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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
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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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 22-5-2019
cross.jpg Farewell Sam Corbett
 Ron Dawson contacted us with the sad news of Sam's death

Sadly I have to report the death on 16th May of Sam Corbett.

He was 79 years old. Sam spent most of his career as a Jointer and a Survey Officer.

He died while playing in a bowling match, which along with fishing was one of his passions.

He will be greatly missed by his many friends.

Sam's funeral arrangements:

Thursday 30th. May at 1:00pm.
Agecroft Crematorium
Langley Road
M27 8SS
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 9-5-2019
buzby.jpg John Miller's out of here!
  John is calling it a day.
Here is the email he circulated - short and to the point.

Hi everyone, I am going for the shortest ever leaving email. Here goes

In 22 Days
Planning a do at the Egerton arms on 7 june 16:30 onwards


PS. Please could you email me with an idea of wheather you would be able to come so I know how many pies to order!

John Miller

Just to pad out the details a little:-

Friday 7th June 4:30pm
Egerton Arms
2 Gore Street,
M3 5FP

If you can't email John directly please email me: and I will pass on any messages.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 10-5-2019
flowers2.jpg Farewell Vinny Collins
  Stuart Cameron has contacted us with the sad news of Vinny's death.

Stuart's short note:

I have just heard Vinny has passed away this evening

(7th May)

Vinny worked on exchange construction in and out of Dial House for most of his career. A larger than life character he was a joy to work with and be around. A great raconteur. He will be sadly missed.

Funeral arrangements:-

Thursday May 23rd at 1:30pm
Altrincham Crematorium
Whitehouse Lane
Dunham Massey
WA14 5RH

Bowden Rugby club
Clay Lane
WA15 7AF
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 3-4-2019
2pints.jpg Dave Crowley says thank you to all!
 Just a brief note to say a massive thank you to all those people who came to my retirement Do in March.

I was totally overwhelmed by the turnout as it wasn't the easiest place to get to. We've had a tough time on the homefront recently, so please forgive me for all the drunken 'man hugs' I was dishing out!!

Numerous people who couldn't attend also took the time to send me a good luck message which I really really appreciated. Honestly, I've been extremely humbled with it all.

Again, it just emphasises that although the company has changed, we've all been lucky to meet and work with some really great people. Please forgive my waffling.Once again THANK YOU TO ALL.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 27-3-2019
flowers2.jpg Farewell Ron Bates
  Mike Ku informed us of Ron's death.

Ron was a Manager at Ashton involved in pole erection and recovery.

Funeral arrangements:-

Thursday 4th April 11:15am
Service at Middleton Parish Church
New Ln
M24 6DJ

Followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium.
Victoria Avenue
M9 8JP
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From: Raymond DarkePosted: 23-2-2019
notice.jpg River Street T.E.C
  The old River Street T.E.C. 1987
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From: Beverley WilsonPosted: 22-2-2019
notice2.jpg Ken Knott
 I've just joined this group. Worked for BT from 1984 to 2002.

Many will remember my Dad, Ken Knott. Lots will know he passed away in March 2013 following a battle with cancer. The number of of people who attended his funeral, particularly BT colleagues was amazing and showed us how well respected he was and it was a consolation to us seeing all of you there. A huge thank you to all of you that gave him the send off he deserved. My brother and nephew both work for BT
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From: Noel Michael GarlickPosted: 19-2-2019
notice.jpg Farewell Mike Carr
 We were informed by Mikes family on the 15th of Feb of his passing .Mike worked at GPO//BT from the 60's until his early retirement in 91. Most of Mikes working life was in accounts at Telephone House & Church St M//C.
Mike loved his cricket & played regularly for the works teams.
After his retirement he moved back to his home town of Withernsea where he was a regular 'bones' player.
His funeral will be on Wed 06 march 2019 at 13.30 at St Mathews church Withernsea North Humberside .
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