NT5347 : Lauder Telephone Exchange

taken 35 years ago, near to Lauder, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Lauder Telephone Exchange
Lauder Telephone Exchange
This BT-owned telephone exchange is notable as it contained one of the last working Strowger (electro-mechanical) exchanges to be taken out of service in Scotland. Local schoolchildren helped engineers switch-over locals to a new digital exchange in just 4 seconds. The picture shows the original 'meters' at the exchange recording the number of units used on each line.
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NT5347, 163 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
1983   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 January, 2007
Category
Telecommunications equipment   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 530 472 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:42.9726N 2:44.9326W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 530 472
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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