Welcome to Light Straw ATE
Exploring the history of the UK Telephone Service, with reminiscences from operators, engineers and staff.
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NOTICE: This is a non-commercial, educational site, it does not buy or sell goods. All information contained within has been obtained from the public domain. Light Straw is a fictitious exchange and is not part of the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).

The UK Telephone Service, as operated by the General Post Office (GPO) was subject to strict rules and regulations as to who was allowed entry to its premises. All employees signed the 'Official Secrets Act' to safeguard information about the essential workings of the organisation which was dedicated to providing a public service.

Design, images and text compiled by © Light-Straw 1997 to 2016. Page last updated Jan 2016.

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.