Reading the ‘welfare’ item on page 2 of the latest newsletter (issue 139) prompted me to contact you with details of my parents. My father, Tom, a NARPO member is now 93 years old and because of illness has been unable to leave the house for some years. Although my wife, son and I, together with my brother and his family visit and help my parents when possible, I wondered whether a different face may be refreshing.
Tom Varley, born 09/05/1924 served with Nottinghamshire as Constable and Sergeant (Sgt 236) from 1950 to 1979, retiring to take up as a civilian staff member before his final retirement in 1989.
He served initially at Nottingham, then transferred to the Combined Constabulary in 1954 where he served at Clipstone. On promotion in 1965 he moved to Sutton-in-Ashfield before taking up the role of Crime Prevention sergeant for Bassetlaw Division in 1967, a role in which he remained to the end of his service.
(Formerly Sgt 248, Notts – 1972 to 2004)