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Norman Sells

This page was updated in September 2012

Norman is another of the more recently retired police officers. He is also a founder member after joining the inaugural practice in 1978 following the late Gerry Hughes' original circulation of creating a choir.

Prior to joining Kent County Constabulary Norman, a south Londoner, worked for eleven years for British Railways as a signal and safety technician, working on signalling equipment. At this time he was also a trooper with the Royal Yeomanry T.A. armoured vehicle unit. He met and married Tricia in London before moving to Kent.

He sings in the second tenor section of the choir. His commitment to the choir was demonstrated when rather than miss an important concert in Cardiff, he interrupted a holiday to drive there from Cornwall and back afterwards.

Norman has been active in the sports area in the past, playing football and cricket for police teams. He now prefers swimming to the more active pursuits. He was also a keen cyclist but now feels safer on four wheels and a 'tin overcoat' in present day road conditions. His other activities have included being chairman of his local ATC squadron, chairman of his local school's PTA, and scout and cub group assistant.

Now retired, with his children grown and 'flown the nest' Norman and Tricia spend a quieter lifestyle - walking the dog, gardening, reading naval history and computing. You've done a lot Norman - good luck for the future.