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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LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL

AUGUST 1913

PURLEY & STOATS NEST BRANCH

Page 390

COULSDON


SIR,—I am writing to thank you for the prompt manner m which my claim was attended to and settled to my satisfaction, and I quite appreciate the business like manner of the General Office I had been a Full Benefit member for twenty-two years and can truthfully advise all enginemen, firemen and cleaners to join the A.S.L.E. &F, which will look after their interests in all ways.

Wishing the Society and you every success

Yours faithfully

John Pogmore

 




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