Toll A Tandem exchange, serving exchanges within 30 miles of London routing
out of London. Home to The Loon ™ for 9 years until he moved on to Euston Tower. Then came back to work around Faraday installing computer network cabling.
Unearthed from a time capsule buried by children at a south London school, these pictures are from Xmas parties involving Toll A staff and various hangers-on.
The Loon ™ moved to Toll A to become a TO when Len Hawkins retired under the dead-man's-shoes rule that covered promotion on 8th December 1978 (the letter of instruction is in the Paperwork section from the homepage) to join Eric Proud's happy band of campers. Not a lot happened really. Unless you count spending most of his time on extra curricular activities. See the appraisal in the Paperwork section where both Eric and Paul Adams give there view on how he spent his time.
Memories of Toll A :
Getting a room for the tea club in North block (The Sullivans for Syd)
The Bogeymen, whose works I unashamedly stole for the Trout Trophy series.
The cabbage club
The hole in the head gang
The video club
Sealing Jim Phillip's toolbox with wax, then putting two goldfish under the top tray
The Xmas lights, and repairing the contacts on the pulse machine afterwards
Playing cricket for BT
The french trips
goldfish, then piranhas, then the turtles.
The coming of Mercury
The Baynard Castle & CLC (Carter Lane luncheon club)
Borrowing cupboards from North block and
carrying them across the link bridge in view of the AEEs
The football, 5-a-side and 11-a-side
"You can't arrest me, I'm on overtime !"
"Borrowing" loads of golf stuff from BT for
the first golf day out, and actually returning some of it.
The various managers - Eric Proud, Paul Adams, Dave Cox, Pete Rowland, Bill Doubleday
The number changes - ETK35, NN/BL235, NN/TSO2/L235, UKC/TNO/L235
The changes in ownership
- Saturday overtime had to wait until