The Bill Smith Chronicles
Bill was born during the mid-twenties in the small town of Buckie situated on the shores
of the Moray Firth in North East Scotland, he became an early convert to 'The Wireless'
and remained so until his retirement in the early nineties. Since then Bill has kept busy
by writing his humorous and factual 'Chronicles' in the page of the popular 'RADIOPHILE' vintage radio magazine, this book is a
compilation of those articles.
The book is in two parts, Part one of the Chronicles is about Bill's early years and his
fascination with wireless matters. Part Two is concerned with his later years whilst
employed as a Radio Television Service Engineer.
Bill's writing style is very easy to read and gives a humorous insight into his life
in Radio from the early 30's through the 50's. It contains many anecdotes, drawn from his
working career in Radio repairing, that can be put to good use by anybody repairing or
restoring many of the more vintage sets today. Part three has yet to be published and will
contain Bills experiences as a Service manager in the Television Trade, I hope that this
eventually becomes available as Bill has a very readable, unpretentious, humorous style
that invokes much nostalgia and brings back memories long forgotten. Parts one and two are
contained in a single paper backed book of 96 pages priced at £5.00 and I can recommend
this book as an extremely good read for anybody interested in the collecting or repair and
restoration of vintage radios..
||At a mere £5 inc.p&p,
Bill's ninety six page book is a 'must'
for all vintage radio buffs and copies can be obtained from
the following UK sources:-
Supplies are limited so send a cheque off now to
secure your copy.