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

GRAHAM PENN (VIC MT) & KEN CHAPMAN

GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

MARZ COLOMBINI (E.C. MEMBER) SOAPY LUXFORD & SIMON WELLER (A.G.S.)

  GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

TONY MARTIN (BHAM), BIFF MANVELL (HORSH) & STEVE WHITE

  5th May 2015

 

Graham Penn Collection

Left - Right: Bill Paton, Geoff Ball (Horsham), Ted Dente, Dave Shopland, Ray Young 

& Chic Debenham (Three Bdgs & Bton)

 

 Graham Penn Collection

Mick Lane, Rodney Burstow (Horsham) & Charlie Osta 

 

 Graham Penn Collection

Ron Bridle

 

 Graham Penn Collection

Mick Lane & Les French (Victoria C) 

 

 6th May 2014

 

GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

ROY LUXFORD, RAY YOUNG & ARTHUR HUGHES (SELHURST) 

 

ALAN COOK COLLECTION

BILL PATEN & TED DENT 

 

 7th May 2013

 
Sooty (Barnham), Dave Shopland & Tommy Rooke

 

 

 

8th May 2012

 

Bob Dorkings Collection

Left ~ Right: Dave Lown (R'hill), Ken Chapman (T. Bdgs & Rhll) , Kevin Ede (R'hill & B'ham),

Brian Boerer (T. Bdgs & Rhll) & Robin Baldock (T. Bdgs & Rhll)

With the closure of Three Bridges Loco Shed in 1969,

Ken & Brian transferd to Redhill M.T., and Ken later returning back to Three Brigdes E.M.U.T.

 

 

Bob Dorkings Collection

Bill Paton & Tony Luff (Horsham)

Ted Dente

Ken Chapman & Biff Manvell (Horsham & Three Bridges)

 

 17th May 2011

Dave Shopland, Ray Young & Roy Ansell

Left - Right: Brian Borer (Three Bridges & Redhill), Spike Jones (Three Bridges, Addiscombe & Brighton) & Martin Styles (Norwood, Redhill, Brighton & Barnham)


Bill Paton, Ken (Wank) Chapman, Ron Bridle & Roy Ansell

 

 

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