Joe SimmonsJo Simmons served as a Police Officer being a familiar face across Exeter in the days when the city had its own police force. He was also a long-standing member with the Exeter Police Choir.

Jo served with Beadle, Peter Wale assisting him with his usual duties, for nearly 10 years and he finally retired due to failing eyesight, becoming bind in his latter years. He took great pride in regularly polishing the oak floor in the  entrance hall and oak stairs; to the point where it became something of a hazard particularly when leaving after having dined rather well!