Long-time C&W volunteer Gordon Darby passed away in mid September. He had been unable to attend Horsted for several years due to increasing infirmity. His funeral was on Wednesday 21st September in St. Richard's Chapel at Crawley (Worth) Crematorium. He was responsible, amongst many other things, for the reproduction and repair of the ceiling detail in Pullman Car Fingall, and will also be remembered for playing carols on his violin in the Observation Car at Christmas.
Sandy Tester, Tom Tester's wife, daughter of former workshop manager Norman Payne and brother to Loco dept member Martin, had been involved with the Bluebell since she was young, and has very sadly passed away after a few weeks in hospital. Her funeral was on Monday 26 September at Downs Crematorium, Bear Road, Brighton BN2 3PL and many Bluebell friends went on afterwards to the Conservative Club, Cypress Road, Burgess Hill.
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