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 Creasey 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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