Sid was 76. He was born on the 10th December 1940 and brought up in Carshalton, this probably nourished his interest in trolleybuses and railways. He began working in insurance after leaving school in Blackfriars. His family moved to Plymouth in 1959 where he worked for the Commercial Union in Plymouth and then Cardiff. There was a further transfer to Truro where he met his wife, Christine who also worked for CU. They were married in 1968 in Chacewater living first in Blackwater, and then moved to Truro a couple of years after Lisa was born in 1976. Sid continued to work in insurance at Plymouth until just a few weeks before he died, working a couple of days a week following his retirement.
The CRS website and railway enthusiasts in general have benefited greatly from the pictures which he took both in his younger days of steam on the Southern and the Great Western and in later years on the national rail network. Sid took a great interest in the website pointing out any errors which cropped up and continuing to feed in material until the last few weeks when the pain became more than he could bare. So to Sid, many thanks, the world is a richer place thanks to your memories and photographs. Just take a look at our site to see how many classic pictures came from Sid.
In recent years Sid and Christine have lived near Liskeard in a bungalow delightfully perched on an embankment of the Liskeard and Caradon Railway at Tremar.
During his last few days Sid a few pictures for the web, a tour around his immediate area. You will see these in a few weeks.
Our sympathies to Christine and his daughter Lisa and also to his brother Roger.