Ben Brooksbank

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Ben Brooksbank

Post by robertcwp » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:58 am

Ben Brooksbank passed away on 24 February (not 20 February as stated on some other forums) and his funeral took place on 20 March, which I attended. Ben was 91. He had a good send-off including reference to his railway interests and authorship.

Amongst other things, Ben was the author of books on the East Coast Main Line and World War Two damage to London's railways.

He also had a huge archive of photographs, taken over many years.

In acknowledgement of his interest in the LNER, I made sure I wore my LNER tie to his funeral.

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Re: Ben Brooksbank

Post by JASd17 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:45 pm

I spoke to Ben on a number of occasions, always helpful and generous in the use of his photographs.

Look up Geograph - and that will be apparent.

Thanks Robert.

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Re: Ben Brooksbank

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:23 pm

A sad loss of an authority on the ECML
RIP

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Re: Ben Brooksbank

Post by manna » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:07 pm

G'Day Gents

Use so many of his pics as reference. RIP.

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Re: Ben Brooksbank

Post by alistairn » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:54 am

I was sorry to see this about Ben, I knew he was rather older than me but not quite how much. He was always very helpful when I asked about his pictures and he will be missed. Does anybody know where his images went to - I don't thnk he put everything on Geograph.

Alistair

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