Category Archives: People

December 24th 2008

dougFirst of all, to all those of you of a ‘certain’ age…… MERRY CHRISTMAS VT! and, to everyone who doesn’t know the phrase, Happy Christmas and the very best for 2009! The picture opposite is from the “Blue Peter Book of Television”. It is part of a photograph of the Blue Peter presenters queuing for a cuppa in the Tea Bar outside TC3 (Red?). However, the face in the back of the queue is also very familiar – it’s Doug (Parsons). Quite a surprise and rather nice to have a shot of him – even if it is a bit grainy. The only other picture of him is a blurred frame in Alan Edgington’s 8mm filmof the area.

October 1st 2008

asrbThe picture on the right was sent to me by Bernie (Newnham) who has it posted on the Tech Ops site.
He asked us if we could identify the VT person on the left of the picture.
After an exchange of emails, Ron Bowman confesses to being that man! I quote:-

I cannot tell a lie – it’s me with hair! The occasion was the review of an early episode of Your Life in Their Hands. It looks like we are having a matey chat but he barely spoke to me. At a guess I’d say it was VT7.

May 16th 2008

A major update with the first 50 (or so) of the course photos from the Wood Norton DVD. This has also meant a major rejig of the ETD section with separate sections for TA Course, C Courses etc. I have also removed the jump menus which became totally unmanageable.

May 1st 2008

cpart2_125Finally the DVD from Wood Norton has arrived – thanks to John Paroussi and Royal Mail! Just to give a taster of the course photos, here is C Part 2 Course 125 Group C – no dates, but at least two familiar faces for VT Oldboys…………..

Over the next month, or so, the ETD section will therefore be expanding ……….. quite a bit!!

 

 

March 21st

The Martin family(!), who organise the annual Christmas Lunch at Surbiton and other events for Radio, now have a dedicated website at www.40sand50sreunion.co.uk which has contact details and information on forthcoming events. Do pop over and have a look as their contribution to the continuing contact between ‘us oldies’ (and the newer retirees) is enormous. Do come to an event – you never know who you might meet!