SP0994 : Days of button A and B 3-Kingstanding, Birmingham

taken 6 years ago, near to Kingstanding, Birmingham, Great Britain

Days of button A and B 3-Kingstanding, Birmingham
Days of button A and B 3-Kingstanding, Birmingham
From the days when the General Post Office was responsible for the telephone network as well as the mails. The title refers to the old style telephone boxes in which you put money into the slot and when answered pressed button A to speak and when the call was over pressed button B to have your unspent credit returned. It seems to be a cable joint marker and would have originally, with inset numerals, given the depth at which the cable joint lay. This example in Kings Road, Kingstanding shows the wear and tear of a number of years. The GPO was replaced by BT (British Telecommunications) in 1981. Time taken 3.37 pm BST (British Summer Time).
SP0994 : Days of button A and B 1-Kingstanding, Birmingham SP0994 : Days of button A and B 2-Kingstanding, Birmingham SP0994 : Days of button A and B 4-Kingstanding, Birmingham
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Communications 
Place (from Tags)
Kingstanding  Kings Road  Birmingham  West Midlands 
Primary Subject of Photo
Telecommunications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0940 9458 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.9393N 1:51.7685W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0940 9457
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Gpo  BT  General Post Office  Cable Joint Marker 

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