Pebble Mill 2004

Pebble Mill 2004 from pebblemill on Vimeo.

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This video was recorded on December 11th, 2004 by John Sarson. By this time production had moved to the new BBC Birmingham headquarters at the Mailbox, and the excess equipment had been auctioned off, prior to the building being demolished in 2005. The site is now being redeveloped as a dental hospital.

Thanks to John Sarson, and the VT Oldboys for sharing this video. There is plenty more interesting material on the VT Oldboys website, so do take a look:

Pebble Mill reception Dec 2004









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

Terry Powell: ‘I walked through those doors for many a happy year’

Andy Marriott: ‘Where was the tape storage area?’

Pete Simpkin: ‘The nagging question is what happened to all the tapes in that library?’

Janet Collins: ‘Tape storage area was down stairs in the basement.’

Matt Toomer: ‘Did all those tapes get rescued or were they binned?’

News Library – photos by Philip Morgan

Library stacks

News library betas

Photos by Philip Morgan, no reproduction without permission.

These photos were taken in November 2004, when Pebble Mill had been emptied and the fixtures and fittings were auctioned off, before the demolition in 2005.

The photos are of the Midlands Today film library, where beta insert tapes were stored for possible re-use.  The library stacks were used for longer term storage.