Trunk Mechanical, serving exchanges outside London routing into the London area. Home to The Loon ™ for 4 years until he became a TOIT and moved around the building (legitimately, that is).
Recently found in a GPO envelope in the deep level, this picture was taken by Bobby Bartram in one of his more lucid moments, when not babbling incoherently in Italian. Not sure of the date, but it must be in the region of 1975/6.
Back row from left - Gordon Hughes, The Loon ™, Dave Beere, Dave Edwards, Glen Earl
Middle row from left - Tom Goodyear, Les Caller, Alec Ross, Bob Anderson, Brian Garnett, Mick Hughes, Jim James, Jack Robinson, Frank Ward, Joe the cleaner
Front row from left - Pete Pausey, George Micklewhite, Moses Etwaroo, Jim Vyner, Ray Russo.
Tom, the other cleaner, is hidden between Bob & Brian. AWOL are Al Bracket & Terry O'Connell. They appear in this photo, taken on special faults with Brian Garnett, The Loon ™, and the Captain, who was also missing, probably on rota. The equipment is, I think, DC2 or AC8 machines.
photo, sent in by young Shaun, aged 13 shows some of the staff smiling after
forcible removal of The Loon ™
Back row, from left : Bob Bland, Brian
Rainbow, Frank Haddon, Navin Patel, Mark Edgley
Middle row from left : Shaun Walpole,
John ??, Moses Etwaroo, Bob Skopela, Carlton McDonald, Mick Sullivan,
Tony Leonard, Gordon Hughes, Joe the cleaner, Brian Carter, Stan Waite,
Brian Braithwaite, Derek Page, Dave Gillespie, Perry Wilkes, Keith
Sullivan, Alec Ross, Brian Robinson, Jack Robinson
Front row from left : Bob Bartram,
???, Brian Erwood, TOA ???, Pete Pausey
Memories of Trunk Mech :
The book club (Callers welcome)
6637909 - the phone number of the golf club that Jack had all the boys on SFC phoning to get an early tee off time.
Playing cricket behind the racks. Hit the alarm lanterns and you're out !
The tea club - situated on the AC9 bench
Gordon's drawings : for instance my wedding and when no training of youths was taking place (left)
Gordon's presentation toolkit
The bread pudding (made by my mum, eaten by
the tea club)
A wet finger in your ear when you bend down to work on A&B shelves (Ray)
Being 'chained' in the toilets
'They've gone in the basement'
Jack teaching me the correct way to adjust relays after I returned from the relay adjustment course !
"Kents boys away" in bad weather
Moses getting a uniselector to run backwards (they all said that it was impossible)