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                                                   Some photos from this years Beer & Badge evening

This years Beer & Badge evening was held in 'The Limes' on Friday the 18th November.

Unfortunately the general secretary was unable to attend, but it was another great night.

District organiser Graham Morris, EC member Marz Colombini and the whole of company council were present.

Graham and Marz presented badges to Terry Dougan, Stuart Jordan, Lewis Philpott, John McAvoy, Steve Blanks and Neil Hunter. Neil (Shag) Taylor then accepted a 40 year badge on behalf of Pip Spencely. It wont be long though before Shag gets one himself, which is confusing as he insists he's 'only 43'!!

Then Graham made a special presentation to the former branch secretary Steve (Grudd) Gurdler.

Former Faversham 
          (and Dover) driver       Mick Dodds

Has sadly passed away, his funeral was on Friday 28th October at Barham Crematorium 




              End of an Era

Shares in every brewery in the country have soared following the shock announcement of Steve “Grudd” Gurdler’s retirement.
Grudd has been Faversham’s secretary for longer than anyone will admit to knowing, but at the end of March he took medical retirement. Ironically just as he was declared fully fit!
Recently ASLEF President Tosh McDonald declared Grudd a legend, and he certainly is. 
We are incredibly proud and privileged to have had Steve as our secretary, but he was also a formidable H&S Rep, District secretary and AAD delegate. 
Steve presided over his final branch meeting in April, where he was presented with a certificate by District 1 EC member Marz Colombini.
Never one to do anything in half measures Steve has already begun a series of farewell “celebrations”.
Don’t worry if you’ve missed them all so far, one is bound to be heading to a bar nearby soon!


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