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Peter Hempton's funeral is at 12.15 on Monday 9 March 2020, at Crewe Crematorium, CW1 3JG, (about 2 miles from Crewe railway Station, plenty of taxies outside).  The Farewell afterwards will be at the Crewe Post Office Sports and Social Club, Sydney Road, Crewe, CW1 5LU. All who wish to attend are invited. (Peter had been a member of the club for many years.)
The Funeral Directors are the Crewe Cooperative Society, contact person is Ms. Sharon McTasney on 01270-584329.
Peter was a dedicated BTP officer throughout his career and I know that the family would welcome a uniformed BTP presence if that could be arranged. Funeral Directors can be contacted as above.

From Mark Hempton son of Peter Hempston advising that his father passed away today and requesting I notify Peter's BTP friends/colleagues. Peter was a former Dog Handler and a Detective Sergeant at Crewe.
I have tried to forward the text to those of you whose details I have in my moby but the message has not gone yet, I just have a green circular icon spinning around so I have decided to send email instead .
For those of you who did not know, Peter had a fall at home about 2 weeks ago, was taken into Leighton Hospital, Crewe, where it was confirmed he was in cardiac failure.
No details yet of a funeral and when received the information will be posted on the website



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Could all members please check that they are paying the correct subscriptions for the current year 2020.

Latest statements show that many members are still paying the old subscription figure.

Membership runs from January to December and all members that subscribe should be paying 2020 subs of:


NARPO via NARBTPO £8.44. (Narpo subs rise each year and 2021 payment will be notified in the Summer Retired Lines and on future web news.


So to summarise, if paying both, payment to NARBTPO will be £13.44.

Could all members check their Bank standing orders or whatever method of payment is used to ensure the correct money has been paid.

IF there is a mistake and shortfall, can you please make contact with Bob Richardson, our Membership Secretary (Details on website and within Retired Lines) to arrange arrears payment.


Kind Regards,

Dave Gibson.


From Viv Head
At the age of 93, John Grantley 'Jack' Hagerty died on the 31 January 2020. He entered service in 1948 and retired in 1977. A no nonsense policeman and sergeant and a legendary figure in the Force in his time.

His funeral is taking place at 12.15 pm Monday 24 February 2020 at St Peter’ s Roman Catholic Church, St Peters Street, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3BA. I understand there is plenty of parking available.

A further service will take place at Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff at the Briwnant Chapel.

If you want to attend his funeral, his daughter Jean has asked you to let her know on 07814 513908.
If someone wants to co-ordinate numbers attending and then make one phone call to Jean, let me know and I will circulate.
Also, if anyone has any information on his wife, Olwen, I would be pleased to know.

Forwarded from Paul Nicholas
Just a quick note to advise you of the death of ex DC John Trevor Arnold, always known as, 'Trev'.   He was admitted to Southampton General Hospital and after a short battle with cancer, pneumonia and sepsis passed peacefully away at 6.30pm today., Sunday February 9.  He leaves a widow Marion and son and daughter Nicholas and Sally.
His service details are on file.  No date is yet set for the funeral.
If these sort of updates should be sent to someone else, apologies as I haven't kept abreast of changes so perhaps you would be good enough to pass the information on to the appropriate person.
Funeral details for Trevor Arnold.

(From Ian Oliver)

Trevor’s Funeral will take place on Tuesday 10th March 2020, 11.30am at Wessex Vale Crematorium, near Southampton.

There will be an after event at The Southampton Arms, a Pub not far from the Crematorium.

If you are going to attend this venue, please let me know at by Friday 21st February. That is when the final numbers will be passed to Marion.

Our 2020 AGM will be held on 18th March 2020.  12.00 - 15.30

At the Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre, First Floor Function Room, 4, Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY.   (Please note the change of venue). A buffet will be provided free of charge.


(Exit New Street station via Stephenson Street by tram terminal, up Lower Temple Street, across New Street and up Temple Street and it's across from St Philip's Cathedral. (Approx.  6-minute walk).


From  John Owen:

I sadly have to report that former BTP officer Terry Rowlands (1252) passed away on 25th January 2020 at the age of 72.Terry served with BTP from 22nd November 1971, until retirement on 29th November 1997.As yet I do not have any information regarding his funeral. As soon as I have such info, I will post details to the group.

Rest In Peace Terry. Thank you for your service, and our sincere condolences to your family.

Have received very sad news from Bob Cameron via Alistair McLeod and Monica Urban that former Police Inspector Malcolm ‘Malky’ MacKay passed away suddenly this afternoon  (7/1/20) at home despite the best efforts of paramedics to revive him.
Monica has asked that this sad news is circulated and once funeral arrangements are received I will advise.
From Eddie Herron
Update with Funeral arrangements. The link is for the crematorium location and facilities.

Funeral of Malky McKay (husband of Monica Urban and former BTP Inspector)


Funeral arrangements have been made for Friday 31/01/20 1130 hours at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn, Irvine KA11 4EF