How many VT boys does it take to move a Quad?

Photos from Mike Bloore, no reproduction without permission.

These photos were taken at the switch off of the last Quad suite at Pebble Mill, circa 1984.

Pebble Mill’s Videotape Editors were a group of highly trained and skilled professionals – but there were some problems where even they had to resort to brute force! PAs sitting on top of 2″ Quad machine I suspect made the task to shifting it slightly harder, but a whole lot more enjoyable!

Included are: Mike Bloore, Nigel Evans, Ian Collins, Jim Gregory, Steve Critchlow, Chris Glover, John Burkill, Brian Comley, Jon Parker – and sitting atop – PA Sue Williams.

The following information was added on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:

Ray Lee: ‘It is an Ampex VR2000, VTB Cubicle and on the 6th photo you can just see through the marley door into VTC which is clearly equipped at this time.’

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4 Comments

  • This was the switch off of our last quad editing suite. It’s not Bob Stacey. It was one of the guys from London who came up for the refurb. I can’t remember his name(was it Simon?)… one of them was called Terry. I too am in a couple of the pictures so it must be around 1984(ish).

  • Hi Jon

    How are you? Thanks for this info – I’ll add it into the original post. Someone told me that you are lecturing at BCU now in Horology – how is it going. I lecture in the School of Media now.

    Best wishes

    Vanessa

  • Hi

    The three people from London P&ID who ran the refurb of pebble mill VTR where Terry Lindfield, Norman (technical) Hitch and Steve

    In one of the other pictures you can see Norman

    Terry passed away December 2014 RIP

  • Hi

    The three people from London P&ID who ran the refurb of pebble mill VTR where Terry Lindfield, Norman (technical) Hitch and Steve

    Norman can be seen in the top right of this Pic

    Terry passed away December 2014 RIP

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