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Wed 14 Jul 2021 - Farewell Terry Goodwin and Frank Green BT Manchester Staff

Farewell Terry Goodwin and Frank Green

Hi From BT MR Staff,

Unfortunately this time we have two deaths to bring to your notice.

Farewell Terry Goodwin

Jeff Horsfall contacted us with the sad news of Terry's passing.

It is with great sadness that I have to advise that Terry Goodwin passed away last weekend 4th July 2021. Terry was 68 years old and had had a couple of health problems of late.

He worked around the Macclesfield South Manchester area on Subs Apparatus and Line duties, PABX Maintenance and in his latter years with Openreach as a Customer Service Engineer.

He was based and lived in Congleton. He left BT approx 8-10 years ago and worked for a while as a Domestic Refuse Attendant. One of his main hobbies was fishing.

Terry's funeral will be on:-

Wednesday 21st July at 11:00am
Birches Remembrance Park and Crematorium
Birches Lane
Lostock Green
For more information
Telephone 01565 748211

As all social distance measure should have ended I am assuming everyone, who wants to, can attend and pay their respects.

Farewell Frank Green

Mike Green posted a notice to the website to report the death of Frank.

Frank passed after a short non-covid related illness age 93.

Born March 1928 in Northwich, educated at Davenham Primary School and Winsford Verdin Grammar Frank presented himself for an interview in August 1945.

He obviously impressed someone and he was instructed to report to Mr S A Jones, Inspector, at HPO Northwich on Saturday September 22nd 1945 at 8am to become a Youth-in-training or Y2YC as they were known. Payment to be 23s and 6p plus a war bonus of 9 - per week. Equating to £1.175 plus £0.45 for those born in new money days

Working his way through, cabling gang, sub app install and repair, a short time at Blackfriars and Ringway ATE, he ended up becoming acquainted with the test desk in HPO Witton Street, especially the cleaning thereof.

Frank eventually found himself working on the new test desk at the new telephone exchange in Middlewich road, later becoming Northwich RSC, dealing with subscribers faults and fault distribution to the faultsmen. He was also much involved in the sports and social club, children’s Christmas parties, annual outing to Blackpool lights, treasure hunts.

As is typical civil service time was moving slowly, much tea and paper sifting, until technology came along with an ever increasing pace, with new styles of management and working. Subscribers became customers, “the service” became a business and many of the elder generations found difficulty in adapting to new ways of working and understanding the new technology and decided it was time to let the younger men take the strain. Luckily early retirement schemes had also arrived.

So with P45 in hand Frank's last day of service was 20th September 1985, ever so slightly short of 40 years.

After retirement he found more time for his interests in railways and travelled around the country, visiting many of the national heritage railways, also assisted at Dapol Railway exhibition centre in Llangollen until it’s closure in 2003. Also became involved with local homewatch and crime prevention groups.

Up until his ill health in Dec 2020, he was still fully independent, of sound mind and body, and still driving.

Those that knew him well will remember, his no fuss no nonsense, straight talking philosophy, something that did not go down well with most of his mangers during his time at work. Following from this a simple cremation has been at Vale Royal with thanks to Nagle Bros of Weaverham.

Message dated: Wed 14 Jul 2021

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