While never working on Trunk Test, I seemed to spend a lot of time down there. Normally annoying Dan Connell (swing low, sweet chariot). This was the main location for slightly rude films, anything knock-off and football referees. And, of course, the vast bulk of City F.C. when it was first formed.
Donated by Dave Perkins, who left them to me in his will, the following photographs show the working environment of Trunk Test, while the last two show a bright spot in the normal working day. I think that I'm lying on the floor in those two, can't understand why. I have the unedited copies if anyone is interested ?
Memories of Trunk Test :
The film club
Disco nights at Sinatras in Croydon.
Getting a feed for the radios to take up to 4th floor, which then got cabled onto outlet 21 as the busy tone.
From Dave Lee :
Friday lunch sessions in the Bell (Didn't
everyone do this at some point ?)
sharing out the evening o/t "want 3 hours tonight, boy ?"
Cyril Tingley's glass eye
and his pools round on a Friday morning
and the book & film club
Radio 1 patched to just about everywhere
in the building
But, best of all, the ongoing humour and
practical jokes that kept us all sane. Like the day Greg &
Mick soldered the lid on Fred Archer's tobacco tin. When
Fred finally got the lid off, it was stuffed with cardboard
and not his tobacco - the air was blue !
This photo, sent in by Derek Allison, is of trunk test
during the 60's. Obviously, it was taken just after a shout of 'Kent boys
Please email me with any names for people shown, especially in the last two photos.
Ben Turner, Ken Taylor, Laurie Williams
Please do not scroll down if you are easily shocked
Some names : Bob Bonfield, Pete Norey, Martin Hance (looking at her arse). Who is the only bloke NOT looking at her ??
Tony Hawkes ! And Rom will eventually email me the other names, once him and
Shaun get their fingers out. (subtle hint)