Pebble Mill site 2020

Pebble Mill site 2020

Posted by Bhasker Solanki on Thursday, 9 January 2020

Thanks to Bhasker Solanki for sharing this video of the Pebble Mill site in Jan 2020. It looks very different from when it was a broadcast centre, with only the road past Security at the end of the video looking the same.

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House Services Engineers circa 1983

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Thanks to Richard Smith for sharing this photo of the House Service Engineers, who had just set up the marquee for Regional Clubs Day. It’s circa 1983.

From L to R: Dave Tansey, Mick Taylor, Dick Smith and Mick Archbold.

Ron Poston working at the BBC Club

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Thanks to Jan Poston, for sharing this photo from the late 1990s, of her father working at the BBC Club at Pebble Mill.

Ron was a true gentleman and is fondly remembered by BBC staff. He also worked as a studio attendant.

Tony Newbury, Mike Day, Gail Herbert, Peter Skinner

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The photo includes Tony Newbury, Mike Day, Gail Herbert (now Everett), and Peter Skinner. It was taken in the BBC Club at Pebble Mill one Christmas.

Thanks to Gail for sharing the photo.

The following information was added on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:

Paul Hunt: Mike was the Broadcast Systems Engineer. In a nutshell he knew everything about all the wiring of Pebble Mill and kept all the records up to date. Additionally he had an encyclopaedic knowledge of all the Post Office landlines across the midlands region!

Steve Dellow: ‘He was also given an ‘Unsung Hero’ award recently’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/get-inspired/46454426?fbclid=IwAR3lHi6eZp0AjzpVqpft-C89ZwTjK3Z2fksytN5JYu4QsvKFDxnhtu5li3U

Working in Television – Peter Hercombe

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This is an excerpt from an interview with the Assistant Editor of Pebble Mill at One, Peter Hercombe, from a book called Working in Television written in 1980 by Jan Leeming, who worked at Pebble Mill for a time. The aim was to encourage young people to think about careers in television.

Thanks to Jonathan Dick, who has sadly died recently since sharing the excerpt.