5. Sep, 2017

It Was 52 Years Ago Today .....

..... that Paul Reyland and myself started work as Trainee Technician (Apprentice)s at the Post Office Brentwood Radio Station in Hatch Road, Pilgrims Hatch. I awoke this morning thinking that my life would have been so different if I hadn't got that job. It gave me a long and interesting career, travel and a bloody good pension. Good job, I wasn't colour blind!😎

Paul and I met in Chelmsford for lunch at noon today and a long natter until we went our separate ways. I'd already had a DNF at CM Chelmsford Meadgate multi this morning. I knew that I was in the right place as the CO had confirmed the coords. However I did a finger tip search at GZ but no joy.☚ī¸

After I left Paul, I gathered some information at VS Chelmsford for the puzzle  but still needed a cache for the day. My plan was to look for the trad at Marconi's World near the theatre but usually it's a site for a smokers convention. Luckily it was clear today so I had a very quick find.

I took a photo of the statue which I presume is supposed to depict Guglielmo Marconi, the early pioneer of radio. All I see is Al Jolson, precariously balanced on a globe, pretending to be Zeus, the god of lightning.🙁

PS just a thought, my first week's wage of £5 19s 6d wouldn't buy two pints of decent beer now.đŸģ