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THIS WEBSITE COMBINES THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES 

THE BRIGHTON A.S.L.E.&F.,  THE BRIGHTON MOTIVE POWER DEPOTS 

& THE SUSSEX MOTIVE POWER WEBSITES


WHICH EXPLAINS THE EVOLUTION OF THE FOOTPLATE GRADES AND THE 

HISTORY OF THEIR TRADE UNIONS AND THE STRUGGLES TO IMPROVE 

THEIR WORKING LIVES

 

 

WEST WORTHING E.M.U.T.

1933 ~1995

 

  This web page is dedicated to all A.S.L.E.&F. members who have worked at

 West Worthing depot over the years, and it features A.S.L.E.&F. members who brought 

the trains of West Worthing to life.

 

West Worthing Motorman's (E.M.U.T.) Depot was opened in January 1933.

West Worthing A.S.L.E.F. members belonged to the Brighton Branch. Until the opening of the Motorman's 

branch at Brighton (No.2 branch) in May 1934. 

In August 1989 the West Worthing members transferred their depot's membership to the

 Littlehampton branch.

West Worthing depot was closed in 1995 (along with Bognor Regis & Littlehampton) and the majority of the 

drivers were transferred to the newly opened Barnham depot.

 

 PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN 

 West Worthing Shed c1933 

PAUL EDWARDS COLLECTION 

West Worthing A.S.L.E.F. members May 1934

 

Inside West Worthing Shed c1984

Ian Munro is seen on the right handside of the picture

 

 Left ~ Right   Bernie Noakes & fellow Sectional Council Rep. Bill Williams (Waterloo branch).

 Southern Region Sectional Council

Left ~ Right: Arthur Brockman (Guildford) & Bernie Noakes (West Worthing) Brighton No. 2 Branch

 

Frank Geal & Ken Pursley

 Johnny Hutson

 Ian Munro

  PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN 

Jim Cameron

 

Mutual Improvement Classes


in West Worthing Drivers Messroom

 

Familarising yourself with the Sexional Appendix 

 Left ~ Right: Alan Cane, Frank Geal Brian White & Ian Munro

 

Demonstrating assistance in the rear

 Left ~ Right: Jim Cameron, Brian White & Brian Pegg

 

 Out of gauge loading

 Left - Right: Alan Cane, Trevor Bundy, Ian Munro & Brian Pegg

 

Ken Punter 

 

  Alan Cane & Trevor Bundy

 

 

The driver standing in front of the West Worthing M.P. mail box is believed to be Roger Thomas (W.W. LDC). 

The driver on the Brighton to Littlehampton service is not known at this moment in time 

The man looking this way was one of the West Worthing chargemen, Dave Unknowon Keith Brown was another

 

Leading Motorman H.G. Pepperell who transfered to West Worthing in 1933. 

 

Left~Right lan Munro & John Osborne c1984

 

 

 Lew Churcher's last day of driving before his retirement in 1991.

Above Lew Churcher & Keith Brown

 

 

 

Right

L~ R: Lew Churcher, Peter Ward (Guard Brighton),

 Tim Lavington & Bob Dorkings (L'ham)

   

 Alan Cane, Trevor Bundy, Ian Munro & Jim Cameron

 

 Left - Right: Johnny Hutson, Jim Parkes, Brian White, Brian Pegg & Jim Cameron

 

 

The photos below are taken from the Brighton Train Crew Fund Social of 1991.

The video was filmed Eddie Fordham to commemorate the centenary of 

the Brighton Branch of A.S.L.E.F. 

 

 Lou Churcher 

Receiving ASLEF retirement 

certificate

 

Mick Colley

John Hutson & George Pumfrey

 

Tom Smith 


Left Roger Thomas

 

L-R: Phil Plaine (Brighton), 

Lou Churcher & Harry Mitchell (Brighton)

 Ken Punter

 

 

 Photographic scenes around West Worthing from the early 1980s by Neal Cowdrey

 Croydon Training Centre Minder Driver course early 1990s

back row left - right: Tony Martin (Littlehampton) Garry Coombes (W. Worthing) Chris Edmunds* 

(Littlehampton) Dave Knight (Brighton) Alan Taylor (Norwood) Ian Munroe* (W. Worthing) John Carney* 

(Eastbourne)

front row left - right: Paul Miles (L.Bridge) Instructor Tony Harper* (E'bne) Instructor Trevor "Chopper” 

Harris (Redhill).

* Formerly of Brighton depot(s)

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West Worthing's weekly roster for week ending Saturday 29th October 1988 

 

NINE ELMS REUNION AUGUST 2012

 

 Left ~ Right: Wilf Jeans (Templecombe & Brighton) & Mick Colley (Yeovil & Brighton). 

Both Wilf & Mick moved East to Brighton Loco depot in the late 1950s/early 60s. this was due to the railways in 

the West Country starting to close owing to the Beeching era.

They both later transferred to West Worthing depot and spent many years as "Panel Foreman" at Brighton. They 

later become Train Crew Supervisors, Wilf at Brighton and Mick at Littlehampton.

 

 Above: Frank Geal & Left: Lou Churcher

 

 

 Above

 Left ~ Right: George Hilton (Seford), Vic Harris (Brighton), Ron Sheehan (Brighton), George Hever (Brighton) & Ian Munro

 

 

 Above Left: Tommy Smith (Brighton & W.W.)

 

 

 

 Left, Left ~Right: Cyril Hutchings (Brighton), Frank Geal, Les Bradford (Brighton), Ron French (Brighton)  & Ken Pursley

 

 Brian Franklin & Roger Thomas

 

 

 

  PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN 


Click on icon to see photos of the demolition of West Worthing shed/depot. 

Photos by Neal Cowdrey

 

 West Worthing Carriage sidings in 2008

 

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