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Posted by Adam Quinan on January 05, 2021 at 03:55:53 user Adam.

In Reply to: Re: Beckfoot Plumbing posted by John Wilson on January 05, 2021 at 02:27:58:

My grandfather was a doctor in a small market town in Somerset. He had only one phone in the house (when I knew it after he retired). It was hung on the wall in the hallway. It had no dial when I first met it and was allowed to call my other grandparents who lived seven miles away in a small village, also only one phone and on a table in the hallway. I must have been about seven or eight in the early 1960s. You still had to ask the operator to connect you.
When you called their number, an operator would come on the line and ask who you were calling. This was because their number was very similar to a large furniture moving business and they got many wrong number calls.


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