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From: Tony WraggPosted: 9-10-2019
2pints.jpg Reunion - Manchester North/South/Central Apprentices 1979
  ##Note: Street name updated 9/10/19 ##
The 1979 intake of GPO apprentices from North//South//Central are celebrating//commiserating 40 Years hard graft this year by having a get together.
Everyone from the intake is welcome, and any other interested parties.
We are gathering for a pint or 2 at the English Lounge, High St. Manchester M4 1EA from 14:00 till late on Saturday 26th October.
Contact Tony Wragg - tony.wragg@btinternet.com for more details.
 
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 4-10-2019
cross.jpg Farewell Festus Ofili
  Ged Morris informed us of the passing of Festus.

Festus worked on Building Services mainly based in Telecoms House.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Franco, his son, has contacted us with an update to the funeral arrangements. There is a change to the venue and the time.




Festus's funeral arrangements:- *** Updated ***

Monday 14th October at 11:30
St. Winifred's RC Church
44 Mauldeth Rd
Stockport
SK4 3NB

Anyone wishing to pay their respects please drop an email to his family so they have an idea of numbers attending.
ofilifamily1@gmail.com
 
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From: Ken MonaghanPosted: 22-9-2019
notice.jpg Phil Beattie
 It is with a sad heart that I have to spread the word that Phil Beattie died recently at the age of 53.
He may not be known to many of you but when I was redeployed from the NOU I went to work for him at the old Prestwich Exchange overseeing contractors on the Network & Green Field Sites.


Funeral Service for Philip Beattie will be held at
GreenAcres Rainford Cemetery & Ceremonial Park
Blindfoot Road, Rainford, St Helens, WA11 7HX
at 12noon on Thursday 3rd October.
 
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 19-9-2019
tv.jpg Memories of Stone
  Jeff Horsfall contacted us with a link to a short video on Youtube showing he development of Yarnfield Park.

https://www.youtube.com//watch?v=42vxXdKIMUcandfeature=youtu.be

Cheers Jeff.
 
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 10-9-2019
2pints.jpg Paul Clayton's leaving Doo
  Brian Bailey tipped us off about Paul's leaving do.




After many years at BT Paul Clayton has finally escaped!

Paul will be having a few pints and and reminiscing about the good old days on Works Orders in Dial House, in the Rovers Return.




Friday 20th September from 4:30 (ish)
The Rovers Return
91 Chapel Street
Salford
M3 5DF
 
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From: Gary JacksonPosted: 30-8-2019
notice.jpg Sean Smith's sad passing
 I have been notified by Phil Hopkins, that our friend & former colleague Sean Smith, sadly passed away last Thursday. He had been ill for some time with asbestosis.
The funeral arrangements are as follows:-
Mass at 11:00 at St. Edwards, Spring Lane, Lees, Oldham, Lancs, OL4 5AJ On 19th September
Then onto Hollinwood Cemetery, Roman Road, Failsworth, OL8 3LU
After which it will be Smokies, Ashton Road, Oldham, OL8 3HX
 
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 26-8-2019
buzby.jpg Anybody in contact with Geof Hughes
 Glen Stuart has asked:

Does anyone know what happend to Geof who was an insructor at the training school?




Please get in touch via our contact page and I will pass it onto Glen.
 
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From: Don BinksPosted: 15-7-2019
notice.jpg Farewell Steve Coney
 I received the news last week that Steve Coney has passed away after a short illness. Steve spent his career in BT on Exchange Construction in the old Manchester North Area and then throughout the NW region. Steve was a popular and well respected Technical Officer who will be remembered with fondness by all who knew
him.

The funeral is on Monday 29th July at 2:20 pm.

Peel Green Crematorium, 716 Liverpool Rd. M30 7LW.
 
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From: Alfred BrownPosted: 8-7-2019
notice.jpg Shirley Lightbowne- Didsbury DQ.
 In December 2016 I purchased a bungalow in Cheadle Hulme from the excutors of ' an estate '. The owners Shirley & Doug Lightbown had passed away within months of each other. It would appear Shirley worked in Didsbury DQ and then in Dial House, retiring in the mid 90's.

Since moving here I have received Christmas Cards from who I am told are former colleagues at BT, one of which still comes from a ' JEAN ' from North Manchester- who sadly has no idea that Shirley passed away in May 2015. Just hoping that Jean or anyone that knows her could pass this kindly on be it sad news but very belatedly...

Thank you - Alfred Brown.
 
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 6-7-2019
flowers2.jpg Farewell Dave Cosham
 Raymond Bailey cotacted us with the sad news of Dave's death.


Dave passed away in St Ann’s Hospice on the second of July after a long illness.

He retired from BT about 20 years ago having worked on private wires and in various departments in Dial House He also joined a group of retired BT staff in the world of horse racing working at Aintree and Haydock Park.



Funeral arrangements:

Monday 15th July at 2pm
Saint Johns Church
Irlam Road
Woodsend
Urmston
M41 6AP

This will be a service of thanksgiving and celebration of Dave life.

The familey will attend a private service of comital prior to this. service
 
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