News Assistants need drawers with locks

2013-07-03 14.31.06












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This note is held in the BBC Archives, and must have been written during a check of the new facilities at Pebble Mill before the building opened in 1971, as the address included is Carpenter Road in Edgbaston, the former BBC Birmingham headquarters.

I wonder what the Chief News Assistants were keeping in their desks to necessitate the locks, or was it that other members of the newsroom were particularly light-fingered, as well as being noisy?

Radio Birmingham being fed off the ringmain was obviously an after thought and had to be added in pencil!

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