Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir

John Jenkins

I’ve followed this site for several years and find the content fascinating, and although I’ve made comments when a question has been posed I’ve never got round to registering until now

I was a Special (2062) in Gloucestershire, serving from 1975-86 (Gloucester and Tutshill), and then in Avon and Somerset (6212) from 1986-2021 (Banwell, Weston-s-Mare and Bristol Airport), retiring at 65. I remember Geoff Sindrey, and group member – he was a very helpful Police Constable (880?) in Gloucester when I started and Inspector at Lydney when I transferred to Avon and Somerset. Whilst in Gloucestershire I was a member of the Male Voice Choir 1978-84, and have found a photo on archive URN 386 prior to departure of some of us who went on our first tour – Scotland. I’ve managed to put the names down that I can remember.

Gloucestershire Police male voice choir leaving for their tour of Scotland 18th March 1982.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 386)

Back:     Ray WILLIAMS (Retired Special Constable);  Dewi WILLIAMS (ex Police Sergeant); Mr ARCHER (County Prosecuting Solicitor), unknown ; Jim DAVIES, Chairman (Retired Chief Superintendent); Bill COOPER; Jim TYRRELL (Inspector);   Joe TAYLOR (Detective Sergeant);   John POCKETT (Police Sergeant); ?TAYLOR; Bill SPURRIER (ex Police Constable); unknown

Mid:     unknown ; Ralph GOODRICH (Detective Sergeant); Bob DANGERFIELD (Detective Sergeant); Bill TRACEY ( Police Constable); unknown; ? (Piano Tuner): Doug BLOOM; Jeff BLOOM (Police Sergeant); Eric SMITH (Conductor); Ken ROBERTS (Superintendent)

Front:    Barney COOPER (Inspector); Jeff BROOKES ( Police Constable); Dave COOPER ( Police Constable); Kevin BURKE ( Police Constable); Brian LEWIS (Special Constable); unknown; John JENKINS (Special Constable)

Many of those on photo will of course be departed by now – but some of the younger ones will still be around if not with choir. John Pockett I know lives not far away from me in Somerset and we re-met 30yrs on – singing in a choir.

Thanks to Martyn Hillier who pointed out that it is Ray Brookes not Jeff Brookes in the front row. 


This page was added on 05/03/2024.

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