Photo by Jim Gregory, no reproduction without permission.
The photo is of Fred Hammond, the Commissioner at the BBC Birmingham studios in Gosta Green, which pre-dated the Pebble Mill building. It was taken at the front of Gosta Green looking across to what was then Gosta Tech Students Union (now part of Aston University), circa mid 1960s.
The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Paul Hunt: ‘He so reminds me of the commissioners that used to man the doors of BH in London when I joined in 1985. They all knew you on first name terms and on special days they would proudly wear their white gloves under their epaulettes.’
Gordon Astley: ‘I remember him. I was there in 1969.’
Gail Everett: ‘I remember Fred very well, first person I met at BBC. He had a daughter who also worked at Pebble Mill but can’t remember her name.’
Janet Collins: ‘His daughter Olivia also worked at Pebble Mill.’