Dave Fisher Tribute Page

Dave Fisher

Dave Fisher was an early member of GRES. He was a regular attendee of monthly meetings and an active participant in society visits. He could also be relied on to support society events such as our Model Railway Exhibitions.

However, Dave’s first love was photography. It ran through his whole life. He spent his working life in a film processing lab. In his spare time he was a prolific photographer and an active member of the local photographic club.

A naturally quiet person his slide presentations were always worth seeing. Dave didn’t take to the digital world and remained committed to 35mm slides to the end. However he had started digitizing his massive slide collection. This is what we will remember Dave for – his impressive slide collection.

I hope that his collection can be saved as a memory to his great photographic talent.

David Hanger

In the Spring of 1978 a party of GRES volunteers went to the Colne Valley Railway at Castle Hedingham with the intention of working on the Society owned locomotive, and ex-APCM Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 No. 1.

However, upon arrival they discovered that the railway was having an Open Day. They had a loco in steam and were giving brake van rides up and down the yard. As GRES personal were also members of the CVR they had a rides on the footplate and even got to have a go on the regulator and drive the loco.

And one of these was Dave Fisher.

Here are some of Dave’s extensive slide collection

4 EPB at St John’s 18th February 1979
4 EPB at Lewisham 9th April 1981
4 EPB at Blackheath 18th April 1982
2 EPB at Eltham Well Hall 1st March 1985
4 EPB departing Eltham Park 1st March 1985
4 EPB at Falconwood 31st August 1987
4 EPB at Welling 15th June 1980
4 EPB at Barnehurst 18th April 1982
6L at Clapham Junction on a Farewell tour heading for the West London line 11th May 1986
4 EPB at Battersea Park 21st June 1980
4 EPB at Holborn Viaduct 24th February 1979
East London line tube stock and 4 EPB at New Cross Gate 12th April 1981
New Cross depot East London line 12th April 1981
Class 302 at West Horndon 28th December 1979
“Tornado” passing Vauxhall 14th February 2007
District line stock at Upminster 5th August 1990
Class 302 at Tilbury Riverside 24th October 1987
Class 310 at Tilbury Town 22nd February 1992
Traction engine at Tilbury Power station Open Day 9th September 1990
Class 70 at Tilbury Junction 10th April 2015
Class 302 at Stanford-le-Hope 30th April 1989
Class 86 at Shenfield 2nd February 1985
Class 306 at Seven Kings 25th May 1981
HST on a special passing Purfleet 1st March 1981
Class 302 at Ockendon 24 October 1987
Inside Nunhead signal box 2nd January 1982
Class 405 at Cannon Street Open Day 24th August 1986
West Country No 34027 “Taw Valley” at London Bridge 31st March 1991
Waterloo & City tube stock 7th October 1982
Class M7 and Waterloo & City tube stock at Waterloo 1st October 1988
4Sub & 4 EPB at Victoria 11th February 1978
WR DMU at Kensington Olympia 18th December 1994
4 Sub at Queenstown Road, Battersea 21st June 1980