George’s funeral was yesterday (April 11th) in Poole. Phil Southby has sent this photograph of the few of us who attended. The other faces are his sister Moira and her husband.
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George Hynde, ex Planning Assistant in the OB Planning office and then Planning and Allocations in TVC VT, passed away on 16th March.
His funeral is at 14:00, in the Barn Ceremony Hall, Harbour View Crematorium, Lytchett Minster, Dorset, BH16 6AN, on 11th April.
The wake will be at the Bakers Arms in Lytchett Minster, Dorset.
His sister, Mrs Moira Smallpeice, would like to see as many of George’s
BBC colleagues there as possible.
Dave Hume, Telobians Organiser.
This sad news from Leo Hutchings
As you may have been aware, my father, Paul Hutchings, had been fighting cancer of the mouth for the last couple of years and sadly lost his battle on the morning of 5th February.
The funeral service, to which all are welcome, will take place at South West Middlesex (Hanworth) Crematorium, on Monday 4th March at 12.20pm.
For those who can make it, the wake will be held at the Cabbage Patch Pub in Twickenham after the service. If you will be looking to attend the wake, it would be helpful if you could let me know so that I can confirm the finer details with the venue.
I have arranged two floral tributes, if anyone else would like to add to that I would ask that they be delivered to the address below before 10.20am on the morning of the service.
Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors
13 Market Parade
Hampton Road West
Any charitable donations that people would like to make are to be shared between Clarendon School and MacMillan Cancer Care. Donations can be made on the day of the service or via the donations page on the Lodge Brothers website, www.lodgebros.co.uk. My father’s details should be available on there from 19th February onwards.
If you think that anyone whose email address my father didn’t have should be notified or would like to attend, please feel free to pass these details on. Please also feel free to ask me if there’s anyone in particular you think I should try to contact who I might not have done already, albeit that I might not be able to reply immediately.
Following the dismantling of the Ampex sign (post below), Howard and I wrote a letter to the San Mateo Daily Journal which was published today.
A few of his friends are organising a reunion event for all who have had the pleasure of knowing Nial Brown – VT Editor.
The evening will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and will feature live music and a fundraising auction to help Nial’s ongoing rehabilitation following his severe stroke.
Monday 21st May 2018
The Monarch, 40-42 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8BG
(nearest tube Chalk Farm or Camden Town)
Please let us know if you can come by dropping us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, RSVP on the facebook event page here:
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If you can’t come along but would like to contribute, please send us an email and we will let you know how. Thank you!
Denise Sissons has passed on the sad news that Frank Riches passed away last week. He had been very ill with a brain tumour since the end of 2017.
His funeral is on the Thursday 22nd at 14:30 at Winford, Somerset, Church, BS40 8EU. He wanted to be buried in the church yard so no crematorium. As far as we know it’s then tea back at the house, before hot food arranged at the local pub. No flowers donations to charities yet to be decided.
If you would like to come please let me know and I’ll tell Gwyn or email her gwynriches@ Hotmail.com.
More information to follow
Following the closure of “The Black Bison” which had reverted to “The Cricketers” after Christmas, it has been decided to try a new venue for the mid summer lunch on June 22nd.
Annie & I have just returned from lunch at “The Anchor” at Pyrford near Ripley, Surrey. It wasn’t too busy – we had a minimal wait for a hot lunch – and there’s plenty of car-parking. Very handy for the A3 and M25. I asked about a ‘large number’ (25) of attendees and it seemed to present no problem. As you will see there is plenty of outside eating space – the website claims 400(!) I will update after the weekend when I have emailed them and made a booking – their online booking system will only cope up to 20, it certainly coped for the two of us!
The funeral and committal for John Wilson has been arranged for 11:30 on
Thursday 9 February at:-
St Mary’s Church,
This will be followed by a reception at:-
Thame Barns Centre,
This is about ten minute’s drive from Haddenham, and there is plenty of parking at both places.
John’s wife Rosemarie says, ”I will be very pleased to welcome John’s BBC friends, I might even meet a few people who have just been names in the past”.
No flowers please, but if anybody would like to donate to a charity it can be done through the Funeral Directors (FJ Wilson, Greenway, Haddenham, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8BJ) to one of the following:-
Florence Nightingale Hospice
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Or send it directly, or leave a donation at the church.
Keith Graham has just commented:-
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Ampex VR1000. The Santa Clara (California) chapter of the IEEE, in conjunction with the San Francisco section of SMPTE unveiled a Historical Milestone plaque at Stanford University, where there is one of the first VR1000s on display.
Here is the link to a 30 minute documentary I made with footage of the event and reminiscences from people, including Fred Pfost, the last surviving member of the original development team.
Please forgive my “stealing” John Naull’s animation from the Christmas tape so many years ago.
You can find the video on YouTube here
(Keith is the originator of our photograph of the Ampex Sign)
Tim Nicholson has just drawn my attention to this:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/all-lime-grove-reunion-take-two-june-25th-2016-tickets-20455797842