Welcome to the RCEA(Sussex)
An Association for Retired Professional Engineers
President: Derek Webb CEng FIEE
I would like to introduce myself as the incoming President of the RCEA. I have been a member since 2002 and have enjoyed coming to the talks on a Tuesday afternoon at Field Place in Worthing. I have also taken part in several visits and outings. Partners are welcome to join us on the outings and come along to our monthly coffee mornings. I am a retired Electrical Engineer and spent my whole career in the rail industry with British Rail and its successors. My expertise was mostly in the Electrification Department on the Southern Region with its third rail system. If you are browsing this site and meet the criteria of retired professional engineer (mainly Incorporated or Chartered) of any discipline, I encourage you to come along to a talk and say ‘hello’?
Hon Secretary: Tony Tomkins MA CEng MIEE CITP MBCS
Cooch Memorial lecture – Volk’s Electric Railway – the Past and the Future.
Peter Williams, Volk’s Electric Railway Association.
The talk will cover the history of the world’s oldest operating electric railway (which runs along the Brighton seafront) in two stages, the first from 1883-1940 with the Volk family, including pictures/ film of the famous ‘Daddy Long Legs’ which enabled the railway to travel through the sea at its eastern end, and then from 1940 – 2015 under Brighton Council ownership.
Tuesday 8th November 2016 at Field Place.
Coffee mornings with Partners at the Swallows Return; last Thursday of the month.
Members coffee morning at the Spotted Cow; third Thursday of the month.