Thu, 21 January, 2021


MGN ad dept 1985

Posted: January 12th, 2016

Were you there? MGN advertisement department stalwart and active AMP member Ian Macdonald sent in this group photo of some of his department from 1985 – 30 years ago. How many faces do you recognise?

Ian, who is living in Somerset, said: “The pic was taken in October 1985 on the 7th Floor of 33 Holborn, and it would be nice to put names to all the faces.

“My colleague Connie Goldman and I are thinking of organising a reunion, perhaps in London in the Holborn area. We should all remember how to get there!

“That might be some time early this year – possibly March. It’s hard to be more definite until I can gauge the response from my former colleagues.”

Among those on parade (see key below) are David Allsop (manager, Computerised Registration Unit), Ian Macdonald (Asst), Connie Goldman, Paul Hart, Audrey Bevis, Jeanette Hart and Angela Molloy, who all worked on the CRU. And Ron Jones (deputy advert dept manager), plus staff from the Classified Ad dept and other sections of the department.

Said Ian: “Sadly, I know some of those in the picture have passed on. I invite colleagues from that era to email me via the Contact Us page and and identify themselves or other colleagues.”

If you’re not in the picture but can provide some of the missing names, feel free to get in touch via the Contact Us page. There is an indexed version of the photo below.

If anyone in the group photo or the ad department in general would like to contact Ian, either just to get in touch or to get involved in the proposed reunion, he’d like to hear from you. You can email him via the AMP Contact Us page – all messages received will be passed on to Ian.

Ad dept outline numbers

Key, left to right: 2 Chris Curtis; 4 Jeff Pearce; 17 Connie Goldman; 21 Denise Hatch; 8 Barry Steward; 9 Audrey Bevis; 10 Paul Hart; 22 Christine Mason; 11 David Allsop; 12 Ron Jones; 13 Ian Macdonald; 14 Peter Smith. Front row l-r:  24 Angela Molloy; 25 Jeanette Hart; 26 Steve Hibbit.

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