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by Steven Cole
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Depots and Outstations
Topic: Cranbrook
Replies: 16
Views: 5052

Re: Cranbrook

Thanks for your recollection Dave it paints a good picture of depot/outstation manning and some of the duties at that period of time. You are correct there was no EO, for some reason I had thought Miss Robson who was at Romsley Depot when I started in 1970 was at that grade but am now reminded she w...
by Steven Cole
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Depots and Outstations
Topic: Cranbrook
Replies: 16
Views: 5052

Re: Cranbrook

Thanks for your input Dave. For Tim's information the clerical positions at Depots were usually held by females when I joined in 1970 and were Administrative Assistant (AA) or Administrative Officer (AO) plus Executive Officer (EO). It was rare to find one in a technical capacity other than at Maint...
by Steven Cole
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Depots and Outstations
Topic: Cranbrook
Replies: 16
Views: 5052

Does Anyone Recall Dorothy Hart ex-Cranbrook

Tim Vickers emailed me yesterday enquiring if anyone can remember his grandmother, Dorothy Hart, who apparently worked at Cranbrook circa 1960-1967. She was married to John Hart and after leaving the Directorate went on to run a hardware store in Cranbrook. Tim would like to hear from anyone who can...
by Steven Cole
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: CHARLES JOSEPH (HEADQUARTERS)
Replies: 0
Views: 173

CHARLES JOSEPH (HEADQUARTERS)

It is with regret to announce that Mike Phillips recently sent me an email to advise that Charles Joseph died in November 2017. No other details are known. However, Mike included the following comments in his email: "I first met Charles when I joined the Directorate in late 1973 and was given the ta...
by Steven Cole
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: VIC FLOWERS (CWT - MARLEY HILL)
Replies: 0
Views: 244

VIC FLOWERS (CWT - MARLEY HILL)

It is with regret to announce I was informed by Bob Witherspoon yesterday that Victor 'Vic' Flowers passed away peacefully in hospital on 15th March 2018 aged 99 Years. His obituary was published in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and The Journal as follows: "Beloved husband of the late Dorothy, muc...
by Steven Cole
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: JOHN GERALD TAYLOR (WT - MARLEY HILL)
Replies: 0
Views: 162

JOHN GERALD TAYLOR (WT - MARLEY HILL)

It is with regret to announce I have been informed by Ron Suddes today that John Gerald Taylor died peacefully on Monday 22nd January 2018 and the funeral was held at Whitley Bay Crematorium on Wednesday 7th February at 09:45 hrs. It is understood John was based at Marley Hill during the 1970's befo...
by Steven Cole
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: DTELS Reunited!
Topic: David Bellsham
Replies: 2
Views: 119

David Bellsham

Posted on behalf of David Bellsham I was a technician at Dtels for 22yrs. I started in the 60's at Cranbrook in Kent for two or three years and was posted to Isle of Wight to service radio and CCTV ( because of the train Robbers being in a special block at Parkhurst). I looked after Portsmouth Poli...
by Steven Cole
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: BARRY MORRIS (CWT - HEADQUARTERS)
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Funeral Information

Posted on behalf of Lawrie Atkinson Barry's funeral will be held at 11:45am on Thursday 1st March 2018 at Swindon Crematorium . Family flowers and wreaths only. However donations to the Salisbury hospice would be appreciated. Any and all former work colleagues and friends are invited to attend and ...
by Steven Cole
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: BARRY MORRIS (CWT - HEADQUARTERS)
Replies: 1
Views: 234

BARRY MORRIS (CWT - HEADQUARTERS)

It is with sad regret to announce the death of Barry Morris who died peacefully from pancreatic cancer during the last week of January 2018 at the Salisbury Hospice. Barry, who was based at Weyhill Maintenance Unit for many years before taking a post as CWT in HQ, leaves a wife and three daughters. ...
by Steven Cole
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: TOM RAWLANCE (CRANBROOK)
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Funeral Information

I have just been advised that Tom Rawlance’s funeral will be held at 15.15hrs on Tuesday 13th February 2018 at Eastbourne Crematorium, Hide Hollow, Langney, Eastbourne, BN23 8AE.

Persons wishing to attend may find this link useful regarding location details.
by Steven Cole
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: TOM RAWLANCE (CRANBROOK)
Replies: 4
Views: 399

TOM RAWLANCE (CRANBROOK)

It is with regret to announce I have been informed by Mark Webb today that Tom Rawlance has recently died. It is understood he had an unexpected heart attack having been hospitalised after a serious fall. If anyone has other details please contact Steven Cole or reply to this post.
by Steven Cole
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: DON EASTON (SWT - MARLEY HILL)
Replies: 0
Views: 212

DON EASTON (SWT - MARLEY HILL)

Posted on behalf of Ron Suddes It is with regret to announce that Don Easton died peacefully on 8th December 2017 aged 85. Don was husband of the late Shirley and much beloved father of Carol and David. The funeral was held at Mountsett Crematorium on Monday 8th January 2018 at 13:15hrs followed by...
by Steven Cole
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Northumberland Constabulary Ariel Leader Motorcycle
Replies: 1
Views: 2356

Re: Northumberland Constabulary Ariel Leader Motorcycle

Posted on behalf of Roger James My name is Roger James from Tibshelf in Derbyshire I am responding to the message left by Roy Williscroft relating to his ex Northumberland Police Leader WNL866. This is one of a batch of 6 Leaders fitted with Police equipment that was supplied by the Ariel factory o...
by Steven Cole
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: RON JONES (AERIAL RIGGER - BRIDGEND)
Replies: 0
Views: 260

RON JONES (AERIAL RIGGER - BRIDGEND)

Posted on behalf of Paddy Kelly It is with deep regret to announce the death of Ron "Goldie" Jones at the age of 85. Ron was based at the Home Office Bridgend depot as an Aerial Rigger. His funeral was held at 11.00 am today at Bridgend Crematorium. Ron was known to many of his colleagues as "Goldi...
by Steven Cole
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Liverpool Police Early Radio Communications
Replies: 0
Views: 410

Liverpool Police Early Radio Communications

I received an e-mail with photo attachments yesterday from Dot Holden (nee Menzies) who would be interested to hear from anyone who may have further information regarding the early mobile radio development work carried out by Liverpool Police. During a quick search on Google I found this relevant li...