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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 21-1-2020
flowers2.jpg Farewell Alan Jones
 Harry Bannister contacted us with the sad news of Al's Death.

One of my oldest pals, Al Jones, aka Scarf//AJ passed away on the 17th December after a long illness. Most will know him from his early days in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s spent in Dial House Carrier and his latter management days spent in the NOU in Manchester.

Alan and his family moved to Yorkshire after leaving BT, the funeral service will their home area.

Since his wife is unsure of how many will be attending and would like to provide sufficient refreshments for all, if you are thinking of attending I’d be grateful if you contacted me beforehand via the email address on my profile or alternatively via the contact page on the website.

If you have problems getting in touch, then just turn up anyway, I’m sure there will be enough for all.

Alan's funeral arrangements:

Monday February 3rd at 11.00am
Babworth Crematorium
Straight Mile
Babworth Rd
DN22 8FJ

Then onto:
Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Spa
Barnby Moor
DN22 8QS
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From: Mike NorrisPosted: 14-1-2020
2pints.jpg Colin Chatterton’s finally leaving
  After over 44 years dedicated service to BT, Colin is finally severing the unbiblical that has attached him to Dial//Irwell House for all those years. Colin is a former Stalwart of Pioneer, 3rd floor Dial and then moved with technology to be sat on his arse in Mr//Ace CP for many years. He will be doing the honourable thing and hoping to see many of his old friends and colleagues at his leaving “DO”.
Moon Under Water, Deansgate on Friday, January 31st from 2:00 pm onwards is the place to be and wish Colin All the Best for the future.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 6-1-2020
cross.jpg Farewell Mick Owens
  Martin Jackson contacted us about the sad news of the death of Mick Owens.

Martin went on to say:-

I sadly have to inform you of the sudden passing of Mick Owens on the 20th Dec.

Mick started in 1970 in the Wigan area, he then moved to Manchester in the mid eighties on the Private Wire group, moving on to the night staff working around Manchester and Lancs Cumbria around 2005.

He will be very sadly missed.

Martin Jackson

I have now received information about donations in lieu of flowers for Mick.

Donations in memory of Mick can be made to the British Heart Foundation via the Just Giving page

Mick's justgiving page

Regards Martin.

Mick's funeral details:-

Tuesday 14th January at 3:00pm
Christ Church Pennington
1 Schofield Street

Then onto:
Howe Bridge Crematorium
Off Lovers Lane
M46 0PZ

Then afterwards:
Leigh Cricket Club
Beech Walk
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 13-12-2019
question.jpg Jean please get in touch!
 Alfred Brown has asked me to post this message:-

Is there a Jean out there from North Manchester (or someone who knew a Jean or Shirley) who worked in Didsbury DQ and or Dial House who knew Shirley Lightbowne

Please could you get in touch with Graham BT MR staff.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 27-11-2019
xmas tree.jpg It's C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S!
  Happy Christmas everyone!

Here's a a run down of the Xmas Doo's so far.

Not strictly a Christmas doo, but it happens in December anyway. Also available on the first Thursday of every month throughout the year!

Shamaholics meet up
Thursday 5th December from 12:00ish
Sinclair's Oyster Bar
Shambles Square
Cathedral Gates
M3 1SW

Bill Heavey invites all and sundry to the NOU Old Fa**'s Christmas Doo!

NOU Old Fa**'s Doo
Tuesday 10th December from 12:00ish
The Vine Inn
42-44 Kennedy Street
M2 4BQ

This is the real Sahmaholics Xmas doo!! Everyone welcome, usually a large turnout.

Shamaholics Xmas Doo
Wednesday 18th December from 12:00ish
The Waterhouse
67–71 Princess Street
M2 4EG
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 8-11-2019
cross.jpg Tragic death of Brian Greenwood
  Mike Ku and Chris James have been in touch about about the death of Brian who died as a result of a road accident on Sunday (27-10-2019).

The accident is still under investigation by the police, and an arrest was made at the scene.

See the article in the Manchester Evening News for more information.

Funeral details:

Monday, 18th November 2019 at 11.30
Stockport Crematorium, Rowan Chapel
Buxton Road

Poynton British Legion,
George's Rd West
SK12 1JY
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 25-10-2019
flowers2.jpg Farewell Fred Eric Taylor
 Andy Hurley contacted us with the sad news of Fred's death.

Yesterday Fred's wife Marion called me to say that Fred had passed away.

TO : TVNSC Dial House and Heaton Park Radio Station

Level 1 : Postal Engineering

Level 1 : Manchester North ELP Construction and Building Liaison Officer.

Andrew (Andy) Hurley Y2YC with Fred.

Funeral details info to follow.
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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 - 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

Anyone wishing to pay their respects please drop an email to his family so they have an idea of numbers attending.
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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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