IGNITING THE FLAME OF UNITY

THE HISTORY OF THE

BRIGHTON BRANCH OF A.S.L.E.F.

 

 


BOB HICKMAN

RETIRED THREE BRIDGES DRIVER

PASSED AWAY ON THE 

8th NOVEMBER 2017


Bob’s funeral has been cancelled owing to family illness

The reschedule funeral arrangements will posted when known.





 

 


 

 

 

If you arrive early for the A.S.L.E.F. reunion, 

the railway club will be open from 13:00

 

 

   THE BRIGHTON RAILWAY CLUB NOW PROVIDES WHEEL CHAIR ACCESS, WHICH IS TO THE RIGHT OF THE OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS, SLIDES, NEGATIVES (35mm & 110), NEWSPAPPER/MAGAZINE CUTTINGS OR STORIES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO ADD TO THE WEB SITE.  PLEASE BRING THEM ALONG WITH YOU TO THE NEXT BRANCH REUNION ON TUESDAY 5th MAY 2015

 

 

 

 

This book has been written by ex Brighton driver, Tim Wood, and he recalls his days working in the footplate grades at Brighton, from the mid 1990s through until he left the railway in the mid 2000s.


 

 

THE LATE ERNNIE SKINNER

BRIGHTON LOCO MAN AND UNION MAN


I have recently been in contact with one of Ernie Skinner’s children, and they  are trying to find out more about their father’s working life as a loco-man at Bournemouth & Brighton. 


If anybody give help please could please get in contact with me via email or phone.


paul.edwards1962@sky.com

Mobile No. 07402478278

 



 I have been contact with Simon Jeffs who is looking for railway photos of his brother, Timothy Jeffs, a lifelong ASLEF member who started as a traction trainee at Redhill in 1974, moved on to Horsham EMUT between 1979-1994, and finished his career at Bournemouth in 2010 due to ill-health. Tim has sinced passed away. If anyone can help please can you let me know.

 

 

 

 I have been in contact with retired driver Alan Cook

(ex Nine Elms/Waterloo, Vic "E", Orpington & Tonbridge).
 
Alan is trying to find out more about his late uncle Alfie Moon whose was a Motorman at Littlehampton Depot.
Alfie Moon  was involved in incident that happened at the first crossing on the Bognor branch.
Shortly after this incident, Alfie Moon suffered a heart attack and passed away in c1957.
 
Alfie lived next door to his mate who was also a Motorman, by the name of Norris. 
 
If anyone has any photos of Alfie Moon at work


or as any info about him. We would be very grateful to find out more about him.

 

 

Does anybody know any of the Motormen pictured above? I am hoping that there may be a link to Brighton or any of the other Sussex depots.

The only info I have is below curtsey of Steve West (Farnham Branch).

The photo was taken in April 1949 at London Bridge (L.L.) whilst they were on their electric training.

Ron Fulker (middle row 3rd from left) who started at Basingstoke as a cleaner and then Fireman in 1938. He got his drivers job at Addiscombe in 1949 and then moved to Farnham in the late Fifties.

The Traction Inspector S. Bass (in the trilby hat) never worked on the steam. When the L.B.S.C Rly electrified with the overhead wires in 1911. In the early days of electrification a lot of the steam drivers did not want to become motormen owing to the difference in wages, so the railway opened the vacancies to the various traffic grades like Guards and Signalmen and they became Motormen.  

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