Raymond Bullock

2002-10-16;2002-10-30;2002-11-06;2002-11-20;2002-12-11; in Interviewee's home

Born October 1929 in Kings Lynn; memories of school in Kings Lynn; works at Patrick and Thompson's sawmill; joins Navy on call up; starts at South Lynn Locomotive Depot week before Christmas 1948; cleaning an engine described; disposal of engine described; South Lynn Shed described; firing and driving steam locomotives; promoted to Fireman in August 1956; description of route Melton Constable to Fakenham;1955 ASLE&F Strike; rates of pay for cleaners, labourers and firemen; coal traffic from Colwick to Norwich; description of line from Melton Constable to Yarmouth Beach; Royal Trains to Sandringham; Massingham Fuel depot; Local Departmental Committee; closure of South Lynn on 28 February 1959; duties as bus conductor; joins Post Office; situation of M&GN after closure; last train; origins of M&GN Circle; election as President 1999-2000; d.o.b. 1929-10-05., Railway work December 1948 to 1959. South Lynn; Peterborough (North); Sutton Bridge; Wisbech; Swaffham; Thetford; Melton Constable; Fakenham; Colwick; Norwich; Yarmouth (Beach); Spalding; March; Whitemoor; Massingham; West Raynham; 1955 rail strike; Disability Link; M & GN closure; B12; "Claud"; M & GN Circle;


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