Stories from BH Lines and Comms Departments and pictures of the demolition of BH Extension


I have just thrown these pages together to record people's stories about BH Lines and Comms Departments as BH extension is now being demolished and memories will fade in time.


I am not sure how this is going to grow and I may well have to re-design the pages as time goes on.

I have made pages for stories from each separate section in the Department, but if anyone thinks of more sub-sections needed, please tell me and I will include them.

I had not intended this to be a site full of pictures but a few relevant ones seem to have just 'slipped in' so I have had to make several pages for them.
Follow the links just below here.

Chris Dale's site at http://www.acdale.plus.com/CommsDept.html  is better for pictures

Click on the 'thumbnails' in the pages to get a bigger version.

Please send me your (publishable) stories to exbhcomms@tiscali.co.uk for inclusion. Preferably divided by section so I can just copy and paste. No editing will be done so it's up to you all to GET IT RIGHT!

I have put in a few of the names I can remember - any more appreciated.

If you don't want to be credited, please say so.

I hope it raises some happy memories!

I have also included a few links to other relevant Comms and BBC type sites if you are interested. Follow the link at the bottom of this page.


I am not sure how to keep this up to date but will try to add a note when there are new entries in each section.

Mike Jordan



Pictures and Links:-

Page 1 - Pictures of the demolition of BH Extension
and a couple of general old pics and a historical window display 
Last updated - 19th June 2007  11:26    
Page 2 - possibly the last pictures of the Comms bits being demolished Last updated - 19th June 2007  11:26    
Page 3 - some more pictures taken by me of what is now a big hole in the ground Last updated - 12th October 2007  00:20  
Page 4 - Demolition Pictures from another source!!   Last updated - 12th October 2007  00:20    

New Broadcasting House Community magazine  

(Opens in new browser window)
Last updated - 25th June 2007  23:16  

Link courtesy of Tony Hosking

 Pictures of various BH Comms things
including the departmental picture at George Stannard's retirement
Last updated - 12th April 2007    

Comms and BBC-type links Last updated - 28th June 2007 - Dave Reddington's ATA closing pictures  

A page with LOCO stories and pictures Last updated - about 12th November 2010  

A short guide to Broadcasting House
  a new leaflet in pdf format
Last updated 19th June 2007 11:26   


The Stories:-


Click on the subject line to go to the page   Updated
Woodnorton and Comms courses. 24th October 2006  17:49  
Field Group. 12th April 2007  23:00       
SB and Sound Test Room. 18th October 2006  22:40
Switching Centre. 4th January 2008  23:35          
Telecomms Test Room. 22nd January 2007  23:40   
Audio and Telecommunications Area (ATA) 22nd January 2007  00:04      
Maintenance. 6th December 2006  14:30   
Sound Records. 25th October 2006  17:00    
Circuit Allocation Unit. 24th October 2006  18:30  
Teleprinter Maintenance. 22nd November 2006  23:23    
Comms Headquarters (Duchess Street) 19th October 2006  12:17
HQ vision (Frank Rice's little empire) 17th October 2006  14:00
HQ Telecomms 17th October 2006  14:00











MJ 121110