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BRIGHTON A.S.L.E.F. DRIVERS RETIREMENTS PRESENTATIONS

 

 BRIGHTON & SUSSEX BRANCHES OF A.S.L.E.F. REUNION 

3rd May 2016

(UNITING A.S.L.E.F. MEMBERS PAST AND PRESENT) 

 

 

 Paul Edwards Collection

Trevor Parsons receiving his 30 year membership badge 

 

 

 Paul Edwards Collection

Floyd Langridge receiving his 25 year membership badge

 

 

Paul Edwards Collection

Paul Knapp receiving his 25 year membership badge 

 

  Brighton Branch Meeting 

on 21st April 2016 

 

 DAVID HUNT COLLECTION

Simon Weller presenting David Hunt with his 25 year badge 

 

DAVID HUNT COLLECTION

Simon Weller presenting Anthony Williams with his 15 year badge 

 

 BRIGHTON & SUSSEX BRANCHES OF A.S.L.E.F. REUNION 

5th May 2015

(UNITING A.S.L.E.F. MEMBERS PAST AND PRESENT) 

 

    GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

SIMON WELLER & RALPH STOBBART

RECEIVING HIS 50 YEAR MEDALLION

 

   GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

SIMON WELLER & RALPH STOBBART

RECEIVING HIS 50 YEAR MEDALION


   GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

SIMON WELLER ADDRESSING THE REUNION AND GIVING THANKS TO LOYAL MEMBERS FOR THEIR LOYAL LENGTH’S OF SERVICE

 

   GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

SIMON WELLER & MATT COLE 

RECEIVING HIS 35 YEAR BADGE

 

 GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

SIMON WELLER & CHRIS HORLOCK

RECEIVING HIS 30 YEAR BADGE

 

 GRAHAM PENN COLLECTION

SIMON WELLER & STEVE GANDEY 

RECEIVING HIS RETIREMENT CERTIFICATE

 

  BRIGHTON & SUSSEX BRANCHES OF A.S.L.E.F. REUNION 

6th May 2014

(UNITING A.S.L.E.F. MEMBERS PAST AND PRESENT) 

 

 COLLECTION

DANNY LODGE  

RECEIVING HIS 40 YEAR BADGE

 

APRIL BRANCH MEETING 2013

April 2013 branch meeting

Paul Evans receiving his 20 year badge from Steve Chatfield 



March 2013 branch meeting

Zoi receiving his 20 year badge from Steve Chatfield  



 February branch meeting 2013 

Tony Farmer receiving his 20 year badge from Steve Chatfield  


 

BRIGHTON & SUSSEX BRANCHES OF A.S.L.E.F. REUNION

8th May 2012

(UNITING A.S.L.E.F. MEMBERS PAST AND PRESENT) 

 

 

 

Above

Ivan Wilson receiving his presention from Simon Weller.

Simon made the presentation on behalf of the Brighton Branch, in recongition of Ivan's service to the Brighton Branch for the past 20 years.

 

 

Left the Brighton Branch's presentation to Ivan with an engraving of the Brighton Branch on the front and an inscription on the the rear which reads

 

Presented to

Bro. Ivan Wilson

in recognition of

loyalty & dedication

given to the

Brighton Branch of

A.S.L.E.F.

1991 ~ 2012

 

 

 



 

BRANCH MEETING HELD ON THE 22nd MARCH 2012

 BRIGHTON BRANCH MEMBERS RECEIVING

THEIR MEMBERSHIP BADGES

 

 

 Paul Horan receiving his 25 year membership badge from Branch Chairman Steve Chatfield

 

 

 Simon Weller receiving his 25 year membership badge from Branch Chairman Steve Chatfield

 

 Dave Eaton receiving his 10 year membership badge from Branch Chairman Steve Chatfield


 

 BRIGHTON BRANCH OF A.S.L.E.F. 120 YEARS ANNIVERSARY MEETING

25th AUGUST 1891~ 25th AUGUST 2011

 

 

Back Row L~R: Mark Johnson (Branch Secretary), Norman Moye, Ritchie Cassling, Tony Farmer (F.C.C. Company Council), Steve Chatfield (Vice Chair), Andy Warburton, Sean Roberts, Paul Heerey, Steve Allison, Andy Butchers, Tony Brace (Branch Sec 2007~09).
 
Front Row L~R: Malcolm Gurr, Dave Eaton, Chris Newton (Branch Sec. 1988-2000), Simon Weller (National Organiser), Spike Jones, Paul Horan & Harry Penter.

 

 Harry Penter receiving his 20 year membership badge from Simon Weller at the120th Brighton Anniversary branch meeting 25.08.11

Left ~ Right: Andy Butchers, Harry Penter, Simon Weller & Mark Johnson

 

BRIGHTON & SUSSEX BRANCHES A.S.L.E.F. REUNION 17th May 2011

 

Presentations were made

Simon Weller (National Organiser) & Marz Colombini (E.C. Member)


40 Year Badge

Maurice "Dougal" Hunter 

 

 

45 Year Badges

 Bob "Jetlag" Attwood 

 

 Bill "Spike" Jones

 

 50 Year Medallions

 

 Bill MacKenzie

Bill entered the footplate grades on  the 20.11.1959 at Brighton.

 Bill later transferred to Three Bridges M.T and with the closure of Three Bridges M.T. Bill transferred to addiscombe, Selhurst and finally back to Brighton  M.T. 

Bill held many positions within the Brighton Branches. Bill was L.D.C. Secretary from 1970 to 1988 and from 1988 to 1993. Brighton No.1 Branch Chairman from 1972 to 1988 and from 1988 to 1993.

 In 1993 Bill was elected onto the Excecutive Commitee. Bill was later to become President of the E.C. a position he held for 5 years.

 

 Mick Hawkins

 

 John "Chalky" White

 

 Back row Left - Right: John White, Maurice Hunter, Ivan Wilson, Mick Hawkins, Simon Weller, 

Paul Edwards, Marz Colombini & Spike Jones

Jackie Sanders (Littlehampton Branch), Bob Attwood & Bill MacKenzie

 

  PRESENTATION MADE AT A.S.L.E.F. HEAD OFFICE 

11th NOVEMBER 2010

 John Osborne (Right) receiving his 50 year ASLEF medallion from Keith Norman A.S.L.E.F. General Secretary 11 November 2010.

 

THE BRIGHTON BRANCH REUNION 16th APRIL 2009

 

Brain Hall (left) & Trevor Fielding (right) receiving their 50 year medals from A.S.L.E.F. General Secretary Keith Norman.

Right

Brian Hall receiving his retirement certificate.

Brian entered the footplate grade at Brighton loco on the 05.12.1955. Brian spent his entire railway career at Brighton loco & E.M.U.T.

 

 


John Osborne receiving his retirement certificate.

John entered the footplate grade at Brighton loco on the 11.05.1959. John spent his entire railway career at Brighton loco/M.T. In 1989 John was elected onto the L.D.C. after many years as a Co-Opted member of the L.D.C. for Brighton M.T. John retain his position on the L.D.C. up until ill health forced him into early retirement.

 




  Barry Brown receiving his retirement certificate.

Barry entered the footplate grade at Brighton loco on the 10.08.1959. Barry worked at Brighton & Three Bridges loco/M.T. depots

 

Chris Newton receiving his retirement certificate.

Chris started the footplate grade at Old Oak Common loco on the 16.04.1962. Chris qualified for driving in 1967 and got his appointment to driver in 1969. Chris later transferred to Streatham Hill E.M.U.T. in 1970. In 1972 Chris transferred to London Victoria "Central" E.M.U.T. and finally moved to Brighton E.M.U.T. in 1974 

In 1988 Chris become the first branch secretary of the newly amalgamated branch, a position he held until 2000. Chris also served as ASLEF L.D.C. & H&S Rep up until he took early retirement in 2008. 

 

  


Ralph Stobbart receiving his retirement certificate.

Ralph entered the footplate grade at Brighton loco on the 07.01.1963. Ralph spent his entire railway career at Brighton loco/M.T.

 

  Bob "Jet Lag" Attwood receiving his retirement certificate.

Bob joined the footplate grade at Hither Green loco on the 17.01.1963. Bob was also a driver at Dorking (Western) Waterloo prior coming to Brighton M.T. in the early 1990's.

 

Locomotive Journal

October 2007

Thanks for your  support

Thank you so much for your letter of July 20 and the cheque. What a wonderful surprise! Robert and I would like you all to know how much we appreciate your kindness at this time. The money will be most useful. I am hoping to purchase a leg/arm exercise machine (motorized) to help improve his circulation and muscle power. All disability equipment seems to be rather expensive so as you can imagine your gift is wonderful for us.

 

Thank you again.

 

 June Attwood

(for Bob Attwood)

 

 

Bill "Spike" Jones receiving his retirement certificate.

Spike first entered the footplate grade at Brighton loco in C1959 and later transfered to Three Bridges loco. In 1964 Spike left the railway and re-entered the footplate grades at Three Bridges M.T. on the 31.10.1966. Spike moved to Addiscombe E.M.U.T. to seek his promotion to driver in 1969. This was due to the clousure of Three Bridges M.T. in April 1969. In the mid 1970's transferred to Brighton E.M.U.T.  

 

 Dave Swaffield receiving his retirement certificate.

Dave entered the footplate grade onthe  03.10.1988. Dave had previously been a freight/passenger guard and sort promotion to the footplate in line with the new Train Crew Agreement. Dave first went to Norwood M.T. to seek his promotion and in C1994 transferred back to Brighton. In October 1997 Dave move to the newly open Thameslink depot and become the first Company Council rep for the T.L. South.

 

  Simon Smith receiving his retirement certificate.

Simon entered the footplate grade on the 03.10.1988. Simon had previously been a freight/passenger guard and sort promotion to the footplate in line with the new Train Crew  Agreement. Simon first went to Norwood M.T. to seek his promotion and in C1994 transferred back to Brighton. In October 1997 Simon move to the newly open Thameslink depot.

 

  



Left - Right  Brian Hall, Ian Breeds & Dave Swaffield.

Ian Breeds also received his retirement certificate on this evening.

 

 Left - Right: Ivan Wilson, John Waters, Ian Osborne, Dave Lace, Dave Penny, Bob Attwood, Brian Hall, Dave Swaffield, Barry Brown, Mick Whelan, Bart-Jones, Simon Weller, Perry Garland, Paul Heerey, Mick Spencer, Kathy Wilson, Keith Norman, Sarah Stinton, Chris Newton, John Osborne, Dave Neish, Trevor Fielding, Dave Eaton, Andy Butchers, Ralph Stobbart, & Spike Jones.

 

 PRESENTATION MADE AT THE BRANCH

Mick Hawkins retirement presentation 14.09.1999 

 

Left ~ Right: Trevor Fielding, Simon Smith, Ivan Wilson, Dougal, Ian Osborne, Len Warboys ASLEF District Secretary No.1, Tony Farmer, John Osborne, Mick Hawkins, Harry Penter, Bill MacKenzie ASLEF E.C. Member No.1, Dave Swaffield, Dave Pumfrey, Graham Morris Connex SouthCentral DFC (Lon. Bdg.), Chris Newton, Andy Garwood, Tony West Assistant General Secretary (Stratford), Roy Luxford Connex SouthCentral DFC (T. Bdgs.).

Mick entered the footplate grade on the 11.11.1957. at Brighton loco. Mick transferred to Selhurst E.M.U.T. to seek promotion to driver, later transferred back to Brighton M.T. Mick served as a member of Brighton M.T. ASLEF L.D.C. Rep since the early 1970's. and held the position of Branch Chairman. With the introduction of a H&S rep in 1974 Mick become the first ASLEF H&S rep., a posion he held up until he retired under ill health in C1999.

 

PRESENTATION MADE AT THE BRANCH

TONY ALLEN RETIREMENT PRESENTATION 12th AUGUST 1996

Left - Right: Floyd Langridge, Mark Thompson (Billy Two Shirts), Chris Newton, Tony Allen, Dougal & Spike.

Tony Allen started on the footplate in C1961 at Salisbury.Tony will best remembered as a driver at Tunbridge Wells West. With the closure of the "THE WELLS" in May 1985, Tony moved to Seaford E.M.U.T. via Redhill M.T. as a redundant driver. With the closure of Seaford depot in February 1994, Tony transferred to Brighton as a redundant driver. Tony remained at Brighton until his retirement.

Through out his career, Tony was an active A.S.L.E.F. member and held various A.S.L.E.F. positions within the Branch or as a local level representive. Tony was on the Southern Region Sectional Council "B" prior to the disbanding of Sectional Councils. With formation of the South Central Driver's D.F.C. Tony served in this position until his early retirement through ill health retirement. 

 

   RETIRING A.S.L.E.F. MEMBERS OF 1996

 Above George Tew receiving his retirement presentation from Bill Mackenzie, Len Warboys & Tony West ASLEF AGS 

 Above Ray Hammond receiving his retirement certificate & Fifty year medalion from Bill MacKenzie & Len Warboys

 

  RETIRING A.S.L.E.F. MEMBERS OF 1994

 

RON RABBETTS COLLECTON

Graham Eccles (Divisional Manager), Ron Rabbetts, Mrs. Rabbetts, Tony West (AGS) 

& Len Worboys (District No.1 Secretary)  

Ron served as Brighton No.1 Branch Chairman through the 1960s

 

 RETIRING A.S.L.E.F. MEMBERS OF 1994

Left - Right: Bill MacKenzie (A.S.L.E.F. E.C. Member District No.1 (Brighton Branch), Chris Newton (Brighton Branch Secretary), Ron Rabbetts, Billy Kenchington, Tony West (A.S.L.E.F. Assitant General Secretary (Stratford Branch), Len Warboys (Distict No. 1 Secretary (Portsmouth Branch), Gordon Hoad, Peter Pollard, Geoff Reynolds, Bert Long & George Hards.

 

RON RABBETTS COLLECTION

Left - Right Cyril Ring (Ebne), Peter Pollard, Ken Pellett, Mick Donnelly (Area Manager), 

Ron Rabbetts & Geoff “Killer” Reynolds

 

 ASLEF RETIREMENT PRESENTATIONS 1991

 The evening was videoed by Eddie Fordham to mark the 100th anniversary of the Brighton Branch of A.S.L.E.F. The photos below are captured from this video.

For many years retiring A.S.L.E.F. members recieved their retirement certificates at this event. The Brighton Train Crew Social Fund was helped to be set up with funds from the A.S.L.E.F. Social fund.

 

 The presenations on the evening where made by Len Warboys ASLEF District Secretary No 1 (left in photos) & John Naisby Brighton Train Crew Manager (right in photos),

 

 These photos have been taken from the video of Brighton Train Crew Social Fund Christmas Party of 1991.

 Harry Mitchell

  Cyril Hutchings

 

Norman Light 

Roy Sweetman

 

 

Left Gordon Hatcher & Above Don Hill

 

 Left Vic Harris & Above Gus Wright

 

Left ~ Right: Ron Lifford (Battersea, Sectional Council Secretary) & Bernie Noakes (Sectional Council, Brighton No.2 Branch).

Ron Lifford is presenting Bernie Noakes with a plaque on his retirement in October/November 1989 at his last Full Council meeting on 15th November 1989. Bernie was a driver West Worthing E.M.U.T. for many years of his driving career. Bernie had previously been at depots in the London area (Norwood/New Cross Gate?) and transferred to West Worthing 1958



 

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