Derek Dowsett passed away on 6 January, and his funeral took place on 10 February with several colleagues and friends taking part. Donations in his memory can be made to Lifeboats R.N.L.I. or the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital.
Frank Miles passed away on 12th January in his Nursing Home. In accordance with his wishes, Frank was cremated on 1st February, and his ashes scattered.
The club received this email recently from Rory MacPherson’s son
My father, Rory MacPherson, died on 7th January. I am letting you know as many of your ITN 1955 Club members might be pleased to know.
I hope you can let your club know of his passing. Me, I would be delighted to hear any reminiscences of his time at ITN News at 10. Contact the secretariat if you would like to contact Rory’s son.
In Television style we must hope that in 2021 “normal service will be resumed as soon as possible”.
I am sure Brian would like everybody to be reminded that subs are now due.
Larry Dyer, passed away at the age of 75. Larry was an ITN Studio Cameraman and ACTT Shop Steward for some years.
Talking Pictures Channel
Club members may have come across this channel for movies of the past. Many may not know however that our President Alf Wilson is on it. Or rather his name is on it in the form of a screen credit. Just recently they aired the film Angels one five. Alf was the dubbing editor responsible for all the sound work. He told me that on the dialogue scenes between actors he would like to have enhanced the background effects somewhat to add to the picture. However he was prevented from doing so by the technical producers were were ex RAF types (Angels One Five is a film about the RAF in WW2 ) who maintained it had to be kept “real” . Then he went on saying that one night later on Talking Pictures there was a film called The Upturned Glass being screened. This picture Alf started on but was transferred to do another movie ,George in Civvy Street. This starred the legendary George Formby and was to be his last feature film. The picture is Alf at his audio mixing console in deepest Dorset.
Just to underline the notice about monthly meetings they are of course cancelled until further notice.
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