Memories

January 9, 2018Becky Harris

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Becky Harris

Becky Harris sadly died in December 2017, aged 83. Becky joined the BBC when she was only 14, and worked for the Corporation for over 40 years. Even after she retired, she went back to work for the BBC part time! She worked in different departments over the years, starting in the post room at […]

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January 1, 2018Roy Hill

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Roy Hill

I’ve heard from Terry Powell, that Roy Hill from costume sadly passed away a month ago (autumn 2017). Roy worked at Pebble Mill for over 10 years. Terry said that he was part of the ‘old gang’ and that old friends would like to know. Thanks to Peter Church for adding the photo below, and […]

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November 27, 2017Roger Casstles reminisces about BBC Pebble Mill

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Roger Casstles reminisces about BBC Pebble Mill

Specially shot video of Roger Casstles talking about why BBC Pebble Mill was a special place. The video is recorded on Pebble Mill Road, overlooking the site where Pebble Mill stood, and is now a dental hospital. Roger mentions some of the productions that came from Pebble Mill, like Pebble Mill at One, Midlands Today, […]

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October 16, 2017Joan Walsh

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Joan Walsh

                        Joan Walsh, who worked in the BBC canteen in Birmingham from 1952, sadly died last week (Oct 2017), aged 93. Louise Willcox has pieced together some of information about Joan’s career, with the help of former colleagues. Joan worked at Carpenter Road, before […]

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October 5, 2017Pebble Mill before the BBC

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Pebble Mill before the BBC

                        I found this short history of the BBC Pebble Mill site on a Facebook Page, ‘Birmingham Back in The Day’. Here is the link to it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1177026819016145/permalink/1645644118821077/?pnref=story. “Pebble Mill was a fulling mill in the 16th century. Standing on the Bournbrook, it was […]

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