Ron Bennett RIP [Southern Locomotives Ltd]

Place for all historical (non-aviation) discussion

Ron Bennett RIP [Southern Locomotives Ltd]

Postby 34053 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:03 pm

We were saddened to learn that our 'Master Painter', Ron Bennett had died, at the age of 93.

Ron continued to attend Herston Works, albeit for 2 days a week latterly. He had such high standards. I remember at the Recommissioning Ceremony for 340453 'Sir Keith Park' (on 31st August 2013, at Kidderminster Station) overhearing him say that he 'only had time to apply 5 coats of gloss, instead of my usual 7' due to the time scale for delivery of the Locomotive from Swanage to the Severn Valley Railway.

He was a true 'gentleman' with a great sense of humour and enjoyed the usual 'banter' at the Works.

He will be sorely missed and Herston Works will not be the same again without him.

Please use the link below to see the SLL 'Latest News' in this respect:

http://www.southern-locomotives.co.uk/News/news.html

Rest in Peace dear friend.

PW
User avatar
34053
BAE Hawk
BAE Hawk
 
Posts: 2468
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:44 pm
Also Known As: Papa Wedgy

Re: Ron Bennett RIP [Southern Locomotives Ltd]

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:32 pm

Thank you for posting this Ray.
Rest in Peace Ron.
Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16521384@N07/sets/
XH558 Member from 1st April 2008 to 1st April 2016;
XM655 Member from February 2011 to February 2016;
Member of 82045 Locomotive Trust
User avatar
Minty4371
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
 
Posts: 1608
Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:34 pm
Location: Sutton Bridge, nr Spalding, Lincolnshire

Re: Ron Bennett RIP [Southern Locomotives Ltd]

Postby 34053 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:04 pm

Here is a lovely compilation of photos, prepared by Southern locomotives Ltd, illustrating some of Ron's times at Herston Works, etc. Click on the first photo to read the titles of this and all that follow

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO ... dSTGNqS3V3

PW
User avatar
34053
BAE Hawk
BAE Hawk
 
Posts: 2468
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:44 pm
Also Known As: Papa Wedgy


Return to History Past and Present

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests