Telephone numbers circa 1972

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Bruno
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Re: Telephone numbers circa 1972

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Telephone number 0113 267 2350 (and therefore its archaic version 0532 67 2350) is on the Adel local telephone exchange.

You can double check it here if you wish. I hope that helps in some way.

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gchq
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Re: Telephone numbers circa 1972

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Bruno wrote:
Wed 26 Aug, 2020 8:11 pm
Telephone number 0113 267 2350 (and therefore its archaic version 0532 67 2350) is on the Adel local telephone exchange.

You can double check it here if you wish. I hope that helps in some way.

https://availability.samknows.com/broad ... nge_search
Narrows it down to 12,863 residential and 218 business lines - sigh!

billy the buffalo
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Re: Telephone numbers circa 1972

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All BT numbers can be identified by the first 3 digits , the first digit in them all is 2, will try and remember as best I can
Arthington 84
Harewood 88
Barwick 81
Drighlington 85
Rothwell 82
Garforth 86,87
Morley 52,53
Pudsey 55,56,57
Horsforth 58,59
Adel 61,67
Chapletown 62
Armley 63,79
Crossgates 60,64,
Moortown 66,68,69
Seacroft 65,73
Hunslet 70,71,77
Headingley 74,75,78
Leeds basinghall 43,44,45,46,47
Harehills 40,49

It started all herring more confusing when they started running out of numbers and started using 3 level numbers

Also in north Leeds in the late 1970's early 80's they closed 2 exchanges Oakwood and roundhay and moved the subscribers from these 2 exchanges into harehills moortown and the newly built seacroft

harrym1byt
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Re: Telephone numbers circa 1972

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billy the buffalo wrote:
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 9:25 am
All BT numbers can be identified by the first 3 digits , the first digit in them all is 2, will try and remember as best I can


It started all herring more confusing when they started running out of numbers and started using 3 level numbers

Also in north Leeds in the late 1970's early 80's they closed 2 exchanges Oakwood and roundhay and moved the subscribers from these 2 exchanges into harehills moortown and the newly built seacroft
I worked in many of those exchanges, back in the day, including Oakwood and my own local one Garforth. I think, aside from the 286 and 287, Garforth now has at least a third triple number assigned to it.

jma
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Re: Telephone numbers circa 1972

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Wandering off gchq's problem, we moved to Garforth to a newly-built house on the big Wimpey estate in 1969 and eventually saved up enough to afford a phone. There was quite a waiting list but we eventually got Garforth 5671 around 1971. A lot more houses were built down our street and eventually we were obliged to have a party line with a 10/- reduction on the bill. For anybody unfamiliar with a party line, you are on a shared system and if you pick up your phone and the other is in use, you can hear what's happening but you can't ring out. Without me knowing, my wife had a couple of disagreements over this which came to a head when she wanted to ring a vet in a bit of an emergency when our cat had been run over but not killed. We received a written warning that if this conduct continued, they would have no choice but to impose whatever they call a non-party line AT AN EXTRA CHARGE OF 10/-. A nod's as good as a wink.

harrym1byt
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Re: Telephone numbers circa 1972

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jma wrote:
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 10:06 am
Wandering off gchq's problem, we moved to Garforth to a newly-built house on the big Wimpey estate in 1969 and eventually saved up enough to afford a phone. There was quite a waiting list but we eventually got Garforth 5671 around 1971. A lot more houses were built down our street and eventually we were obliged to have a party line with a 10/- reduction on the bill.
It was soon after than, that I worked at Garforth exchange, adding extra equipment racks to help increase the number of available lines in the exchange. Luckily they had built the exchange building in Main St with plenty of extra space to allow for such expansion. I guess the building must have been built in the 1950/1960's?

Much of the space in it now, has become surplus to there needs due to much smaller electronics than the old Strowger electro-mechanical racks.

billy the buffalo
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Re: Telephone numbers circa 1972

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No Harry they have opened a second Mdf in garforth to cope with the extra demand so space is still needed as we now have all the extra equipment with all the broadband equipment and also the other providers who also have their own equipment as well

harrym1byt
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Re: Telephone numbers circa 1972

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Oh, OK - where is the new one?

gchq
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Re: Telephone numbers circa 1972

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jma wrote:
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 10:06 am
Wandering off gchq's problem, we moved to Garforth...
In 1961 I moved to Cyprus Grove in Garforth with my father and stepmother. Garforth County Primary School was at the bottom of Main Street and Mr Simpson was probably one of the best teachers on the planet.

harrym1byt
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Re: Telephone numbers circa 1972

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gchq wrote:
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 1:03 pm
jma wrote:
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 10:06 am
Wandering off gchq's problem, we moved to Garforth...
In 1961 I moved to Cyprus Grove in Garforth with my father and stepmother. Garforth County Primary School was at the bottom of Main Street and Mr Simpson was probably one of the best teachers on the planet.
That burnt down and was replaced.

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