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Farewell to our colleagues who have passed away
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September 2021 Information from: Glynn Fletcher  
  John Foley
 John worked on transmission construction in Manchester South area. He was previously from the fire brigade so was known to his colleagues as Fireman Foley.
September 2021 Information from: Mike Norris  
  Bill Wade
 Details to follow, if you can help get in touch via our 'Contact us' page.
August 2021 Information from: Paul Shaw  
  Keith Davies
 Keith worked in Carrier and the TVNSC, Dial House.
July 2021 Information from: Jim Perkins  
  Neil Chorley
 Neil joined as an apprentice, then moved onto Kiosk Maintenance working from Gorton. Neil had a relatively short career in BT. After studying computing at the Open University he landed a job at an American company and trained in the USA, but his work was based in the UK. He left to start his own business, AC Computers in Wigan in the 80's. Neil was a keen motorcyclist, competing at the Isle of Man and a United supporter.
July 2021 Information from: Jeff Horsfall  
  Terry Goodwin
 Based and living in Congleton, Terry worked around the Macclesfield South Manchester area on Subs Apparatus and Line duties, PABX Maintenance and later with Openreach as a Customer Service Engineer.
June 2021 Information from: Mike Green  
  Frank Green
 Frank started as a youth in training back in 1945. Working his way through, cabling gang, Subs Apparatus install and repair, a short time at Blackfriars and Ringway ATE, he ended up working on the the test desk in HPO Witton Street. He moved to 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.
June 2021 Information from: Harry Batey  
  Stewart Barker
 Stewart was the Manchester North area sign writer.
June 2021 Information from: Kevin Walker  
  Rod Ayre
 Rod started as an apprentice in the sale area eventually working in Sale telephone exchange, he then moved onto PABX maintenance in Manchester South based in Mercury ate. When the areas were amalgamated he was based in Ashton under Lyne.
May 2021 Information from: Dave Jefferson  
  Sam Lord
 Sam worked on North Area Construction and later in Bury Exchange.
April 2021 Information from: Dave Timperley and Paul Banks  
  Ron Glenn
 Ron joined the GPO as Youth in Training in August 1964 Became T2A, then TO, then TOA at Manchester Guardian from 1966 to 1975 After a short spell on Datel Test, moved to Stone as Instructor in the Transmission Group in October 1976. Promoted to Manager as Training Designer in 1987, and left in 1995. He became a Church Leader in Chester until retirement at age 65.
April 2021 Information from: Harry Bannister  
  Pete Hogan
 Pete joined the GPO, in September 1963 as a Y3YC He worked Dial House, firstly in Pioneer and then Rampart in the 1960's, until he left the company in about 1973 to work for XCEL installing comms equipment in bookmakers.
March 2021 Information from: Mike Norris  
  Harry Prowe
 Harry was a colourful character who spent most of his working life on Transmission 1st Floor Dial House Manchester.
March 2021 Information from: Dave Kelly  
  Alan Tetlow
 Alan spent many years on Aerial Rigging duties for the Television Outside Broadcast group based in Trafford Park. He retired from BT in 1992.
Febuary 2021 Information from: Fred Harris  
  Derek Smith
 Derek Smith aka DASmith No5 started his BT career on Exchange Constuction in South Manchester in the 70s before moving on to Customer App and Line where he spent most of his BT life. Derek took early retirement in the 90s and later moved to Cornwall.
Febuary 2021 Information from: Sarah McCarthy  
  Syd McCarthy
 Syd was BT man and boy. He joined the Post Office as a ‘Messenger Boy’ aged 15 and later worked as a jointer then as a TO in Edgeley in the 1970s and early 1980s and finally as the Level One manager of Dalton Exchange at Dial House until he retired. Syd also played in POEU Brass Band and was a lifetime United supporter.
January 2021 Information from: Mavis Benson  
  Brian Benson
 Brian worked Manual Board Maintenance at Dial House and then Ashton Exchange before taking retirement.
December 2020 Information from: Geoff Stokes  
  Bob Smith
 Bob was a level 1 manager on Manchester South Construction staffs
November 2020 Information from: John Skelton  
  Trevor Bigham
 Trevor GPO Telephones in the mid 50's. He worked as a fitter and progressed to being a High Grade Fitter with his excellent problem solving skills.
November 2020 Information from: Glynn Flectcher  
  Brian Pike
 Brian Pike was a fitter in 70s and 80s in the Stockport area. When he left BT he was the landlord of the White Hart in Whaley Bridge.
November 2020 Information from: Mike Norris  
  Dennis Holyland
 Dennis worked on private wires in Dial House Manchester
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