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Date: Friday, 16th October
Time: 15.10
Venue: Rawdon Crematorium, Leeds Rd, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6JP
Following the service, we have made a reservation at Murgatroyds, Harrogate Road, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7BN for 16.00.
Can you please let me know if you'll be joining us at Murgatroyds?
Also, I have created a Tribute Page for Roger, where you are able to view and upload photos, videos, stories, memorable accolades of any kind and of course donations to the British Heart Foundation, which was his chosen charity.

In the Spring of 2020 there was a period of time during which travel by train was for essential journeys only.
A decision has been made that the Staff Travel Card issued to Safeguarded Staff for the year 2020/21 which is printed with an end of validity date of 30 June 2021 will be extended to 30 September 2021.
This will give holders an additional 3 months in which to use the allocation of date boxes for free travel on National Rail services only.
In this 3 month extension period the Staff Travel Card dated boxes will not be valid for free travel on London Underground inter-available routes, nor for use on any of the other reciprocal carriers.
The 2020/21 Staff Travel Cards will not be re-issued with a new end of validity date. National Rail TOC ticket inspection staff will be briefed of this change to allow you to use dated boxes until 30 September 2021.
Staff Travel Card 2020/21 summary of validity:
  • 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021. Use on all services as shown in the Where Can I Go guide for Safeguarded Staff.
  • 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021. Remaining dated boxes can be used for free travel on National Rail services only.
All usage is subject to any Staff Travel Restrictions published on the RST website.

"This morning Cyril WARWICK passed away, he was 95 years of age. Cyril's service was all in Southampton Docks and Rail from 1947 until retirement in March 1982. He leave a Son and a Daughter. I have opened a Condolence list. RIP Cyril."
Information came from Ian Oliver, via Facebook
No information about the funeral as yet.

Death of Charles Raymond Webster dob 20/01/24 on Friday 25th September 2020,

Occurred in a Nottinghamshire  Nursing home where had been resident.

Ray served Nottingham Victoria & Midland Stations.

Life Member of NARBTP.

We do not have any information about a funeral at present

"This morning at about 6am, John Davies the late Secretary of the BTP Federation passed away.
His son will advise me of the arrangements.
One of the men that put the BTP where it is today.
RIP John."
Funeral arrangements
The funeral for John Davies will take place at Bristol South Crematorium on the Bridgewater Road. Post code is BS13 7AS and phone no is 0117 903 8330. on 15th October 2020. Please note there is a limit of 20 people allowed to attend.


From the NARBTPO Secretary.

"Sad and devastating news this morning from the Metropolitan Police of the shooting of a police officer in Croydon during the night. Our thoughts and condolences to the officers family, friends and colleagues at this sad time."

The NARBTPO website was taken off line yesterday for a number of hours after an attempt to hack into the system was detected. The purpose of this attack is not fully known but has now been resolved. However, as from today all references relating to personal addresses, telephone numbers and or Email addresses will not be published. Instead to make contact with others, you will be asked to do so via the details provided in the current Members Directory.

(the usual caution should however be used if asked for credit card details via spurious E mails)


John King

Web manager