Martin Fenton took this photo in the radio studios area of Pebble Mill in autumn 2003.
Electrical safety was obviously taken very seriously, if only ‘authorised staff’ could put a plug in a socket!
The BBC logo, with the rounded corners seems to date it between 1971-88.
The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Kathryn Shuttleworth: ‘I certainly know where this sign is. I have it along with other bits from Studio 3. I was one of the last to leave Pebble Mill and on a final walk round noticed most of the studio signs and door plates had gone. I guess quite a few people took a bit of Pebble Mill with them before the bulldozers turned up.’
Pete Simpkin: ‘In most BBC studios there were visits from musical groups of some sort and another and this notice was to be seen all over the place. I remember doing a late Christmas eve show at WM and was horrified to see my wife in the Ops room pulling out a mains plug (which could have been powering anything!) to plug in a hotplate containing eggs and bacon which she had brought in for the crew!!’