On Friday 15 December the Saltford Golf Club was the venue for a really well supported pre-Christmas lunch. The meal was of the usual high standard and Club Chairman, Jim Cochran welcomed everyone. Thanks to Clive Tilling, Club Secretary, and the Committee for ensuring that this event and others throughout the year keep everyone together.
On Wednesday 13 December 2017, thanks to the industry of John Vincent and assistance from the caterers and management, 55 members enjoyed a great evening with an excellent buffet supper at the Weston-super-Mare Cricket Club. This was the third such event that John has organised and its fame is evidently spreading, with some new faces in evidence. Another great opportunity for former colleagues and friends to gather and enjoy a real social evening.
Mrs Dorothy May STENNARD, 93 years, who died on Friday 8 December, the wife of Don, who retired in 1976 and lives in Bath. This message will be updated when the funeral details are known.
Mrs Janet WILKINS, 85 years, who died on Saturday 2 December, the widow of Peter, who died in 1990.
Janet's Funeral Service is to be held at Taunton Deane Crematorium at 11.30 am on Tuesday 12 December 2017.
We regret to inform you that, following the death of Brian STARR on 24 November 2017, his widow, Barbara STARR, 87 years, died on Monday 4 December 2017.
This sad situation will not affect the Funeral Service for Brian, set for St Dubricius Church, Porlock at 12 noon on Saturday 9 December 2017.
Funeral service is to take place at St Dubricius Church, Parsons Street, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8QJ (same venue as the funeral for Brian on 9th) at 12 noon on Tuesday 19 December.
Jean SHORT, 87 years, who died on Monday 27 November, the widow of Jim Short, who retired in 1976 and died in 2010. Jean has been living near her daughter, in Dorset, for many years.
Jean's Funeral Service is to take place at 2.30 pm on Monday 11 December 2017 at Taunton Deane Crematorium.
We have been informed of the death, at some stage in the past six months, of Sybil REED, 91 years. Sybil was the widow of Ronald Reed who retired in 1977 from 'A' Division. They were not members of this Branch of NARPO and we have no further information.
Flora KNOWLES, 87 years, who died on 6 November, the widow of Michael Knowles, who died in 2014. We must assume that the funeral service has already taken place. Flora was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.
Thomas SCOTT, 80 years, who died on Thursday 23 November, retired from 'C' Division of the Force in 1988. He leaves a widow, Doris, living at Shepton Mallet. Thomas was not a member of this Branch of NARPO. We will update this entry if we receive information regarding the funeral arrangements.
Brian William STARR, 84 years, who died on Friday 24 November, retired in 1987. He leaves a widow, Barbara, living at Porlock, Somerset.
Brian's Funeral Service is to be held at 12 noon on Saturday 9 December 2017 at St Dubricius Church, Parsons Street, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8QJ.
Deborah Leat, Woman Police Constable of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary who died on 27 November 1986, aged 20.
Killed when her police patrol car went out of control on a bend and crashed into a tree while pursuing a vehicle which had failed to stop in the early hours at Speedwell, Bristol.
Philip SMEED, 78 years, who retired in 1991. He leaves a widow, Ute, living at Bridgwater.
Philip's Funeral Service is to be held in St Mary's Parish Church, Bridgwater at 2 pm on Monday 11 December 2017.
Audrey PARSONS, 88 years, who died on Saturday 18 November, widow of William, who retired in 1982 and died in 2008. Audrey was not a member of this Branch of NARPO. This entry will be updated should we hear of the funeral arrangements.
Jane UPHAM, 57 years, who died on Tuesday 14 November 2017. Jane was the wife of Myles Upham, who retired from Bridgwater in 2008. He is not a member of this Branch of NARPO.Her Funeral Service is to be held at Taunton Deane Crematorium at 11.30 am on Monday 20 November 2017.
REMINDER - Weston Christmas Social - Wednesday 13 December 2017 7pm to 11pm at Weston Cricket Club.
This is the last remaining Christmas Police Pensioners Social started in the old Somerset Constabulary, and which continued following amalgamations. Please give serious consideration to attending this event, as the lack of support will result in it too meeting its demise.
Contact John Vincent at Email or telephone 01934 413153 by 6 December 2017 to allow for catering arrangements. (£6 a head). Thank You.