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Farewell to our colleagues who have passed away
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December 2019 Information from: Laurence Capewell and Pete Watson  
  John Williams
 John came from Liverpool to take a level one post. Over the years he worked in the North and Central areas in various guises rising to level three in Dial House. He was a pleasant and respected boss always a gent.
December 2019 Information from: Martin Jackson  
  Mick Owens
 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 retired in September 2011.
October 2019 Information from: Mike Ku and Chris James  
  Brian Greenwood
 Details to follow
October 2019 Information from: Andy Hurley  
  Fred Eric Taylor
 Fred worked as a TO in TVNSC Dial House and Heaton Park Radio Station. He then moved to Postal Engineering as a Level 1 manager. Then to Manchester North ELP Construction and Building Liaison Officer.
September 2019 Information from: Christine Keene  
  Graham Keene
 Graham started BT as a youth in training when he was just 16 or 17. He worked on exchange construction and his boss was Tommy Moss in the latter years. He left BT on the first release in 1992. Sadly he passed away after suffering from dementia.
September 2019 Information from: Ged Morris  
  Festus Ofili
 Festus worked on Building Services mainly based in Telecoms House.
September 2019 Information from: Ken Monaghan  
  Phil Beattie
 Phil worked at The Prestwich Exchange building as a planner overseeing contractors. He died at the young age of 53.
August 2019 Information from: Gary Jackson  
  Shaun Smith
 Details to follow
July 2019 Information from: Dave White and Mike Ku  
  Jim Boydell
 Jim used teach at the Didsbury Training School many years ago. We think he finished his career as a rota manager in the NOU. He was also a very keen cyclist.
July 2019 Information from: Don Binks  
  Steve Coney
 Sreve worked on Exchange Construction in the old Manchester North Area and then throughout the North West region.
July 2019 Information from: Raymond Bailey  
  Dave Cosham
 Dave worked on private wires and in various departments in Dial House. After retirement worked part time in the world of horse racing working at Aintree and Haydock Park.
June 2019 Information from: Stephen Corless  
  Rod Lomas
 Rod worked on telegraph's for many years. Rod was a jazz enthusiast he lived in Denton
May 2019 Information from: Ron Dawson  
  Sam Corbett
 Sam spent most of his career as a Jointer and a Survey Officer on Manchester North Area. He died while playing in a bowling match which along with fishing was one of his passions.
May 2019 Information from: Stuart Cameron and Dave Law  
  Vinny Collins
 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.
March 2019 Information from: Colin Dutton  
  Ron Bates
 Ron was a Manager at Ashton involved in pole erection and recovery.
Febuary 2019 Information from: Ron Dawson  
  Steve Payne
 Steve spent most of his career in Dalton trunk exchange before moving on to trunk test TVNSC and finally the outside broadcast group. He was a very sociable larger than life character who loved his football representing MANCASS and playing for his home town team Atherton Coll’s.
Febuary 2019 Information from: Noel Michael Garlick  
  Mike Carr
 Mike worked at GPO then BT from the 1960s until his early retirement in 1991. Most of Mikes working life was in accounts at Telephone House and Church St Manchester.
Febuary 2019 Information from: Alan Farrell  
  Doug Edwards
 Doug did his early work on Exchange Maintenance around Walkden Swinton and Pendleton. He later moved onto the TXE4 support group. He was also a committee man on the P.O.E.U. Manchester North Internal Branch for many a year. He was a well liked and much respected guy.
January 2019 Information from: John Coop  
  Graham Bell
 Graham Dinger Bell worked on Trunk Test in Dial House for several years before transferring to the Training School at Didsbury specialising on Transmission. When the school closed he moved back to Dial House managing the Works Orders staff until his retirement.
December 2018 Information from: John Ogden  
  Steve Ogden
 Steve started as a TTA on EL and P in 1969 he then has spells on Exchange Construction and Maintenance in Manchester North and South areas. He subsequently moved to the BT training college at Stone for several years before moving to America for 15 years with BT-Concert. He returned to the UK a few years ago.
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