NARPO – The voice of retired police officers
NARPO – The voice of retired police officers

A warm welcome to Bury & District Branch of NARPO

Bury & District Branch NARPO

Bury and District Branch is based in Lancashire/Greater Manchester (the argument still rumbles on) and includes the six towns of Bury, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Tottington and Whitefield all of which are policed by Greater Manchester Police. The branch, which was originally formed in 1926, was temporarily suspended during the Second World War but reformed in 1949 and presently has 499 members. Bury NARPO has an enthusiastic committee. Trips have previously been arranged to Ripon Races, Southport Flower Show and the National Arboretum; with continental trips to Normandy, Ypres and Arnhem also taking place. We recently held a Memorial Hog Roast Supper at Elton Sailing Club, to honour our recently deceased members, whom we had been unable to pay our respects to in the proper manner because of the Covid restrictions. Members and their partners also meet socially at the many breakfast mornings, afternoon teas, Lunch Club events and social evenings and at the annual Summer or Christmas Lunches. For an up to date list of forthcoming social events please check out the events list below. *Pictured: Police Memorial, National Arboretum  © Bury NARPO


Upcoming Meetings and Social Events

Forthcoming Events

  • Next Committee Meeting – TBC in 2024.
  • Breakfast ClubSecond Friday of every month @ The Ainsworth Arms, Bury. (Next meeting -  9.30 am Friday 9th February 2024). 
  • Lunch ClubThird Tuesday every month @ The Robin Hood Tottington. (Next meeting 12.30 pm Tuesday 16th January 2024)  
  • Walking Club  – Last Friday of every month. Next walk; meet 10.30am Friday 23rd Feb 2024 in the layby at the junction of the A674 & Whins Lane, Wheelton, PR68HW. 6 miles. 
  • Games Afternoon - This is a new event to be held every month at Elton Liberal Club. The first event is on Wednesday 24th January 2024 between 1.30 pm and 4.00pm. Please come along and bring any games you wish with you. 
    Branch AGM – 7.30pm Thu 14th March 2024 @ Elton Liberal Club.

*Pictured: Peel Monument, Holcombe, Bury. Completed in 1852 and built to honour Sir Robert Peel, founder of the Metropolitan Police Service who was born in Bury. © Bury NARPO

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