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ANNESLEY TO WOODFORD
Annesley "9F's" on passenger work....
Annesley Locomotive Photo Gallery
The Annesley "running board" 31/3/64
DRIVERS AND FIREMEN LINK BY LINK - 17/02/1958
Where are they now?
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Annesley Locomen (and others)
Official visit to Annesley MPD. 4th March 1961
Great Central Accidents

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Here we have a list of Drivers (including passed firemen) who worked at Annesley MPD at the same time as myself. (I have also included nicknames, both "official" and "unofficial")

(Scroll to the bottom of the page for ALL the artisan staff at Annesley from August 1955 to April 1965. (Compiled by ex-fitter Colin Randall)....also a few of the guards.)

....but before the list, let's have some photos of... "Enginemen Elite"

Driver Eddie Foley approaches New Basford c.1964

Driver Herbert Campey & Passed Fireman Danny Webb

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Driver Eddie Jones & Passed Fireman Ken Wilkinson

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Driver Charlie Roe & Fireman Norman Spencer

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(l-r) Herbert Tomlinson, Cyril Blythe, Pete Matthews & Harry Gough

Above: (l-r) Storeman Herbert Tomlinson; Driver/Running Foreman Cyril Blythe; Driver Pete Matthews & Driver/Running Foreman Harry Gough.

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Driver Bill Hobbins & Fireman Graham Cook

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Driver Grenville Lowe & Fireman Ray "Nobby" Clark

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Drivers Freddie Fox & Ken Butler when they were young hand firemen!

l-r: (below)

Drivers Les Pollard; Ken Butler; Cliff Cook; Arthur Heeley; Wallace Walker; Jack Hook; Brian Wheatcroft; Horace Adkin; Bernard Johnson; George (Pat) Ward; Cyril Laughton; Charlie Hayes (chief clerk) Cyril Blythe (driver & acting Running Foreman)

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l-r: (below)
Drivers Les Pollard; Jack Hook; Cliff Cook; Horace Adkin; Bernard Johnson;
Brian Wheatcroft; Bernard Pierrpoint; Ken Butler; Arthur Healey; George Ward

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l-r: Herbert Campey; Alec Davis; Tommy Langley; Grenville Lowe; George Watson; Ken Cooper

Above: l-r: Driver Herbert Campey; Fireman Alec Davis; Driver Tommy Langley; Driver Grenville Lowe; Driver George Watson; List Clerk Ken Cooper.

All work and no play.............

The Annesley "loco" cricket team c.1955
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Back row: J.Jordan;D.Wilson;A.Bednall;P.Harrison;T.Langley;?.
Front row: Mrs.Wilson;L.Thouless;J.Leighton;J.Douglass;?;?.

The Drivers:

Adkin Horace
Allsebrook K
Archer Ken (Crash)
Astill Ernest (Whispering Grass)
Bailey Cis (W****r)-my final regular mate before I transferred to Toton.
Bailey Harold
Bainbridge Roy (passed fireman)
Baker Jack (Nottm.Vic) (passed fireman)
Ball Ken
Ball Eric
Barber Joe (Darn Joe)

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Joe Barber's redundancy notice.

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Joe Barber and his fireman pose for the camera. 11th May 1965.

Two more photo's of Joe, working the "Dido".
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"N7" 0-6-2T no.69651 was at Annesley from Jan 1952 to Oct 1956. Withdrawn from Stratford Jan 1961

Bates "Nunca" (Kirkby Bentinck)
Basford Eddie
Bayliss Chris

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Driver Chris Bayliss

Bednall Albert (passed fireman), brother of...

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Passed Fireman Albert Bednall

Bednall Dennis (passed fireman)
Belcher George
Belton Harry
Blythe Cyril (also no.2 Running Foreman)

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Driver Cyril Blythe & Fireman Alan Harvey relax for the camera c.1960. The engine is an "O1" 2-8-0

Bonser Alan (passed fireman)
Botham Stan
Boulton Jim
Bowler Arthur
Bowley Len (also no.2 Running Foreman)

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Driver Len Bowley at the seaside.

Bradbury Jack
Brown Bert (BJ)
Burton Norman

Photo from the Roy Warhurst collection
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Fireman Roy Warhurst and Driver Norman Burton are posing at Kirkby Bentinck in this 1955 photo.

Butler Ken

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Driver Ken Butler

Cammack Len

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Driver Len Cammack

Campey Herbert

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Driver Herbert Campey

Catherall Norman (passed fireman) (Norman the Nob)
Caunt Alan (passed fireman)
Cave Gordon
Chetwynd Tommy
Cockayne Albert
Collins Frank

Driver Frank Collins
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Frank was the last Annesley driver I worked with before I transferred to Toton

Cook Cliff (Killer)

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Driver Cliff (Killer) Cook

Cook Stan
Cooper Bill
Cross Roy (passed fireman)
Cumberland Ralph

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Driver Ralph Cumberland

Davidson Jack
Davies Roland

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Driver Roland Davies

Davis Bill
Daykin Arthur
Dethick Jack
Devaney Bill
Douglass (Old) Jack, who was the father of.......
Douglass (Young) Jack

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Driver (and wicketkeeper) Jack Douglass

Draper Ernest

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Driver Ernest Draper

Edwards Harold (Watercress)
Edwardson Wilf

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Wilf Edwardson is on the turnable. 11th Sept. 1965 (photo by M.Castledine)

Elnor Bert
Everley Ted

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Ted Everley and Jack Douglas are heading for the "Vic" in this 1965 shot. (photo by M.Castledine)

Fearn Stan
Fletcher Charlie

Photo copyright Roy Warhurst
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Driver Charlie Fletcher is at Summit Colliery in 1955 with "O1" 2-8-0 no.63901

Foley Eddie

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Driver Eddie Foley is on the Basford Pilot duty with "5MT" 4-6-0 no.45334.

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Driver Eddie Foley "opens up" 4-6-2 no.46251 "City of Nottingham" passing Queens Walk.(9/5/64)

Foot Ron
Fox Fred
Geeson Bob
Gough Harry (also no.2 Running Foreman)

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Driver Harry Gough

Goben David (passed fireman)
Gould Sid



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Driver Sid Gould

Grainger Colin
Habgood Albert

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Driver Albert Habgood

Hanson Charlie
Hardy Jack
Harrison Pete

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Driver Pete Harrison and Fireman Barry Towler c.1960

Harrison Evelyn

Photo copyright Roy Warhurst
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63901 again, this time with Driver Evelyn Harrison in August 1953

Harrison Bill
Haywood Joe
Heeley Arthur
Hickling Jack
Higton Doug

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Driver Doug Higton.

Hill Ron
Hobbins Bill
Hodson George
Hook Jack

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Driver Jack Hook

Hooper Syd
Howes Bill
Howlett Charlie, brother of......

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Driver Charlie Howlett

Howlett Tommy

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Tommy Howlett and shed labourer Jack Bailey

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Fireman Jack Woods and Driver Tommy Howlett

Huckerby Arthur (Shelfneck) (also no.2 Running Foreman)
Hurd Bill
Issott Tommy
James George

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Driver George James & Fireman Alan Harvey (driving) wait to leave Woodford "New" yard c.1960

Johnson Alf
Johnson Bernard

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Driver Bernard Johnson

Johnson George
Jones Eddie
Jones Sid (Nottm.Vic)
Jordan Jack

The best mate I ever had.
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Driver Jack Jordan

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Driver Jack Jordan and Fireman Chris Ward at Leen Valley Junction. 23rd December 1964.

Kemble Eric (also no.2 Running Foreman)
Kemp Les

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Driver Les Kemp and Fireman Jim Scothern relax on "WD" 2-8-0 no.90410

Kettle George
Knight Ken (Darkie)
Langley Tommy




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Driver Tommy Langley

Laughton Cyril

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Driver Cyril Laughton

Leaper Dick
Leatherland Jim
Lee Reg (Goghorn)
Long Stan

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Driver Stan Long at Toton c.1967

Lowe Granville

"B1" 4-6-0 no.61004 "Oryx" (41A)
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Driver Granville Lowe posing c.1961

Macdonald Colin(?)(Nottm.Vic)
Macdonald Gordon (Mac)

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Gordon Macdonald is at Hucknall Central with the "Dido" 1959

Marriott Frank (passed fireman)

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Passed Fireman Frank Marriott

Matthews Pete
McLamb Cliff

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Driver Cliff McLamb

Metcalf Jack
Micklethwaite Harold

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Shed driver Harold Micklethwaite

Mold Harry

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Driver Harry Mold


Monagan Charlie

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Driver Charlie Monagan

Monks Nev

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Driver Nev Monks and Fireman Ernie White with a rare visitor to Annesley, .6947 "Helmingham Hall"

Moody Albert
Morgan Charlie
Newton Alf
Nicholls Harry
Oakhill Jack

Oldham Percy
Palmer George
Parker Lou
Parker S
Pavey George

Photo copyright Roy Warhurst
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Driver George Pavey & Fireman Roy Warhurst are on "Dido" duty with "C12" 4-4-2T no.67363. 11/4/54

Pears Tommy
Pearson Geoff (passed fireman)
Pearson Reg
Peck John (Jack) (passed fireman)
Pendleton Les

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Driver Les Pendleton

Pierrpoint Bernard
Plumb Jack
Pollard Les

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Les Pollard looks out for the camera approaching Rushcliffe Halt with an up "Runner" 1963

Purdham Tom
Rafe Len

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Driver Len Rafe c.1967 after transferring to Toton on redundancy

Randall Frank (passed fireman)




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Frank Randall

Rathbone Harry

Rimmington Jack

Roe Charlie

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Driver Charlie Roe

Rowlands Glyn
Savage Percy
Scothern Cyril (Chief)
Seale Bob

Photo copyright Roy Warhurst
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Driver Bob Seale and Fireman Roy Warhurst with "9F" 2-10-0 no.92094 13/5/59

Semper Ted
Sharman Les

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Sheppard Alan
Simpkins Fred
Simpson Harry
Slater Walt (also no.2 Running Foreman)

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Driver Walt Slater

Small Tommy (my first firing turn was with Tommy)
Smart Stan

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Driver Stan Smart

Smith Ernest (Grandad)

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Driver Ernest Smith

Smith Jim
Smith George (Sign Anywhere)
Spencer Walt
Spencer Norman (Bad-Back) (passed fireman)
Spibey Jim
Storer Harold
Stott Cyril
Strauther George
Summerfield George (passed fireman)
Swann Bill
Sylvester Ken
Taylor Stan
Taylor Bill
Temple Percy
Thompson George
Thorne Reg

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Driver Reg Thorne

Thouless Les


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Driver (and cricketer) Les Thouless

Thrower Walt

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Driver Walter Thrower

Tomlinson Harold
Topley Lol (Racker)

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Driver Lol Topley

Truman Harold
Twine Eric




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Driver Eric Twine

Walker Wallace - another of my regular mates

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Driver Wallace Walker

Walker Ernest
Wallis Jim
Walters Colin
Waplington Les

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Driver Les Waplington and fireman Derek Hemmings

Ward Pat
Ward George
Warhurst Roy (passed fireman)

Photo copyright Roy Warhurst
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Passed Fireman Roy Warhurst and "B1" 4-6-0 no.61269 (9G) at Annesley in June 1963.

Watson George

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Driver George Watson

Weaver Ron (The Pilsley Ram)
Webb Arthur (Danny) (passed fireman)

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Webster Frank (Dick Barton) (passed fireman)
West Cyril
Wheatcroft Brian

Whitby Alan
Wilcox Arthur

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Driver Arthur Wilcox

Wild Harry

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Driver Harry Wild

Wilkinson Ken

Photo from the Roy Warhurst collection.
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Driver Ken Wilkinson and Fireman Peter Naylor are inspecting "Mallard" 26/2/64.

Willans Tom (Spike)
Willetts Roy

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Driver Roy Willetts

Williams Jim
Wills Ted (Nottm.Vic)
Wilson Doug (Slug)

Wilson L
Wilson Tommy

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Driver Tommy Wilson and fireman Derrick Hemmens

Wood Les

Driver Les Wood
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Woodward Doug
Wrout Bill
Wyer Albert (passed fireman)(Nottm.Vic)
Yates Lauriston (Lol)

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"Lol" Yates & fireman Graham Cook waiting to depart with the 17.15 to London (Marylebone)

The Guard's section!

Guards names are L to R
Front Row
Arthur Johnson Luther Harvey Sid Godber Cliff Morley Horace Walker
Middle Row
Harold Bowley Ben Scrivens Norman Butler (Ken Butler,s brother)
Back Row
Tom Harris and Mr (Jock) Piercy Yardmaster

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Guard Stan Towler

And now.......the "Gaffers"(salaried) (as at 4th March 1961)

Name
Grade
Classification
Ede C.S.

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Shedmaster Charlie Ede

Loco Shedmaster
Special B
Hayes C.

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Cheif Clerk Charlie Hayes

Senior Clerk
2
Clack S.G.
Running Foreman
1
Ward E.H.
Running Foreman
1
Mace T.V.
Running Foreman
1

Crampton L.E.

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Running Foreman "Lol" Crampton

Running Foreman

1

O'Neill J.

Running Foreman

2

Gill G.O.

Mechanical Foreman

1

Harrison C.J.

Chargehand Fitter

-

Notter E.

Chargehand Fitter

-

Green W.

Chargehand Boilersmith

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Workshop Staff. 8/8/1955 to 1/4/1965

Fitters:

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Bateman Ken
Beastall Arthur
Bonser Terry

Boulton Peter
Broster Bill
Connolly Malcolm
Consterdine Reg
Davies Vic
Dykes Brian
Fox John
Green Albert
Jackson Ken
Kent Mick
Dixie Malcolm
Mawson Jerry
Meakin Dennis
Mellors Joe
Morris Eddie

Partington Albert
Pears Bill
Prior Joe
Randall Colin

Randle Brian
Redfern ?
Robotham Bob
Scothorne "Jocky"
Simpson ?
Stewart Colin
Stonely Wilf
Swainson Colin

Swainson Cliff
Thrower Arthur
Walton alf
Wild Mick
Wilkins Alf
Wood Dave
Woolley John

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Fitters' Mates

Adams Frank
Asbury Ernie
Bonser Tommy
Bateman Ken

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Fitter's mates Billy Cannon and Ken Bateman

Cannon Billy
Collis Jim
Daft Harry
Dove Jackie
Fielding Frank
Frains Bert
Hancock Herbert
Hartshorne Les
Hoggard Frank
Kelly Billy
Khan Ali
Lister Dickie
Love Terry
Maycock Charlie
Morrison Jim
O'Regan Pat
Pearl Bill
Peat Ted
Pitchford Len
Ringer Arthur
Ruffell John
Shepherd Alf
Thorley Pat
Ward Owen
Welby Tom
Wild Doug
Williamson George
Wood Ron

Boilersmiths

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? ; Sid Howitt; Roy Harvey; Fred Hole

Carling George
Hollyhead George
Howitt Sid
Marsh John

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Boilersmith John Marsh

Salt Roy
Shepherd Mick
Smith Bernard
Stanley Eric

Boilersmiths' Mates

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Fred Hole and Les Escott

Astle Ernie
Coverley Albert
Escott Les
Harvey Roy
Hole Fred
Scott Ferdy
Scott Billy
Waplington Cyril

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Sid Howitt and Ferdy Scott


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Brick-Arch men Tommy Allwood and Bob Kendrick