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BT Pensioners Reconnect, the Movie!

Total Membership = 2494

at 30 June 2016

13 New Members added in June

Total Visits to Site during January = 1444

Average per day = 120

 

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100 YEARS AGO TODAY THE BLOODY BATTLE OF THE SOMME BEGAN

 

Today is the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. At 7.28am the bloodiest of First World War battles began, lasting over four months and claiming thousands of Commonwealth casualties.

To DONATE to Royal British Legion

 

Do you think that your Spouses Pension is Absolutely Safe?

Well go to Daily Mail Article on Private Sector Pension Reform and Think Again!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted 26 July 2016

 

No Pension Increase at April 2015 see BTPS Payslip Guide

BT Pension Scheme Trustees Newsletter 2016

 

 

BT Pensioners Reconnect and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are delighted to announce a brand new benefit for BT and C&W  members, offering a 10% Discount,  including friends and family traveling on your booking. More Details here  Members Only, User Name & Password required. - Not a member? Then Register Here

 

 

 

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If adverts are only of  the slightest interest, please do look at them as it can provide a very modest revenue that helps me to offer free membership.

 

Notice Board

Members are welcome to use this Notice Board for personal notices - Politics, Religion and any form of Abuse excluded.

Send wm.rees@icloud.com notices to

 for publication

 

When informed the Obituary page will show details of recently deceased BT Pensioners whether or not they are members. Where possible Funeral arrangements are included. Please send details to me.  

 

Sadly I have to record the death of Terry Richardson on 7 May 2016 aged 76. The funeral took place on 20 May 2016. Terry, a keen angler, worked in West London on installation and was particularly involved with the Heathrow Terminal 4 Installation. Greatly missed by his wife Joanne

 

The Single Tier State Pension changes and the impact on GMP for some BT pensioners see more.. Posted 20 May 16

 

New Technical Paper - TXK1 & TXK3 Plastic Covers and The Parr Barrier To read Click here

 

No Pension Increase at April 2016 see BTPS Payslip Guide

 

BT Pension Scheme Trustees Newsletter 2016

 

Another Local Group - Last Thursday in the Month Club - London North Central Area Retirees More details

 

Cost of Transferring BT Pension Abroad - More Details

 

Researching GPO Staffing of WW2 Radio Security Services(RSS).

       I have been approached by Stan Ames to help him make contact with anyone who worked in RSS or anyone with knowledge of this Wartime service. Would particularly like to know about the "I" Grade or Rank. - please reply to me: wm.rees@icloud.com

Posted 28/11/15

 

Openreach to be Sold? Read more - 21 July 15
Any Comments? up to 20 words

Does this make Openreach and what remains of BT, a take over target and risk foreign ownership!

 

BT is to bring its Indian Call Centres back home from India In a bid to improve its appalling customer service record. See more and get full report Daily mail 19 September 2015

 

Important Pension Information

Where there is a Partnership and no Marriage. Did you know that you can nominate a dependent Partner for a pension similar to that for a Spouse, when you die. Read More  Posted by Bill Rees September 2015

 

I have been trying to locate a friend and colleague, BRIAN HIGGINS, for sometime and sadly, I have now been advised that he died some 3-4 years ago. Brian and I worked together in Mid Reg Datel Marketing in 1970's.

RIP Brian. See Deceased Colleagues. Posted 15 Sept 2015 by Bill Rees

 

 

A warning about your BT Pension correspondence - Use Recorded Delivery  More Info By Trevor Conway Facebook group BT Past & Present 27 July 2015

 

Are the Germans coming? - BT becomes takeover target by Deutsche Telekom! Read more 88 Jun 15

 

See  Obituary Notices User Name and PW required

 

BT's Big Ideas Down Under 22 May 15

 

2014 -Anniversary of the start of World War I (July 1914 - November 1918) Feature

 

Prostate Cancer Alert  see also My Prostate Cancer

 

BT Pension Scheme Agrees Deal to Protect it Against Longevity....more

 

Pension Increase April 2015 Click here

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BT Press Release 30 January 2015 - Result of Pension Funding and Valuation

http://www.btplc.com/News/Articles/ShowArticle.cfm?ArticleID=B7BD6FCA-B49D-4ABD-A888-CD3221222E8B

 

BT Pension Scheme Trustee Newsletter for Pensioners 2014 Available here

 

See 'The Overhead Linesman' and more in Nostalgia page

 

'Please Wipe your Boots' Now Available in Paperback on Amazon

a memoir by a 1960's apprentice and an essential read for all ex engineers. More Detail...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/PLEASE-WIPE-YOUR-BOOTS-Irreverent-ebook/dp/B00V5C3Y7S/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1431255567&sr=1-1&keywords=please+wipe+your+boots

 

 

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and there are no responsibilities.

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Links to:-

Members Letters

Kiosk No 6 Feature

Technical Page

Pension Increase Offer (PIE)

Pension Increase Calculator

Pay Day Loans A warning

BT Authors Publish

Re Unions & Local News

New Photo B'ham Anchor

John Donovan Seeking Contact with Alan Anscombe  07788166786

Peter Hurd Seeking Contact with London External Engrs

British Telecom B'ham Past & Present

Nat Federation of Occupational Pensioners

Project to build a small Strowger Demo Exchange

 

Recruit a New Member!    

Your Help is Urgently Required

Many more new members are required to make searches on this site more effective.

Registrations have now reduced to as few as 4 or 5 per week so I would like every member to make an effort to recruit at least one new member.Click the box Below. Please email to me the name and email address of your recruit(s) so that I may confirm that your recruit(s) has registered.

 

This website has almost 60,000 visits a year that is almost 5000 visits per month.  Only a few of these visits result in a new member being added. Why?

 

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Am I doing it right?

I just do not know if this site is meeting the needs or expectations of  members.

Please tell me what you think about it and say how you think it can be improved, what can be added and what should be removed.

 

What Could You Do?

It would be very helpful if members would volunteer to adopt a page and be responsible for its upkeep

Contact Me

Posted revised 27 June 2015

Communications Workers Union (CWU)

The CWU, under the banner of,  "Remember Your Pensioners, BT!," are planning to negotiate with  BT, for Pensioners to be offered the same discount, on products and services, as are offered to employees.

http://www.cwu.org/remember-your-pensioners-bt.html 

 

 

 

Bank Charges for Transferring BT Pension Payments Abroad

 

This should make you Smile.

A Plan 107 (A Boss/Secretary system) was being installed and the extension telephone was to be situated alongside another Telephone. When the job was completed the lady asked for a different colour for the extension telephone. Asked why? She said "so she could tell which one was ringing!!" a statement she repeated. The Fitter simply adjusted the bell coils and all was well. (Comment; Did he mean 'bell gongs?' )

Story taken from a post on Facebook Group GPO Telephones

 

If you happened to land 

on this site and expected the 

Cable and Wireless Site 

then 

Click on the CW Logo

WWI Anivesary - PO Rifles

Sergeant Alfred Knight VC

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Cable and Wireless Pensioners Associated Site Launched 

The BT pensioners site has been further developed to create an Associate Site which I hope will prove popular with C&W Pensioners. Links between the two sites will be provided for those with an interest in both companies.

 

 

 Pensioners Loose Out in BT Drive to cut costs.On Wednesday 14 November 2012, I received my usual copy of BT Today (Pensioner Edition) and it was with some dismay that on page 21. I read that the Pensioner Edition would cease publication from this issue onwards, because it can no longer be funded. Does BT really need to make such meagre savings off the back of itís pensioners? See A Point of View

  This site is principally to enable PO/BT Pensioners, employees and ex-employees to re-establish contact with old colleagues.

A Photographs Page has

 been added to the site and photographs are urgently required. Men/Women at work, in training or at leisure could be interesting subjects. Jpeg format preferred. Upgraded 08 Apr 13, to improve presentation

and increase capacity.

BT Pension Scheme Declines to Publicise or Offer any assistance with this site More Info

This is the time of year when we are informed of the BT pension increase for 2013/14. My notice of increase arrived 24 April and as expected the increase was 2.2% based on the September 2012 CPI measure of inflation.  

This compares with:

 

             The RPI measure of inflation of 2.6%

             The State Pension Increase for 2013/14 of 2.6%

             Cable & Wireless Pension Scheme increase of 3.1%.Read More  

 

                   Click Here for a BTPS explanation of the effect of GMP on Pension Increases.

 

 

See Telephone Kiosk No.6 Feature Page Click Here

 

 

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Where old Red Telephone Boxes go to die? Click Here

 

 

The CandW Website featured in CAWPA News Summer 2013 Edition does not seem to be of much interest to C&W Pensioners. 

Tell me Why? wm.rees@icloud.com

 

 

BT People are New Published Authors  

1. A former PO photographer, Pen name 'Si Texen,' in the reprographic unit at 2-12 Farringdon Road in the 1960s and 70s, 

 

2.David Helsdon, a veteran of BT International (Faraday, Wood Street, Wren House and Kelvin), published his first novel a few years ago, a comedy-thriller called SHAIKH-DOWN under the pen-name of David Gee. His second  book, The Bexhill Missile Crisis.  has now been published and is now available to buy as an e-book from the Amazon Kindle store as well as in paperback from your local bookstore or direct from the publishers to order a copy as e-book or paperback  click on www.davidgeebooks.com 

 

3. Stanley George:

'Please Wipe your Boots' Now Available in Paperback on Amazon

a memoir by a 1960's apprentice and an essential read for all ex engineers. More Detail...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/PLEASE-WIPE-YOUR-BOOTS-Irreverent-ebook/dp/B00V5C3Y7S/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1431255567&sr=1-1&keywords=please+wipe+your+boots

 

4. Roger Parr: 'Our Thoughts Entirely' A collection of poems with a rich mixture of emotions - love, humour, melancholy - and thought-provoking themes.

http://www.bookdepository.com/search?searchTerm=Our+Thoughts+entirely&search=Find+book
 

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A Success Story

A BT Retiree, David Wyatt, writes from N. Zealand to BT Pensioners ReconnectÖ.. I'm hoping that you are able to assist me I worked at BT for approx 17 yrs and emigrated in 1982.

More on this Story

 

Interested in Researching your Family Tree?

Click on link below for more information and a 10% Discount with The Genealogist

 

The Genealogist - UK census, BMDs and more online

 

 

 

Are you a World War II Veteran or do you know someone who is?              

A former WWII Lancaster Bomber Crew Member, Ted Cachart, has contacted me to help publicise grants that are available from the Big Lottery Fund to enable veterans and their widows/widowers to pay a remembrance visit  to the area in which they served. Applications can be made if a grant has not been received since 2009. Grants range from £330 - £5500 

(for Far East Visits) The Big Lottery Fund Tel. No. is 0845 00 00121

Ted can be contacted by phone 01773 853181 or email:  ted@49squadron.co.uk

Learn about Ted the 15 year old Bomber Crew hero and his amazing and inspiring story   

http://www.fiskertonairfield.org.uk/photo2_2.html

The recent death of Ted Cachart is reported on Fiskerton airfield web site.

RIP Ted.

 

Can You Name Them

Birmingham Anchor People - C.1970 Can you name anymore people?

 

See Also the Photo Gallery and Albums

 

Can You Name Them

Youths A or B Course - Bletchley Park C.1956/7

John Jenkins is Back Row 3rd from left -are you out there somewhere John?

Photograph supplied by Mel Smith

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Local BT Pensioner Groups 

See Local Groups page. 

1. London.Central Areas 

www.lexpolobs.com 

                 

2. London N. West  

paulcoelho@dnis.co.uk

               

3.BT Manchester Staff 

www.btmrstaff.co.uk

                  

London Centre /West End/Inbound Group Advanced 0800

This group is very active and

 has regular re-unions. 

Marjorie Wann - organiser marjoriewan@btinternet.com  Re-union Photographs are published 

on this site Click Here

 

Who would you like to make contact with?

Would you like to make contact with some old colleague in particular? If so let me have details to post the name here

 

This Website which is independent of BT, receives no financial support from any source and is entirely funded by me Bill Rees who developed the site.

 

You can now search for former 

colleagues by Surname only, 

as well as First Name and Surname

 

Now that you have visited the site, please become a member, even if you feel that you won't revisit very often. Increasing the number of members improves the functionality of the site. 

Thank you.

 

 

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