List of Subscribers to Supt. Goddard's Testimonial on his Retirement
DescriptionList of Subscribers to Supt. Goddard's Testimonial on his Retirement in 1932. This was gifted by Mrs. J. Priest.
There follows an extract from the Reading Mercury dated 9th March 1946.
OBITUARY MR. C. GODDARD
It is with regret we record the death of Mr. Charles Goddard of Coppid House, Wokingham, which occurred on Wednesday. He was taken ill whilst attending to his duties as churchwarden at All Saints’ Church, Wokingham on Sunday.
The late Mr. Goddard was one of the best-known characters in East Berkshire. He joined the Berkshire Constabulary in 1880, and retired in 1932, having by that time served as superintendent of the Forest Division for 31 years. During his long and interesting career he had been on duty at many Royal functions, whilst during the time he held the rank of superintendent he arranged all the police duties for Ascot race week. His early years as a constable were spent at Maidenhead and Sandhurst.
The superintendent devoted a large amount of his time to social work in the Wokingham neighbourhood, particularly since his retirement. For many years he had been churchwarden at All Saints’. He also sat on the Wokingham Town Council for a considerable period, retiring a little over a year ago. He retained a keen interest in matters connected with criminal reform, and was a most efficient hon. Secretary of the Berkshire Discharged Prisoners’ Aid Society.
Mr. Goddard’s wife predeceased him by many years, and he leaves no family. The funeral will take place at All Saints’. Wokingham, at 2.30 p. m. today (Saturday.)
“List of Subscribers to Supt. Goddard's Testimonial on his Retirement,” Wokingham's Virtual Museum, accessed April 6, 2020, https://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/museum/document/WTH0594.