"This site will sink or swim"
John Stonehouse, UK Minister of Posts & Telecommunications 1969 - 1970

"I feel the need...the need for the Switchboard Cafe"
Maverick – Top Gun

"I don't care what the Switchboard Café people think about me. Never did, never will. Life is too short to be worrying about that ****"
Amy Winehouse

"There was no need to be scared if you made a mistake"
SS Staff Sergeant Rochus Misch, Hitler’s switchboard operator

gallery - 1950 - 2000

1950s US – Bobbysoxers

1950s US – Bobbysoxers

1950s UK exchange

1950s UK exchange

1950 UK GPO recruitment poster

1950 UK GPO recruitment poster

1950 Faraday exchange, London

1950 Faraday exchange, London

1951 Faraday building, London

1951 Faraday building, London

1953 US

1953 US

1954 US

1954 US

c1958 UK PBX London City

c1958 UK PBX London City

1960s, but where ?

1960s, but where ?

1960s UK – Cold War nuclear bunker

1960s UK – Cold War nuclear bunker

1960s UK – Cold War nuclear bunker

1960s UK – Cold War nuclear bunker

1960s US

1960s US


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