Tony Pilgrim, former Manager, Communications and Engineering Services, has died peacefully in his sleep, aged 91. He was responsible for much of the planning and organising of the move to Pebble Mill in 1970/1. The technical move involved the change from monochrome to colour TV, mono radio to stereo, and valves to transistors. It was a major cultural change. After the move, Tony was a key figure in the running of the building, until his retirement in 1983. In addition he was a pioneer in the development of the Royal Television Society, for which he was awarded an MBE, for services to the television industry.
Thanks to George Pagan, for the information above.
The following comment was left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Lynn Cullimore: ‘He was my first boss at pebble mill. Always beautifully dressed. Sorry to hear this sad news.’