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LST & House Phones
Miscellaneous
Museums
Network Serv. Codes
Nostalgia/Documents
Old Dialling Codes
Shared Service
Sounds
Speaking Clock
TAMs & Cordless
Technical Information
Telephones Pre-1960
Telephones 1960-80
Telephones Post-1980
Telephone Systems
Tools & Testers
Vehicles
Wiring Cabinets
Wiring Information

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ADDITIONS & UPDATES

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16/04/14 Further pictures added to the Tools page.
15/04/14
Tools & Vehicles have now been separated into two different pages.

07/04/14 Further pictures added to the Tools & Vehicles & to the Connection Boxes page.
26/03/14 Further pictures added to the Connection Boxes and Line Jacks pages.
07/03/14 Further pictures added to the Line Jacks page.
16/02/14 Decor 2500 added to the Answering Machines page.
10/02/14 Further pictures added to the
Line Jacks page, including ADSL & VDSL faceplates.
30/01/14 Pictures of the Birmingham BT Tower and Central ATE have been added to the Exchanges page.
28/01/14
A complete new page has been added to show the change-over to digital at the Great Barr ATE.
30/10/13 More pictures added to the Connection Boxes page.
20/10/13 A complete new page has been added to show the wonderful new gallery at the Telephone Museum in Milton Keynes.
14/10/13 Various pictures added to the
Line Jacks page, picture of bell set 48 added to the Bells page & latest wiring colours added to the Wiring page.
20/08/13
New pictures of a BT van emblazoned with the new BT Sport livery added to the Tools & Vehicles
page.
28/04/13 Further pictures added to the Tools & Vehicles page.
24/05/12 Added further pictures to the TSX50 system page.
11/04/12 Pictures of Jack 620A added to the Line Jacks page; pictures of an ESP tester & a BT helmet have been added to the Tools & Vehicles page.
02/12/11 Further pictures added to the Tools & Vehicles page
04/11/11 Easikom loudspeaking telephone added to the
Loudspeaking Telephones.
27/10/11 Further pictures added to the Tools & Vehicles page & to the
Line Jacks page.
06/06/11 Updated and added to
Line Jacks page.
05/05/11 Updated A-Z index page.
03/05/11 Loudspeaking Telephones, House Telephone Systems & House Exchange Systems have now moved to their own page
02/05/11
List of call charges added. Additional text & information added to telephones pages.
16/03/11 By popular demand,
I have now begun adding user guides for some equipment, more to follow, when I get the time.
13/03/11 I have now completed the resizing of all the thumbnail pictures on the site - enjoy!
04/03/11 To improve the overall experience of using the site, I've now doubled the size of the thumbnail pictures displayed on each page.
01/03/11 More West Midlands & Staffs. exchanges added to the Exchanges page & improvements made to the Kiosks/Payphones page.
28/02/11 The Exchanges page has been expanded to include all 47 exchanges in the Birmingham Telephone area.
27/02/11 Further pictures & literature added to the 1960-1980 Telephones page.
26/02/11 Corrected broken external links on the
Links page.
25/02/11 We have taken the opportunity to give the web site a make-over & revamp it. Further improvements continue.
24/02/11 Following us being briefly off-line due to problems with our old web hosting company, Telephones UK is now up & running again.
25/06/10 A new page has been added featuring the BT Norstar Meridian 8X24 Telephone System
18/04/10 Further pictures added to the Connection Boxes and Tools & Vehicles and
pages.
11/04/10 Further pictures of Jack Sockets added to the Line Jacks pages.
21/11/09 Further NTE pictures added to the Line Jacks pages.
25/10/09 Added new page with pictures of a UAX13 exchange that has been restored by Shane Warnes in Torquay.
07/02/08 Various new LJU, NTE and NTU pictures added to the
Line Jacks pages. Kindly sent in by Martin Pritchard.
29/10/07 BT Inphone brochures added to the Post 1980 Telephones page. Also added product brochure for the TSX50.
04/04/07 The Speaking Clock page has been updated to reflect the new voice of the BT Speaking Clock
18/03/07 More pictures added to the Tools & Vehicles and Exchanges pages.
12/03/07 Quick find section added to the
Pre-1960 and Post 1980 Telephones pages. More labels added to Dial Labels Page 2.
06/03/07 Pictures of Hack Green and Essex Secret Bunkers have been added to the Museums page.
16/02/07 A new page entitled Museums has been added, there is now a selection of four Telephone Museums to view.
11/02/07 A new Shared Service page has been added, dealing with Party-Lines, WB900 and DACS technology.
01/02/07 Further pictures added and tidy up
to the Post 1980 Telephones page.
25/01/07 Further pictures added and tidy up to the Pre-1960 Telephones page.
16/01/07 I am gradually adding a link to the N-diagram of an apparatus, where one is available. This is an excellent resource kindly made available by Sam Hallas, simply click on
18/12/06 Further audio (.wav) files added to the Sounds page.
10/12/06 Your chance to let us know what you think of the site - please complete our on-line survey. Further updates made to various pages.
07/12/06 The site has now been upgraded to the Supanames Premier package which comes with a monthly bandwidth allowance of 25Gb, this should overcome the recent problems that the site has been experiencing. As a result the restriction on viewing the larger images has been lifted.
17/11/06 The winner of the competition to find a new voice for the BT Speaking Clock, in aid of BBC Children In Need, has been announced.
26/10/06 BT announces it's competition to find a new voice for the BT Speaking Clock, in aid of BBC Children In Need.
02/06/06 A new History page has been added noting a few important dates in the history of UK Telecoms.
31/05/06 A new page has been added called Sounds, it contains wav files of tones, network announcements, telephone & equipment sounds.
29/03/06 Further pictures added to
the Post 1980 Telephones page and the Exchanges page.
17/02/06 Further pictures added to the 1960-1980 Telephones page & to the Dial Label page.
06/08/05 Further items added to the Nostalgia & Documentation page, courtesy of Ian Jolly
24/07/05 Links page updated and various corrections made to other parts of the site.
20/06/05 Further pictures added to the BT Vehicles and  1960-1980 Telephones pages.
02/06/05 Nostalgia now has its own page which includes a new section containing documentation such as old telephone bills.
20/05/05 Further pictures added to the BT Vehicles and Line Jacks pages.
10/05/05 Tools, Engineering Equipment & Vehicles have now moved here.
26/04/05 The number for the Speaking Clock service has changed and a new Acknowledgement page has been added.
19/04/05 Further additions made to the Dial Label pages, more to come soon!
11/01/05 Further items added to the Links page.
28/10/04 New Dial Label Page 3 created. Further items added to the
Miscellaneous page & the Dial Label Page 2.
21/10/04 Further items added to the Nostalgia section of the Miscellaneous page.
04/10/04 Further items added, mainly to the Miscellaneous page.
14/05/04 Further pictures added to the Pre-1960 Telephones page and the Bells page.
03/05/04 Further pictures added to the 1960-1980 Telephones page and the Bells page.
12/04/04 Further pictures added of BT Vehicles & the Exchanges page has been updated
09/04/04 Further items added to the
Miscellaneous page & the Dial Label page.
20/03/04 Further items added to the Pre-1960 phone pages thanks to Dean Conquest.
23/02/04 To take advantage of higher screen resolutions I have started to make some of the larger pages slightly wider.
11/02/04 Additions made to the Line Jacks page.
01/02/04 The web site has been given a restyle to celebrate it's 2nd anniversary. 
14/01/04 New page added about identification marking on telephones. Addition to the Payphones page.
12/01/04 Additions made to the Systems & Dial Label pages & some corrections made.
10/01/04 New page created for Latest Additions.
08/01/04 Specifications for Line Jack Units added to the Line Jacks page.
04/01/04 Further pictures have been added to the 1960-1980 phone page.
15/11/03 Added details of a new book called 'Hold the Line Please' written about the 'Hello Girls' at the Birmingham GPO Exchange in the 1940s by former telephone operator Sally Southall.
05/11/03 Further items added to the Miscellaneous & 1960-1980 phone pages.
29/10/03 Details added on how to change the system time on the Meridian.
28/10/03 New page added detailing the features of the Viscount & Tribune.
21/10/03 Various further additions to Miscellaneous & other pages.
12/10/03 Bells, Bellsets, Ringers & Tone Callers now have their own page.
04/10/03 Details on the old and new design of 746 telephone  have been added.
29/09/03 The A-Z Index and the Sales & Wants page has been updated.
28/09/03 New pictures have been added to Telephones and Miscellaneous.
27/09/03 The Links page has been modified.
15/09/03 Further additions to the Dial labels and Systems pages. 
11/07/03 The BT & Telewest Network Service Codes page has been revamped. 
23/06/03 A page on converting phones to "new style" wiring has been started. 
04/05/03 A page on the TSX50 system has been added.
21/04/03 Samples of the colours that were used on 700 series phones have been included. 
10/04/03 The section on Telephones has now been split into three pages and renamed Telephones: Pre-1960, 1960-1980 & Post 1980.  
24/03/03 To easily see when new pictures have been added, they are now labelled:

14/02/02 TelephonesUK.co.uk domain registered.

 

 

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