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No: 179 From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 18-11-2016
flowers2.jpg Farewell Steve Blake
 Roy White contacted us with this sad news.

Steve started as one man installer at Radcliffe the eighties and went on to become a coach at Pendleton he passed away suddenly on the 5th of November.

Steve's funeral will take place at:
Radcliffe Crematorium,
Cemetery Road
M26 4EU
Friday, 25th November, at 12.30 pm.
No: 178 From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 18-11-2016
mike.jpg BTMRstaff member seeks support for election to IET Board
 Neil Runciman Has asked us to canvas support for his election to the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Board.

Neil wrote:-


I wonder how many of you remember me I joined BT in 1966 as an Apprentice, a T2A then TO on the first floor Dial House from 1969 to 1979 and a AEE in Rutherford until 1982?

Following which the Region and then a national role until eventually leaving BT in 1998. I have been managing projects and programmes through my own company since 1998.

I have been a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) since 1977 and following the reorganisation of the governance of the IET decided to stand for election to the IET Board, subject to nomination and sufficient votes.

Many thanks

Neil Runciman

If you are a member of the IET and are interested in supporting Neil's application, he needs 10 nominations. Further information below. Please email completed nomination forms directly to Neil at

Neil's candidate statement (Microsoft Word DOCX)

Nomination form (editable PDF)
No: 177 From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 31-10-2016
cross.jpg Farewell Ian Staley
 Ian Staley, formerly of Transmission Construction and more recently Transmission Planning on 5th Floor, Dial House, has tragically recently passed away following a short illness aged 53.

His funeral will take place at:
Radcliffe Crematorium,
Cemetery Road
M26 4EU
Tuesday, 8th November, at 2.30 pm.

Then afterwards at the Lord Clive pub,
Mersey Drive,
M45 8LF
No: 176 From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 12-10-2016
2pints.jpg Shamaholics Xmas Doo
 For those who don't know. The Shamaholics meet at the Shambles Square Manchester at Sinclairs Oyster Bar for a few beers on the first Thursday of each month from lunchtime.

In addition to the Thursday meet up, they will also be heading to The Waterhouse, Princess St for a tipple or two on Thursday 15th December to get into the Christmas mood!

All are welcome. Retired old farts as well as younger ones!
No: 174 From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 8-9-2016
flowers2.jpg Farewell Harry Kirk
 Laurence Capewell contacted us with this sad news.


Just to let you know that Harry Kirk has died at Wythenshawe hospital on 31st Aug, after battling prostrate cancer.

Harry worked at as a TO Altrincham Exchange manning the test desk taking customer faults. He became an expert in TXE4 and as a TOA assisted with the roll out of the units in The South Manchester area. Harry was also a POEU rep.

His knowledge of the TXE4 technology earned him his Level 1 post.

He was a man who always had a good sense of humour and integrity; he was also well respected by both staff and higher management.

Harry's funeral arrangements:-

The funeral will take place on Tuesday 13th September 2016 at 1.30pm.

Altrincham Crematorium,
Whitehouse Lane,
Dunham Massey,
WA14 5RH.

The Wake will be at the Axe and Cleaver,
School Lane,
WA14 4SE.
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