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History of Rediffusion in Leicester
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Howard Davies Pictures
Fancy Dress Party 1970
Fancy Dress Party 1970
Staff Party Bell Hotel 1965

Staff Party Bell Hotel 1965

Staff Dinner Dance Abbey Hotel 1972

Staff Dinner Dance Abbey Hotel 1972

Gordon Hayden, John Harlow, Stu Wilson, John Brigstock

Gordon Hayden, John Harlow, Stu Wilson, John Brigstock

Rediffusion Float.  Mid-70's

Rediffusion Float. Mid-70's

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Workshop Staff 1972
Rediffusion Leicester Reunion    May 11  2010
Eastgates Store

Eastgates Store

Kiosk Planning Application 1962

Kiosk Planning Application 1962

The Clinton St. Building (1961)

The Clinton St. Building (1961)

For old times sake  34 years on
Workshop Staff 1970
Leicester Chronicle 1968 Page 1

Leicester Chronicle 1968 Page 1

Leicester Chronicle 1968 Page 2

Leicester Chronicle 1968 Page 2

Other Stuff
Gerald Clode's Job Offer   
Just found this after 41 Years !
John Brigstock's Memoirs
John's years at Leicester
The History of Poulton Manor
Remembering the Training School
Terry Wells      
An overview of Leicester Rediffusion
Mike Densham's Momentos.
See what Mike found in the Attic.
Leicester Rediffusion Employees List
See Bill Jackson's Pictures
10,000 Subscribers Dinner 1968
Dinner Dance Abbey Hotel 1970

Dinner Dance Abbey Hotel 1970

Mansukh Patel withe the J4 (1974)

Mansukh Patel with the J4 (1974)

Howard Davies Pictures
See some great pictures of Leicester branch.
Paul Squires Pictures .
More pictures, this time from Paul Squires.
Rediffusion 1928 1978
Find out how it all began
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Gerald Clode, Mike Chilton, Howards Davies and Pete Blow.

Gerald Clode, Mike Chilton, Howards Davies and Pete Blow.

Terry Knight and Paul Keys

Terry Knight and Paul Keys

Phil Dowling, Andy Hirst,  Gary Parkinson's Partner, Irene Hirst.

Phil Dowling, Andy Hirst, Gary Parkinson's Partner, Irene Hirst.

Gary Parkinson's Partner, Gary Parkinson, Bip Chohan.

Gary Parkinson's Partner, Gary Parkinson, Bip Chohan.

Unknown,  Mick Farmer

Unknown, Mick Farmer

Stu Wilson,  Vince.

Stu Wilson, Vince.

John Brigstock, David Sneath, Beryl Jarvis.

John Brigstock, David Sneath, Beryl Jarvis.

Pete Griffin, Gerald Clode, Harry Corrigan, Terry Knight, Steve Lawrence.

Pete Griffin, Gerald Clode, Harry Corrigan, Terry Knight, Steve Lawrence.

John Poules, Howard Davies, Mike Chilton.

John Poules, Howard Davies, Mike Chilton.

Howard Walker, Phil Dowling, Norman Wann, Terry Goodwin.

Howard Walker, Phil Dowling, Norman Wann, Terry Goodwin.

Bob Halls, Andy Hirst, Mike Densham.

Bob Halls, Andy Hirst, Mike Densham.

David Sneath, Beryl Jarvis, Stu Wilson, Vince.

David Sneath, Beryl Jarvis, Stu Wilson, Vince.

Gary Parkinson's Partner, Gary Parkinson, Charlie Stevens.

Gary Parkinson's Partner, Gary Parkinson, Charlie Stevens.

Mansukh Patel, Karen Chilton.

Mansukh Patel, Karen Chilton.

Mansukh Patel, Paul Squires

Mansukh Patel, Paul Squires

Gary Parkinson, Terry Goodwin,  Phil Dowling, John Mallot.

Gary Parkinson, Terry Goodwin, Phil Dowling, John Mallot.

Bob Duncan, Mick Farmer, Charlie Stevens

Bob Duncan, Mick Farmer, Charlie Stevens

The Bulls Head,  Howard Walker, Terry Goodwin.

The Bulls Head, Howard Walker, Terry Goodwin.

Karen and Mike Chilton.

Karen and Mike Chilton.

Irene Hirst, Steve Lawrence.

Irene Hirst, Steve Lawrence.

Dave Sneath, Karen, Gordon Hayden, John Poules, Mike Chilton, Trevor Cooke.

Dave Sneath, Karen, Gordon Hayden, John Poules, Mike Chilton, Trevor Cooke.

Gordon Hayden, Paul Squires.

Gordon Hayden, Paul Squires.

Gordon Hayden, John Poules.

Gordon Hayden, John Poules.

John Poules, Trevor Cooke.

John Poules, Trevor Cooke.

Around in 2009
Employees List
See what remains of Leicester Rediffusion in 2009.
Leicester Rediffusion Employees List
Rediffusion Leicester Pictures
Belvoir St Showroom 1968

Belvoir St Showroom 1968

Western Park Aerial Site
Malabar Road  HQ  Yard  1968
Malabar Road  HQ  Building  1968
FTV 753 GKC's Van
Remembering Leicester Rediffusion. -  Dedicated To All Who Worked There.    1961 - 1988  
Updated: Jan.  2017
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In 1981 Rediffusion held its Regional Staff Dinner and Long Service Awards
The end for Rediffusion was in sight by the mid. - 1980's as can be seen in these letters
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Mercury Article 1960

Mercury Article 1960

Mercury Article 2010

Mercury Article 2010

Leicester Staff were reunited for the first time in many years at what proved to be a really memorable event.
The turn-out was amazing - around 50, so many old faces, so much to talk about. Most had not seen each other for over 30 years but it could have been just yesterday !
Thanks to everybody who turned out to make this such an enjoyable night, and if you were unable to  attend this time,  look out for the next one.           I hope that you enjoy the pictures.
For more than 25 years the name  Rediffusion dominated the Radio and Television market in the city of  Leicester with it's cable system delivering interference-free viewing to over 20,000 homes in the city.
Rediffusion came to Leicester in 1961 operating out of a small premises in Clinton Street The wiring of the City's Council Estates for the 'Piped' service began and the subscription take - up was rapid. In 1964 the business relocated to much larger premises in Dysart Street  ( later renamed Malabar Road ) and the strong growth in Television rental subscription  was maintained through the 1970's supported by the introduction of the colour television.
All new City housing developments were wired with the Rediffusion HF system or alternatively a VHF MATV Coaxial System.

The end of an era began in 1984 when BET, the group parent company sold the Rediffusion Television rental business to Granada. The wired vision operation remained in Rediffusion ownership and continued to be maintained to fulful a contractual commitment to the local council.
In November 1984 the company was re-named: British Cable Services Ltd. an associated company of Rediffusion plc. but measures to rationalise the declining business failed.
In late 1988 Maxwell Communications acquired all the UK Rediffusion networks and real estate.
Efforts to further develop the system under it's new ownership proved unsuccessful in the face of growing competition from broadband cable and satellite providers and the remaining viable systems and properties were either disposed of or abandoned .

Rediffusion offered a similar service in many UK towns and overseas locations bringing high quality
service and entertainment to millions worldwide. The name Rediffusion will doubtless live on in peoples memories for many years to come.

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