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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
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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.
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
Ian Watters: I posted a few weeks
ago that Iain Watters had passed away, for those who knew him his cremation is
Saturday 23rd at 11, as we cannot attend I thought we could have a minute
silence and raise a glass or mug to him at 11.
Informant Peter Bugdale FB Group British telecom past & Present UK
Joe Maddison: Passed away on Monday 11th May 2020.
Joe was an Engineer with BT for a number of years, originally working in
Doncaster and then moving over to Sheffield. He retired in the 1990s. His
funeral is at Rotherham Crematorium on Thursday 21 May at 2.00pm. Rotherham
Crematorium . If anyone remembers him and would like to send the family a
message, please let me know, Lindsay Fells FB Group BT Sheffield Employees
(Past & Present) and I'll ensure the messages are passed on.
Informant: Lindsay Fells posted this sad news on behalf of a friend who lost her
Ian Watters: It is my sad duty to inform you
that Iain Watters passed 28 April, he died peacefully in hospital of pneumonia.
Iain joined the GPO in Glasgow in the late 60s, he then moved to London where he
was a level one for jointing team, he then moved to Norwich just after the
millennium and was a manager of the major works team and finally managed the
pole testers, and as a much respect colleague and friend he will be missed.
Informant Peter Bugdale FB Group British telecom past & Present UK
Hyde: My beloved husband Michael
passed away aged 69 after a long battle with cancer on 22 February 2020. Michael
worked at the Birmingham offices for BT, starting at Telephone House and ended
his career at Brindley Place, in his final role as Network Analyst. He took
retirement in his early 50s and sadly over the years lost touch with friends
made over the years. A service to celebrate Michaelís life will be held at
Woodlands Crematorium, Castle Bromwich on Monday 23 March at 11.00 am, followed
by a gathering at the Grimstock Hotel from 11.45. The family would be very happy
to see and meet any of Michaelís friends on the day. With all best wishes
Susan and David Hyde
Ken Bristo: has
passed away peacefully at home on February 14, 2020 aged 93. Funeral service to
be held at St Mary Magdalene Church, Westerfield on Tuesday, March 10, at 11.00
a.m. He was my Boss at Portman Rd Exchange, Ipswich and went onto be an EE in
the area. Informant: Mick Goldrick on Facebook
Paul Gleed: recently
passed away C20 Feb 20. His funeral is to be at Westerleigh Crematorium on
Friday 6th March 20 at 3.30pm for those who wish to attend. He regularly attend
the NFOP meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at Unitarian Meeting Room
in Brunswick Square (10am to 12 midday)
All ex BT welcomed.
Informant: David Curwen Rees on Facebook
Rob Thornton: I have the sad duty to inform you that in the early
hours 13 February 2020 our good friend died at home. Rob who used
to be a Linesman in Hurspierpont Sussex. Moving on to PABX Mntce in
Burgess Hill. Later in Brighton as Tech Support on Monarch and other big
The Funeral will take place on Thursday 12th March 3 pm at Worthing
Crematorium (BN14 0RG) followed by refreshments back at Ashurst
Village Hall (BN44 3AP). No dress code. No flowers, donations will be to
Blind Veterans UK. There will be a motorcycle ride out with the hearse,
meeting 2pm at Ashurst Village Hall car park (BN44 3AP), should anyone
wish to join it. Please pass on details to anyone who may have known
Robbie. Informant: Dave Holman on Facebook
Annie Jordan: Sadly
passed away on £1 December 2019. She worked in the Barnsley and Rotherham
districts. The funeral will be held in Barnsley on 23 January 2020 at 12.50.
Further details from Diane Davis on FB group BT Sheffield employees (Past &
Posted 14Jan 2020
Albert Bishop: Popular with his
colleagues passed away recently and his funeral is on Friday 20th December
13.30pm. at Pilning Church North of Bristol. No Flowers.
Informant Russ Cooper on Facebook 11 December 19
Jack Otway: Passed peacefully away
at home on October 28th 2019 aged 80 years. The funeral service took place at St
Faiths Crematorium on 15 November. Further information contact R J Bartram & Son
Wymondham 01953 603138.
Eastern Daily Press Nov 9th 2019
Albert White AKA Bert, who worked for the GPO/British
Telecom for 43 Ĺ years, he started in about 1942 and retired early due to ill
health around 1985. He worked in the Middlesex area all his working life,
Uxbridge, Acton, West Drayton, Skyport [LHR] Southall etc. He passed away on 1st
September 2019 he died of pneumonia and complications of a secondary brain
injury sustained in October 2018. The Funeral is on Friday 25th October 2019,
12pmat the Crematorium on the Isle of Wight
[ there is only one Crematorium on the Island ].
Informant Pam Jones Daughter 18 Sept 19
Les Baynham: Mark Baynham Les' Son through
Facebook sadly reports that Les Baynham passed away on or about 23 July
2019 after a short illness. Friends and Colleagues are very welcome to
attend his funeral Monday 5th August 1.00 pm at Sedgemoor Crematorium.
Several friends have already expressed their condolences on Facebook.
This information was posted on Facebook/Past & Present BT Employees
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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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