Warren Clarke at the BBC Club

Ron Poston with Warren Clarke, Jan Poston












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Thanks to Jan Poston for sharing this photo of her father, Ron Poston, with actor Warren Clarke, who died 12 Nov 2014. Ron was a doorman at the BBC Club at Pebble Mill. The Club was well frequented by BBC staff as well as actors, at lunchtimes and in the evenings. The photo was taken just before Pebble Mill closed in late 2004.

The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:

Mark Hellings: ‘Sad to hear of the death of Warren Clarke, but wow, the picture of Ron takes me right back to the liquid lunches over at the club – terrific picture!’

Andy Bentley: ‘I’ve poured Warren in to a few taxis when they were doing Dalziel and Pascoe. He always liked the end of run parties in the boardroom. Colin Buchanan would phone down to Reception and ask us to get a cab and give him a hand. Always great fun though.’

Karen White: ‘Ahhh Ron. Also a great gentleman’

Joyce Miller

Joyce MillerThe death of Joyce Miller was announced in the Worcester News today, 4th March 2014. Joyce was a press officer at Pebble Mill, and was married to Stuart Miller, an engineer at Radio WM, and later at BBC Hereford and Worcester. Stuart passed away a couple of years ago.

Joyce was a regular phone in guest to Hereford and Worcester’s mid-morning show until quite recently.

Thanks to Mark Hellings, Assistant Editor of BBC Hereford and Worcester, for sharing this information.

The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook Page:

Marie Phillips: ‘When I took over CIN [Children in Need] from Tony Raimont it was based in the Press Office because nobody really knew where it belonged !! Joyce was very welcoming and helpful and a true friend when I was threatened with “eviction” !! We shared a lot of laughs, none more funny than the story of the trifles. She and Stuart were active in their village life and Stuart arrived home from a Committee Meeting to tell her that she had been nominated to make 14 trifles for the next event. She begged and borrowed enough bowls, put in monumental effort and made them on the due day, taking them proudly to the venue, to be told by Madam Chairman that actually, it was “trifle for 14” !!! Stuart almost ended up wearing them. Happy memories Joyce – rest easy.’

Richard Uridge: ‘Joyce and Stuart took me under their wing when I was a cub reporter at Radio WM at Pebble Mill. A charming couple and a sad loss to the local radio “family.” Joyce, like Stuart, always had a twinkle in her eye. Both warm and mischievous. A wonderful combination. Happy memories.’