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ITP Insight Event: BT Archives visit-2

Title ITP Insight Event: BT Archives visit-2
Organiser The ITP
Details

BT Archives visitBT Archives preserves the historical information of BT and its predecessor telecom and telegraph companies from the mid part of the 1800's up to the present day. Effectively the Archives holds the history of telecom services in the UK.

In the Archives are artefacts such as the first ever telephone directory, which just has a short list of names, a section of the first ever transatlantic cable from 1858, through to some great videos on using spare explosives to dig trenches post First World War!  You will get a chance to hold the first directory, see the original advertising artwork, look at some of the 100,000 glass plate negatives from the 1900's and you may even spot the Buzby costume on one of the miles of shelves.  If we have time we will also look through the Holborn Telephone Exchange which at its early prime held the first speaking clock.
 
You are invited to join David Hay, Head of Heritage on this ITP Insight trip to view these historical pieces and get a historical overview on far the industry has come over the years.
 
Time
13:00 -13:30 ‚ÄčArrival
13:30 -16:30 ‚ÄčTour

As spaces are limited on this event, places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Thank you

Start Date 14/12/2017 13:00
End Date 14/12/2017 16:30
Address BT Archives, 268-270 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EE
Available places 4
Location