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
BOB WAGHORN (EASTBOURNE/ORE/HASTINGS) & GRAHAM PENN (VIC MT)
GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION
JOHN MOULD, COLIN GENT & CHRIS HITCHCOCK (GUARD BARNHAM)

   5th May 2015

 

Graham Penn Collection

Bob Waghorne (Ebne & Ore) & unknown (Tonbridge) 

 

 6th May 2014

GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION 

JOHN CARNEY 

 

 GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

JOHN MOULD

 

GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION 

JOHN CARNEY, BOB WAGHORNE (EBNE, ORE & HASTINGS), MICKEY WOODS & KEN HODSON

(BOTH TONBRIDGE)

 

 GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

MAC MacCABE (BTON) DAVE SNASHALL & TONY HARPER (EBNE & BTON)

 

 

8th May 2012


 

Dick Williams & Ian Wilson


Chris Newton (Brighton), John Carney, Mickey Woods (Tonbridge) & Bob Waghorne (Ebne, Ore & Hastings)

 

Ian Wilson

 

 

 17th May 2011


John Carney (centre) surrounded by former Brighton footplate men

Left - Right: Dave Morgan (B'ton, Wimbledon & Fratton), Colin Easton (B'ton,Toton & Peterborough),

Tim Schofield (B'ton, Fratton & Eastleigh) & Maurice Hunter ( B'ton, Hither Green & Eastliegh)

 

 

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