Peter Nicholas was born in Yeovil 16th November 1945 and passed away on 21st November 2015 following a brave battle with cancer.
At college, Peter trained as an Electrician then worked for the Southern Electricity Board as an Engineer. In 1970 he joined BBC Transmitters and his first posting was to the HF station at Wooferton near Ludlow. Peter maintained a deep affection for this beautiful Shropshire town all his life and met local girl Maureen in 1971. They married in 1977.
Peter and Maureen had three sons, and they enjoyed many camping holidays. Peter loved the outdoor life and sports, and in his youth played football for Yeovil Town under 16’s. He also played badminton and enjoyed running with his sons.
After Wooferton, Peter worked at Droitwich, Daventry, Rampisham, Orkney, Sutton Coldfield and Wenvoe, where Peter was appointed Duty Manager at the Monitoring & Information Centre in 1987, covering Wales, West & Channel Isles.
In 1994 the five MIC’s merged into one with the opening of the Warwick TOC which monitored BBC Transmitters and Networks, & oversaw the huge Digital Switch Over.
Peter was appointed as one of the first Duty Engineers and was on duty when the mast at Peterborough collapsed; a very busy shift!!!
Peter retired in 2005 and had many hobbies & interests to fill his time. He was the committee member in charge of the project to restore Warwick’s Myton Pool, situated behind Peter’s garden, which was rubbish filled & derelict. To help in this, Peter trained in the use of chainsaws and Strimmers, and tree felling!! Now it is a beautiful nature reserve.
Before his passing, Peter and Maureen enjoyed a family gathering in Norfolk for his 70th birthday and revisited the town he always loved, Ludlow.
This true gentleman will be greatly missed by all.