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The late Ernie ‘Dixie’ Dean

This information has just been passed to us by Dave Hoare.

Ernest 'Dixie' Deane lived in Northfleet, Kent died in hospital on 15 June 2018, his wife Marion died a few months later on 21 November in a Nursing Home in Chislehurst, Kent.

Ernest served in the RAF between 1950 and 1952. He joined the BTP in 1952 and served at Broad Street, Bishopsgate, Kings Cross (Goods & Passenger) and finally at Stratford.

Post retirement Ernest worked as a part time caretaker and also undertook voluntary hospice work as well as being an active supporter of the RNLI. His leisure pursuits was Indoor and Outdoor bowls.

Having reached and passed the age of 80 years Ernest was an Hon Life Member of NARBTPO.