Lexpo Old Boys

 Welcome to the Lexpo (Lobs) Newsletter for MAY 2017.

Keeping members and friends in touch for 47 years 

LAST UPDATED  22/5/17 - Golf match report

Lobs (Lexpo) is a group of Planners and Engineers who worked out of Warwick House Gt. Pulteney St Soho London in the West End District (Centre Area) in the 60s, 70s and 80s.  After over 47 years we still keep in touch, meet up for social reunions and arrange sporting events.  All our friends and colleagues from the West End District and other Old Boy groups (for we have contacts with many other BT Pensioner Groups ) and past Lexpo football members are welcome to join us free of charge. Our aim is to promote fellowship with past colleagues and friends and to keep in touch supporting each other. Lexpo has an old boys network  throughout the World - New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, France, Scotland, Barbados and the USA.  

Just a heads up to any BT pensioner or someone still working who has a married partner who isn't a tax payer ( income below £11,500 plus savings interest of up to £5,000) that their other half can apply online to transfer £1150 of their personal tax allowance to you which will save you £230 per year tax. The full £230 is payable if their income excluding up to £5000 of savings is below £10,350 and you pay at least £230 in tax. It took me all of two minutes to fill the form out

Marriage tax allowance: Get up to £662

copy from Jeff Morgan

Historical Research 
FromMark Henstock marcus.henstock@gmail.comhide details
Tolexpolobs lexpolobs@aol.com


I would really appreciate your help. I’m writing a historical crime novel about a Soho detective in the 50s/60s. I have some technical questions about the old GPO telephone exchanges and I was wondering if one of your members might have some answers. 

The issue is that in the book I’m writing, the plot involves call tracing so I’m trying to find out how feasible this was on an electromechanical exchange, and how it was done. In my story they don’t narrow down the call’s origin any further than an STD code – so hopefully that’s not unrealistic for the period. 

I have tried Googling this question, but the answers aren’t detailed enough. I’d therefore be very grateful for someone’s help. 


Mark Henstock

PS: If you’d like to confirm that I’m a “serious” author, then I’d be happy to put you in touch with my agent. 

Anyone interested or can remember please contact Mark as above

Dick Norman contacts Lexpo Old Boys

I don't know if you are still doing the Lexpo updates but I haven't received anything for years and I really would like to come along and see some of the guys. Please include me again if its still going.


Dick     See www.lexpolobs.com and keep in touch now Dick

Is that TOPs winning again way ahead under the bridge?    Planners  boating race Regents Park

I'm riding from Malacca to Singapore to raise money to provide less fortunate people with the staples for life. This is part of the ride for rations crew after an 87k warm up ride followed by food distribution at Marsiling. Dennis Baker

Please give what you can, no donation too small.





   Subs Apps are meeting up on June 17th in the Moon Under Water in Leicester Sq       from around 1pm. All are welcome to attend. -Colin Wing

JUNE Lobs Golf Monday the  5th Brentwood  all being planned TBA  Host Ron

Mick on holiday with anew friend in the far east what do you think of the camera Roy 

.At Scafell Pike summit.


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Interested in playing Golf with Lobs, why not join us, novices are welcomed. Come and join us for some fun, exercise and fresh air.  See the golf section, just turn up or contact Mick or John at lexpolobs@aol.com


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Thanks for a good report Mick look forward to Reigate.   Yes I even managed to draw an Enfield member into the changing room with me, he did not know how to get out either.

What a great sight to see the chuckle brothers together in the buggy,  just like 103 Oxford Street without Les getting a little peeved ( Les's favourite word).    Both on top form, they did not miss an opportunity, brilliant.   Well done the lads.

No need to ask about Pat, we met in Tesco's with Jane taking the initiative and telling Pat that Rose and Ron just went by with a rattling shopping trolley.     Looking well and losing one and a half stone each, it was no wonder I missed them.   I mentioned that the golfers and Christmas drink members were always asking after them, and advised Pat to visit the Lexpo Web.





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