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Re: Richard Beeching
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 18:30:15 »
Having watched the series Trains-with Pete Waterman it would now seem that he actually saved the railways despite a lot of opposition at the time to the famous Beeching Axe.


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Re: Richard Beeching
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2010, 19:43:20 »

My husband has always loved steam trains.
Some years ago, whilst researching my husband's family I discovered his ancestor called Angelica Beeching, who married James Washford at Shadoxhurst in 1815.   The Beeching tree on which Angelica appears also includes distant relation Dr Richard Beeching!   Romney Marsh area.

Dr Beeching - some details:

Person Report - 5 Feb 1999:     Name:  Richard BEECHING  Dr (Life Peer)
Birth Date:  21 Apr 1913     at Sheerness, Kent
Death  Date:  23 Mar 1985   at Crawley, Sussex, England
 see ?Notes?
Education: Maidstone Grammar School;  Imp.Coll. of Sci. .and Techn.
Father:  Hubert Josiah BEECHING (1878-1956)         Mother:  Annie TWIGG
Spouse:  Ella Margaret TILEY
Marriage date:  3 Aug 1938   at Hollingbourne, Kent, Eng.
Notes:  Created Baron Beeching of E.Grinstead, Sussex (Life Peerage) 7 July 1965
From ?Debrett?s Illustrated Peerage 1980?:
RICHARD BEECHING, son of Hubert J.Beeching, of Maidstone;  b.April 21st 1913, ed. At Maidstone Grammar Sch. And at Imperial Coll. Of Science & Technology (ARCS, BSc, DIC, PhD London, Fellow of Imperial Coll.);  CIMechE,  FBIM,  FinsP, FCIT;  Hon.LLD London. Hon.Dsc.Nat.Univ. of Ireland;  Armaments Dsign Dept. Min of Supply 1943-46;  and Dep.Ch.Engineer of Armaments Design 1946-48;  joined ICI 1948;  a Dir.1957-61 and 1965;  Vice-Pres.ICI of Canada
1935-55, and Chm. Of Metals Div. 1955-57;  a Member of Special Advisory Group on British Transport Commn. 1961-2, of British Railways Board 1962-65, and of Roy.Commn. on the Admin. Of Justice through Assizes and Quarter Sessions 1966-69;  a Dep.Chm. of ICI 1966-68;  First Pres.Inst of Work Study Practitioners 1967-72;  Pres R.Soc. for Prevention of Accidents 1968-73;  a Member of Top Salaries Review Body Insurance Co.Ltd.;  a Dir of Lloyds Bank;  cr.Baron Beeching of E.Grinstead, co Sussex (Life Peerage) 1965;  m.1938 Ella Margaret dau of William J. Tiley of Maidstone.    Residence:  Little Manor, Lewes Road, East Grinstead, Sussex
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Richard Beeching
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 14:54:34 »
Richard Beeching was born in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.
Doctor Beeching as he became known, for his Doctoring and cutting the Railways in 1955.
He did not cause the closing of the Sheppey Llght Railway "Queenborough to Leysdown" though, that closed some four years befor.


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