the riders out as one of the few able to perform such acts of skill.

The Team’s 23 riders on classic 750cc Triumph Tiger machines provide a fast paced, action packed display.  Wearing the full dress uniform of the Royal Signals along with their famous White Helmets the riders will perform a combination of high speed crossovers, spectacular jumps, skilful feats of balance as well as numerous reverse rides.

The Royal Signals has come a long way since those formative days using motorcycles to carry messages across the battlefield and are now modernising their image to show they truly are ‘Leaders in a Digital Age’.  Whilst this is the last year of entertaining and thrilling crowds with their dazzling arena displays, the Team’s excited to be performing one final season; demonstrating the teamwork, discipline and courage of the Royal Signals soldier.

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1849 Ralph Shaw

It is with regret that I we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1849 Ralph Shaw, who died on the 20th June 2017. He was aged 80 years.
He does not leave a widow.
The funeral service will be taking place on Friday 7th July 2017 at 2pm at Mountsett Crematorium at Dipton.
The funeral service is not private.
Donations have been requested in lieu of flowers to Parkinson UK.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1063 Osmund (Ossie) Outterside

It is with regret that we have announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1063 Osmund (Ossie) Outterside, who died on the 17th June 2017 in Bradbury House (Leonard Cheshire Home), Crook. He was aged 70 years.
Mr Outterside joined Durham Constabulary in September 1966 & initially served at Darlington, followed by Newton Aycliffe, Bishop Auckland, Coundon Section and finally Barnard Castle from where he retired from in 1994.
He leaves a widow Marjorie and two sons, Mark and Stuart.
The funeral service will be taking place on Monday 26th June 2017 at 12pm at St. Wilfrid's RC Church, Hexham Street (off Etherley Lane), Bishop Auckland DL14 7PU, followed by cremation at Wear Valley Crematorium, Coundon Road, Bishop Auckland DL14 8PE the service is not private.
Donations have been requested in lieu of flowers to Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1177 Albert John Franks

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1177 Albert John Franks, who died on the 18th June 2017. He was aged 81 years.
Mr Franks joined Durham Constabulary on the 24th January 1966, he served at HQ Training, Jarrow, Chester le street, he was initially in uniform before joining CID in 1974 and then from 1986 he joined HQ crime support unit. He retired from Durham Town section on the 25th June 1987.
He does not leave a widow but leaves a daughter Glenda.
The funeral service will be taking place on the 29th June 2017 at 11.15am at Saint John's Church, Birtley, which will then be followed by the cremation service at 12pm at Birtley Crematorium. This will then be followed by refreshments at Washington Cricket Club. The funeral service is not private.
Donations are requested in lieu of flowers to the Bobby Robson Foundation.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Death of a retired Police Officer : PW Gillian MILLER (nee Fullick)

It is with regret that we have to notify of the death of a retired Police Officer : PW Gillian MILLER (nee Fullick) aged 65 years, who died peacefully at Sunderland Royal Hospital following a short illness.
Gillian served with Durham Constabulary and Northumbria Police between 1971 and 1978, stationed at Sunderland, Washington and Houghton-le-Spring.
She then spent 22 years working as a senior social worker for the elderly in Durham and Chester-le-Street.
Gillian is survived by her husband Colin Miller (Ret’d Sgt Northumbria) and much loved sons, Steven and Paul.
Funeral to be held at Sunderland Crematorium at 10.00am Monday 3rd July 2017.
Family flowers and any donations to Cancer Research UK.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Part time Gardening…. Darlington area

GardeningCan anyone help out with this one or know somebody who could ?

Hi
I have been given your details by my local Narpo secretary in Lancashire as I'm trying to help my mum and dad.
My parents live at Darlington and have been trying to get a local Gardner to come in and look after their garden, which is not a large area but they do like to keep it well.
However my dad and mum are both becoming frail with various joint issues and not able to do so now.
The problem they have had is that they have contacted a number of workmen who advertise in the Darlington area and they have all failed to turn up to see them.
Down here in the local area, the Narpo branch has a list of retired officers who have started various businesses and can be called on to undertake work and I wondered if you have something similar or know of a retired officer who would like to contact them to be paid to undertake the work.
As I mentioned before it is not a large area and would probably involve one day or so a week, but my parents would discuss and agree what needs to be undertaken.
Are you able to assist me, any help would be much appreciated and I would forward my parents contact details if you can.
Kind Regards
Kevin Hall (kevin.hall1@talk21.com)

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