TUNBRIDGE WELLS ASLEF BRANCH MINUTES

1960

TUNBRIDGE WELLS BRANCH OFFICERS 

1960

Chairman Bro. C.. Cornfield

Vice Chairman Bro A. Brooker
Secretary Bro. F. Robinson
Assistant Secretary R. Sullivan

 Tunbridge Wells Branch Meeting

Sunday February 20th 1960 at 10.45 p.m.

at the Welfare Rooms, Central Station.

Bro C.R. Cornford presiding

The secretary then told the meeting that the list of officers for 1960 had been sent to Head Office in January and his action was endorsed.

Corrsepondence was then dealt with and it consisted mostly of the strike of the N.U.R. and the Chairman pointed out what had been done with the Branch at Tunbridge Wells.

Bro. V. Rumley then gave a report on the Social Committee, and a vote of thanks was given for work that this committee had done over the past year. Carried.

The Secretary then told the meeting that they would have to find another Secretary, he having been secretary for 28 years. After a good discussion it was moved by Bro. V. Rumley and seconded Bro. A. Brooker. “That the Secretary --- Bro. B. Gower and for him to take over in January 1961. carried

Meeting closed at 1 p.m.

Members present Bro. V. Rumley, B. Gower, A. Brooker,  R. Bridger,L. Evans, E. Dunmall, 

W. Ovenden, R. Coomber, F. Robinson & C.R. Cornford.


Robert Pitts Collection

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL 

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

MAY 1960

PAGE 156


It is with the deepest sorrow that we have to report the passing of our later Bro. Cornford, Chairman of this Branch. He was Branch Chairman for 11 years, Chairman of the L.D.C., District Council Delegate, and Borough Councilor 1946 to 1950 and 1953 to 1960. A good councilor and a friend to all in need.

The funeral took place at the Tunbridge Wells Borough Cemetery on Saturday April 2. A service was held at St. Luke’s church, attended by the Mayor and Corporation, and numerous friends and workmates.

Councilor F.G. Robinson, our Secretary, represented the A.S.L.E.&F.

The society has lost a very worthy member.

F.G. Robinson

Branch Secretary

Sunday May 15th 1960 at 10.45 p.m.

at the Welfare Rooms, Central Station.

Bro A. Brooker presiding

On opening the meeting the Chairman asked members to stand in silence for our late Chairman Bro. C.R. Cornford.

Correspondence

Next on the agenda Social Committee report

Bro. B. Gower gave an outline of the activities of the Committee.

Bro A. Brooker gave a report of the L.D.C. on the Rest Day --- and the summer working, which included 9 pull & push turns. A good discussion took place.

Nominations was then taken for Chairman, District Council Delegate took place.

Chairman

Moved by Bro. R. Coomber & seconded Bro. E. Dunmall - Bro. A. Brooker

No other nominations Bro. A. Brooker elected

Vice Chairman

Moved Bro. F. Diplock & seconded Bro. E. Dunmall – Bro. F. Diplock Carried

District Council Delegate

Moved Bro. R. Coomber & seconded F. Diplock – Bro. A. Brooker

Nominations for L.D.C., one to be elected

Moved by R. Coomber & seconded Bro. E. Dunmall - Bro. B. Gower

Moved by B. Gower & seconded Bro. R. Dunmall – Bro. E. Dunmall

On a vote being taken, 3 for Bro. B. Gower & 2 for Bro. E. Dunmall, elected Bro. B. Gower elected.

The secretary then pointed out that he moved to give up as being Secretary this year, and after a discussion Bro. B. Gower would take over in 1961. and that Bro. F. Robinson would help Bro. B. Gower to take over.

Meeting closed about 12.45 p.m.

Members present Bros. A. Brooker, F. Bone, E. Dunmall, B. Gower, F. Diplock, F. Robinson, R. Dunmall & R. Coomber

(Our sincerest sympathy is tendered to the bereaved - Editor) 

Tunbridge Wells Branch Meeting

Sunday May 15th 1960 at 10.45 p.m.

at the Welfare Rooms, Central Station.

Bro A. Brooker presiding

On opening the meeting the Chairman asked members to stand in silence for our late Chairman Bro. C.R. Cornford.

Correspondence

Next on the agenda Social Committee report

Bro. B. Gower gave an outline of the activities of the Committee.

Bro A. Brooker gave a report of the L.D.C. on the Rest Day --- and the summer working, which included 9 pull & push turns. A good discussion took place.

Nominations was then taken for Chairman, District Council Delegate took place.

Chairman

Moved by Bro. R. Coomber & seconded Bro. E. Dunmall - Bro. A. Brooker

No other nominations Bro. A. Brooker elected

Vice Chairman

Moved Bro. F. Diplock & seconded Bro. E. Dunmall – Bro. F. Diplock Carried

District Council Delegate

Moved Bro. R. Coomber & seconded F. Diplock – Bro. A. Brooker

Nominations for L.D.C., one to be elected

Moved by R. Coomber & seconded Bro. E. Dunmall - Bro. B. Gower

Moved by B. Gower & seconded Bro. R. Dunmall – Bro. E. Dunmall

On a vote being taken, 3 for Bro. B. Gower & 2 for Bro. E. Dunmall, elected Bro. B. Gower elected.

The secretary then pointed out that he moved to give up as being Secretary this year, and after a discussion Bro. B. Gower would take over in 1961. and that Bro. F. Robinson would help Bro. B. Gower to take over.

Meeting closed about 12.45 p.m.

Members present Bros. A. Brooker, F. Bone, E. Dunmall, B. Gower, F. Diplock, F. Robinson, R. Dunmall & R. Coomber


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Tunbridge Wells Branch Meeting

Sunday September 18th 1960 at 10.45 p.m.

at the Welfare Rooms, Central Station.

Bro A. Brooker presiding

The Chairman opened the meeting by reading the minutes of the previous meeting by reading the minutes of the previous meeting and it was moved by Bro. E. Dunmall “That they be amended is read that F. Diplock be vice Chairman this was seconded by Bro. V. Rumley and carried unam.

Correspondence was then read

Bro. A. Brooker then asked for a report the Social Committee and Bro. V. Rumley  gave the report of the recent trip for the old age pensioners which consisted of outing to the coast finishing with tea at Wanoch Gardens, moved by Bro. E. Dunmall, seconded Bro. Sullivan that this be a true report.

The L.D.C. report was then given and it was stated that we had lost one Sunday duty at the commence of winter time table, the 10.10 a.m. which would be replaced by the 7.40 p.m. which was a spare turn. An interesting discussion then took place on the working of passed fireman in relation in the Guilleboud Report, it was decided that the existing agreement of man being booked nearest their rostered turn it be recinded to read the senior passed fireman be booked on training running duties and junior men be booked on P. D. and shunting duties.

It was moved by Bro. Rumley seconded by Bro. Ford. “That an open meeting be called to discuss the possible alteration of the rest day roster.

Bro. A. Brooker then read the District Council which proved is be of an interesting nature to us all.

There being no other business to discuss the meeting was closed at 12.30 p.m.

Members present Bros. A. Brooker, L. Evans, B. Gower, R. Dunmall, V. Rumley, R. Sulivan, 

A. Card, E. Dunmall & C. Ford.


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Tunbridge Wells Branch Meeting

Sunday November 20th 1960 at 10.45 p.m.

at the Welfare Rooms, Central Station.

Bro A. Brooker presiding

The correspondence was read as regards the Xmas workings i.e. - leiu days for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, time and three quarters for Sunday, time and a half for Monday and ordinary time for Tuesday.

The read of the previous meeting and it was moved by Bro. Dunmall seconded Bro. Cavie. “That the minutes as a true report.

A vacancy on the L.D.C. has arisen owing to the move to Tonbridge of Bro. Sullivan , and it was proposed by Bro. Cavie. “That Bro. E. Dunmall be elected as a member of the L.D.C. this was seconded by Bro. Brooker.

Sectional Council report was then read by Bro. Booker and their being no other business to discuss the meeting was closed at 12.0 p.m.

Members present Bros. A. Broker, B. Gower, E. Dunmall, & K. Cavie.

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