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)

 

 

 

7th May 2013

ANDY DERRETT COLLECTION

RAY COOPER (HITHER GREEN) & STU FULLER


RODNEY BURSTOW COLLECTION

BOB DORKING (BARNHAM) & COLIN GENT

 

8th May 2012

Harry Ince (Stewarts Lane & Gillingham), John Nash (Newhaven & Gillingham) & Vic Morris

 

 

 

 17th May 2011

 

 
 
Paul Horan & Vic Morris (Former Seaford A.S.L.E.F. Branch Secretary)

When Vic worked at Newhaven Shed, he was better known as 'POP' Morris.

He was a great driver to work with and he had a great sense of humor. I worked with him a few times on the footplate.

Extracted from
the web site
'Our Newhaven'
ByWilliam Still
ex-NewhavenFireman

 

Mac MacCabe (Brighton) & Colin Gent (Seaford & Eastbourne)

 

 

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