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Lightstraw UK

Entry page for the Light Straw ATE and GPO History

Light Straw ATE May 2021
Light Straw ATE
Light Straw ATE

Enter the world of operator connected calls, Subscriber Trunk Dialling, Strowger switching and much more...

Visit the Post Office Tower; the Telephone Managers' Office; explore the Telecoms Engineering Centre; and learn about the last two TXE4s to be taken out of service.


Includes GPO Clock Systems.
GPO History
GPO
GPO History


Here we look at the GPO, Royal Mail, Post Office Savings Bank, ERNIE, National Giro and more...

Includes GPO vehicle history.

Telecoms at Bletchley Park  
Telecoms at Bletchley Park
Telecoms at Bletchley Park

The GPO's expertise from its research department at Dollis Hill was invaluable in assisting Bletchley Park to develop robust, electro-mechanical machines which could be used to break the wartime codes.








Entry page for Faded Memories and more...

Butlins Clacton  
Butlin's Clacton
Butlin's Clacton

An in-depth historical study, with original photos, of Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton-on-Sea.




Faded Memories  
Faded Memories
Faded Memories

Looks at a selection of brand names, clever marketing ideas, images, sounds, everyday items and trivia, which has faded into the past.




Rusty Railways  
Rusty Railways
Rusty Railways

Links to selected railway sites, including...

Mail-Rail: The Post Office (underground) Railway, and Travelling Post Offices (TPOs).




On Her Majesty's Service  
OHMS
On Her Majesty's Service

A brief look at public sector organisations and banking industry histories.




   
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My GPO Family

Entry page for My GPO Family of published books.

My GPO Family
My GPO Family... of published books
My GPO Family...of published books




My GPO Family of books, exploring communications history... about the General Post Office (GPO), Post Office Telecommunications, British Telecom, and BT.
Yellow History Series (2017-2019)
My GPO Family My GPO in London
My GPO Family...of published books



Yellow Telecom History (2017-2019 series) Illustrated with black & white photos. Click on the image to see more details and buy.

Square Premium Quality Photobooks (2019-2021 series)
London's GPO Heritage Poetry in the Post Office The GPO and Bletchley Park

Square Photobooks (2019-2021 series) Typically, 60 or more colour and b&w photos in each book.

Click on the image to see more details and buy.

Forthcoming Titles
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My GPO Family...of published books


Click on image to see details of ALL planned books and release dates! Covid-19 has delayed research due to many archives being completely inaccessible for the duration.

Process
Professionally printed paperback books
Checkout on from this site is via secure PayPal (own or guest checkout).
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Please allow 14 days for processing, packing and posting. The seller retains the right to refund payments if demand exceeds supply, or at his discretion. All books are paperback format.
Please ask for a PayPal Invoice if you wish to buy multiple items.

 [Typically, a stock of five books per title is held.]
Design, images and text compiled by © Light-Straw. Page build 2 May 2021.

All logos and trade marks are the property of their respective owners and are used on the Light Straw site(s) for review only. Students and researchers are recommended to make their own independent enquiries as to the accuracy of the information contained therein.  

Lightstraw Info

Entry page for Lightstraw Info

Lightstraw Info May 2021
Lightstraw Info
Lightstraw Info [Holding Page]

A collection of ordinary, mundane, and unusual information... 
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Design, images and text compiled by © Light Straw. Page build 2 May 2021.

All logos and trade marks are the property of their respective owners and are used on the Light Straw site(s) for review only. Students and researchers are recommended to make their own independent enquiries as to the accuracy of the information contained therein.  

About

About  
Light Straw logo 2021
The Light Straw and associated pages have been on-line since 19th August 1997 with domain names active from October 1999. 'Light Straw logo' as originally coined/photographed by Tony Inglis.

Domains include Fynevue, My GPO Family, and Lightstraw derivations edited by John Chenery. The GPO/Clocksystems pages are authored by Simon Taylor.
All domains here are operated with an SSL security (padlock) certificate, and should default to https:// for safe data exchange/browsing.

Photo galleries with the Juicebox javascript may not currently display due to licensing/software, which is to be due checked in June 2021.

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Under the Shadow of the Twin Towers
These pages are produced under the shadow of the Twin Towers, although Light Straw shines brightly through the darkness.
Design, images and text compiled by © Light-Straw. Page last updated 30 May 2021.

All logos and trade marks are the property of their respective owners and are used on the Light Straw site(s) for review only. Students and researchers are recommended to make their own independent enquiries as to the accuracy of the information contained therein.