Essex show an
MEASURED in round terms Essex Police are
about 580 short of the strength needed to
police the force area. This amounts to a 20 per
over 100 applicants since 1st April running
two interview sittings per month in April and
May instead of the usual single session.
THE ESSEX SHOW this Mets recruiting Sergeant for
cent deficit. And in the same period 54 men and women year was, once again, held in "poaching," whilst on the
Mr. J. Duke, Deputy Chief Constable have actually joined the force while only 28 bright sunshine, and those following day the whole of
reported these facts to the Police Committee at have left, a profit of 26. officers who attended, on the opposition found that
duty, were able to bask in the they had come without their
their June stating that the The police Committee were told that to glorious weather. keys to the ofice and had to
needs 2,758 men. go on bended knee to the
Essex Police Stand.
appears to eqjoy her attentions.
brackets are:- Back Row - Peter Wood, (Clacton); Bob (Chelmsford).
Continued on Page 8
scurrying about the opening up the coffers is the threat minute stuff about transcendental meditation for young
BE THANKFUL of a strike. And that is all the police would need if the
crunch really came.
policemen who are under stress.
For years people have been worried about the police
WHO ELSE would stand for it? At a time when pay Most policemen, being responsible citizens abhor the mind, asserting that after only a short time in the force
increases of up to thirty per cent have become normal thought of strike action and would not want to use it. policemen can see no good in anyone. But now that the
the police are given rather less and have the additional On the other hand many young people coming into the police. are themselves worrying about the police mind
frustration of seeing some of it blowing away in the police see nothing out of the ordinary about apparently the subject is close to becoming a music hall joke.
wind of inflation before it is even paid thtee months responsible people withdrawing their labour. Some With the whole of society going mad who are the
later. teachers are not above such things and their behaviour police to remain unaffected? Are the police not men of
It all makes the big-deal enquiry look like a time- must influence their pupils' views on the subject. the people? Delving into the editorial Oxford
wasting ploy to keep the faithful in line for a few more But while we would not dream of inciting mutiny, Dictionary we found that, basically, to meditate means
weeks. If one thinks about it, of course, the enquiry sedition or anything else of that sort, what about a to think and we conclude that if policemen can be
obviously was nothing of the sort because such good old-fashioned full-blooded work-to-rule? There is induced to think for as long as 20 minutes twice each
manoeuvres ate just not necessary. In the end the not much in the regulations about working to rule but day, transcendentally or otherwise, no harm can come
police have to accept what they are given and both of course one has to bear In mind that in our case it of it.
sides know this full well. would not be a go-slow, which is something else We are indebted to the amateur psychologist who
entirely, but a go-quick. has been associated with the editorial staff for some
Which would mean that half the service would have time and who has a certain cure for stress. Apparently
HARDER.WORK to work a damned dght harder than they do now if the
action were not to breakdown &er the first half hour.
the bowels are involved, at least their regularity has
some bearing on the subject and this state of affsirs is,
ALL THIS talk of strike action, motions at conference, in turn, brought about by exercise and fresh air.
letters to the editor, apologia by the Federation, is So much so that recently we were worried to hear
rather odd. Have these people not observed that strikes
are out of fashion for people who really matter?
JUST THINK that a member of the editorial team had faked a
nervous breakdown because he could not face reporting
All that is needed nowadays to send everyone WE HAVE much the same views on the latest laugh-a- a cold in the head.
They think the Federation is like a whining toothless dog
little more than a delaying long whilst the cost of living
tactic used t o keep increases, our standard of
you of our feelings as to the over the years, when the Federation Members happy. living declines and our
unsatisfactory result of the Officials concerned appear We have listened patiently position in the 'Pay League'
recent pay negotiations. to ignore the Independent to promises of better pay, drops further and further
Perhaps you can explain Recommendations. It seems better conditions, shorter behind.
the logic behind Independent as though the Enquiries are working hour% etc. for too This pay settlement would
probably have been
iter-attacks I acceptable had the increase
been granted immediately,
but b f ~ e ~ t e m b ewe will be
shout about someone else f o r t u n a t e if the entire
who is trying to do his best increase has not been
I Gan only say that I wish entirely that it appearsthat enough has been done. for the under difficult conditions allo wed u p through
Wony beads that you had thought a little the pay review has not been Constable in particular. without any extra reward for inflation.
more about the content. I taken into account and we However I do believe that his efforts. Your reference to he Police Federation is
Prosecutions Dept. appreciate the strong feelings have merely got a cost of this was as much as we the toothless whining dog only as strong as the Official
Chelmsford could get from the can only be reflected in the Side allows it to be and like
16 June 1975 Government at this attitudes shown in your letter some whining, toothless dog
Dear Sir, particular time and it where You appear to be the having been thrown a scrap,
With reference to recent remains to be seen within the sneaking cowardly dogs snatches it up and runs away
reports that policemen are next few weeks if the Staff waiting in the background to with its tail between its legs.
turning to meditation, can Side of the Police Council nip at the ankles of someone ~t seems that the only
the powers-that-be confirm were wise to accept this offer trying to do a job to the best protest which we could make
or deny that "worry beads" befors a complete clamp- of his ability. would be to resign from the
will now be standard issue down on pay settlements is Coming t o t h e most Federation and cancel our
and a Guru appointed to announced. important point in Your subscriptions. After all if we
each Divisional Head- Dependant upon where letter about withdrawing going to keep a dog we
quarters? one is within the pay scales from the Federation and one which will bite
D. E. Smith (Mrs.) this settlement amounted to cancelling subscriptions - when the occasion demands.
between 25-35%. including talk about cutting off your
Threshold, which is about nose to spite your face. The Yours faithfully,
Convalescent what is being obtained collapse of the Federation
D. L. CONNER,
elsewhere. I n d e e d t h e would make Whitehall laugh
Dear Sir, Engineers settled for f 7.50 their heads off, because, Sergeant 88
I have just returned from a p.w. recently and the 27.5% warts and all, the Federation P. N. CAMPOUS,
fortnight at the Police turned +down by the NUR, is the only negotiating body Constable 23 1
Convalescent Home, Hove, but accepted by the other rail we have or ever likely to get.
unions is about E8 per week. You should remember that D. K. RICHARDSON,
after being away from work Constable 1314
for several weeks. I was able We have got a little more without subscriptions there
to take my wife with me at a than most other employees would be no money to buy N. J. HIRST,
cost of only E24.50 per week recently. This is fact and not paper, materials for Constable 844
(for my wife). What a speculation. As police administration, postage, etc.,
officers we learn to deal with none of which is officially D. K. WOODING,,
wonderful place. Constable 5 14
You are met at the door facts and not what Continued on page 3
by the Superintendent and something appears to be
, from press reports.
his wife, who introduce
themselves on christian It would be illuminating to
compare our pay with other
He wants another referendum
name terms, no rank at all in To the Editor, countty, where a small select
the home. Everything is so industries where you would
see that we do not do so I write this letter on a band of men make the
friendly as you step in the subject that will arouse a important decisions without
door. badly when the value of
housing is taken into heated debate if it is printed, proper reference to its rank
There are several or at least it is my intention and file members. I
amenities at your disposal, account. It is no use saying
we shouldn't take this into that it should because I feel personally am very critical
snooker table, table tennis, that we are as guilty as the of this practise in the unions.
tennis and automatic free account as it is an
emolument to be taken into rank and file trade union I feel much more could
membership to the Anglers'
Club and Bowls c l u b . consideration - other member in not taking and should be done to
OUR PICTURE shows the latest suggestion for sufficient interest in the ascertain from members,
Outings are arranged by the decorating the helmets. A suitably perched green- employees have to pay tax
Home about three times per , on earnings and then find running of the Federation. what their opinions are on
finch ought to augment the old chrome badges at rent and rates from what is My letter is an attempt to any particular subject. Essex
, week, all free of cost. The 1
considerably less expense than the new enamelled left. If you look at the pay make pegple think with the Federation Representatives
food is really first cl?ss and, emblems. Then perhaps we could cap it with: 'Per
unlike Oliver Twist, you scales you will realise that hope that in the future all should take a lead in this
Ardua Ad Astra' in gold letters around the brim. policemen will take a more issue and hold their own
never have to ask for more. the basic pay of a Constable
So if you are ever ill, had an In the fact bird Tn questioon was fledgling green- on top rate earns, with the a c t i v e i n t e r e s t in t h e "Referendum" regarding the
operation or are recovering finch which was found in a pose resembling the coma- housing element f 80 per Federation. right to strike. The result will
from injury and wish to get , position on the playing fields at Headquarters during week, and he doesn't have to I understand that at the be of great interest and may
away for a while. I stronnlv the recent heatwave. A First Aid expert was called for - down the mines for it.
go recent Blackpool Federation provide a major policy
recommend you pay a visit.
and after several anxious moments, the bird made a As I have attempted to Conference a motion calling decision for the manner in
We have to keep the home temporary recovery. But, unfortunately, the effects of 'point out elsewhere the for a strike referendum was which future controversial
going and spread a little being in Police custody took their toll and the little mite sniping at the Federation is rejected. It appears to me subjects are treated within
more among the County passed away. , sniping at yourself - you that our representatives act as this Force. My hope is that it
Forces. It is also rumoured that this incident sparked off 1 are the Federation whether they think fit and are not will result in o u r
You would never regret it, speculation amongst members of the economy- you like it or not. Have you representing the opinion of representatives being given a
and I am sure on your return conscious Police Authorfty and they are now working ever tried to do something to the majority of t h e "brief' by the majority of
will encourage others. on the theory that a number of finches, trained as l better conditions, like Federation olembership. members when attending
Sincerely, carrier-pigeons, stowed in the helmet, might in time ' standing for election to try to This is a situation similar to future conferences.
J. W. Eley replace tlie expensive personal radio. i get changes made? It is very which has *developed in the Yours faithfully,
Colchester I easy,f.q ggnteeg lawyers to Union .structure of this R D. BROWN
THE LAW, JULY, 1975 3
FEDERATION METHOD Came the crunch and Mick was asleep
DESCRIBED BY STAN -in bed not at the wheel he would add
SMITH, J.B.B. SEC.
SEVERAL members have Board. If it is a matter
asked why we have an affecting only that rank it
annual conference, who will be pursued by that
attends and what happens, Board or it can be taken to
so I will briefly outline what the Joint Board for support.
it is all about. All matters affecting all
Your representatives on a the Force are taken to the
Board and they
Divisional / Departmental Joint dealt with either are
basis are normally elected
annually in December and letter or joint consultation if
they serve from 1 January it is a matter which the Chief
until the end of the year. Constable can do anything
about. Or it may go
During their year of office national committee to the if a
they should attend, or change in Regulations or
arrange for a deputy, the procedure is required to
quarterly meetings both of
the boards of the rank they o b t a i n a s a t i s f a c t o r y
hold and the joint boards conclusion.
where all ranki up to Chief All this takes time, and
Inspector are represented. care must be taken that other
Each officer of these boards conditions are not worsened
is also elected annually from by the changes sought.
the representatives. Those with some service will
In practice, if you don't know that conditions have
like the performance of your improved enormously over
representative, you can kick the past few years, and these
him off next year, but quite have not come about by
often there is difficulty in themselves.
finding someone sufficiently From time to time we hear
interested to stand for elec- rumblings about members
tion and despite strongly leaving the Federation and P.C. Mick Macauly, stationed at Southend, purchased a However, he was still stopped by friends and colleagues
held views of members about their strong views and gleaming motor car six months ago. until the whole story was published.
the apparent lack of effort or frustrations are understood, Shortly after he bought it the car was involved in an Now. however. he wishes that he had not gone so far.
success in negotiations, there but really you get nowhere accident whereby the driver's door was damaged. becausk he is still being asked why he gave thcaccident sd
is general apathy in trying to by being disunited. Our Fed up with explaining what had happer~ed, Mick much publicity.
find the person members organisation is the only one decided to let everyone know just what had happened, a1.d
might consider the best man we have got and when the painted the sorry saga on the door. Picture by courtesy Evening Echo.
to represent them. going gets rough we should
Ideally the representative unite - rather . than
should be articulate, both disintegrate.
orally andliterally; he should ~t this year's Annual matter was under debate up with it and our Motion at length on this subject.
be firm in his commitments, Conference, Essex put immediately following a was rejected by a large Our Amendment to the Stan Smith
but able to listen to other forward two Motions for rather bitter discussion majority. Motion that there should be replies-from P2
arguments and profit from debate and an Amendment about the London Allowance Our second Motion that security of tenure for Police
them; he should not be afraid to a Motion from Greater and there is a strong feeling where facilities were not Officers who retire on supplied by the Police
that his career might suffer Manchester. among other Forces that we locally available under the pension or medical grounds Authority; all services, such
because of his involvement; I had the job of proposing should maintain the principle National Health Scheme, was carried. a s death benefit which
and perhaps m o s t our Motion that eligible of one rate of pay at all medical and dental treatment one interesting debate incidentally amounts to
importantly, he should have members should receive the costs. should be obtained privately was concerning the use of a £80,000 Per Year; insurance
a strong feeling for the best London Fringe Allowance, I had the feeling after a n d the full COs t be referendum within the adminiswation; legal advice
interests of both his own with Sergeant Tumlinson of proposing the Motion that reimbursed, was remitted to service on police and assistance, and many
members and of the rest of Haflow Traffic as Seconder. attitudes might have been the Joint Central Committee should have (he right to other things presently taken
the Force. We knew we were in for a softening but other speakers for further study and action, I conside,+ that the f o r g r a n t e d W o U l d
The blusterer and the rough time as we had had a hostile reception on a n d i t obvious1 y w a s ~~~i~~ was included on the automaticaily cease.
canteen lawyer who woo already been made aware of the points they were trying f a v 0 U r a b l Y r e c e i v e d. Agenda in order to sfrow the YOUrefer to keeping a dog
younger or less experienced the opposition from many to make and consequently C o n s t a b l e I r wi n, t h e depth of feeling among which will bite. Nowhere in
colleagues with a half-baked other Forces. the debate dragged on and I Proposer, was thereby police officers over the your letter is there a
argument are soon exposed Unfortunately for us, this feel that the delegates got fed relieved of the need to speak G~~~~~~~~~ apparent suggestion as to how this
when it comes to cold, hard unwillingness to put the bite can be inflicted. YOW
debate. When things are not remuneration of members of letter appears to be a tirade
going as well as W woulde the Service in the proper born Out of fIUstrati0ll and
like there is inevitably a place in the national wages lack of knowledge of the
ground swell of discontent structure and also t h e facts of life, without one
with the Federation, but d i f f i c l t y i n g e t t i g conswuctive suggestion. It
remember YOU are the officialdom to take prompt really is high time that
Federation. It is not some a n d p r o p e r a c t i o n t o members of the Servicd
body apart from the Service improve conditions o f realise that this is part and
who are inflicting things Service. parcel of the conditions of
upon you, but it is YOUR ~h~~~ a s q u i t e a the job and there is never
views which are being put voci~erous minority view ever any likelihood of there
forward by a voice elected that the referendum should being the power to strike. So
by YOU. be held but the Motion was f a r t h e effective
If you elect someone to lost by a very large majority, Pressure h a s been the
speak for you, he should mainly probably because of resignation of large numbers
have your confidence and the realisation that no matter of police officers when times
support and you must not what the referendum result were really bad- At Present
expect him to sway like a was the vast majority ofi recruitment has doubled and
straw in the wind because Police Officers would not go W a S t a g e h a1 ve d a n d
you may happen to disagree on strike even if the facility detections are as high as
with a majority view. Our were to be granted, and one they have ever been. What
s y s t e m is c o m p l e t e l y cannot see any Government can we counter these facts
democratic and despite what of any colour permitting this. with, for if things are as bad
some may think, it is a The Motions on shift as you make out there would
highly respected allowances which I reported be a flood of resignations.
organisation despite its on recently, were defeated I am sorry if the tone of
limitations. quite heavily and the views this letter upsets you, but if
Getting back to the way of the Joint Branch Board you take the opportunity to
we work, matters affecting were expressed by speakers a t t a c k t h e F e d e r a t i o n
members of the Force are from different parts of the publicly, and remember 'The
dealt with initially by local country. Law' has a wide circulation
representation. The first step Reports in the press about to the other media, then I
is to allow the Divisional drunken delegates from other reserve the right to reply to
Commander to put Forces is a matter I cannot your letter in the same copy
something right if it has confirm or deny. I certainly of 'The Law.' Although I
occurred without his never saw any signs of consider myself your servant
knowledge - and it does drunkenness, merely the I am not your kicking boy
happen. usual jollity of a large body and I will fight back.
If this approach fails then 'otf m e n i n c o n v i v i a l Yours faithfully,
the representative, who must surroundings and I can STAN SMITH,
have the facts IN assure members that their Fedeation Office,
WRITING, will then bring representatives behaved Police Headquarters,
the matter to his particular impeccably as always. rhdmaf4
Entertaining I.P.A. groups from
I WRITE about the visit of travelling all night and would the group around the Houses
the group of I.P.A. members be tired. of Parliament.
from Bad Kreuznach, from It was decided to leave On their arrival they were
the point of view of the them free to do as they met by Derek ~ i b b o n swith m . I
organiser, and to give some
idea t o anyone who
wished, until the evening,
w h e n t h e y w o u l d be
a permit obtained from the
ceremonial office at Notes by marries
contemplates looking after
such a group, the things
which have to be considered.
The visit all began with a
letter in late January 1975,
officially received in the
Club room at Southend
Police Station, with a few
I.P.A. members, make them
Cannon Row, for the coach
t o be p a r k e d o u t s i d e
w e s t m i n s t e r ^'bey.
Unfortunately they could not
visit the ~ b b e that day
Chieo Bates I the far north
from Eberhard Henke, in Since there would because of ceremonial were taken home by
which he told me that he was undoubtedly be those who rehearsals which were taking Cambridge I.P.A. members,
bringing a group of fifty-five were energetic, arrangements place. for a meal, and then to a
I.P.A. members to England were made for them to visit Social, where the Cambridge
at the end of May and was
looking for assistance with
the Pier at any time they
wished on the Sunday. At
Theft in the City Police Dance Band
supplied the music.
accommodation. He wrote
to me, he said, because he
their own request a meal was
booked for them for Sunday
House In spite of all working
long hours because of
lunch time. There was also a
had been talking with Otto disturbing episode when one 'The Rapist,' still the
Krueger, the leader of a The money was duly Cambridge brethren had
deposited in confirmation of of the Germans had her
group from Mainz, who had purse stolen in the House. time for friendship.
visited Southend in 1974. the visit and the planning On Thursday Edgar had
went ahead. This delayed the party so
Otto had recommended that that they were late in accepted a Civic reception
he bring his g r o u p t o We learned that the group by Councillor Norman
would be coming via Ostend arriving at Golden Lane
Southend, and so, could we Section House, in the City, Clarke, Mayor of Southend,
help. and Dover so our contact at at 'Porters,' which everyqne
Dover was asked to receive where Mike Sims, together
The most immediate with the assistance of enjoyed very much and
problem was time, for many them there. He arranged that where many photographs
t h e g r o u p would be Section House Sergeant
establishments were already Tony Armfield, had laid on a were taken of the visitors in
booked at this time of year welcomed to the country and the Mayoral Chair and with
were pointed in the right meal for them. AFTER HAVING been a Cadet with Essex,
in readiness f o r the They were also late at the the Mayor.
forthcoming season. direction. Janet Hopkins was sent North to do her basic training
Dave Taylor from Tilbury Tower of London where Joe
Anyway, I obtained details
of v a r i o u s t y p e s of arranged that a car would Ashley, of the Mets, had
arranged for a German
Shopping at Dishforth. Perhaps she did a little studying for she
arrived home with a new boy friend and the promise
accommodation with prices keep an eye out and report that if she learned to cook Yorkshire pudding and
when the coach emerged interpreter, who by the time The visitors were then left
and sent them off with a the party arrived, had could stomach black pudding she would be accepted as
from the tunnel at Dartford. free to do some shopping in a wife to the new boy friend.
sketch programme of the disappeared. Southend.
things we might attempt to This news was then passed Well, after much practice, including arranging a
on to me, still in bed, as it The party then wended In the evening we had a
do in a week. their way to Harlow where transfer to the wilds of Yorkshire, Janet made the grade
Then it was necessary to happened, when that time Social at the Clubroom at and on Saturday, 7th June, she eventually got 'hitched'
came. It was then hot-foot to they were received and taken Southend where we were
speak with our Chairman to the homes of I.P.A. to Norman Butterworth at St. Nicholas Church,
and members of our local the hotel to welcome the pleased to see members from Ingrave.
group and settle them in. members for a meal and then the Port of London
I.P.A. group to make sure back to the Harlow Club Authority, the Ministry of For the ceremony she wore a white crepe and lace
that we had sufficient people Brochures, supplied both dress, white floral head-dress and long veil, and carried
by the local publicity man room where they spent a K
Defence Police, ' ' and 'l' white freesias and red roses.
who were ready to assist, pleasant time, culminating in Divisions, Metro, as well as
both with the arrangements, and by the English Tourist She was attended by bridesmaids, Mary, her sister
Board, in German, were the appearance of items of some from Harlow and other
and to act as couriers to the uniform on the Germans, and Jean, her new sister-in-law, who both wore lilac
visitors when they went out passed out to the visitors at parts of Essex. The retired
which was the cause of much members were also well dresses.
for the day, since they had this time. Best man was Colin Knight, a friend of the
The I.P.A. ladies then got hilarity. Bishop's Stortford represented.
intimated that they would joined Harlow I.P.A. on this bridegroom.
travel with their own coach. cracking and produced Edgar had contacted a
occasion. catering firm, Hans Ueber, After a reception at Brenfield Squash Club for the
This was one immediate sandwiches and cakes for a eighty guests the couple left to spend their honeymoon
buffet in the evening at the The couriers on this day who did a German finger
problem solved, of course, were Edgar Easlea and his Buffet for us which went touring the South coast.
with the group providing
their own transport b ~ it t
The visitors were escorted wife, Hazel; Jack Porter and down well, as did the Janet is now a W.P.C. serving at Brighouse - but
my wife, Joan. German music and singing we don't know if she's joined the band yet.
also raised a series of small to the buffet where Edgar Photo by courtesy of D. LIPSON.
Easlea welcomed them on On Wednesday my wife when everyone was swaying
problems in itself. Parking and I, assisted by the
would have to be found at behalf of the Southend group arm in arm.
each place visited. and the Essex branch.
Back came a letter saying Only three of the party
that they liked the idea of had been to England before
staying at a hotel together. I and so a pleasant evening
had already been given was passed in breaking the
special terms by the manager irrt. It was good to see so
of the Westcliff Hotel, due to many young ,,eople amongst
the size of the group, and the them.
fact that they were staying Monday was a Bank
for a full week. These terms Holiday and so Southend
were acceptable to the group, was fairly lively. The
and I was asked to book the weather was kind and the
hotel for the period May 25 sun shone brightly. We
to 31. would like to have claimed
this as I.P.A. organisation.
Edgar arranged with Mr.
C. J. Morehouse for the
Now here was the first party to visit the Kursaal
crunch. I was being asked to amusements and be the
make myself responsible for guests of the con-
a booking, which even for cessionnaires on the
bed and breakfast came to rides. There was much
about &1,200. The manager amusement, particclarly on
was most helpful and offered the dodgems because they do
to book, subject to what for I ~ V Lhave ihem in the area
him was normal
confirmation, at a half of the
from which our friends
The I.P.A. party meet the Mayor
total price. So I obtained D r ~ n k s and sticks of doughty Jack and his wife, Speeches were made, Scotland Yard, as arranged was taken to bask under the
details of the hotel bank and Southend rock were then Clarice, took the party out plaques were exchanged and by Wally Clayton. The trees of this pleasant London
this went off in the next dispensed by Mr. Morehouse through Essex, with a b o b b y ' s helmets were On
women visited Madame Park. our return to Southend
letter. and he offered t o take lengthy stop en route at a presented to Hardie, the Tussauds and the
Hardie, as we later came anyone home who wished to chemists for various leader of the group, and also Planetarium, this trip being some of the members of the
to call him, had said that the swim in his pool. Twelve of concoctions. The villages of to Joseph Lingen, the Chief organised by Phi1 Cronin. German group went off to
group would like to make t h e g r o u p were then G r e a t Bardfield a n d Officer of Bad Kreuznach. Lunch was taken at New sample the English discos
two visits to London; to see conveyed there and enjoyed Finchingfield were seen and Flowers were presented to Scotland Yard by courtesy whilst others got ready for
Southend; and to visit a a pleasant swim. In the then, by previous the ladies, which was a nice of the Catering Officer, Mr. the long journey home on the
Police Station. afternoon they visited the arrangement with Dave gesture by those who Mazza, who laid on a "morrow.
I then gave some thought Historic Aircraft Museum Bailey, we met Laurie Fuller thought of it. sumptuous spread. At 8.30 a.m. the following
to a more specific and showed much interest in in a lay-by, who took the It was surprising by now he afternoon was spent day we said our goodbyes to
programme, for on visits the German aircraft there. visitors into Cambridge to see how many Germans in visiting Westminster the Germans with the feeling
abroad, it is usually an Some of the younger where they partook of an were speaking English and Cathedral, Westminster that we had acquired many
exhausting time. The idea members were taken to the excellent meal a t t h e that the English were finding Abbey, 10 Downing Street, more friends in the I.P.A.
then was to balance activity discos by Graham Welch Farmers Union. German words to Horse Guards, Trafalgar The week was a towering
with a certain amount of and George Cook to round A most extensive tour of communicate. Square, Buckingham Palace success and we owe that
leisure. off the day. the colleges followed, where The following day saw and the other sights of success to all those who
We knew that the group On the Tuesday Edgar many of the places not Gordon Oakley and loan, London. played their part, even in the
were going to arrive on a had enlisted a willing normally seen were shown to his wife, assisting my wife A diversion was made to smallest way, in doing
Sunday around breakfast volunteer in the person of Sir US. and I to take the party back Battersea Park for tea and something towards helping.
time. They would have been Stephen McAdden to show In the evening the group to London. The men visited drinks, where an opportunity The whole. event reauired
THE L4W. JULY, 1975 5
couldn't see him as he's so
I Harlow CP. Oficer retkes 1 THAT distinguished looking
small and they thought the
row he was making was just
a cricket chirping. Frank
enters, places chin on hatch,
peers a i Mrs Henn, and findi
gentleman with the head of that his tea is higher than his
silver hair - the one hand can reach. Obviously
everyone wants to salute Southend will be dry until
because he looks as if he is a they grow!!
senior officer - yes that It's the year of courses by
one, Sergeant Derek Rowe the look of it, myself and
of Harlow Crime Prevention, Swifty, Ben (the wandering
Jew) has returned to the fold
has put his ticket in.
and is now full-time motor
After 25 years he is cycling again. Those other
calling it a day and starts well-known part-timers (old
work as a security adviser timers?) Mitch and Suner
-. - .
for a large private company. Bugle have emerged frLm
Derek joined the Force at their fag-end filled,
Colchester and has been chocolate-paper-stuffed cars,
'Why did we ask for so to breathe the air we all like.
much and settle for so stationed at Castle
Hedingham, Tolleshunt Essex Show '75 has been
little?" LAST MONTH I l e t Frank a n d g o n e w i t h f o n d
D'Arcy, Chelmsford and
That to my mind sums S o u t h Benfleet b e f o r e and his pen out to play and memories for all. We even
up the attitude of Police moving t o H a r l o w in he scathes me! I've finished had the pleasure of Harry
Dfficers all over the country, my course at last and ran- Cook from Grays Traffic on
and t h e r e h a v e b e e n October, 1961.
Swift and I finished equhi a motor cycle. Les from the
:xpressions of frustration In 1965 he completed a last - or was it first? To garage with the newest by
md disappointment, some of Crime Prevention Course at correct last month's column pass to look after, came on
which I am sure will be Stafford and was appointed I did start the course on a his vintage Triumph (nice
qgretted once the heat of the C.P.O. for Harlow the same Triumph but it couldn't one, Les). Look forward to
noment has gone and people year. stand the pace and after two t h e p l e a s u r e of y o u r
*ink logically about what Is Always looking for a way days I moved to a proper company next year, mate.
iappening in this country to get the message of the bike - a Norton. Here are the certain
Ind the possibilities of severe Crime Prevention Speaking of proper bikes 1 comments regarding the
~estraint on all sections of Department, Derek even will let it be known that my above Norton. It's a crop
he population. took time off t o talk to the Norton, "nothing else will spraying, head blowing,
Like many members I was Press on his retirement to do," so SIR told me, was the chain stretching (I don't
iery disappointed when I push the message over. p r i d e o f t h e P o l i c e have that problem, mate)
iaw the agreed settlement, Exhibition a t the Essex heap, but full marks to Mick
)articularly in respect of He told the Press, "My
last public duty was at the Show. Certain comments Lawson. He 'bulled' it up a
hose members who have regarding that appear later. treat.
leen s q u e e z e d i n t h e Essex Show and it marked
the end of 25 years service. A point has been raised So if you see Sparky
ncremental scale and do not - it could have been a pint riding it and he tells you that
iave as great an increase as "I enjoyed every minute of - anyway should the he did it - ail lies.
iome others. I was not at the it. If I had the c'hance I mobile canteen, small REMEMBER: Mirror -
legotiating t a b l e a n d would do it all again." variety, turn UP at your Signal Brake - Gear -
herefore I will not openly event, please stand on the pray!!
:riticise the members of the 1. Before you throw up your details can be obtained on nearest Triumph to reach the Footnote: Ben has been
zederation on the Police of adversity it is imperative
that we stick together and hands in horror you -might application to this office. hatch. Frank and Geoff, the o, holiday for some time
:ouncil until I hear more like to know that your littl'n, found this out a t and has returned with some
try even harder to make the
rom them on what went on.
organisation work better. increases in pay since the MOTOR CAR Beeleigh Races. Geoff spent of his holiday snaps. We
t seems from today's events last increase in subscriptions ALLOWANCE twenty minutes trying to get have great pleasure in
hat they were given an idea There are still many other
conditions of service which have gone up by over 70 per The Regulations have just U
a C P of - no, there reproducing one from his
hat some harsh measures cent and the increase sought been received giving effect to wasn't a big queue they just album.
re soon to be taken by the have to be fought for and
they will not be obtained is less than that figure. When the increase in the allowance
iovernment and in their without the wherewithal to you look at it in perspective from January 1. In future
~dgment and who would
carry out the negotiations. we are asking you t o there will be very little delay
ke to have been in their Remember too that by contribute a further 6p a as they will not have to await
hoes - they decided to withdrawing subscriptions it week, which is about the publication of regulations.
ccept what was obviously will mean that those non- average cost of one daily Now that the mileage bands
he last penny available. contributing members will newspaper, and we all suffer have been lengthened the
Lecently, NALGO, with all not be entitled to any of the from the effects of inflation. Joint Branch Board are
leir powers to strike have benefits obtained from the negotiating for the upper
ettled for an amount of £5
er week for some of their
moneys so collected. Indeed
we aie so hard up now that
RETURN OF limit on engine size to be
raised at the same time.
lembers. Only time will tell two adverse court actions on PREMIUM
our negotiators were right behalf of our members would INSURANCE PLAIN CLOTHES
settle for what they did. break us. and because of this A1t houg h the "Open ALLOWANCE
h%- wonders if under the and the difficulty some small Date" whereby members Within the same set of
ircumstances it would have Forces are having, a decision could increase their holding Regulations the payment of
:emed fairer to accept an was taken at the recent in this scheme has now the new rates for plain
icrease across the board at Conference to increase the passed I would remind non- clothes allowance have been
iis time and deal with the subscriptions to 15p weekly members that they can join authorised and will be paid "YA, ICH HABE ZWEl CREUSEN MITT DER OAKEN LEAVE UND ICH
uestion of differentials and HEISS FRITZ VON BENTLY."
with effect from September the scheme at any time and as soon as possible. (Ben on a reconditioned Wehrmacht bike, wearing his German Army gear.)
:-structuring at a more
litable time but I think that
iis point must have been
~nsidered and perhaps it
Manager leaves Colchester C./. D.
ould not have resulted in as
igh an increase for many
~embers. Talk of resigning
om the Federation by
uious sections both within
is Force and in others is
,ally a sort of despairing
:tion, but I am sure that
Ice the disadvantages of
.caking up an organisation
hich has taken a lot of hard
ork over the years is
alised then the suggestion
ill not be taken up. In times
great deal of co-operation
d we got it freely, from all,
:mbers of the I.P.A. or not.
It was most helpful to
ve friends and contacts in SEEN HERE after their "amalgamation" at Marks Tey
rious places, for whilst Methodist Church on Saturday, May 31st, are Det.
U can do things away from Sergeant Rodney Booth, of Chelmsford Division and
:places you want to visit it W.P.c. Josephine Dudley, of Colchester. .
much better to have Details of t h i amalgamation were administered by the
meone on the spot. Rev. William Jones before an assembly of approximately
The conclusion I would 80 guests.
y if you contemplate For the ceremony the bride wore a full-length white
ything like this don't just REG GLADWIN, who served 25 years in the Force, finishing as Sergeant at classical style dress, with train and carried a bouquet of
ntemplate but get on and Colchester retired a ain on June 20 when he left his position as CID OEce Manager at orchids, freesias and white carnations. She was attended by
it. You'll get help. Your1 Colchester. He hatworked in the CID since 1962, first as a clerk. a page boy, her cousin, Master Mark Roberts, aged six
t tired. But you will have At a lunch-time get-together he was presented with a pint pewter pot, suitably years, who was dressed in a mauve Edwardian costume.
nde friends and given engraved, from CID colleagues and a brief case from others at the station. Det. Ch. After a reception held at Copford Village HalI the couple
~ c pleasure in the spirit of
h Insp. Derek Wyatt made the presentations and the party was also attended by Reg's old spent a fortnight's honeymoon in Yugoslavia, returning just
'.A. I boss George Ambrose, ex Det. Ch. Insp. in time for Mrq Rnnth t n r - m - 4 -I--&--
? ... p;
Grays pipped .at the post
....... Wednesday 9th July
. - ....
:.:.:.: Hoe Mills, Ulting,
... Starts 10 a.m. (draw) fishing 11.30-4.30.
Headquarters win b y a single point .......
Regional P.A.A. freshwater fishing chamvs.
Presentation at H.Q. at 6.30 plus (C.C.). z: .;
QUITE the worst turn-out l o n g j U m p a n d t h e n , 3rd out of 3 teams. ' of~nspector Ray Powell look $$$ :'
for years rewarded the anchoring his divisional Winners were Clacton a hefty outfit. Chelmsford, ZZ.T
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organisers of the 1975 team, HQ, broke the tape in who, under the generalship finished 2nd. ~.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:~:!:.:::!:::!~:::::!:~:~:!:.:~:~~.!:<~:~:~:.:.:.:::y.t:t'.::!:::t:!:
athletics championships for the relay event, following by
their efforts as only 30 a leg in the winning house
athletes contested the inter-
divisional team event.
Some alterations to this
team, Chelmer, in the cadet
relay. A good day!
The best finish of the day
Force singles KO contest
year's rules had curtailed the came in the girl cadets relay
THE Force Howls Section
list of events and reduced
scoring to the first 3 in each
event. This meant that only
when all three teams got up
to a blanket finish, all within
held the inter-divisional BOW&" b h d in
leading contestants scored
Mr. J Duke, Deputy Chief
points and gave but Constable, attended t o
expert teams a chance p
against larger bodies who ent award and
remarked as he handed the
have gathered in points
weight of numbers in the Charrington Cup to the
aging. captain of the HQ
past. team, "A triumph for the
And so it turned out. veterans.,~
Headquarters with only a
seven-strong handful in the
arena, first held their own, G~~~~ pulled
and then, by winning the And not only did @ays
final carried fail to win the athletics cup
the one point. Sadly but were pulled away in the
G r a y s 3 w h o had come tug-o-war, which they had
determined to recapture the held for 10 years, placing
title they lost last year, were ,
the team overtaken, literally,
in the home straight.
The day was miserably
cold for late May and
performances were of a fair
k, Denis Sheppard.
With three wins at 100
mts, 200 mts and high jump
Maria Oldall, HQ, was the
most successful competitor
of the day. Close behind
were Bert Wallace, wins a t
hammer and shot and 2nd in
javelin, Tim Mildinhdl, wins
.Force Sports Association c
at high jump and javelin and
2nd in 100 mts, Peter
Taylor, Grays, wins at loo
mts and 200 mts, and places
h desperate search for cash
THE AGM of the Force suggestibn that the levy sional clubs. This would
in high jump and shot, and
Graham Butler, 1st
steeplechase and 2nd 800
Another sprint double was
achieved in the cadet contest ional Secretaries. to X45 from f30.
I ALL THE TIMES
I loom P. Tixybr (G) 11.6s; T.Mildinhall (B) 11.9s; K. Sanderson
I (G) 12.6s. 200m Taylor 24.8; Sa
I 800m A. Down (SW) 2m 12.9s; G. Butler (HQ) 2m 13.3s; J.
Weatherley (B) 2m 18s.
I 3000111 steeplechase G. Butler l l m 00.8s; C. Skingley (SE) 12x11 I
28.6s; Weatherley 12m 38.6s. 3000m walk D. Sheppard (G) 14m
I 5.6s; J. Hedgethorne (HQ) 14.38s; M. Faulkner (Cl) 17m 7.6s. I
I 1600m relay H.Q. 4m 11.5s; Grays 4m 12.9s; Clacton 5 mins.
Shot A. Wallace (SW) 11.53m; C. Butler (G) 11.23111; P. Taylor
I (G) 10.2Om. Javelin T. Mildinhall 51.09111; A. Wallace 45.43~11;D. for "standing in the water".
I Murrells (G) 43.80111. Hammer Wallace 37.12111; J. Missendon (Cl) I Duty commitments had
33.88m; M. Beale (G) 25.40111. High Jump Mildinhall 1.80111; A.
I Armstrong (HQ) 1.65111; C. Buller and K. Bevell (G) 1.50111. I
I and indoor games and the
W OMEN: athletic secretary, having
1 lOOm M. Oldall (HQ) 13.9s; K. Purkiss (SW) 15.2s; A. Ellingford THE Force Rifle Team who The team consisted of 8 reported one of the best
By Rob Wolton
(Cn) 15.3s. 2Wm Oldall 28.4s; Purkiss 31.8; Ellingford 32.8. High
lump Oldall 1.2Om.
won the Essex County
Summer League in 1974 in
members and were DC.
Wolton (Colchester) average
years ever, did not seek re-
election, the only sectional
TEAMS Division 2 have at last score 96.3, PS. Brangham Pistol Section being separate secretary not to do so.
I H.Q. 24pts; Grays 23pts; Southend West 15pts; Basildon 10pts; received their winners ( H Q ) 97.3, D C . . Byde from the Rifle Section. My
I Clacton 5pts; Chelmsford 2pts; Southend East 2pts. (Colchester) 95.1, PC. job as the Secretary for the
lOOm K. Rowe 12.3; A. Odell 12.5s; A. Masson 12.6s. 200m
medals. It has taken a long
time but apparently like
everything else the Small
Harvey (Southend) 93.2, PS.
Breading (Grays) 94.0, PS.
Shooting Section at the
moment is fully occupied
to stay dry
Rowe 24.7; Odell 25.4; I. Learmouth 25.8s. 400m V. Mullender Bore Rifle Association for Snow (HQ) 90.0, Pc. Carter organising the Rifle side. I
56.7s; A. Watson 56.8s; C. Odell 58.2. 800m Mullender 2m 8.9s; (Tollesbury) 95.7, Ds. do not have the interest in
Watson 2m 11s; L. Reeve 2m 21.6s. 1500m Reeve 4m 32.3s; D. the County have had
Dutton 5m 9.1s. difficulty with finance. The Watson (Chelmsford) 9 1.5. the Pistol side or the time to
3000m steeplechase A. Vowles l l m 21.6s; Dutton l lm 30.2s; C. Force team competed A team of five have again do any of the paper work THE IMAGE of Traffic
Owen 12m 17s. 3000m walk M. Dunion 13m 37.6s; M. Spellman against five other civilian entered for the Essex County i n v o l v e d r e s p e c t i n g Wardens dripping and
14m 36s; B. Schulz 15m 10.8.
clubs from Essex County Summer League for 1975, it affiliation fees and all the squelching miserably about
Shot A. Southern 9.30111; N. Draper 9.10m; M. O'Sullivan
8.30m. Discus Southern 25.70m; O'Sullivan 25.33m; R. Simmons and came out top. The team will be the same as last year other items that go with the their duties is apparently not
one the Police Committee
21.35m. Javelin A. Elliot 39.24; A. Odell 31,31111; O'Sullivan consisted of DC. Wolton with the exception of PS. job. I hope that we can sort wish to see.
27.41111. Hammer Southern 30.30111; M. Cook 23.50m; W. Spooner (Colchester) with an average Sanderson who is replaced something out very soon. So when they heard that
13.13m. by Ds. Watson. For our sins This does not mean there is Wardens often get wet
High Jump Southern 1.50111; C. Odell 1.50m; M. Mattack 1.40m.
score out of the 10 rounds of
Long Jump Rowe 5.56; N. Dermott 5.14m; O'Sullivan 4.88111. 97.9. PS. Brangharn (HQ) of winning last year's any bad feeling between the several times a day when the
97.4 DC. Byde (Colchester) competition we a r e in two sections as there is in weather is bad they agreed to
WOMEN CADETS: D i v i s i o n 1 whece. t h e some civilian clubs between the issue of an extra
l00m B. Burgin 14.3s; B. Ruby 14.5s; M. Hiccs 15.2s. 200m B. 96.9 PS. Breading (Grays)
Ruby 30.0s; M. Hicks 30.1s; J. Collins 30.8s. 800m S.'Keeble 2m 97.0 and Ex PS. Sanderson standard is the best. the pistol side and the rifle mackintosh, giving them
51.6s; J. Collins 2m 52.5s; A. Marshall 2m 53.4s. 200Om walk S. of Grays 97.7. Congratulations to the side, on the contrary we three each.
Couzens 13m 25.4s; B. Wright 13x1155.4s; A. Dempsey 14m 59.4s. Force Pistol teams who have work very well together T h e Committee also
High Jump Collins 1.25111; V. George 1.20m; J. Smith 1.15111. In the Police Athletic done so well in the last year. mainly becacse we rarely agreed to allow an additional
Long Jum Rub 4.24111; Hicks 3.87m; Dempsey 3.67m. Shot
George 8 . h ~ HewitJ 7.41111; Smith 7.06111. Javelin George Association winter league
1974175 the Force team
I agree whole heartedly with
John Page and his
come in contact with each s h i r t , p u l l o v e r a n d
other except for annual skirtlslacks for women
25.52m; Smith 18.41m; Ruby 17.98111.
were second in Division 4. sentiments regarding the reports and the such like. wardens.
THE LAW, JULY, 1975 7
:Force Long Distance Swim :
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1975
The Secretary of State is
empowered to consider the
desirability of providing
more frequent reviews than
annual if the rate of change
in the general level of prices
appreciated by the members.
The officers elected for the
e n s u i n g y e a r w e r e : ,pp
Chairman. G . -- Hodges, :-?&E.
2 6 0 ~ ~ i i n g f i e l Road, A MONTH of extremes in
Chelmsford; Vice-Chair- the distances covered by
Start at Westcliff Jetty requires this. The provision man and Treasurer, H. S. police walkers has meant
Finishing point at
"THE LADY SAVILLE"
at 1 1 .l 5 a.m.
of more frequent review
other than annual under the
Social Security Pensions Bill
is considered satisfactory
and the operation of this
Phillibrown, 7 Dalrymple splitting the squad. Though
C l o s e , C h e l m s f o r d ; the long distance men
Secretary, B. G. Brinkley, 93 usually have a go at the short
Sandford Road, Chelms- stuff, these gestures are not
ford; delegates t o con- reciprocated by the juniors
might, to a degree, offset the ferences, W. S. Pope and W. who carefully avoid the long
by kind permission of the Essex Yacht Club
five months gap contro- Hindley. races.
Refreshments available versy. The five months gap is The branch social will be Thus the Essex Police
in any event not provided for held on 27 September, 1975, championship, though it
Entries to P.C. Sid Sadler, Southend, by July 20. under the Bill. in Headquarters Staff Can- developed into a procession
teen, 12 noon for 12.30 p.m. towards the end, had an
T h e M e m b e r * f o r The licensed bar will be i n t e r e s t i n g S p e l l m a n -
Undefeated in the league Chelmsford, Norman St.
the Force took on Felixstowe John-Stevas, was written to available from 11.30 a.m. Hedgethorne struaale for 3rd
the following week and with and a reply has been re- Part-time lace which thi- vounner
ceived fully supporting what walker won in a ~ersonal
exceotional- - bowling from
- r----- security duties best time. He repeited this
FOLLOWING their first Johnson dismissed them for we say, he is "making repre-
T H E m o s t i m p o r t a n t sentations to the Govern- The Firm "QUIDS IN" two days later in the Essex
league victory against 68 runs. whohaverecentlytakenover Championship, also a t
measure before Parliament,
Mistley the Force played Although they only had to insofar as pensioners are ment on the issue." the former premises of Melbourne, again a few
Great Bromley in a friendly get, what appeared to be an concerned, is the Social The Motions for the Marks & Spencer in High seconds separating the two.
on May 24. easy target, the Force lost Security Pensions Bill, 1975, Annual Conference have Street, Chelmsford, are In the Essex
Bromley batted first and four wickets before they which completed the Com- been received and deal interested in employing ex- championship Mike Dunion
were soon in trouble at 27 reached the winning total.
for 4 against the three-
mittee stage on 20 Mav and chiefly with pensions in- policemen on part-time basis really let rip, slipping
is expectez to become an Act creases and the need for a six as security a t shop. The firm through the 13 minutes
pronged attack of Johnny before the Summer recess monthly review in view of will pay market rates of pay barrier for the first time to
Johnson, John Stonehouse The next match was but it will not become opera- the rapid increase in the cost and hours to suit by arrange- clock 12m 58s, probably the
and our senior professional, played against FrintOn when tive until 1977. of living. Branches will be ment. Anyone interested fastest time by a junior in
Nigel Grainger. Wickets fell the Force got off to the best meeting and instructing their s h o u Id c o n t a c t T h e Great Britain this year.
steadily and Bromley were start of the season, reaching The Bill seeks to revoke Manageress at the shop or Police walkers were
Delegates on their behalf.
finally all out for 96 with 61 before losing their first the Public Service Pensions Mr. Wratten "Weathergore among a party of 30 Essex
~ i returning figures of 7 wick e t . A g a i n a m in i review provisions of the
~ ~ l Ltd", Warwick Mill Middle- compet ttors t o race a t
for 26. collapse in their batting Pensions Act (Increase) Association ties ton, Manchester. Tel. 061- Rotterdam on June 8th. A
It looked an easy task for brought them to 104 for 5 1971. After this Public 643 9236. truly international meeting
the Force team but they were and 143 for 7, before a S e ~ i c e pensions will be in- Good news at last! The with competitors from
soon in trouble losing the partnership between Nicholls c:eased under the ~ r o v i -ties have been received and Mexico, Italy, France,
first wicket with only and Sanderson took the final S'OnS
score to 224 for 8 in 45
the Social Security those which were ordered
Act* have been despatched. I still
C~llect~r Belgium, Germany and
Holland was organised well
two runs on the board. A COLLECTOR of military
Laurie Austin, perhaps OverS. The Bill is intended to have seven left for disposal, medals, cap badges, uniform throughout with one lapse in
the find of the season Although without their provide a Scheme to replace c o s t f 1.25,, i n c l u d i n g insignia, buttons, hats and the lap scoring for the junior
retrieved the situation and, front line bowlers those the Existing Social Security postage. all accoutrements, Melvyn J. race. Dunion won fairly
after his personal tally of 34 that were called upon did Flat Rate Pension for Retite- We look forward to a Gravenor, of 9 Ashgrove easily from 3 Metro cadets
runs had been added to the magnificent service and ment, W i d o w h o o d o r good day, and weather, for Street, Rangiora, New and,. indeed, this race was -
score it seemed that the quickly had Frinton in all invalidity by a system of the annual garden party for Z e a l a n d , h a s r e c e n t l y the usual Met v Essex
Force were reasonably safe Sorts of trouble with their earnings related to pensions pensioners on 10 July. The branched into police badge struggle with 4 from each
but in the finish had to settle first wicket down for 5. made up of two components numbers who had hoped to collecting. team in the race.
for a rather delicate draw From there on it was (a) a basic component the attend number nearly 600 Mark Spellman here had
He is keen to hear from
withatotalof84for8. impossible for F r i n t o n equivalentofthepresentflat and all those connected with others with similar interests the misfortune to be sent
The t o ever reach the Force rate pension and (b) an addi- the arrangements are to be and will refund postage on round again after indulging
week saw total despite a number of tional component, the congratulated for the hard any badges, helmets, etc., in a sprint finish with a
the Force batting first On a dropped catches, and they equivalent of an occupa- work put in to make the anyone sends him. German youth, but in fact
good wicket at Copdock in were finally all out for 88. tional pension for employees Party a success. was the only walker to cover
the Two Counties League. A At this stage in the season whose employment does not the full -distance. s o
reasonable start was made the Force have played five entitle them to a pension technically, was probably the
but then a quick mini
collapse brought the score to matches in the Two Counties benefit of a p p r o p r i a t e
AGM Chelmsford Pistol - - winner.
This trip was followed by
53 for 4. Taking advantage League which they entered standard, e.g. the Police
of the good wicket revival for the first time this year, Pension Scheme.
branch Corn ifion the long journey to the Isle of
Man for the National 20
brought the final Force score and have won all five, a This meeting was held on -
t o 1 6 2 ~ o r 8 , w ~ t ~ R o d E l l i s ~ a ~ t i c u l good ar~~ AnnualReview 3 1 M a y , 3 1 m e m b e r s ,AT a meeting of the newly miles championship. The
a t t e n d e d a n d 1 9 s e n t formed Force Pistol Section day was hot and was
leading the run scorers with h p e d , t h and one, it bis
at can e These two pensions are to apologies for absence. The it was decided that Ch. Insp. ~ ; t e ~ a ~ ~ ~ l a ~ ~ , ' " ~ , " U
35. be reviewed at least annually Deputy Chief Constable (J.
A l t h o u g h t h e F o r c e maintained. (Corringham)
to determine whether they D u k e E s q ) g a v e a n John Sutton t h e S e c t i o n Hedgethorne rolled past
Captain performed strangely A.G.M. would be
have retained their value (a) interesting talk on the Force Secretary with Graham S h e ~ ~ a rin the closing d
in the field by taking Greene
The Force Cricket Section in the case of the basic and the Force Welfare Harvey (Southend East) as
off after he had captured two Annual General Meeting will component -"in relation to Officer (Sgt. Easlea) also his assistant.
quick wickets his reputation b e h e l d o n T U e s d a y , the general level of earnings spoke on his work especially The C o m p e t i t i o n down by hay fever.
was rescued by spirited September 23, at 7 p.m., and prices obtajning in as regards pensioners. Both
Secretarv is ins^. john Page
l g Y h 0 9 followed by a presentation Great Britain" and (b) in the speakers were thanked by (withan;).
Culham and Greene who Stag Dinner at The Green case of the additional the chairman (G. H. Hodges) The new section has Essex Police 3000mts, Chelmsford
dismissed the opposition for Man, Howe Street, Great component in relation to for their very interesting a o o r o x i m a t e l v t w e n t y 29-5-75 1stM.M. Dunion 13:37.62ndD
143 runs. Waltham. price levels only. L A
talks which were greatly m e m b e r s an; a n y o n e Sheppard 1 4 : 0 5 . 6 ; 3rd M.
With this success under
their belts the Force team interested in this type of Spellman 14:36; 4th J. Hedgethorne
shooting and wishes to join 14:38; 5th B. Shulz 15:10.8; 6th
played the City of London in
a P.A.A. match on June 3.
Batting first the Force
Derek Rulten still in Boxina D. Murray 15:26.8; 7th J. Roche
the section should contact 15:35,2; 8th W. Stephen & A.
either John Sutton or John Masson 15:36.8; loth M. Faulkner
w$re in serious trouble at 14 W H A T S O M E m i g h t been for several seasons the National A.B.A. and Southern Track Competition,
for 3 but were rescued, once consider to be a rough, c h i e f t r a i n e r t o t h e held at the Royal Naval Hacknev 31-5-75
again, this time by Err01 u n d i g n i f i e d a n d even Colchester Boxing Club. , Establishment, Shotley,
Greene who scored a well hit dangerous sport, is for PS Suffolk. It consisted of film
IPA Weekend 2000-mts: 3rd R. Sheppard
11.03; 3 ~ 0 n t s 5 d D. Sheppard
14.17; 12th D. Murrav 15.42: 15th
58, and Fred Nichols, D e r e k R u l t e n a m o s t Derek told the Law, demonstrations, discussions, THE CAMPING CLUB of J. Roche 16.21; 5000mts: 8th B;
playing a captain's innings absorbing pastime - that of "With boxing as with so practical sessions and some G~~~~ ~ iwould like to Schulz 25.55; 11th M. Spellman
~ t ~ i ~ 26.27; 16th A. Masson 27.25:
for 29 runs, bringing the boxing. many other things there are lectures involving the
members of the 10,000mts: 2nd M. Dunion 47.41;
score to 177 for 8 a win- always new tactics and mechanics of boxing and 1.P.A. to the East Essex 7th J. Hedgethorne 52.55: 17th W.
ning score. techinques to be learnt." His such elementary subjects as Feast of Lanterns at White Stephen 58.00.
Playing Brantham at
Former Champ words seemed to be borne how to deal with a bloody Bridge Farm, Margaretting, Team placed 3rd, qualified for final
Colchester in a league match
Derek, who is stationed at
out by the fact that he has nose.
the Force again batted first Stanway Traffic is the recently taken part in special
Eastern Counties' Coachs'
from 22nd to 25th August. s;
The theme this year is Chelmsford, 6-6-75
and at 64 for they found former Essex County boxing Advanced Course "The O r i e n t a l East." 2nd M. Dunion 12.58 (1st
themselves up against it. But c h a m p i o n N o w a d a y s C o u r s e f o r b o x i n g Torchlight procession, tent Junior-Force record): 7th D.
Nichol's ably instructors. The results of the course and caravan decoration and S h e ~ ~ a ' d 14:06.8; l l t h M.
however his interest in the
Gamman the score sport is usually from the The four-day course are yet to be made known b.
Spellman 14.41 (2nd Jun. 14th J.
Dress - Oriental, Hedgethorne 14.47; 15th Schulz
onto 143 before the loss of other side of the ropes c o n d u c t e d o v e r t w o but Derek is hopeful that he stvle. Cost: f1.50 per unit.! 14.57 (3rd Jun.): 20th A. Masson
a n y f u r t h e r w i c k e t . inasmuch as he is, and has weekends was organised by has done well enough to Information from Mrs. 15.41;' 21st D hlurray 15.50; :
Eventually-the Force closed qualify for a place on an Green at South Benfleet League team won.
their innings at 173 for 7. ~IIIIIIIIIII~IIIII~~IIII~I~I~IIIIIIIIIII~I~I~IIIIII~III~I#II~ 57046 or ~~d ~ at ~ i ~ l
~ Rotterdam International Meeting,, ~
advanced Cr .u
os the date of 8-6-75
When Brantham opened I
:which is still to be arranged. Rayleigh 5037.
their innings they were =
CHRISTIAN POLICE ASSOCIATION I Finally for those readers The Secretary now has 109:03.4; 49th J. Hedgethorne
2Okms: 40th D . Sheppard
soon in difficulty losing one m :who sdoo take an interest in details of the 1.P.A. World Dunion 46t11.6; 7th M. Spellman
113:30.4. lOkms Junior: 1st M.
of their openers for 0 and the
m ESSEX BRANCH this ~ r whether it be from cup
t - -.-- golf to be
second for 3. At 57 for 6 it E Our next branch meeting will be held at the home of !
54:42.6; 12th A. Masson 57:18.2;
seemed all over but the =
Mt. and Mrs. John Perry, NO. 22 London Road,
or outside the ring at from 14th J. Roche 60.21 (All walked 1
Derekgs prediction for the 22nd to 26th September, lap short except Spellman).
opposition managed to stay : Lexden, Colchester at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 25th July, forthcoming "big fightv is 1975, .for any Persons who National 20 miles, Isle of Man, 14-
at the crease to complete I
1975. Anyone who would like to come along will be E that Ali
stop Bugner in are interested-in taking part. 6-75
their 45 overs, finishing at : most welcome. the fourth round. Who are 64th J. Hedgethorne 3h. 7m.
137 for 8.
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j a I n t LAW, JULY. 1975
l Stirrer retires
I from blazincl vehicle I
P.C. Charles Ernest Storrar alias "The Stirrer," is retiring after 28+ years service and is
counting If- years war service to make up his total of 30.
Stationed at Communications Department since 1962, Charlie has served at
Clacton, Harwich, Bromley, Black Notley, Braintree and South Benfleet. He has been a
valued representative of constables on the Force Branch Board of the Police Federation
for the last six years and has set his successor a hard task to keep to his standards.
Although Charlie finishes on Friday, June 27, at Headquarters, he will be returning
on Monday, June 30, to take up his new appointment as a civilian clerk in
Communications Administration Ofnce.
And as a treat for all those members who know Charlie, we have obtained, at great
expense, a photo of him actually wearing a cap as he receives hls certificate of service
From the Chief.
Police rivalry at Essex Show &
A SMALL presentation was held at Stanway Traffic Garage at the beginning of the
month to mark 'the initiative and courage' of two civilians and a Stanway Traffic
Whilst off duty in May P.C. Andy Williams was driving along Cymbeline Way,
Colchester when he came across a road accident.
What could have been just a simple accident was beginni1.g to build up into quite a
serious situation because, with three vehicles involved, one was on fire with the driver
locked inside, one was leaking petrol from a split fuel tank and the other was a petrol
Andy leaped out of his car to where the car was on fire and, whilst Mr Morris
Cossey, the driver of the petrol tanker, and Mr Norman Upsher, another passer-by
fought the fire, Andy released the dazed driver.
The accident received some publicity in the local papers as a result of which Mr John
Elliston of Vigiles Fire Protection, Colchester, contacted the Chief and said that his
company would like to show some form of recognition of the actions of the three men in
rescuing the driver from the blazing vehicle.
With approval given a ceremony was arranged and Mr Elliston presented to each of
the three men a fire extinguisher, saying, "It is not often that we get the chance to say A PLANNERS' triumph at the Essex Show placed the Metropolitan Police recruiting
thank you to members of the public and the police who are always having stones exhibition right beside the Essex Police display. Attempting to recruit at an agricultural
thrown at them and I felt that it was time that thanks were passed on. show is probably a waste of t i d e in any case and Essex this year had no recruiting
"It is with pleasure that I present these fire extinguishers in recognition of your stand.
initiative and courage." But Constable Alan Weatherley, representing Essex Police, served a summons on the ,
After the presentation Mr Elliston posed with Andy and the two civilians in Stanway Oflicer in Charge of the Metro stand, under Section l of the Poaching of Recruits Act
yard, whilst, to quote another police officer at the presentation, "Andy's admiring 1975 - picture above.
colleagues looked on." Alas for the Metro they all came without their keys after lunch one day and had to get
Essex crime prevention personnel to screw their hut for them - lower picture.
"Really grateful for their help," said the Met: "Always happy to help our big city
claimed to be enjoyable. to have been proved, many
cont. from page 1
He learned the subject
colleagues," said Essex.
Four consecutive days are by independent medical from his mother and has
normally used for the fourth analysis: Breathing rate been practising for two to
to the seventh steps, the last decreases during meditation; three years.
three being in the form of Heart-beat rate slows, He continued, "I practise
group discussions and indicating a reduction in the something I don't really
meditations. w o r k l o a d ; Oxygeri understand. It is such a wide
Having completed the consumption decreases, and and deep subject that I'm
initiation course one is then Brain wave patterns change. merely s k i m m i n g t h e
capable of meditating alone. It is also claimed that TM surface.
Teachers advise t h a t can affect the metabolic rate "It is of use to anyone
meditation should be or the speed at which the who worries and is a non
practised twice a day, in the body uses energy. medical way t o relieve
morning and evening. The Missenden brothers tension."
The only physical of this force are both firm His brother, Ron, a
requirment is that the eyes believers in the system. Detective Constable at
should be closed. The Peter, a 34-year-old married Clacton said, "It's a form of
meditator is not in a state of man with two children said, relaxation. The only thing
, trance so it is not dangerous "I feel healthier and more you do is sit in a chair, close
to interrupt meditation. confident as a result of your eyes and relax. My kids do it, and, as you that's what the Official Side taught at training schools."
Remarkable claims are practising TM. My children "There's more to it than know my brother does it." of the Police Council were As I sit here writing this
made for meditation and a don't irritate me as they did. that but it would take a A spokesman for the doing when they reached article my colleagues have
fair number of them quote I find that I can think more teacher of the subject to Essex Branch of the Police their decision on the last pay been trYlng out TM and are
medical evidence as proof. clearly and become aware of explain it. Federation said, "Personally, offer. I can't ever see it being rlow in their usual recumbent
All the following are said job situations more quickly." "I do it. My wife does it. I don't believe in i t Perhaps practised in the service nor posture and are -snoring.