Funeral of former town police chief takes place

09:00 02 September 2012

Kenneth Thomas, pictured with wife Iris.

Kenneth Thomas, pictured with wife Iris.

Archant

A MAN who spent a decade as the head of police in Weston has died, aged 89.

Kenneth Thomas joined Somerset Constabulary in 1948, and rose to the rank of Chief Superintendent before taking control of the Weston division in 1969.

It was a position the Newport-born family man held until his retirement in 1978.

Upon retiring from the police, Kenneth moved to Cyprus with his wife Iris, and spent six years on the Mediterranean island working for the Ministry of Defence.

The keen golfer and gardener returned to Weston when he gave up working, and spent much of his retirement enjoying the company of his family, including sons Gary and Kevin, grandsons Darren, Lee, Bryn and David, and great-granddaughters Catherine, Harriet and Freda.

Kenneth died in Weston General Hospital on August 9, and his funeral service was held on Wednesday at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church in Baytree Road, Weston.

0 comments

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 22:37
There was a fire in Brean tonight (Saturday).

Fire crews rushed to a caravan fire this evening (Saturday) after a barbecue was left unattended in Brean.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00
Defibrillator

Cheddar Vale Lions club has raised more than £2,000 to install an open access defibrillator at the bottom of the Gorge.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00
Alex, aged six, playing target Nerf in Cleeve. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Church-goers and villagers turned out to show support for their community’s church when it hosted its annual summer fair at the weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00
The charity is offering grants.

A charity is offering small financial grants to people aged under 25 in Yatton, Claverham and Cleeve.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00
Iona Kempton.

A head girl from Worle has been volunteering in areas affected by poverty in Africa.

Read more
Worle Community School
Yesterday, 14:00
Young performers for Alice In Wonderland.

Alice will visit Wonderland in a performance of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Weston Eagles.

Two schemes supporting young people have received funding from the community project Big Worle.

Read more
Big Worle Worle
Yesterday, 11:00
Broadoak pupils Agata, Lottie and Taylor.

A team of year eight students from Weston-super-Mare’s Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College are hoping to raise national awareness of exam stress, after a film they made on the topic was launched this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00
Weston General Hospital.

Recruitment for groundbreaking research into DNA is set to take place at Weston General Hospital.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00
Traffic is building up on the M5

There are queues on the M5 this morning (Saturday) after an earlier accident, causing delays.

Read more

Most Read

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 14°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications