IGNITING THE FLAME OF UNITY

THE HISTORY OF THE

 BRIGHTON BRANCH 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.

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


 

 

 

Owing to the vast amount of info that has been collected on the history of the Brighton Branch. 

I have decided to set up a separate web-site specially to cater for this and I have also moved the Brighton Branch activists page onto this site.

Please click on the icon below to take you the history of the Brighton Branch of A.S.L.E.F. web site.

 

 Above a list of Brighton A.S.L.E.F. Branch Secretaries from 

25th August 1891 until present day. 

 

Three A.S.L.E.F. General Secretaries 

 

Left ~ Right: Derrick Fullick, Ray Buckton & Neil Milligan

I have had the great pleasure of receiving correspondence from Retired A.S.L.E.F. General Secretary Derrick Fullick regarding this web site. In his view the web site is very interesting, informative and said "it is Bloody Marvelous!!"
 
20.01.11

 

Brighton Branch chairman Ivan Wilson with the Brighton Branch banner at Tolpuddle martyrs rally in July 2009. 

 

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 To down load the book Engines & Men click on the icon above

Engines & Men tells the story of the early years of A.S.L.E.F.

 
 

 

 

 For a brief history of A.S.L.E.F. click on icon below

 

 

 

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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