IGNITING THE FLAME OF UNITY

THE HISTORY OF THE

 BRIGHTON BRANCH OF A.S.L.E.F.

  

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 This page tries to record the early pioneering Enginemen of Brighton locomotive depot, of the L.B.&S.C.R.

 

 

 

 The Brighton Enginemen that have been identified in the 1911 Census 

 

Driver Rober Attridge, was born in Worthing in 1876, and was 35 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 34, Rise Hill Terrace Brighton. 

Driver Edwin Avery, was born in Newhaven in 1865, and was 46 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 24, Somerset Street, Brighton. 

Driver Alfred Aylwin, was born in Lurgashall Nr Chichester in1859, and was 52 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 73, Princes Crescent, Brighton.

Driver Edwin Drawbridge Beeny, was born in Brighton in 1874, and was 37 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 53, Jersey Street, Brighton

Driver John Thomas Bassett, was born in Brighton in 1879 and was 32 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 4, Grove Street Brighton. 

Driver William Henry Beard, was born in Bishopstone in 1861 and was 50 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 6, Holland Street Brighton. 

Driver George Blaber, was born in Horsted Keynes in 1853 and was 58 years old at the time of the 1911 census and lived at 18 New England Road, Brighton.

 

Bolingbroke Family

Driver William Bolingbroke, was born in Brighton in 1862 and was 49 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived  at 48, Jersey Street, Brighton,

Fireman William Bolingbroke, and lived at 48, Jersey Street, Brighton.

Driver George H. Bolingbroke, and was born in Brighton in 1864 and was 47 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 54, Lewes Road, Brighton.

 

Driver Thomas Burtenshaw, and was born in Brighton in 1872 and was 39 at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 22 Marshall Road Brighton. 

Driver Frederick Christmas, was born in Dublin in 1870 and was 41 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 57, Crescent Road, Brighton 

Driver Edwin George Christmas, was born in Brighton in 1878 and was 33 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 6, Bembridge Street, Brighton.

Driver Edgar Colwell, was born in Brighton in 1858 and was 53 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 91, Upper Lewes Road, Brighton. 

Driver James Cox, was born on Brighton in 1861 and was 50 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 30, Bonchurch Road, Brighton.

Driver John Deakin, was born in Milwich, Staffordshire, in 1858 and was 53 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 118 Richmond Road Brighton

Driver Charles Davis was born in Ratcliffe, London, in 1870 and was 41 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 29, Richmond Buildings, Brighton. 

Driver Frederick Ellis was born in Brighton in 1866 and was 45 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 37, Belgrave Street, Brighton 

Driver Richard Evans was born in Brighton in 1879 and was 32 years old at the time of the 1911 census and lived at 5, Frederick Gardens, Brighton 

 

Fellingham Family

Driver John William Harrie Fellingham was born in Brighton in 1861 and was  50 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 27, Claremont Street, Brighton.

Fireman John William Fellingham, lived at 27, Claremont Street, Brighton.

 

Driver William Field, was born in Clayton in 1877 and was 34 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 24 Viaduct Road, Brighton

Driver Harry Finley, was born in Brighton in 1867 and 44 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 10, London Street, Brighton.

Driver Henry Ford, was born in Brighton in 1874, and 37 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 81, Bernard Road, Brighton

Driver Albert Edward Jeal, was born in Rudgewick in 1876 and was 35 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at St Amant, 24, Upper Lewes Road, Brighton. 

Driver Thomas Godden, was born in Chatham Kent in 1861 and was 50 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 74, Rosehill Terrace Brighton.

Driver Charles John Grainger was born in Brighton in 1871 and was 40 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 45, Park Crescent Terrace Brighton. 

Driver William Green was born in Brighton in 1876 and was 35 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 41, Brading Road, Brighton. 

Driver Albert Luxford Gunn was born in Brighton in 1874 and was 37 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 117, Bonchurch Road, Brighton. 

Driver Harry Harrison was born in Brighton in 1873 and was 38 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 15, Terminus Street, Brighton.  

Driver Thomas William Hatcher was born in Henfield in 1867 and was 44 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 13, Carlyle Street, Brighton.  

 

Hemblade Family

Driver Edward Hemblade was born in St Pancras London in 1861 and was 50 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 65, Hanover Street, Brighton.  

Fireman Thomas Hemblade lived at 65, Hanover Street.

 

Driver William James Herriott was born in Brighton in 1863 and was 48 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 35, Elm Grove, Brighton.  

Driver Frederick Horman was born in Egham in 1871 and was 40 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 41, Brading Road, Brighton. 

 Driver Frederick Ingledew was born in Brighton in 1860 and was 51 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 16, Belton Road, Brighton. 

Driver Henry Jenner was born in Brighton in 1862 and was 49 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 13, Islingword Road, Brighton.  

Driver Harry Killick was born in Tonbridge in 1859 and was 52 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 5, Bentham Road, Brighton.  

Driver Alfred Lander was born in Crawley in 1860 and was 51 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 84, Lincoln Street, Brighton.  

Driver Samuel Leaney was born in Westmerton Nr Hassocks in 1858 and was 53 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 7, Montreal Road, Brighton.  

Driver Thomas Nicholas Trignwell Leaney was born in Brighton in 1876 and was 35 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 40, Totland Road, Brighton.   

Driver Arthur G. Lewry was born in Nuthurst in 1877 and was 34 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 37, Redcross Street, Brighton.  

Footplate seniority 9th April, 1894 Transferred to Brighton’s Motormen’s depot in May 1934, joined ASLEF in September 1933, retired in 1946 (needs to be re-check).

Driver William Lewry was born in Brighton in 1882 and was 29 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 14, Grove Street, Brighton.  

Footplate seniority 23rd July, 1897 Transferred to Brighton’s Motormen’s depot in May 1934, joined ASLEF in January 1904, retired in 1940 (needs to be re-check).

Driver Henry Mansbridge was born in Bolney in 1861 and was 50 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 61, Buckingham Road, Brighton.   

Driver Joseph Thomas Mills was born in Brighton in 1876 and was 35 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 37, Guildford Street, Brighton.  

Driver Harry Mitchell was born in Brighton in 1863 and was 48 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 3, London Street, Brighton.  

Driver John William Mockford was born in Brighton in 1864 and was 47 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 86, Whippingham Street, Brighton.   

Driver Henry George Nailard was born in Brighton in 1874 and was 37 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 42, Hartington Road, Brighton.   

Driver Alfred Oram was born in Three Bridges in 1863 and was 48 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 80, Elm Grove, Brighton.   

Driver Charles Pearce was born in Brighton in 1867 and was 44 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 22, Hanover Terrace, Brighton 

Driver Alfred George Pelling was born in Poynings in 1858 and was 53 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 7, Guildford Street, Brighton

Driver Charles Spencer Pont was born in Firle in 1858 and was 53 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 14, Carlyle Street, Elm Grove, Brighton 

Driver John William Sands was born in The Resi Nr Lewes in 1868 and was 43 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 23, Crescent Road, Brighton

Driver Alfred George Smith was born in Newick in 1859 and was 52 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 64, Roundhill Crescent, Brighton 

Driver William Lester Starley was born in Bolney in 1869 and was 42 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 43, Princes Road, Brighton 

Driver William Styles was born in West Hoathley in 1866 and was 45 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 4, Wakefield Road, Brighton 

Driver George Street was born in Pirbright Surrey in 1852 and was 59 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 75, Cobden Road, Brighton

Driver John Tapner was born in Brighton in 1867 and was 44 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 5, Camden Terrace, Brighton 

Driver William Tasker was born in Crowborough in 1867 and was 44 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 23, Bentham Road, Brighton

Driver George Walkden was born in Fulham in 1874 and was 37 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 31, Albion Street, Brighton.

Flootplate seniority 1st July, 1892 Transferred to Brighton’s Motormen’s depot in May 1934, joined ASLEF in March 1925, retired in 1938/9. 

Driver John Abraham White was born in Brighton in 1877 and was 34 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 75, Sandown Road, Brighton 

Driver James Williams was born in Plymouth in 1875 and was 36 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lodging at 7,8 & 9, Carlton Hill, Brighton. The address is a lodging house

 

 The Yeates Family

Retired Driver Robert Yeates was born in Brighton in 1832 and was 79 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 8, Brewer Street, Brighton 

Driver Richard Yeates was born in Brighton in 1862 and was 49 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 92, Upper Lewes Road, Brighton 

* Son Richard is a railway apprentice 

Driver John Yeates was born in Brighton in 1865 and was 46 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 8, Hartington Terrace, Brighton 

* Son Bertie is a Boiler Maker LBSCR

 

Former Driver Thomas Voke was born in Burwash in 1851 and was 60 years old at the time of the 1911 census, an inmate at The Workhouse, 250, Elm Grove, Brighton

 

Retired Engines drivers in the 1911 census

 

Retired Driver Henry Bishop, was born in Brighton in 1836 and was 75 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 2 Washington Street, Brighton.

Retired Driver George Richard Blanch, was born in Chailey in 1839 and was 72 years old at the time of the 1911 census and lived at 6, Princes Street Brighton. 

Retired Driver William Coomber was born in Brighton in 1841 and was 70 years old at the time of the 1911 census and lived in the Workhouse, 250 Elm Grove Brighton 

Retired Driver Thomas John Cumber was born in Kensington, London, in 1846 and was 65 years old at the time of the census and lived at 10, Mighell Street Brighton

Retired Driver Francis Green was born in Brighton in 1833 and was 78 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 22, Park London Street, Brighton.  

Retired Driver Charles Leggatt was born in Duncton in 1843 and was 68 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 21, Borough Street, Brighton.  

Retired Driver George James Nye was born in Pyecombe in 1842 and was 69 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 7, Whitecross Street, Brighton 

Retired Driver Elias Townshend was born in Ripe in 1839 and was 72 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 147, Queen’s Park Road, Brighton 

Driver Alfred White was born in Brighton in 1843 and was 68 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 3, Manchester Street, Brighton 

Driver John Wilson was born in ? Banffshire Scotland in 1841 and was 70 years old at the time of the 1911 census, and lived at 19a, German Place, Brighton 

 

 

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