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The Future of this Web Site
Looking for a new Webmaster to assist with this website
When I first launched this site I was aged 74, it has been running
for about 6 years and with around 75 visits/day, it continues to
attract new members.
I have just passed my 80th birthday and with a multitude of
medical conditions, I have to think about the continuance of this
So I am asking members for their views and in the process maybe
get some volunteers to become involved. Ideally I would like a
couple of people to join with me to form a 'Team' of three to
manage the site until I let go! Some knowledge of Coding would be
helpfull. Email me -
Historic High for BT Shares in 1999
It would appear that BT reached the high of
1,513p (£15.31)on the last trading day of 1999, amid a wider FTSE 100 rally
as the market was swept up in the technology bubble.
See also BT Privatisation
BT Head Office Sale
hots up as Canary Wharf eyes deal...More
Coping with the Cost of
Care: Often-Overlooked Tax Deductions and
Tips for Seniors and
The information on this
website may be helpful to members.
When informed recent notices will be shown here and
details will be added to the Obituary page whether or not they
were members. Where possible Funeral
arrangements are included. Please send details to me.
Notices will usually be taken down after about six months, however
details of all of these notices are available as a list through the
Membership Functions\Search facility. They may be gone but through this
web site they are not forgotten!
Brian Bewley: passed away Abt. 9 Dec 20 in a
nursing home aged 85 my thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. He
was a TXE 4 TO at Worle and Weston Super Mare.
Informant: Roy Pearson 14 Dec on FB Group BT P & P UK
Eddie Brady: It is with great sadness that I write to say
that a good friend, former colleague and fellow member of the board,
former Planning Manager, Bradford, sadly left us on Tuesday night 8 Dec 20. I am
sure he will be remembered by all who met him for his great humour and non PC
management style, a delight I was able to experience for three years and will
fondly remember for all time. Due to restrictions regarding funerals it is hoped
that a celebration of his life will be held at a date sometime in 2021.
Informant: Peter Troy 11 Dec on FB Group BT P & P UK
Alan Thorneloe: Passed away today 6 Dec 20 he worked on
El&P Sheffield and Lincoln started 1970. No further information. R I P Al,
will miss ye.
Informant: Stuart Cobley on BT Sheffield FB Group 6 Dec 20
Sam Shore: Who retired to Bridlington some years ago. died last weekend
Abt. 29/11/20. Sam spent all his working life at BT and many of you will
Informant: On FB Christine Cooke whose husband Roy Cook worked in BT
Sheffield external planning from 1976 to his retirement in 2003.
Selwyn Thomas: Sad news of the passing of Selwyn,
many happy memories in Bangor Auto in the 70'sNo
Informant: Ron Edwards on FB 28 November at 23:05
Ian Cameron: an engineer for 20+ years sadly passed
away last month. He worked at exchanges in Bath and surrounding areas.
Informant: Ian's son Daz Cameron 29 Nov 20.
Diana Beckett: Previously of Warminster Wilts and a
retired long time employee of BT Sheffield. Sadly passed away on 6th November
2020. Funeral Grenoside South Chapel 30 November at 14.30 - Coop Funeralcare.
Informant: Pat Lomas in BT Sheffield Employees (past & Present) FB
Group on 19 Nov 2020
Anthony Talbot : My Dad sadly passed away on the 27th
October 2020 from Mesothelioma, aged 88. He was also known as Tony or Dick. Tony
worked for BT between 1961-1987 in Exeter and Devon laying cabling and pole
testing. If there is anyone who remembers or worked with Tony, his daughter
Catherine Young would love to hear from you, you may email her at
Posted by Tony's daughter Catherine 11 November 2020
FB Group British Telecom past & Present UK
Roy Dyson: Sorry to have to post sad news, but John
Whitehouse has posted on the Chesterfield BT page that Roy Dyson passed away on
the 25th of this month. Informant. Mark Fisher FB Group BT
SheffieldEmplyees Past & Present
Len Jenner: formerly of the BT Crouch End, Haringey, North
London office, has sadly passed away at the ripe old age of 96. Len worked for
over 40 years for the GPO/British Telecom, starting out as a keen telegraph boy
in central London and working his way up to executive level. He spent many happy
decades at the BT office at Crouch End at departments including personnel,
recruitment, engineering and finance. He leaves a family of three daughters,
eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Informant:: Len's Daughter Sandra
Minis, No Gold Bars, This Time, Just Hard Cash - My Cash!!
Read more and
see what it cost me and tell me what it has cost you! Posted 25 July 17
GMP Information for BTPS members
reaching State Retirement age between 6 Dec. 2018 & 6
RPI v CPI - BT
Pension News from BT press Release 19 January at 16:46
Section C members of the BTPS
will be pleased to hear that the court has ruled that RPI must
continue to be used. BT is "disappointed" and after reviewing
the judgement will consider whether to appeal. BT has confirmed
it will continue to use CPI for Sections A and B.
Posted 20 Jan 2018
Recently Retired? Did you get
the Retrospective 0.7% Increase Included in Your Pension
Calculation? See More
DetailsPosted Jan 2018
Figure released last week was 3% does this mean
BT pensions will be increased by 3%??
Posted 22 Oct 17
A Cap on our Pension Benefits
-Another Threat to our Pensions?
The Trustee Newsletter 2017 has now
been posted out to BT Pensioners and a copy in PDF format has been
placed on this website
View. The Newsletter mentions a discretionary lump sum that maybe
payable on the death of a pensioner
BT Pension Increase at April 2017?
I did not see any
reference to the 2017 pension increase in The Trustee News letter 2017,
however The CPI Inflation Index figure released October 2016 was 1% so can we expect the
increase will be 1%? The RPI index was 2%!!
Posted 28 Feb 2017
Do you think that your Spouses Pension is
Well go to Daily Mail Article on Private
Pension Reform and Think Again! Posted 26 July 2016
BT Pensioners Reconnect
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Members are welcome to use this Notice
Board for personal notices - Politics, Religion and any form of Abuse excluded.
Researching GPO Staffing of WW2 Radio Security Services(RSS).
I have been approached by Stan Ames to help him make contact with anyone who
worked in RSS or anyone with knowledge of this Wartime service. Would
particularly like to know about the "I" Grade or Rank. - please reply to me:
to bring its Indian Call Centres back home from India
In a bid to improve its appalling customer service
See more and get full report
Daily mail 19 September 2015
Did this actually happen?
Important Pension Information
Where there is a Partnership and
no Marriage. Did you know that you can nominate a dependent Partner for a
pension similar to that for a Spouse, when you die.Read
More Posted by Bill Rees September 2015
I have been trying to locate a
friend and colleague, BRIAN HIGGINS, for sometime and sadly, I have now been
advised that he died some 3-4 years ago. Brian and I worked together in Mid Reg
Datel Marketing in 1970's.
more new members are required to make searches on this site more
have now reduced to as few as 4 or 5 per week so I would like every member to
make an effort to recruit at least one new member.Click
the box Below. Please email to me the
name and email address of your recruit(s) so that I may confirm that your
recruit(s) has registered.
This website has almost 60,000 visits a year that is almost 5000 visits per
Only a few of these visits result in a new member being added. Why?
Am I doing it
I just do not know if this site
is meeting the needs or expectations of members.
Please tell me what you think
about it and say how you think it can be improved, what can be added and
what should be removed.
What Could You
It would be very helpful if
members would volunteer to adopt a page and be responsible for its upkeep
A Plan 107 (A Boss/Secretary system) was being
installed and the extension telephone was to be situated alongside another
Telephone. When the job was completed the lady asked for a different colour for the extension telephone. Asked why? She said
"so she could tell
which one was ringing!!" a statement she repeated. The Fitter simply
adjusted the bell coils and all was well. (Comment; Did he mean 'bell gongs?' )
Story taken from a post on Facebook Group GPO Telephones
and Wireless Pensioners Associated Site Launched
BT pensioners site has been further developed to create an Associate Site which I
hope will prove popular with C&W Pensioners. Links between the two
sites will be provided for those with an interest in both companies.
Loose Out in BT Drive to
cut costs.On Wednesday 14 November 2012, I received my usual copy of BT Today
(Pensioner Edition) and it was with some dismay that on page 21. I read
that the Pensioner Edition would cease publication from this issue
onwards, because it can no longer be funded. Does BT really need to make
such meagre savings off the back of itís pensioners?
A Point of View
site is principally to enable PO/BT Pensioners, employees and ex-employees
to re-establish contact with old colleagues.
been added to the
site and photographs are urgently required. Men/Women at work, in training
or at leisure could be interesting subjects. Jpeg format preferred. Upgraded
08 Apr 13, to improve presentation
BT Pension Scheme
Declines to Publicise or
Offer any assistance with this site
is the time of year when we are informed of the BT pension increase for
2013/14. My notice of increase arrived 24 April and as expected the
increase was 2.2% based on the September 2012 CPI measure of inflation.
This compares with:
The RPI measure of
inflation of 2.6%
The State Pension Increase for
2013/14 of 2.6%
Cable & Wireless Pension Scheme increase of 3.1%.Read
the reprographic unit at 2-12 Farringdon Road in the 1960s and
Helsdon, a veteran of BT International (Faraday, Wood Street, Wren
House and Kelvin), published his first novel a few years ago, a
comedy-thriller called SHAIKH-DOWN under the pen-name of David
Gee. His second book, The Bexhill
Missile Crisis. has
now been published and is now available to buy as
an e-book from the Amazon Kindle store as well as in paperback
from your local bookstore or direct from the publishers to order a copy
as e-book or paperback click on www.davidgeebooks.com
3. Stanley George:
'Please Wipe your Boots' Now Available in Paperback
memoir by a 1960's apprentice and an essential read for all ex engineers. More Detail...
Click on link below for more
information and a 10% Discount
with The Genealogist
you a World War II Veteran or do you know someone who is?
former WWII Lancaster Bomber Crew Member, Ted Cachart, has contacted me to help publicise
grants that are available from the Big Lottery Fund to enable veterans
and their widows/widowers to pay a remembrance visit to the area in which
they served. Applications can be made if a grant has not been received since
2009. Grants range from £330 - £5500
(for Far East Visits)
The Big Lottery Fund Tel. No. is 0845 00 00121