SEAFORD ASLEF BRANCH MINUTES

1953

SEAFORD BRANCH OFFICERS 

1953 -1962

Chairman Bro. A. Pearce

Vice Chairman Bro. R. Bush
Secretary Bro. H. Howard 
Assistant Secretary Bro. A. Scott

Meeting held at the British Legion

On Sunday 27th January 1953

Bros. present R. Bush, W. Tansell, F. Wheeler, W. Mullett, C. Wickenden 

& A. Rookley. 

Also in attendance Fraternal Delegate Bro. S. Cheal Newhaven Branch.

Secretary reported transfer from Newhaven Branch of C. Wickenden, & W. Mullett, Chairman welcoming same, also Bro. S. Cheal the Secretary of Newhaven Branch, present as a visitor.

Held at the Community Centre

Sunday 18th December 1953

Members present Bro. A. Pearce, R. Bush, W. Sharp & H. Howard.

Election of Officers 

Bro. Alf Pearce who is retiring was thanked for his services and wished a happy retirement from the members present.

SEAFORD BRANCH OFFICERS 

1954

Chairman Bro. R. Bush

Vice Chairman Bro. W. Sharp 1954 - 61
Vice Chairman W. Tansell 1962
Secretary Bro. H. Howard 1954 - 60
Secretary Bro. A. Secretary 1961
As from January 1st 1961 
Bro. A. Rookley took over Branch Secretary voluntarily from 
Bro. H. Howard, whom wished to give up same. 

All books were handed over on January 5th, all members of Branch notified.

Special Open Meeting 

Held at the Station

Sunday 18th November 1962

This was an open meeting called to mark the presentation of H. O. token to R. Bush, Chairman for past 9 years and called at Station to give members at work and members of our contemporary union the chance to join in. a good number turned up, Newhaven & Eastbourne branches being represented.

In making presentation Bro. Tansell spoke of Bro. Bush’s activities both as Chairman and also his work on the L.D.C. Other speaker Bro. S. Cheal, Newhaven and Secretary A. Rookley spoke in same terms. All present wish Bro. R. Bush all the best in the future.

Bro. R. Bush thanked all present for turning up and for their wishes also H.O. for the Parker Pen & Pencil set.

Election of Officers 1963

Bro. R. Bush stated he would not stand again as if a younger Chairman were elected more interest would be shown.

Bro. Cheal raised a question re L.D.C and Branch work. Secretary report re District Council, letters from Head Office re closing of Seaford Branch and matters leading up to same. Happy to say that this matter has been shelved by Head Office.

Officers for 1963-64

Chairman Bro. C. Wickenden 

Chairman Bro. W. Tansell  1964

Vice Chairman Bro. W. Tansell 

Vice Chair Bro. F. Wheeler   1964 

Secretary A. Rookley

SEAFORD BRANCH OFFICERS 

1963

Chairman Bro. C. Wickenden

Vice Chairman Bro. W. Tansell
Secretary Bro. A. Rookley

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