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by David Rumens
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: GODFREY PANKHURST (WT - CRANBROOK)
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: GODFREY PANKHURST (WT - CRANBROOK)

Very Sorry to hear this as Godfrey was one of natures gentlemen. Always polite, helpful and with a good sense of humour.
For many years he was based at the Canterbury Outstation where the customers spoke highly of him.

Godfrey RIP

Dave
by David Rumens
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Depots and Outstations
Topic: Cranbrook
Replies: 16
Views: 6607

Re: Cranbrook

One thing I forgot about the depot working back in 1967 was that it was manned 7 days a week. During the weekends and holidays it was manned by two tecs. They were expected to handle all the region main scheme and the newly introduced Pocket Phone systems faults. If there were no faults then they we...
by David Rumens
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Depots and Outstations
Topic: Cranbrook
Replies: 16
Views: 6607

Re: Cranbrook

Some more. The SOG was Colin Piper and the Store's AA was Janet Russell. Colin had owned a shop in Cranbrook town. A post office/grocery shop, he bought from one of my distant relations in the 1950's!

Thanks,
Dave
by David Rumens
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Depots and Outstations
Topic: Cranbrook
Replies: 16
Views: 6607

Re: Cranbrook

Yes sorry Steve, The non technical staff were - 2 AA. 1 AO. 1 SOG C or D. One of the AA's was in the stores. 1 Cleaner/Handyman. 1 Cook. 1 Motor Mechanic. I can't remember any EO, maybe the SOGC? The outstations had only just started and were manned by Technicians only. No SWT's or WM's at that stag...
by David Rumens
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Depots and Outstations
Topic: Cranbrook
Replies: 16
Views: 6607

Re: Cranbrook

I was at Cranbrook from March 1967 and don't remember Dorothy. The RWE at that time was John Harris. Approx depot staff at that time - 1 RWE, 1 CWT, 4 SWT, 10 WT, 4 WM.

Thanks,
Dave
by David Rumens
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: DTELS Reunited!
Topic: David Bellsham
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: David Bellsham

Hello David, last time I saw you was in late 1967 at your leaving do at the Peacock Pub near Cranbrook town. You were transferring to the IOW outstation. I was one of the WT's at Cranbrook. Glad you hear you on the DTELS web site.
Regards, Dave
by David Rumens
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: TOM RAWLANCE (CRANBROOK)
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: TOM RAWLANCE (CRANBROOK)

Sad news, I knew Tom through a mate who lives in Eastbourne and then found out we both had worked at Cranbrook, though at different times.
A good person.
by David Rumens
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: EDDIE MOLE (WT - CRANBROOK)
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: Eddie Mole

I knew Eddie well, he was one of the main stays of Cranbrook depot. I can remember Eddie, Fred Pickard and me going out in heavy snow to rescue a team stuck at Cossington. Plus us working together in the PC workshop. He was a good guy with a keen sense of humour and would help anybody that needed as...
by David Rumens
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: DTELS Reunited!
Topic: Season Greetings
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Season Greetings

Season Greetings and Happy New Year to all fellow HO Communication Branch / DTELS people.

Dave
by David Rumens
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: Bereavments
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: Bereavments

Hello, Allan and Bill, yes sad news all round.

On the positive side have a happy festive season.
Dave
by David Rumens
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: DAVE PACK (SWT - GUILDFORD DETACHMENT)
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: DAVE PACK (SWT - GUILDFORD DETACHMENT)

Dave was well respected within the Hannington Region both technically and as a person. As an SWT at Hannington I always found him to be very helpful when I was working on his patch.

RIP Dave
by David Rumens
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: DTELS Reunited!
Topic: Festive Greetings
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Festive Greetings

Festive Greetings and Happy New Year to all ex Dtels folk.

From,
Dave Rumens
by David Rumens
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: FRED PICKARD (CWT - CRANBROOK)
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Re: FRED PICKARD (CWT - CRANBROOK)

Sad news. Before working for the Home Office Fred was employed by the Air Ministry at the Beachy Head Radar Station. He joined the Home Office as a Technician at Cranbrook in the early 1960’s. He remained at Cranbrook and was promoted to a SWT in the late 1960’s taking over the installation team fro...
by David Rumens
Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: FREDRICK (FRED) WILLIAM CATTERALL (AREA MANAGER)
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Re: FREDRICK (FRED) WILLIAM CATTERALL (AREA MANAGER)

I echo both Allan's and Fred's comments.

RIP Fred.

Dave
by David Rumens
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: DTELS Reunited!
Topic: Who's on the site?
Replies: 44
Views: 19952

Re: Who's on the site?

Thanks Allan,

I did have a taste with the part time working, but the work was still there!

73's
Dave R