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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Also various BT Facebook Groups often post notices of the death of our
colleagues and whenever I see them I try to record details on this page.
Notices will usually be taken down after about six months, however
details of all of these notices are available on the Commemorative Page through the
Membership Functions\Search facility.
but you will need to have registered as a member. You can
Register 'Free' here. They may be
gone but through this web site they are not forgotten!
William Thomas Howard: William Passed away on 25 Sept 2022 aged
98 after38 years service. The Funeral will be on 21 October 2022 at City
of London Cemetery and Crematorium - East Chapel
Bill Caster via Email
Dave Morfitt: Dave passed away in Newcastle in April 2019 and
cremated soon after at Blyth (Northumberland). Due to Daves mums health
(now deceased) a service was not held in Sheffield at the time and due
to covid the service was delayed further. Memorial Service:
Andrew Whitfield has been asked by Val (Daves ex wife) to post to let
all know that a memorial service has been arranged for Dave Morfitt, the
service will be at 1:30, Friday 6th August 2021 at Hutcliffe Wood
Crematorium. Abbey Lane Cemetery, Periwood Ln, Beauchief,
Sheffield S8 0HP. Meet 5 mins before outside the Chapel.Anyone who
wishes to attend is welcome.Informant:
Andrew Whitfield via FB Group BT Sheffield Employees (P&P) 26 July 21
Update: 28 July Sorry it appears there
has been misunderstanding between myself and Val, it is actually a
scattering of ashes in the Garden of Rememberance at Hutcliffe Wood at
1:30 on 6th of August 2021, meeting outside the Chapel 5 mins before,
however as there is also a cremation service for another departed, the
meeting place may yet change.
I can only apologise for any confusion, sorry.Informant:
Andrew Whitfield via FB Group BT Sheffield Employees (P&P) 28 July 21
Tony Bishop AKA Rebore: Passed away suddenly on the 26th June age
69. One of life's characters, he will be missed by so many. His funeral
will be on Friday 23rd July at South Bristol Crematorium at 3pm. All are
welcome to attend. If attending, please wear brightly coloured clothes,
it would be much appreciated. Maybe a Hawaiian shirt or something that
reflects who you are, or your connection to Tony. All enquiries To
Pitman's Funeralcare Tel: 01934 622738.
Pete Yeates via FB Group Past & Present BT Employees (Bristol) 20 July
More about Tony Bishop: Bristol Hash House Harriers, will be
holding a "Memorial Run" for "Tony "Rebore" Bishop this Friday after his
funeral. July 23rd.
Run starts 6pm on The Downs, the Cafe just past the Water Tower. After
(Hash) run there will be a memorial drink, same place, starting about
7pm. All welcome. BYO drinks. etc. Informant: David Battye viaFB Group Past & Present BT Employees (Bristol) 20 July 21
Sorry this post is too late for 23rd July funeral etc but
the notice is relevant
Graham Godfrey: The longtime
security guard at Tinsley Data Centre, he sadly passed away the other
His funeral will be at Rotherham Crematorium on Thu 5th Aug 10:15.
Mark Spencer via FB Group BT Sheffield Employees (P&P) 23 July 21
David Drakes: To all those that knew Dave (Aka Daffy) and would
like to follow the live feed of the funeral, the details are below.
Those that would like to attend in person could you please remember to
wear a mask and take suitable precautions. strange times. Name David
Drakes Location Rotherham Crematorium - Default Chapel
Date & Time Wednesday 26/05/2021 11:00 Event Number 946280 - please
quote this on all correspondence and when calling
Requester Richard Clark - J H Clark, Rawmarsh https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view
Login / Order ID: 95743Password: zacsqhhk . Informant : Steve
Wilde via FB GroupBT Sheffield Employees(Past & Present
Mick Sharp: Sad news about Mick who passed away in St.
James Hospital Leeds on Friday evening 7 May 2021, after a long battle
with cancer. Mick worked for BT for many years and was well known for
his incisive wit, love of of fine dining and red wine. RIP Mick.
Informant: Andy Jarman via FB group British Telecom past and present
Peter Cooper: my Partner Pete Cooper sadly passed away. BT was where we met all those
years ago. “PJ”, as he was affectionately known, worked for BT for 35
years, starting his career as a Cabler working out of Sheffield Parkway
back in the 80’s. Then with promotion he went on to work in Telephone
House where he worked in Works Control and then later ending his career
in the Command Centre. Thank you to everyone who has taken time to send
Condolences on the passing of Pete Cooper “PJ”
as a family we are truly touched by people’s kind words. Funeral Details
are as follows: Chesterfield Crematorium, Tuesday 25th May 2021 at
11.10am We welcome all who wish to attend to remember Peter but sadly
Some restrictions are still in place.
Joanne Heyes via FB Group BT Sheffield Employees(Past & Present
Pete Pashley: Unfortunately I have some sad news - Pete passed
away yesterday after suffering a stroke - Pete worked on CA&L before
moving into the RSC in Sheffield, made many friends and was a character
larger than life.
Our thoughts are with his wife Jean and family at this time.
On a personal note I have had the pleasure knowing Pete for over 40
years - many fond memories both at work and play - lots of laughter,
caught a few fish and more than a few beers drank - Thirsty Thursday's
will never be the same. RIP my friend.
Informant:Graham Collins 26 February via FB group BT Sheffield P& P
J J Hawkesby:Just recvd this (5 Feb 20). Knew JJ when he was in
the stores at Horfield.
Not sure if you were aware he had a heart attack and passed away last
week. Judging by the large number of sympathy messages, he was a well
known chap working at various locations in the Bristol Area and
extremely well thought of. His funeral is on 5th March 16.00 at
Westerleigh Crematorium please pass the information on.
Informant: Les Whitmore16 February on FB Group Past & Present BT
Gordon Harrison: Just heard that this stalwart and character from
Middlesbrough TRS days passed away last week. you will be missed
by all. R.I.P. Informant: David Hills on 5 February 2021
thro' FB group BT P & P
Pam Cusack: I am very sad to tell those that remember Pam, that
she has passed away in hospital from COVID 19. Pam worked for BT in
Customer Services for several years. A very lovely fun loving lady,
taken much too soon. RIP Pam. She lost he battle with Covid and she will
be greatly missed by the whole family.
Informant: Sue Mcmanus FB GroupBT Sheffield Employees (Past & Present)
Mark Spillett: it is my very sad task to announce the recent
death of Mark. I believe Mark was a Lineman in Worthing before being
promoted to a Manager on Business Installation in Brighton in the 1980s
and he may be remembered in Brighton, Worthing, the South and South
East. Mark was married to Sally and had two boys when living in
Rustington. He worked in Installation Control Telephone House where he
met and later married Lynn his second wife. He suffered with dementia in
a care home in Babbacombe that was recently infiltrated by the deadly
COVID19 virus and Mark was infected so badly that there was little the
NHS could do for him. His funeral will take place on 9th February at
2pm. in Devon. RIP Mark Spillett.
Informant: Geof Stevens FB Group BT P & P UK
John ‘Nip’ Smith: For anyone in the Midlands area, sadly informed
that John passed away aged 89, about 6 Feb 21
He was a cabler working out of the former Tamworth TEC.
Philip Simmonds: died on Friday 29th January 2021. He had many
ailments and had survived a bout of covid but had advanced prostate
cancer. He died at home in Lincolnshire. I believe he retired in the
1980's and lived in Ealing then. My mother survives him and asks that I
inform BT should any colleagues remember Philip. If anyone would like to
speak to my mother Brenda she can be contacted on 01472-389008.
Informant: Alison Goddard Step Daughter
Dave Moss: For anyone in Colchester Area I have just heard that
Big Dave Moss Passed away on 26 January having contracted Covid-19.
Informant: Andy Gardner FB Group BT P & P
Arthur Haslop: sadly passed away on the 16th January aged 94. He
joined the GPO straight from school in Cambridge and moved to
Staffordshire in the early 1960’s where he finally retired in 1986. More
recently he lived in Bournemouth and then Fleet Hampshire. Anyone
wishing to contact his daughter can email
Informant: Pam Dowell(Daughter)
Harry Lomas: I'm sorry to be sharing this sad news with you.
sadly Harry passed away on 20th January at Hallamshire Hospital due to
Covid. Harry worked at Solly Street as a Box Builder and moved to
Parkway in Mech Aids. He left BT around 2010. Funeral is on 11th
February at 10.30 Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium. Informant: Trish Thorp BT
Sheffield Pand P·
Pete Mathers: passed away
peacefully, at home, on 8 July. He tried chemo to fight the brain tumour
he had been diagnosed with, however, it wasn’t successful. He
deteriorated quite rapidly during June.
Informant: David Hobson on FB Group BT Sheffield Employees P & P
Larry Scrivenor: Sorry to advise that he passed away on Friday 15
January. He was in charge of the Mech Aids work shop at the Parkway TEC.
Informant: Roger Stevenson BT Sheffield FB Group
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
A Cap on our Pension Benefits
-Another Threat to our Pensions
This is serious and we all should be asking
BT and Pension Trustees some questions.
Go to Pension News page to see Daily Mail Article
Posted 09 July 2017
BT Pension Fund Deficit now estimated at at £14 Billion with BT
staff pensions being targeted see Daily Mail article 13/12/17
on BT Pension Fund News Page
Posted 20 December 2017
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
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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.
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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 it’s 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