|Just about every BBC engineer or operator will
have spent some time at the BBC training centre at Wood Norton, near
Evesham in Worcestershire. I have spent some two years of my career on
various courses training me to the n'th degree.
My favourite was a 'Sound-Television Conversion
All a long time ago for me now as retired staff.
However, I hope to build up some pictures of some of the people and
things that will bring back memories of that historic academy of BBC
learning together with some of the fun that was had out of hours. Please
feel free to send me your personal memories and I will put them up to
share with the e-world.
Thanks to my friend Roger Wilmut for providing some
of the pictures here.
There is a fascinating account of Wood Norton in
the years leading up to and during the second world war at:
There was also a social side to ones
visitations to Evesham. Often at the BBC Club
Curiously, I still end up at Wood Norton at the time of
writing: 2010. Now, I am there as an elderly Guru helping younger people
with all the knowledge that I have acquired in the last 40 odd years.
||Whilst being trained by the Beeb at Evesham,
there was always time for some fun. Michael is here attired as a D.J. at
the BBC Club in Evesham where we worked off our frustrations on the dance
floor: pre drum and bass. This, surprisingly, was an Arabian night.
||Just who do you think you are talking too?
Sadly, I can only remember
my own name and that of Major B.D. Oldman on my left. He had to put up with a
lot from us trainees, especially as he had to share the same building as
us back at 'the camp'.
Is this 'Good morning Vietnaaaaam' or
Me with black hair and a Reslo ribbon