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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 November, 2004, 16:29 GMT
Rail crash victims remembered
Family and friends having been paying tribute to the seven people killed when a train hit a car parked on a level crossing in Berkshire.

The seven victims, include the train driver and a nine-year-old girl and her mother.

About 71 people were injured after the First Great Western train hit the car near Ufton Nervet on Saturday.

Police are investigating whether the car's driver, Brian Drysdale, 39, from Reading, intended to kill himself.

ANJANETTE ROSSI AND LOUELLA MAIN FROM SPEEN, BERKSHIRE
Anjanette Rossi and Louella Main
Anjanette Rossi, 38, was a governor at her nine-year-old daughter Louella Main's school. "Both had boundless enthusiasm, energy and love for the school and we will miss them enormously," said Eleanor Brooks, Speenhamland Primary School's headteacher.

BARRY STREVENS FROM WELLS, SOMERSET
Barry Strevens
Barry Strevens, 55, lived with his partner Jacqueline and two sons Ollie, aged two and Toby, five months. He also had two grown-up daughters. A family statement said: "Barry was a wonderfully kind, generous and gentle man with a vibrant sense of humour."

BRIAN DRYSDALE FROM READING
Brian Drysdale
Brian Drysdale, 39, was the driver of the car which was hit by the express train. He was a chef at the nearby Wokefield Park golf club. His family are shocked and baffled as to why he would drive onto the tracks and, in a statement, said they were helping the inquiry fully.

CHARLIE MATTHEWS FROM WARMINSTER, WILTSHIRE
Charlie Matthews
Leslie Charles Matthews, 72, known as Charlie, was due at a family party after watching his beloved Reading Football Club. He died in hospital on Sunday. "Anyone who knew Charlie will remember his sense of humour and his friendly, sociable personality," said his family.

STANLEY MARTIN FROM TORQUAY
Stanley Martin
Train driver Stanley Martin, 54, was among those who died. He had worked as a train driver for 30 years. His wife, Deborah described him as "one in a million". She said: "Stan was a dedicated family man, who loved his family as they loved him."

EMILY WEBSTER FROM MORETONHAMSTEAD, DEVON
Emily Webster
Emily Webster, 14, had been travelling on the train with a school friend. "Her friends are planning to build up a book of remembrance about Emily and the way that she used to keep them amused," said Ann Boyce, deputy headteacher at Maynard School in Exeter.




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