Thursday 30 May 2019

Death of a retired Police Officer : 208 Alison Pattison

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : 208 Alison Pattison who died on 7th May 2019 aged 56 years.
Mrs Pattison commenced her Police career on 15th April 1985 and severed at Durham Constabulary, until her retirement on 17th January 1996.
Mrs Pattison leaves a widower Dean Pattison.
This has just been notified to NARPO from HQ and they have confirmed that Mrs Pattinson's funeral has already taken place however any donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Dogs Trust.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Saturday 25 May 2019

Traffic Officers Reunion – Wednesday 12th June 2019

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.Following on from the reunion events of 2017 & 2018 ,  we are now going for our first informal reunion of 2019 and hopefully capture the ex colleagues who were unable to attend in the past.
It's going to be at the same venue as the last time, the Spectrum Leisure Centre, Willington (thanks to Ian Hirst for making the place available for us.) and will be on Wednesday 12th June 2019 from 10.30am.
Can I ask that you spread the word to any ex colleagues you are in touch with so we can renew friendships and have a good chinwag about times past. 

Look forward to seeing you there - hope you can make it.
Jim Holmes

Spectrum Leisure Complex
Hunwick Lane
Co Durham
DL15 0JA

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Death of Joan Charlton: (wife of Durham NARPO member Alf Charlton)

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of Joan Charlton, (wife of Durham NARPO member Alf Charlton)
Joan died peacefully in Picktree Court, Chester le Street on May 4th, aged 89 years.
Joan was the dearly loved mam of Geoffrey and the late Gillian, loving gran of Daniel and Philip.
Friends please meet for service in St. Cuthbert's Church, North Road, Durham, Monday, May 20th, at 1.30pm cremation to follow.
Family flowers only please.
Our thoughts are with family at this sad time.

Thursday 2 May 2019

Summer 2019 edition of the Durham Peeler now online

Alan Watson,  Editor of Durham Peeler has been hard at work over the last few months producing the Summer 2019 edition of the Durham Peeler. The magazine looks great and is full of interesting stories & info.

If you have any stories you’d like to share in future issues of the magazine, please get in touch with Alan at :

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

Printed copies of the magazine will be sent out to members in the next few days …

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