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British Telecom

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A number of privately owned telegraph companies operated in Britain from 1846 onwards. In 1868 these all came under the control of the newly formed GPO (General Post Office). With the invention of the telephone in 1876 the GPO began to provide telephone services from some of its telegraph exchanges. In 1969 the GPO, a government department, became the Post Office. Telecommunications was split off, as British Telecom, in 1981.

2022: Londonist have posted a very useful page on phone boxes.

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British Telecom

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Christchurch Greyfriars Church

This plaque is on the low wall you can see close to the road.

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First K2 telephone boxes

The two boxes carry identical plaques.

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Thomas Baring

Thomas Baring

Banker and politician, grandson of the bank founder Sir Francis. Born Lee, near Lewisham, Kent. One of the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition, 1851. Died at Fontmell Lodge, Bournemouth.

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Catholic Building Society

Catholic Building Society

Started by Vincent Byrne and the Hon. Nona Byrne at 49 Harrington Road. 1966 moved to Great Peter Street, Westminster. 1972 moved to Strutton Ground, occupying a number of buildings at different ti...

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Brown Lenox & Co

Brown Lenox & Co

Created as Brown & Co, by Samuel Brown, a Naval Captain.  Became Brown Lenox & Co in 1828 following Brown going into partnership with his cousin, Samuel Lenox in 1806.  The West Ferry Road ...

Group, Commerce, Engineering

1 memorial
Vanguard

Vanguard

Vanguard Storage Services Ltd is a privately owned and family run business. Vanguard was formed in August 1964 to provide Industrial Moving and Storage services. The company's founder has collected...

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

This foundry is the oldest manufacturing company in the UK and is still making bells at 32/34 Whitechapel Road. Probably their most famous creation is Big Ben (we thank Alice, a member of a childre...

Place, Commerce, Engineering

4 memorials