PlaceLewisham, Kent
Date4 Dec, 1957, 6.20 p.m.
Railway CompanyBritish Railways (Southern Region)
No of Fatalities90
Cause of AccidentSignal passed at danger, collision and bridge collapse
Brief description of eventsThe 4.56 p.m. express passenger train from Cannon Street to Ramsgate hauled by a steam engine, passed a signal at danger and then collided with the rear of the 5.18 p.m. electric passenger train from Charing Cross to Hayes which was stopped at a signal. The derailed tender and front coach of the Ramsgate train struck the supporting column of the over-bridge which carried the Nunhead to Lewisham line causing the collapse of the bridge onto the wreckage of the Ramsgate train. Luckily a train from Holborn Viaduct to Dartford which was due to cross the over-bridge was brought to a stand by the driver before it crossed the over-bridge.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingBirmingham Daily Post, 10 December 1957
Lancashire Evening Post, 7 December 1957
Newcastle Journal, 6 December 1957
Shields Daily News, 6 December 1957
West Sussex Gazette, 19 December 1957
ADAMS; Agnes M.; 47; Embledon Road, London SE13; LND; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 90
ALLEN; Joseph W.; 49; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 90
AMBROSE; Leonard Herbert; 38; Colin Blythe Road, Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 90
ASHLEY; Rosemary Gillian; 19; Hillcrest View, Beckenham; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 91
BAKER; Patricia D. F.; 19; Accounting machine operator; Catford; LND; Died of injuries. Daughter of Goerge BAKER; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 44
BAKER; Richard A.; 37; Stonepark Avenue, Beckenham; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 94
BANFIELD; Morris John; 28; George Street, Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 94
BARNARD; John Dariel; 55; Woodfield Road, Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 92
BASSETT; Peter B.; 40; Estridge Way, Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 93
BERKELEY; Anthony J. B.; 21; Castle Hill, Brenchley, near Tunbridge Wells; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 93
BIRCH; Guthrie Oswald; 58; Eversley Way, Folkestone; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 93
CHARLESWORTH; Frederick; 35; Keswick Road, West Wickham; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 95
CLIFT; Albert Kenneth; 19; Private (army); Nexel Road. London SE6; LND; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 95
COOMBS; Thomas; 53; Christchurch Road, Ashford, Kent; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 95
COPPARD; Roy Reginald; 28; Kentish Mansions, London Road, Tunbridge Wells; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 95
DAVIS; Charles R.; 50; Broadwater Down, Tunbridge Wells; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 95
EAGLAND; Brian; 19; Fusilier (army); Connaught Barracks, Dover; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 96
EMES; Victor B.; 38; Export clerk; Harwell Crescent, Abbey Wood, London SE; LND; Brother of Leonard EAMES of Dartford; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 96
EVERARD; Alan C.; 22; Douglas Road. Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 96
FLETCHER; Alfred Ernest; 47; Advertising consultant; Bentham Hill, Southborough; KEN; Formerly of North Shields and Berwick. Husband of Maisie. Left two children.; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 96
GIBSON-FLEMING; Robert G.; 47; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 97
GREEN; Hugh M.; 37; Church Cottage, Horsmonden, Kent; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 97
HALLAS; Brian H.; 34; Partner in a plastic manufacturing firm; Bentham Hill, Southborough; KEN; Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hallas of Shobnall Street, Burton-on-Trent; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 97
HALSEY; William J.; 58; St. Annes Road, Dymchurch; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 91
HALSTEAD; Walter C. N.; 49; Worked for Minister of Supply; Wickham Grove, West Wickham; KEN; Formerly of Shoreham by Sea. Son of Arthur Halstead. Left widow and three children.; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 91
HARRIS; Florence Ada; 36; Persant Road, London SE6; LND; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 98
HEAVER; Percy Herbert; 51; Harold Street, Dover; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 98
HENNING; Josephine E. H.; 32; Ewhurst Road, London SE1; LND; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 98
HICKS; William J. N.; 34; West Dene Avenue, Lee, London SE; LND; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 93
HUBBARD; Barbara N. (Miss); 20; Eden Way, Beckenham; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 98
HUMPHRIES; Sidney J.; 47; Vale Road, Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 98
HUXTABLE; George D.; 50; Brookside Way, Shirley, Croydon; SRY; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 99
JAMES; Colin M.; 26; Crimson Gardens, Folkestone; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 99
JARRETT; Brian J.; 28; Garden Cottage, Colebrook Road, Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 99
KENNETT; Thomas Sidney; 24; Elms Vale Road, Dover; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 99
LAWRENCE; Sidney John; 41; Totteridge Road, High Wycombe or Clarendon Road, H; BKM; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 100
LEARY; Ethel M. (Miss); 51; 137, Wickham Chase, West Wickham; KEN; on whom property was found with an address at; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 100
LIDDLE; Edwin J.; 57; Bromley Farm-house, Pembury, near Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 100
MACGREGOR; Alexander R.; 45; Government export advisor; Stone Cottage, Camden Park, Tonbridge; KEN; Formerly of Water Orton. Left wife and three children.; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 101
MARSH; Thomas W.; 58; Dryhill Park Road, Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 100
MASKENS; Eileen Mary (Miss); 17; Roundtable Road, Downham, Kent; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 101
MATTHEWS; Anthony D.; 23; Neville Court, Tunbridge Wells; KEN; Died of injuries; 1958/Mar Greenwich 5c 638
MCGAUGE; Mr.
MCGREGOR; Ronald D.; 40; Great Road, Hildenborough, Kent; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 101
MORLEY; Robert N.; 59; Bordyke. Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 101
NEWLAND; Vernon H. William; 58; Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 102
NIGHTINGALE; Thomas F.; 51; Oakmead Road. Trench Estate, Tunbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 102
NOAKES; Gillian A. (Miss); 20; Burrs Hill, Brenchley, Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 102
NORRIS; Francis J. R.; 33; Delva Avenue, Tunbridge Wells; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 102
NORTH; Henry W. W.; 63; Yester Road, Chislehurst; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 102
PHILLIPS; Andrew W.; 34; Abbotts Way, Beckenham; KEN; Died of injuries; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 103
POPE; Edwin J.; 40; The Brickyards, Softwood, Hythe; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 103
PRIESTLEY; Harold (Dr.); 49; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 89
REEVES; Arthur; 65; Romborough Way. London SE13; LND; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 92
RELFE; Ronald; 22; The Priory, Bordyke, Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 103
REYNOLDS; Robert William; 32; Railway guard of the electric train; Crutchley Road, Downham, Kent; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 103
ROSE; Derek; 33; Ardgowan Road, London SE6; LDN; Husband of Jean ROSE; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 104
ROWSON; Charles E.; 55; Stanhope Grove, Beckenham; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 104
ROYLE; Thomas; 50; Silvermere Road, London SE6; LND; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 104
SHERROTT; John Stanley; 53; Silver Lane, West Wickham; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 105
SHOTTON; John J.; 42; Ford Mill Road, Catford, London SE; LND; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 105
SLIPPER; Peter E.; 29; Penn Way, Higham Lane, Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 105
SNOOKE; Edward; Crete Road, West Folkestone; KEN
SOPHOCLES; Andrea; 22; Moor Street, London WC or Pomfret Road, London SE; LND; "a Cypriot"; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 105
STEEPLES; Frank; 39; Prospect Road, Tunbridge Wells; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 105
STONE; Charles George; 44; Speldhurst Road, Southborough; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 106
TAYLOR; Roy H.; 31; Care of Sydney Simon and Co., Gresham Street,Londo; LND; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 106
TAYLOR; Sheila M. (Mrs.); 23; Broadfield Road, London SE6; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 106
TIDMAN; William; 51; Eden Way, Beckenham; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 106
WELLS; Rainald; 51; Northway, London NW1; LND; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 106
WILLIAMS; Ronald E.; 24; Downderry Road, Bromley; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 106
WOOD; Ernest J.; 28; Tonbridge; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 108
WYARD; Wilmer T.; 75; Beacon Hill, Cliff Road, Hythe, Kent; KEN; 1958/Mar Lewisham 5d 107
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