PlaceHither Green, Kent (1)
Date5 Nov, 1967, 9.16 p.m.
Railway CompanyBritish Rail, Southern Region
No of Fatalities49
Cause of AccidentDerailment
Brief description of events19.43 Hastings to Charing Cross was approaching Hither Green at speed when a wheel struck a small wedge shaped piece of steel that had broken away from the end of a running rail. This piece of broken rail caused a derailment. Poor track maintenance was blamed.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingBexhill Observer, 1st December 2008
The Times, 7th November 1967
ASHLEE; Rose Margaret; 36; Gladstone Road, Crowborough; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 312
ASHMORE; Elizabeth Tamara; 20; Headley Down, Bordon; HAM; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 376
AUSTIN; Howard L.; 17; Etchingham; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 376
BARTLETT; Janet E.; 18; Old Bakery, The Ridge, Hastings; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 378
BOHANE; Jennifer Ann; 26; Saxonbury, Mayfield Lane, Wadhurst; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 271
BRANCH; Jacqueline; 16; London Road, Hurst Green; SRY; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 378
BREEDS; Gay E.; 17; Student at Thomas Peacocke, now Rye College; Cross Way, Addington; SRY; Bench erected Rye SSX in memory; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 312
BREEDS; Judith M.; 21; Student at Thomas Peacocke, now Rye College; Cross Way, Addington; SRY; Bench erected Rye SSX in memory. Daughter of Mary Breeds; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 312
CANNON; Dorothy V.; 57; Priory Road, Hampton; MDX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 371
CHARLTON; Kathleen; 73; Bollo Lane, Chiswick, London W.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 310
CHEVALLIER; Veronica B.; 34; Eamont Street, St John's Wood, London N.W.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 376
COVENEY; Eric G.; 64; Eckington House, South Tottenham, London N.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 340
CRONK; Terence D.; 19; Bishops Close, Wateringbury; KEN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 238
DUTCH; Edith Olive May; 65; Walham Grove, Fulham, London S.W.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 340
FLETTON; Eric H. O.; 64; Loughton Way, Buckhurst Hill; ESS; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 272
FORSTER; Rev. Harold Theodore Gibso; 51; Harrow; MDX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 377
HARDWICK; Julia H.; 28; Mayfield Road, Tunbridge Wells; KEN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 273
HARDWICK; Marion Gay; 23; Mayfield Road, Tunbridge Wells; KEN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 273
HAYCRAFT; Charles; 23; Rock Robin Farm, Wadhurst; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 237
HAZARD; Jacqueline A. (Mrs.); 20; Acorn Drive, Nottingham; NTT; An expectant mother; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 377
HEPPENSTALL; Gillian Mary; 29; Mark Cross; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 271
KEMP; Ella Gladys; 40; The Stream, Cartsfield; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 238
LAVENDER; Bernard John; 44; Kings Drive, Wembley; MDX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 274
LAVENDER; Irene E.; 44; Kings Drive, Wembley; MDX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 273
LAVERS; Mark Clifton; 20; Bowmans, Burwash; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 341
LEWIS; Betty; 26; Serving in the Women's Royal Naval Service; Swan Terrace, Hastings; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 311
LINGHAM; Ann E.; 19; Ribblesdale Road, Streatham S.W.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 238
MCPHERSON-HEARD; Juliet W.; 20; Linden Cottage, Mill Hill, London N.W.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 238
MEYERS; George Alfred; 26; Tadworth Road, Neasdon, London N.W.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 273
REED; Dianne Sandra; 22; a teacher who married the previous week; Curzon Avenue, Enfield; MDX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 377
RITSON; Susan Anne; 21; College Glen, Maidenhead; BRK; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 341
ROLLS; Ruby Hazel H. (Miss); 48; Tottenham. London N.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 377
ROOTS; Hugh P.; 19; Rolvenden; KEN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 237
SELLINGS; Geoffrey; 19; Naval cook; H.M.S Hardy, Royal Navy; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 340
SMITH; Michael; 2; Whitehall Hotel, Bloomsbury Square, London W.C.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 311
SMITH; Wendy (Mrs.); 38; Whitehall Hotel, Bloomsbury Square, London W.C.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 311
SPENCER; Richard; 21; Student at Thomas Peacocke, now Rye College; Woodhurst Road, Abbey Wood. London S.E.; LDN; Bench erected Rye SSX in memory; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 340
STEWART; Rosemary; 22; Fairmead Road, Upper Holloway, London N; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 312
THOMSON; William D.; 28; Flight Lieutenant; Relatives live at Luton Road, Hastings; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 311
TREACHER; Alison Winifred; 23; Lancaster, Steyning; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 377
TURNER; Christopher Ian; 31; Cross-in-Hand; SSX; Son of Surgeon Rear-Admiral P. S. Turner; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 238
TURNER; James Gordon Melville; 60; Former Merchant Navy officer; Cripps' Corner, Staplecross; SSX; Won the George Cross in WWII; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 239
WARD; Lindsay Margaret; 19; Gunters Lane, Bexhill-on-sea; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 239
WATSON; Joyce; 48; Chartfield Avenue, Putney, London S.W.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 342
WHITE; Harold Arthur; 75; Bollo Lane, Chiswick, London W.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 310
WHITTARD; Walter H.; 64; Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London S.W.; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 239
WILLIAMS; Dianna; Student at Thomas Peacocke, now Rye College; Rye; SSX; Bench erected Rye SSX in memory
WILLIAMS; Mabel Lillian Daisy; 69; Henderson Court, Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead Ave; LDN; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 341
YEO; Catherine; 20; Parents live at Wadhurst; SSX; 1967/Dec Lewisham 5D 271