More names please!
tells of early 'demise of Comms' event:-
Back in the 70's Comms management were worried that kit was "walking" out of
BH. So they instructed the commissionaires to prevent any Comms
the building carrying any equipment.
But within days, the teleprinter
mechanics found that their urgent trips off site, with a teleprinter under
their arms, were being scuppered by
this new regime. I think we nearly lost
the Grandstand in-shot Football Results because of this new rule.
new promulgation went out to the commissionaires that Comms staff were
allowed to carry out teleprinters, but nothing else.
The next week Wally
was stopped at the BHX entrance hauling a huge Telequipment
"You can't leave the building with that" said the
"Comms engineers are only allowed to take
teleprinters out of the building"
"This IS a teleprinter" Wally
"Then let me hold the door open for you, sir"
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