The Alec you refer to with Sasquash was Alec Bole. A true friend who passed away at such a young age with cancer. Mark Jones was my undermanager at Bickershaw. I see you mention a Kevin Kirkman who I do not know but apparently liked his fishing, at Bickershaw I used to work with Jimmy Kirkman who also loved his fishing and he always said he was going on fishing trips with his brother but never ever mentioned his name. I wonder if Kevin and Jimmy were the brothers. Jimmy used to drive the loco on night turn.