Telephone Exchange, Hanley

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Date:January 1967

Description:The old telephone exchange building stands on the corner of Trinity Street and Marsh Street North in Hanley. The four storey brick building was opened in 1900 but has been replaced by the large telecommuncations building that now stands behind it.

In 1890 there were just over 200 private telephone subscribers in the Hanley area and, by this time, all Police Stations were connected by telephone. By 1905 the number of private subscribers had risen to over 2200 in the Potteries area, all served by this exchange. The grade II listed building is largely unaltered and has had a variety of uses since including being a cafe and bar.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/185-02 (204/35677)

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