Alexandra Palace

We have received a request form Simon Vaughan who is the archivist for the Alexandra Palace Television Society

The request concerns information on a Mr J E Davies who made a recording of the 1937 Coronation of George VI on 16mm film, this recording being used in a BBC programme “All our Yesterdays – the Passing Show” that was transmitted in 1953 to celebrate the past 100 years of the Monarchy and the impending Coronation of Princess Elizabeth, who’s Coronation was on the following day.

The Marconi Veterans Association has a Mr J E Davies listed but we have no other information about this person other than he joined the Company in 1912.

A few more details of the film and its preparation will be published in the next Newsletter but in the meantime if any veteran is able to provide further information either about Mr Davies or the film we would like to hear from you.


In Memoriam

We regret to report the deaths of the following Veterans and extend our sympathy to the families of those mentioned.

W V R Barbone  OBE
J Bibby
N D Collison
J R Crockett
H Thurgood
G C R Macdonald
P J Murray
L Norton
R O’Neil MBE
R S Purdey
E Zaremba

This list was correct on 19 September and supersedes the list published on 18 April 2011.