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After 75 years, BBC Monitoring is moving away from Caversham. Over the years BBC Engineering has contributed to the facilities at Caversham and this news item gives an overview of the service's history.

In the past, when I added photographs to the Training Course page I did not list them on the New Items page.  The reason is that it just took too long to do at a time when I was adding quite a lot of photographs.  Unfortunately I forgot to change the last-update date that was at the top of the Training Course page, so it appeared that I had not added any photographs since 2014, but in fact I had.  So, if you are interested, you might like to have a look around.  In future I will list additions on the New Items page.

One recently-added photograph shows a budding Chief Engineer when he was a Probationary Technical Assistant in 1959 and another shows him on a C course in 1960.  Many ex-staff from Transmission, Northern Ireland, World Service and R&D will know who I mean!  I am pleased to say that he is now a valued supporter of this website. 

Martin Ellen


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