Adrian White

It is with great sadness that we report our Fixtures Secretary, Adrian White, peacefully passed away on Wednesday 21st April 2021. Adrian had been ill for some considerable time but managed to bounce back on several occasions and enjoy a near normal life but at the end there was not to be another bounce.

The Society owes an enormous debt to Adrian, who engaged a variety of quality speakers to visit Stevenage to give talks and presentations on a variety of railway subjects, both home and abroad. Such was the success of Adrian’s efforts that Membership rose from about 40 to 140 within a very short space of time and this at a time when the general trend for railway clubs and societies memberships was downward.

Adrian always showed a great enthusiasm for whatever area in which he showed an interest, whether it was Stevenage Locomotive Society, Stevenage Football Club, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Severn Valley Railway or a Bulleid Pacific in Malachite livery (perhaps we should forget that last one!).

His e-mail address commenced with “nexttraingone”. It has for Adrian, unfortunately.

He was often referred to as the Little Person but he had a BIG heart and he WILL be sorely missed.

R.I.P., Ade.