remember PC John Page?
Heacham Village 'Bobby' from
1963 - 1981
John with his famous bike
remember when policemen cycled round the villages?)
John was born in
Spalding on the 26th June 1931. His father was a railway fireman
and the family moved to King's Lynn when John was 5
years old. John joined the police force and was
first stationed in Thorpe St Andrew on the outskirts of
Norwich. This is where he met Jenny and they married
on the 11th September 1954. John then moved to Caister St Edmund and was there for 8 years.
John and Jenny moved to Heacham in January 1963 and we were
privileged to have John as our village policeman for
18 years until he retired at the age of 50 in 1981
after 30 years service. As he could not take out his
pension until he was 55 he got a job at CITB in
Bircham, expecting to work there until he was 55.
However his skills gained as a policeman and his love
of sport went down so well at CITB he was there for
15 years being the 'House Master' and he finally
retired in 1996.
John was married to Jenny for 43 years and they had
two sons. John could have gone for promotion but
that would have meant moving around and he wanted a
stable home for Jenny and the boys so stayed in
Heacham. On retirement from the police John and
Jenny moved from the police house in Poplar Avenue
to Kenwood Road where they both lived until John
died in 1997. Jenny is still living in the house and
Heacham Heritage thanks her for the photos and
Heacham Heritage Website
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