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.

 

WEBLINK TO THE IGNITING THE FLAME OF UNITY WEBSITE

THE COMBINED WEBSITE OF 

THE BRIGHTON ASLEF,  BRIGHTON & SUSSEX MOTIVE POWER WEBSITES

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the history  of the Brighton Branch of ASLEF

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the Sussex Motive Power Depots & ASLEF Branches



THIS PAGE FEATURES PHOTOS OF THE VARIOUS SOCIAL & SPORTING EVENTS, THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE AT BRIGHTON OVER THE YEARS. THESE PHOTOS ARE NOT FEATURED ON THEIR OWN PAGE, WITHIN THIS SECTION.

 

 

 THE BRIGHTON TRAIN CREW SOCIAL FUND 

CHRISTMAS PARTY 2012

PAUL HORAN COLLECTION 

Front L-R; Gena ? (Guard), Ron Bridle (T. Bdgs), Charlie Constable, Max Backhurst (Guard), Barry Brown,

 Mick Colley.

Rear L-R: Alan Boon (Guard), Howard Watson, Ralph Stobard, Rex Kitchener, Roy Langley (Guard), Norman Moye, Bob Andrews, Wilf Jeans, Spike Jones, Richard Lawrence & Gordon Hoad

 

 

BLUEBELL RAILWAY  SOCIAL EVENING c1995


Left ~ Right: Mick Hawkins, Brian Hall, Rod Constable, Alan not sure (Guard) Paul Evans & Charlie Constable

Standing on the footplate Rod Constable (left) & Mick Hawkins (Right) 

 

Leno & Dougal 

 

 

 

 Vimy Trip 1998

Left ~ Right: Max ? (B'ton Guard), Bob Attwood, Tony Pettet & Danny Lodge 

Hendon RAF Musem2006 

Left ~ Right: Jan Van Dalen, Floyd Langridge, Unknown (1), Dave Dann (Eastbourne), Barry Brett, Scott Hamilton, Unknown (2), Jason Funnell, Unknown (3) & Steve Harvey 

 

 Brighton drivers Blackpool c1984

Charlie Andrews (M.T.), Jimmy Edwards (EMUT), Alan Andrews (B'ton Guard), Barry Howcutt (EMUT), Sid Howland (EMUT), & Eddie Rickets (EMUT) 

 

 

 CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTIES 

 

 

Brian Hall & Jimmy Edwards at the Brighton ASLEF Social Fund's childrens Christmas c1963

 


 

Click on the icon above for

the history of the Brighton Branch of ASLEF

Click on the icon above for

the Sussex Motive Power Depots & ASLEF Branches

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