TUNBRIDGE WELLS ASLEF BRANCH MINUTES

1962

TUNBRIDGE WELLS BRANCH OFFICERS 

1962

Chairman Bro. F. Diplock

Vice Chairman Bro A. Brooker
Secretary Bro. B. Gower
Assistant Secretary L. Stephenson

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Taking water at Oxted on a H class in April 1962, 

Is the fireman from Tunbridge Wells West, Three Bridges, Brighton  or another depot?


Tunbridge Wells Branch Meeting

Sunday May 20th  1962 at 10.45 p.m.

at the Welfare Rooms, Central Station.

Bro A. Brooker presiding

The meeting opened with the correspondence being read by Bro. A. Brooker which included two nomination forms one for the E.C. representative and the other for the Labour Party Conference. A vote was taken and Bro Pool was nominated as E.C. rep. and Bro. Sargent of St. Leonards as Labour Party Delegate.

The Branch Secretary gave his report and stated that contributions would be increased Scale One 4d per week and Scale Seven by 8d per week and the Branch returns were placed before the Branch it was found that 36 out of the 90 members of this branch were in arrears.

The District Council report was given by Bro. A. Brooker which proved to be of an interesting and informative nature.

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

Members present Bros. Evans, Brooker, Saunders, Bridger, E. Dunmall & Gower.


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 Tunbridge Wells Branch Meeting

Sunday July 15th  1962 at 10.45 p.m.

at the Welfare Rooms, Central Station.


At the meeting being opened the Branch Secretary wished to record a vote of respect and sympathy to Mr S. Clevett our late deceased Brother and friend.

The minutes of the previous meeting were then read and moved a true record.

A report on the Social Committee was given by Bro. V. Rumley who stated that in response to an appeal made by him the Southern Goodwill Society sent a cheque for £15 to help in the retired members outing, the treasurer of the Social committee stated the amount in the bank of £59.8.4. was thought to be rather low in respect of the fitter commitments at Tunbridge Wells West and various ways of raising ask were discussed but no set resolution was adopted.

It was also decided unam that Mrs Clevett and her children be kept in mind as regards Xmas parties and all future events by the social

L.D.C. Report

A discussion took place on the point of Tonbridge men working Tunbridge Wells West duties with steam and diesel and considerable alarm was felt by some of the members as to the possible effects, the L.D.C. Secretary pointed out that the working was temporary and therefore no definite action could be taken upon it he was however keeping a close watch on the situation and had been in touch with Bro. Channing.

There being no other business to discuss the meeting was closed at 12.45 p.m.

Members present Bros. A. Brooker, B. Gower, L. Evans, P. Usherwood, V. Rumley, K. Cavie, P. Russell, F. Bone, R. Bridger & A. Card.


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Tunbridge Wells Branch Meeting

Sunday November 11th  1962 at 10.45 p.m.

at the Welfare Rooms, Central Station.


The minutes of the previous meeting were read and it was moved by Bro. Evans seconded Bro. Dunmall. “That they be a true record.”

Social Committee report from Bro. Rumley, it was stated the retired members outing was run entirely on funds raised by draws etc. with no need for drawing on funds in hand, it was also stated that arrangements for the Christmas party were well in hand. Bro. E. Dunmall stated that he would get six members to serve on the Social Committee as no committee had been elected for two years.

Bro. Brooker gave the district Council report and a discussion took place on the disclosures of the B.T.C. proposal in regard to the Region boundary change, out of which the following resolution was to adopted to be sent to Head Office

In view of the present practice of B.T.C. Officers only using consultation after decisions have been made.

That the B.T.C. be pressed to send their departmental Head Officers to consultation colleges as a matter of urgency, and to adopt a policy of sending all officers before they take up their appointments to the above college.

The resolution was moved by Bro. Brooker seconded Bro. E. Dunmall

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

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

Tunbridge Wells Branch Meeting

Sunday November 25th  1962 at 10.45 p.m.

at the Welfare Rooms, Central Station.

The following Branch officers were elected for 1963

There being a very poor attendance at this meeting  officer remained en-block with exception to the Chairman Bro. A.  Brooker being elected in place of Bro. F. Diplcok

Branch Officers

Chairman A. Brooker, Vice Chair E. Dunmall, Secretary B. Gower, Ass Sec L. Stephenson

Committee 

Bros. R. Saunders, P. Pepper, L. Stephenson, 

R. Dunmall, E. Dunmall, R. Sullivan & L. Evans.

Branch Stewart & Collectors

Bros. R. Dunmall & L. Stephenson

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

Members present 

Bros. E. Dunmall, R. Saunders, A. Brooker, B. Gower & R. Dunmall.

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