Terry Lindfield

Gail Herbert, Patricia Mifflin, Terry Lindfield, Brian Watkiss AG-W












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I have been asked to pass on the news from Steve McLaughlin, via John Birkill,  that Terry Lindfield sadly passed away last week from pneumonia.  He will be sorely missed with that infectious laugh that used to ring out down the corridors of Pebble Mill.
John confirmed that he was the Project manager, in the mid 1980s, at Pebble Mill for the transition from Quad to 1″.
The photo above was taken in 1985 when he was a guest at my wedding to Ivor.  Terry is second from right. (To avoid the quiz the others are from R-L Gail Herbert, Patricia Mifflin, Terry and Brian Watkiss).

He was quite a character that made his mark on Pebble Mill even though he was there for a short time along with Norman Hicks from London Special Projects Installation Dept.

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Ampex VPR6 1″ and D3 Machine

Photo by Paul Vanezis, no reproduction without permission

Photo by Paul Vanezis, no reproduction without permission














The photo shows an Ampex VPR6, 1″ videotape machine, in a stack with a Panasonic D3 machine. The VPR6 dates from the 1980s, whilst D3 machines came in during the early 1990s, and were used in editing and for transmission tapes, rather than for recording on. I wonder if this set up was for transferring 1″ tapes to D3.

1 Inch VT Machines and their operators – photos by Brian Watkiss and Ian Collins

Photos by Brian Watkiss and Ian Collins, no reproduction without permission.

These photos show various Pebble Mill 1 Inch VT machines and their operators. Included are Mark Ray and Ian Pederson in the first photo, cameraman Simon Bennett in the second, and Brian Watkiss eating mini cheddars, with Jon Parker behind him.  Jonathan Dick is also featured.

VT editing

These photos show the VT area at Pebble Mill over the years.  They were taken by different people in post production, including Mike Blore, Tim Savage, Jim Gregory, Paul Vanezis and Ian Collins, and show the changes in technology from the days of 2″, through 1″ to D3 and Digibeta.

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