Roll of Honour

Seaton Tramway is built on the quality of its people, and this Roll of Honour celebrates all those who have worked for the Tramway since its earliest inception in 1949, including those who are no longer here to tell their own story but remembered fondly.

Click on the individual names to find out more about them. Each entry includes a biography, photograph and video clip where available.

We have tried to include all directors, managers, staff and volunteers from every era. However, despite those best efforts, it is inevitable that there will be unintentional omissions or that some details are wrong. If you have any further information, images or video clips for us to include, then please email [email protected].

Name Start of Service End Of Service Role
Claude Lane DFH, C Eng, MIEE 1949 1971 Founder, Managing Director & Chief Engineer
Allan Gardner MBE 1949 2008 Managing Director & Chief Engineer 1971-2002 / Assistant Director 1958-1971 / Assistant Engineer 1949-1958 / Director 1958-2008
Lionel Boylett 1949 1970 Director / Volunteer
George Clark 1951 1958 Director / Volunteer
Herbert Huntley 1953 1964 Director / Company Secretary
Jay W Fowler 1953 1970 Director / Volunteer
Roger Lane C Eng 1962 2017 Director / Company Secretary / Volunteer
Brian Pocock FCA, FTII 1964 1970 Director, Company Secretary & Accountant
Susan Gardner 1973 2004 Commercial Director / Shop Manager
Cyril Chaplyn 1973 1994 Director / Engineer / Driver / Sales Assistant
Brian Horner FCIT 1976 2007 Chairman / Director / Volunteer
Trevor Shears OBE 1977 2014 Chairman / Director / Volunteer
John Jeffery BEM 1977 Project Manager / Engineering Manager / Driver / Engineer
Eric Thornton 1981 1994 Director / Engineer
Fred Wallace 1981 2000 Director
Mark Horner 1984 Current role: Director/Volunteer. Former roles: 2002-2005 Managing Director / 1996-2002 Marketing & Operations Director / 1984-1996 Driver/Maintenance
James Hammett 1995 2013 Operations Manager / Chief Engineer / Engineer / Apprentice
Colin Brown 1998 2018 Operations Director / Volunteer Driver
Gareth Richards FRAS, FRMetS 2000 Current role: Operations Manager. Former roles: Inspector / Driver
Lee Taylor BSc, FdSc 2002 Current role: Engineering Manager. Former roles: Engineering & Operations Manager / Engineer / Apprentice
Jenny Nunn 2004 Current role: Chief Executive Officer. Former roles: Managing Director / Commercial Manager
Ray Chalkley 2004 2008 Engineering Manager
Sue Bowman 2005 2020 Director of ST(E) Ltd / Commercial Manager
Bruce Warnes 2007 Chair / Director
Alice Wallace 2007 2009 Director
Lyn Shears OBE 2014 Major shareholder
David Keay Eur Ing 2017 Director
Josh Castree 2017 Marketing Manager & Project Officer
Nicola Stone 2018 Director / Learning & Activity Manager
Steve Waite 2018 Current role: Commercial Manager. Former role: Seaton Station Manager
John Barrie 1952 2007 Driver / Sales Assistant / Terminus Assistant
Jack Norris 1954 1984 Volunteer driver
Tom Bater BEM 1956 1969 Track Engineer
David Rivers 1957 2017 Driver / Conductor
Ted Lilley 1957 1969 Driver
Ivy Lilley 1957 1969 Sales Assistant
John Wills 1962 1992 Engineer / Driver
Gordon Langford ARAM LRAM ARCM FRAM 1962 1987 Volunteer Driver / Member of the Car 94 Group
Alec Durndell 1962 1986 Volunteer Driver / Conductor
Norman Rayfield 1962 1984 Member of the Car 94 Group
Bill Deamer 1962 1970 Member of the Car 94 Group
David Holt 1963 1971 Conductor / Driver / Maintenance
Howard Parkinson CVO 1963 1971 Conductor / Driver
John Edwards 1964 1964 Conductor / Driver
Jeff MacKenzie 1967 1986 Working Parties / Volunteer Driver
Graham Warhurst 1970 1975 Engineer / Driver
Melvin Eva 1970 1974 Engineer / Driver
Ken Thorpe 1971 2012 Volunteer Working Party Organiser / Driver
Sid Coates 1971 1973 Driver / Conductor
Geoff Sawford 1972 2001 Engineer / Driver
Fred Chubb 1972 1990 Track Engineer
David Chaplyn 1973 2004 Engineer / Driver
Alan Pearce 1973 2001 Engineer / Telephone Engineer / Driver
Roger Manley 1973 1998 Volunteer Driver
Simon Earley 1973 1987 Volunteer Working Parties / Driver
Mike Skeggs 1973 1985 Volunteer Driver
Phillip Carter 1973 1980 Volunteer Working Parties / Driver
Martin White 1974 2007 Volunteer Driver
Phil Brown 1974 1996 Volunteer Driver
Beryl Chaplyn 1974 1994 Sales Assistant
Harry Ellis 1974 1984 Volunteer Driver
Cyril George 1975 1995 Volunteer Driver
Dick Fishwick 1975 1985 Volunteer Engineer / Occasional Driver
Paul Sutherland 1975 1986 Volunteer Driver
Richard Youl 1975 1987 Volunteer Driver
Roy Hubble 1976 1990 Driver / Maintenance Staff
Colin Stannard 1976 2018 Volunteer Driver
John Farrow 1976 2011 Volunteer Driver
Paul London 1976 1985 Volunteer Conductor / Driver
Joanna Baker (née Colman) 1976 1984 Driver / Sales Assistant/ Maintenance Staff
Nick Agnew 1976 1991 Volunteer Driver
Paul Ross FRGS 1976 1980 Volunteer Driver
Ian Birtwhistle 1976 1978 Conductor / Driver
John Bruce 1976 1978 Conductor / Driver
John Marsden 1976 1978 Conductor / Driver
Andrew Wyatt 1976 1978 Conductor / Driver
Geoff Hodgson 1977 2010 Volunteer Driver
Nigel Harper 1977 2004 Driver / Bus Rally Organiser
Mike Mercer 1977 2000 Volunteer Engineer / Driver
Jeremy Moss 1977 1987 Conductor / Driver
Christine Chaplyn 1977 1981 Driver
Stuart Chaplyn 1977 1981 Driver
Charlie Hepworth 1977 1980 Driver
Mike Poole 1978 Volunteer Driver
Klaus Oehlert-Schellburg 1978 1990 Volunteer Driver
Berndt Oehlert 1978 1990 Volunteer Driver
John Money 1978 1994 Volunteer Driver / Maintenance Staff
Dave Taylor 1978 1991 Volunteer Driver
David Wallis 1978 1986 Volunteer Driver
John Longley 1979 1996 Driver
Peter Dixon 1979 1990 Volunteer Engineer
Harry Moore 1979 1987 Volunteer Driver
Martin Shaw 1979 1985 Volunteer Engineer
Bill Fitton 1980 2012 Volunteer Driver
Brian Raybould 1980 2011 Volunteer Driver
Stan Letts 1980 2005 Insignia Designer / Painter / Engineer / Driver
Arthur Whitehouse 1980 2002 Volunteer Engineer / Driver
Dick Sloman Burma Star 1980 1990 Driver / Engineer
Colin Sales 1980 1986 Volunteer Driver / Engineer
Daphne Brewer 1981 2006 Sales Assistant / Cleaner
"Radio" Ron Claverly 1981 1997 Volunteer Driver / Engineer
Joan Clark 1982 1992 Sales Assistant
Roy "Dan" Dare 1982 2000 Volunteer Driver
Jean Hubble 1982 1990 Shop Assistant / Driver
Alan Williams 1983 1986 Driver / Colyton Cafe & "Tramalan" Model Trams
John Clark 1983 1986 Driver
Denis Higgins 1984 2001 Driver
Roger Benton 1984 2000 Volunteer Driver
Keith Marlow 1984 2002 Electrical Engineer
Keith Terry MBE 1985 2000 Volunteer Driver
Sue Chaplyn 1985 1996 Sales Assistant
Sheila Munden 1985 1995 Sales Assistant
Austin Major 1985 1987 Driver
Rosemary Willetts 1986 1998 Sales Assistant
Brian Blackburn 1986 1990 Volunteer Driver
David Saunders 1986 1989 Director / Engineer / Driver
Mags Saunders 1986 1989 Colyton Cafe Manager
Lee Watts 1987 1998 Engineer
David "Woody" Woodcock 1987 1991 Driver
Malcolm Hart 1988 2014 Volunteer Driver
Paul Moulding 1988 1991 Engineer / Driver
Bernhard Terjung 1988 1990 Volunteer Driver
Mick Bulman 1989 2002 Driver / Telephone Engineer
Teresa Ferrar 1989 1993 Secretary / Office Manager
Derek Shepherd 1990 2008 Volunteer Engineer / Driver
Pat Davis 1990 2000 Sales Assistant / Colyton Cafe manager
Alan Murray-Rust 1990 1997 Volunteer Driver / Engineer
Peter Duncan 1992 2006 Volunteer Driver
Lisa Barden 1992 2000 Sales Assistant / Colyton Cafe
Chris Phillimore 1993 1997 Driver
Ann Swift 1993 1997 Office Manager / Sales Assistant / Driver
Sally McNally 1993 1995 Sales Assistant
Jackie Sayce 1994 2002 Sales Assistant
Owen Sayce 1994 1999 Driver
Doreen Tillbrook 1994 2012 Sales Assistant
Stuart Bright 1995 Track Engineer
Keith Chadbourne 1995 Volunteer Driver
John Marsh 1995 2020 Volunteer Driver / Engineer
Jackie Goode 1995 2006 Colyton Cafe Manager
Bob Addington 1995 2005 Driver / Engineer
John Newton 1995 1999 Driver
Handel Kardas 1995 2000 Volunteer Driver
Anne Mitchell 1996 Sales Assistant
Barry Cooper 1996 2016 Driver
Mike Ward 1996 2016 Driver
Brian Parkes 1996 2002 Driver
Steve Lee 1996 2001 Volunteer Driver
David Gollun 1996 1999 Driver
Colin West 1996 1999 Driver
Penny Smith 1997 2006 Sales Assistant
Lawrence Wonnacott 1997 2003 Driver
Richard Cripwell 1997 1999 Driver
David Rice 1998 Current Role: Engineer. Former role: Seasonal Driver
Mike Rawlings 1998 2009 Driver
Roger Pinnuck 1998 2009 Engineer / Driver
Pete Brown 1998 2007 Volunteer Driver
Graham Farmer 1998 2002 Driver
Sheila Smith 1998 2014 Sales Assistant
Mike Cawte 1998 2002 Driver
David Pick 1999 Driver
Jude Scott 1999 Present role: Colyton Cafe. Former role: Driver
Sue Collins 1999 2013 Sales Assistant
David Mitchell 1999 2010 Driver
Alan Collins 1999 2013 Driver
David Rider 1999 2010 Driver
Mike Lynch 1999 2005 Driver
Tom Orsman 1999 2001 Driver / Maintenance Assistant
Neil Rutter 2000 2017 Driver
David Mann 2000 2011 Driver
Jenny Mann 2000 2011 Sales Assistant
Sabrina Maguire 2000 2001 Marketing Assistant
Martin Rickitt 2001 Volunteer Driver
Barry Stevens 2002 2018 Colyton Cafe
Tanya Munro 2002 2003 Office Assistant
Geoff Sharpe 2003 Current role: Meet & Greet. Former role: Driver
Geoff Smith BSc, JP 2003 2021 Inspector / Supervisor / Driver
Lesley How 2003 2017 Sales Assistant
Tim Fowles 2003 2017 Volunteer Driver
Andrea Fawcett 2003 2018 Volunteer Driver
Robert Gage 2003 2008 Engineer
Barbara Wilcox 2003 2004 Office Manager
Graham Bell 2004 Driver
Jason Agland 2004 Engineer
Abi Newman 2005 Tram Stop Restaurant Supervisor
Roger Witt 2005 Current role: Meet & Greet. Former role: Driver
Ralph Hibbert 2005 2010 Driver
Allan Mace 2006 Inspector / Driver
Keith Mitchell 2006 2020 Inspector / Driver
Geoff Stringer 2006 2019 Driver
Graham Stephens 2006 2012 Driver
John Whitehouse 2006 2009 Volunteer Driver / Terminus Assistant
Richard Goddard 2007 Volunteer Driver
Mike Kay 2007 2016 Driver
Diane Moore 2008 Office / Admin Assistant
Harry Sibley 2010 Current role: Assistant Engineering Manager. Previous roles: Engineer/Engineering Apprentice
Noel Allan 2010 Current role: Inspector / Driver. Former role: Sales Assistant
Jose Allan 2011 Sales Assistant
Graham Avory 2011 Volunteer Driver
Clem Fallows 2011 Volunteer Driver
Neil Matthews 2011 Driver
Dave Rawlings 2013 Inspector / Driver
Bracken Stockley 2015 2017 Marketing Manager
Pete Dawes 2016 Volunteer Driver
Brian Lowing 2017 Driver
Laura Lockwood 2018 Seaton Station Meet & Greet
Diane Roberts 2019 Learning & Interpretation Assistant
Alan Hall 2019 Volunteer Driver