Now the old High street Post Office building is being re-developed maybe its timely to look back at the closure of the old Manual telephone exchange which was in the back of the building on the top floor overlooking the Bury Street cattle yard. The day of closure was in 1975. The GPO film unit made a video of the proceedings both in the old exchange, and in the new exchange in Stratton Way, and also the ceromonies afterwards in the Abbey hall. The photographs are probably crown copyright GPO.
I wonder if anyone can identify any of
And can you work out what high vantage point this photo was
taken from? It was NOT from any aircraft but from a place firmly in the
ground. Watch this space for a whole series of panoramas like this,
taken around 1982.
Come back soon!
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