Dawdon Mechanics Reunion 2014,

On the 4th October 2014 a group of former colliery mechanics got together in Dawdon Welfare Hall for a long overdue reunion. For some it was more than 25 years since they had seen each other, however it soon became apparent that the bonds and friendships which tied them together all of those years ago were as strong as ever. They truly were "marras".



 From left to right Ian Beck, Stevie Brown, Steve Dougherty, Tony Brown, Melvyn Murch, Bobby Defty, Davy Webster, Neil Stoessel, Tony Alder, Derek Bowers, Neil Pearn, Paul Gulliver, Roly Pounder Kenny Cleminson, Alan Sara, & Bobby Lowery

The last men standing.


Neil Stoessel, Kenny Cleminson and Alan Sara

Bobby Defty, Davy Webster and Paul Gulliver


Bobby Lowery & Neil Stoessel having a beer


The same pair having a beer almost 30 years earlier



Roly Pounder & Neil Stoessel. In the background Tony Alder and Derek Bowers

Alan Sara, Steve Dougherty and Paul Gulliver


Davey Webster & Neil Pearn



Steve Dougherty & Bobby Defty


The reunion continues. Keith Binks and Neil Stoessel enjoying a "quick" after work pint or two. Not quite the city gents yet.