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Balmy Night and Bumper Prizes Aboard HMS Belfast!

1 August 2006

It was on one of the hottest nights of the year that 200 footage professionals networked aboard HMS Belfast on the river Thames next to Tower Bridge.

Amongs the guests, BBC Motion Gallery's Mark Fricker and wife Christine with Dan di Pierro of CBS (below)

below L-R) Claudine Ellis, Greg Richards and Selina Vanier of World Images

(below L-R) Paul Sargent, IWM with Jacqui Edwards and Beatrice Read of Tiger Aspect

(below L-R) Darren Long (BFI) and co-Sponsor Alwyn Lindsey of AP Archive

(below) Carol Davies Foster, Huntley Film Archives with Martin Rogers, TV Set

Thanks to generous sponsorship by * TMR * Iron Mountain * AP Archive * everyone enjoyed food, drink and plenty of socialising.

The highlight was TMR’s luxury prize raffle which included a selection of electronic goods including DVD players and a laptop computer.

(below) Alison Mead from Broadcast winning one of the star raffle prizes donated by David Atkinson (middle) and Tom Whitaker of TMR.

(below L-R) Beatrice Okoro and Olivia Schofield of ITN Source with co-Sponsor Veronique Foucault of AP Archive

(below) Alison Mercer (left) and Sheila Bailey (right) of Clips & Footage with archive researcher James Smith

(below) Nicola Corbett and Chris Blakeston of Getty Images

(below) co-Sponsor's Heidi Wilkinson of Iron Mountain and Luke Smedley of AP Archive

(below L-R) Archive Researchers Clare Cooper and Dinah Roger

(below) Archive Researchers Steve Bergson and Liz Fay

(below L-R) Linda Woodhouse, Lisa Needham, Camilla Wheeler of ITV's Granada Factuals North

(below L-R) David Yeo of TK One with Bob Summers and Orly Yadin of Footage Farm

(below L-R) Mark Nind and Massimo Moretti of Fremantle Archive Sales

Details of all those companies mentioned, plus the services they offer, can be found on the FOCAL web Directory and also, in the latest FOCAL International Members Directory 2006-07.


Anne Johnson or Julie Lewis
Tel: +44 (0)20 8423 5853