On Tuesday 6th June, 2017 a small group of members attended our meeting.
Apologies were received from Roger Jones, Mark Judson and Des Lockwood. The meeting was chaired by John Cooper and Branch updates presented by Joe Molloy.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 3rd October 2017.
On Friday 2nd September 2016, a small group of members enjoyed an organised tour of Banks's Brewery, in Wolverhampton.
This was followed by a "sampling" session of their beers.
Arthur Laycock was visited by John Cooper at Christmas and appreciated the visit and gifts delivered.
Sadly, on Friday 8th January 2016 our oldest and Life Member, of Wyncroft House Care Home,
was called to higher service.
Arthur served his police career mainly in the south of Staffordshire County, prior to amalgamations, having joined in 1936 and retired in 1966.
Wombourne Sub Branch member Arthur Laycock, was congratulated on his 105th birthday by Branch officials.
Arthur joined Staffordshire County in 1936 retiring in 1966. He served at Brierley Hill and Blackheath, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Branch Secretary Des Lockwood went to see him on his birthday with a card and small gift.
At the Wombourne Sub Branch AGM on Tuesday 4 February 2014, Roger Jones was re-elected chairman. Lisa Parry had indicated her wish to step down from the secretary position. John Cooper was nominated and, on acceptance, he was duly elected as honorary secretary. Our congratulation to them both and a grateful thanks to Lisa for her great work during her year as secretary.
Marjorie Oldacre, one of our Police widow members, reached 100 years old in June 2012.
Wombourne secretary Geoff Sproson and his wife visited, presenting her with flowers and a card. Marjorie's late son, David, was a dog handler at Cannock, as well as serving at Headquarters as a dog handler trainer.
Marjorie Oldacre celebrates 100 years
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