IGNITING THE SUSSEX BEACONS

OF UNITY

THE HISTORY OF THE

SUSSEX BRANCHES OF A.S.L.E.F.



EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

One of the main reasons for doing these web sites is to try and explain to everybody the history of the footplate grades, the conditions they had to work in and the creation of the A.S.L.E.F. branches within the Brighton & Sussex area.

I am therefore very grateful for people sending me personal photos from their personal collection and for allowing me to display them on the web sites. But unfortunately what is missing, are the stories that accompany them. What I want to do is to try and remedy this by starting to record the remaining stories that are still out there, before they too are lost in the midst of time.

I have added some information about some of the drivers that I know and the comments that have already have been sent to me.

If you too have any stories about your own working life on the footplate, the people that you worked with and the conditions you had to work in please send me and I will post, on the web site.

If you are interested in helping me in capturing these stories by any means possible please let me know.




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BRIGHTON & SUSSEX BRANCHES OF A.S.L.E.F. REUNION

(UNITING A.S.L.E.F. MEMBERS PAST AND PRESENT)

 

   8th May 2018

GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

ARTHUR BUDDEN (LHM) & RODNEY BURSTOW (HORSHAM)

GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

DAVE WEDDLE (TONBRIDGE) & JIM CAMERON

GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

PETER HALL & BRIAN HALL 

GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

BOB DORKINGS & GRAHAM PENN

GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

CHRIS HITCHCOK & NIGEL TIPPEN

   5th May 2015

 

 GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

SIMON WELLER & JIM CAMERON

RECEIVING HIS 50 YEAR MEDALLION

 

 GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

SIMON WELLER & EDDIE FORDHAM

RECEIVING HIS 50 YEAR MEDALLION

 

 GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

MICK GILLAM (L’HAM), EDDIE FORDHAM & FREDDIE MASKELL (B’TN)

 

 6th May 2014

 

 GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

JIM CAMERON

 

 GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

BOB DORKINGS & RODNEY BURSTOW (HORSHAM)

 

 

7th May 2013


RODNEY BURSTOW COLLECTION

Bob Dorkings & Eddie Fordham


RODNEY BURSTOW COLLECTION

Dave Keats (ex-Littlehampton), Bill Locke & Roger White


ANDY DERRETT COLLECTION

Dave Griffiths (ex-Brighton), Bob Dorkings & Andy Derrett (Ipswich)

 

 

8th May 2012

Bob Dorking Collection

Steve Gandey (Bton) Dougal (Bton HG. Elg) & Eddie 'Sooty' Fordham (Bton, Bog, W.W)

Mick Hawkins (Brighton) & Steve Sylvester

Scott Hamilton (Brighton) & Kevin Eade

 

 

17th May 2011



Left ~ Right: Adrian Wales (B'ton, L'ham & B'ham), Neal Cowdrey (B'ton, N'wood & B'ham),

Steve Blaikie (B'ton 2nd Man), Steve Sylvester (B'tn, Bog & B'ham), Andy Carnell (B'ton, L'ham & B'ham)

Chris Horlock (B'ton & W.W.)


Dougal (Brighton, Hither Green & Easliegh), Bob Dorking & Dave Morgan (Brighton, Wimbledon & Fratton)

 

 

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