History-making Hannah Dadds from Forest Gate dies
Newham’s Hannah Dadds, the first female Tube driver on London Underground (LU), passed away last week following a long period of illness.
Born in the Forest Gate, Hannah originally started out as a ‘railwoman’ in 1969 and went on to work as a ticket collector and guard. In 1978 she became a Tube driver on the District line. She was later joined by her sister Edna and together they formed the first all women crew on the Underground.
Hannah left LU in 1993 but her legacy continued and in 2004 she was invited to one of the Queen’s Women of Achievement lunches.
Howard Collins, Chief Operating Officer at London Underground, said: “Hannah Dadds changed the working life of women on the Tube, and the way in which many people viewed Tube drivers.
“I had the great privilege of working with Hannah and her sister in the 1980s, they were a great team, positive and enthusiastic about their role and their pioneering responsibility. She was an esteemed member of our workforce and my condolences go out to her family.”
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Hannah, 60, is sadly missed by her family, friends and ex-colleagues at LU.
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