Peter Bargh

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May 8th, 2000

Nikon F5 launch – Stockholm

Nikon Europe arranged a product launch inĀ  Stockholm, Sweden for the pro spec F5

We flew from London to Stockholm on BA 107 . I was in Seat 17D.

We stayed in the Grand Hotel which is a luxurious five star hotel right on the waterfront.

Part of the trip included a boat trip to one of the many Islands

We ended up in a nightclub in Stockholm…and that was the night of the legendary fiiish! We even got in Panorama trade magazine (see pic right)

Oh and the 36 frame test that Martyn and I did which gave Simon something to worry about as he considered what the Japanese might have been thinking about the UK press. We were simply proving a point. No matter how fast the camera was it couldn’t keep up with us pulling faces.

Simon Coleman, Jeremy Gilbert

Peter Bargh, Roger Payne, Martyn Moore, Eileen Martin, Steve Bavister

Nikon F5 launch



January 27th, 1999

Canon Going Dutch

Canon press launch in Amsterdam.

I appear to have lost the agenda for day one which doesn’t surprise me as I lost my mind on that afternoon thanks to Eileen Martin and Patrick Mullan who I joined on a coffee trip (if you know what I mean) at one of Amsterdam’s typical bars. Some cake and a few spliffs later and I got stuck at 4pm…for a very, very long time. Had to skip the evening entertainment and let the boys from Dallas on TV talk to me.

Also experienced a selection of flavoured Genever’s at a Gin bar before the cake.

Day 2 Breakfast in Wintergarden of Grand Hotel .

Visit to Canon European Headquarters

Product unveiling in Century Plaza

Tour of Canon European Warehouse

Lunch and flight home

PR HostsPat Marlo, Yamani Parekh, Time Potter, Elodie Thorel, Fraser MacDonald, Celine Gruizinga, Nick Gardner, Geoff Thorn, Dominic Boland, Ingrid Fisher

Peter Bargh, Roy Bird, Richard Burton, Lance Cocannon, Martin Courtney, Adele Dyer, Owen Gibson, Paul Hales, Fai Lee, Claire Melvin, Nicholas Merritt, Patrick Mullan, Matthew Richards, Simon Robinson, Eamonn Sullivan, Iain Thomson, Ursula Tolaini, Dapo Williams, Margaert Williams

October 18th, 1995

Kodak APS System Launch – France

eurostar_1995_ticketKodak took editors to France for the launch of the Advanced Photo System

We traveled over on Eurostar 9034, Coach 11 -I was in Seat 33

Our hotel – the Novotel Gare de Lyon

Representatives from Kodak
Angela McGinlay, John Shandley, Brian Bottomley, Clare Fleerackers

Press attending
Peter Bargh, Neil Whitford, Ailsa McWhinney, Joel Lacey, Eileen Martin, Roger Payne, Dennis Taylor, Steven Webb