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This is a copy of the obituary notice written by Ken Ward for Prospero.

Frank Smith
1940 - 2015
It is with deep regret that I have to report the death of Mr. Frank Smith. Frank was a Clerk of Works/Building Works Supervisor, with BBC Engineering Division, Transmitter Group, for over thirty years, and more recently, as a contractor with Crown Castle, National Grid and Arqiva. Frank's service with the BBC started in the Middle Region, an area from the Wash to the Thames. But as time rolled on his area expanded to cover the whole of Britain, and some World Service sites.

Frank was a very much respected member of the Transmitter Group 'Team'. His knowledge base was limitless, and it is fair to say Frank was a legend in his time, within transmission group, not only with the staff, but by contractors. Everyone knew that with Frank if the 'job' was in his hands you would get a good job done, and contractors knew exactly what standards Frank required. He would not accept anything less.!!

I could go on and say many things about Frank, his integrity, his work ethic, and his loyalty to his Family, friends, and colleagues.

I think it is suffice to say that his epitaph should read:


A legend within his life time, and a man who will be sadly missed, by his Family, friends and work colleagues.

Ken Ward


Ann, Franks widow, would sincerely like to thank all those BBC staff who knew Frank, and attended his Funeral at Telford Crematorium on 26th February. Donations in aid of the Severn Hospice came to just over 800

June 2015

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