1998
Bluebell Footplate Reunion, 
11th April 1998.

Gerry Butler 
Dedicated railwayman and Bluebell Enginemen

The re-union was held to commemorate the 40th aniversary of the closure of the Bluebell line.This line used to run between East Grinstead (Low Level station) and Culver Junction, which was South of Barcombe Mills station on the now closed Lewes to Uckfield line. 

The reunion was organised by Gerry Butler


NEWHAVEN ENGINEMEN


Left ~ Right: Ron Terrill, Dave Creasey, George Hilton, Fred Wheeler, Bill Morris (Vic’s brother), Vic Harris, Colin Wickenden,& Tom Holder.

All drivers with the exception of Ron Terrill & Vic Harris eventually moved to Seaford E.M.U.T. depot until their retirement. 

Dave Creasey later moved to Eastbourne with the closure of Seaford depot in Febuary 1994.

 Left - Right: Les Bradford, Cyril Hutchings, Chuckles & Freddie Locke

 Ted Janes & Ian Munro

Unknown, Tug Wilson (T.Bdgs), John Nash, Vic Morris, Ron Knight (Bton), Ernie Southon (Bton), Tom Holder, Unknown & Ian Munro (Barnham)

Eric Francis & Brian Hall


Three Bridges Les ‘Tug' Wilson, Dave Shopland & Jimmy Edwards (TBdgs & Bton)

Vic Harris (NHS &Bton) & Bob Hickman

Cyril Blundel (left) & John Newcombe (Redhill)

Dave Shopland & George Hilton (Seaford)

Les "TUG" Wilson & Cyril Hutchings (Bton)


Cyril Blundel (TBDGS), Norman Tendall (Bton) & Jim Sayers (Three Bridges & B'ton)

 George Hilton (Nhvn & Sfd), Ron Sheehan & George Heaver

Geoff Killer’ Reynolds & Ian Munro

 Jim Covey Bob Fermore & John Newcoombe


 Ian Munro, Frank Geal, Roy Luxford, Ray Standing, Mac McCabe

 Dave Greasey Smokey Crawford, Gerry Butler and the rest unknown 

 Frank Geal, George Heaver, Geoff Reynolds, Smokey Crawford & Gerry Butler 

 

 ERNIE CHUCKLES' SOUTHON & JIM GAMBLING


 FRED GAMBLING

 ERIC FRANCIS & BRIAN HALL

 FRED LOCKE

 GEORGE HARDS

 GEOFF KILLER' REYNOLDS

PETER POLLARD & FREDDIE DINGER' BELL 

ERNIE "CHUCKLES" SOUTHON


LES BRADFORD

LES FORDER

 RON FRENCH B.E.M.

 RON SHEEHAN

 RON "BURGLAR " TERRILL

 RONNIE KNIGHT & ERNIE JACKSON

 JIMMY EDWARDS


TED JANES

CYRIL HUTCHINGS

 Mac McCabe & RON FRENCH

NEWHAVEN ENGINEMEN

Left ~ Right: Dave Creasey,Dave Shopland (T.Bdgs), Vic Morris, George Hilton, John Nash, Fred Wheeler, Bill Morris, Vic Harris, Colin Wickenden,Tom Holder, 

& Ernie Southon (Bton).

Fred Wheeler

Dave ‘The Poor Relation’ Creasey 

Vic Morris (NHN) & Ernie Southon (Bton)

L ~ R: Dave Shopland (T B) & George "Honda" Hilton

Left~ Right: Colin Wickenden Centre & Ernie Southon (Bton)

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