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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Direct Line


The Victorian "direct-line" to the Police scattered around London mostly out of use now were painted dark blue in London but this lighter blue in the city.  Eleven emergency alarms could be triggered including, thieves, forgers, murder, accident, fire.  No wonder the city home to bankers instructs you "this phone no longer in use please go to the nearest pay phone."

9 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

The larger ones were like the dr who Tardis. I expect most people know that!

Angie said...

That os so cute!

Perler på snor / Dorthe DK said...

How ironic and comical. You have good eye to see the funny cases.

:-) Dorthe

H said...

What an interesting post. I didn't know these things existed.

jabblog said...

Fascinating:-)

Cathy Hudspeth said...

It looks very well kept up for something that no longer works!

Karine said...

This reminds me of the direct lines we had to security on my university campus. You picked it up and it automatically rang campus security! They still have them because in case emergency, it's easier than trying to dial security's phone number!

Sharon said...

I hope I never need one!

CBMT said...

It was such a coincidence seeing this as I'd spotted one for the first time last Wednesday in Piccadilly Circus! It was so lost in the hustle and bustle!

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