Monday, 18 March 2019

Death of a retired Police Officer : Inspector 469 William(Bill) Fenwick Littlefair Simpson

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : Inspector 469 William(Bill) Fenwick Littlefair Simpson, who died peacefully on the 8th March 2019 after a short illness in Durham University Hospital. He was aged 78 years.
Bill joined Durham Constabulary on the 26th November 1961 and retired as Inspector 469 on 31st December 1989.
He was the widower of Ann and leaves son Martin and daughter Claire, grandchildren Tom and Millie.
The family will be having a private family only cremation, but friends and colleagues are welcome to join the family at the Duke of Wellington, Nevilles Cross on the 27th March 2019 at 2.00pm for a celebration of his life.
Donations have been requested in lieu of flowers to the Durham Wildlife Trust.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Info required on ex Durham Vauxhall Victor FE Reg.No JGR 687T


Info required on  ex Durham Vauxhall Victor FE  Reg.No JGR 687T
It is believed it was used from 1978 until December 1980 but it is not known where or what its call sign would have been.
It was then used on the skid pan for about ten years.
The owner of the car, Mr Paul Stokes has owned it for ten years and has almost finished its restoration and wondered if any members would know its history or actually drove it in service.
Mr Stokes would be grateful of any info. Please reply to Paul via email :   papasierra999@yahoo.co.uk

Death of a Durham NARPO widow : Mrs Ann Stephenson

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of a Durham NARPO widow : Mrs Ann Stephenson, who died peacefully on the 28th February aged 78 years.
Mrs Stephenson was the wife of the late Thomas (Tom) Graham Stephenson who was a detective at Stanley.
Please meet for funeral service at Mountsett Crematorium on Wednesday 13th March at 2:45pm.
Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Willow Burn Hospice.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Durham River cruise to celebrate 100 years of NARPO

At the AGM of the Durham NARPO Branch held in January,it was decided to celebrate the 100 year  anniversary of NARPO by booking a river cruise/ barbecue on the Prince Bishop at Durham on the evening of Saturday 22nd June 2019. (Daylight till late)
The cruise will cast off from Browns Boat Yard about 7pm and enjoy a gentle cruise to a point opposite Fulling Mill where the anchor will be dropped and there will be a barbecue prepared for us on board.
The cruiser has a well stocked bar and toilets.
Parking is easy. The lower level of the multi story adjacent to the Boat Yard is normally for disabled parking only BUT after 6pm it is open to all and access to the Boat is almost level.
Please contact Stu Ingram to book your tickets which are £10 per person on 01388 814768. or email him on sji1179@btinternet.com.
Cheques to be made out to "Durham Branch - NARPO" and sent to 2, Whitworth Close, Spennymoor, DL16 7LH. or speak to Stu to arrange payment by bacs.

Death of a retired Police Officer : Hugh Blenkin QPM

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer : Hugh Blenkin QPM, aged 78 years who  died peacefully at home 13th February, 2019 after a long illness.
Mr Blenkin was an ex Durham senior officer and one time head of Cadet Training  and  later a Commander in the Metropolitan Police
A Thanksgiving service will be held on 9th April, 2019 at St. Mary the Virgin Church in  Ashforth, Kent TN23 1QG.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time

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